St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and what better place to celebrate the return of this lucky holiday! Named one of the best places to travel this March by Matador Network and one of the top places to celebrate the return of St. Patrick's Day by Trips to Discover, you'll find there is no shortage of fun to be had in Dublin all weekend long. Join us in Dublin on March 11th, 12th and 17th for all the entertainment you need for the entire clan. Check out our guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ohio.

Friday, March 11th 

6 p.m. -  Kick things off at the Riverside Celebration! Celebrate the dedication of the Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge and the Grand Opening of Riverside Crossing Park. Enjoy strolling entertainment, live music, ice skating performances, and a light show on the bridge. It's a community celebration you won't want to miss! 

7 p.m. - Let the St. Patrick's Day festivities begin. Fado's iconic St. Patrick's Day Party will be closing down the street and getting the party started with Reganomics in the outdoor tent and Dogwood Road playing in the pub. You're in luck, admission is free! 

Saturday, March 12th

Due to forecasted weather, the parade has been canceled. - Click here to learn more.  

11 a.m. - City of Dublin's greenest and grandest St. Patrick's Day parade. See and hear marching bands, bagpipers, giant inflatables, leprechauns and much more! 

All Day (Starting at 9:00 AM) - Pub Party at Fado Pub & Kitchen in Bridge Park! Starting at 9:00 AM they will be offering brunch and cocktails and opening up the pub for live music starting at 11:00 AM with some of Central Ohio's favorite local acts and a few with an Irish flair. This pub party continues on the 17th as well with different performance acts and more Irish Fare. You can find more details and get your tickets here

Spending the whole weekend with us in Dublin? We have a few more ways to fill up your days with some Irish fun!

More Irish Activities

Visit some of Dublin’s Irish-approved businesses. Enjoy a bite at one of Dublin’s Irish pubs like the Dublin Village Tavern. For a full list of all of Dublin’s Irish-approved businesses, click here.

DVT Exterior

Sip your way through the Celtic Cocktail Trail. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by sampling some of the best of Dublin dining and craft cocktails. Each of the 19 stops offers a unique, Irish-themed cocktail to give you a taste of Irish attitude. Download your passport, sip lucky libations and earn prizes along the way! Get more information on the Celtic Cocktail Trail by clicking here.

Getaway Ground Level Celtic Cocktail

Take the wee ones on Dublin’s Irish Fairy Door Trail. Pick up a passport at the Dublin Visitor & Information Center to start a magical journey through Downtown Dublin. Visit 11 stops, find the tiny colorful fairy doors and write down the name of each resident fairy. Complete the trail and redeem a free, Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin t-shirt. For more on the Irish Fairy Door Trail, click here.

Fairy Door Trail - Johnsons

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