It is with deep disappointment that The City of Dublin announces the cancellation of the 33rd annual Dublin Irish Festival set for July 31, August 1-2, 2020.
The safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and participants is our top priority. The challenges of adhering to social-distancing guidelines, assuring fiscal responsibility and maintaining the highest quality entertainment experience also factored heavily into the decision.
While we will not be able to gather together this summer, we are developing creative and innovative ways to celebrate and keep connected. We will keep you informed as plans are finalized.
The Dublin Irish Festival is an international, award-winning event that attracts more than 100,000 guests annually and produces an estimated annual economic impact of $8.5 million. The City of Dublin funds the Festival through the City’s Hotel/Motel Tax fund and revenues generated by the event.
Ticket buyers will have the option to receive a refund or transfer their tickets for use at the 2021 Festival.
The 2020 campaign theme, “Sláinte,” Irish for “Cheers, to Your Health,” is more meaningful now than ever and will continue into the 2021 Festival, Aug. 6 – 8. We will miss seeing everyone this year, but look forward to celebrating with you in 2021.
Bring your Irish Attitude to the unforgettable annual Dublin (OH) Irish Festival, the largest three-day Irish festival on the planet.
Set on 20+ rolling acres, the event features 65 musical acts with over 535 performers from the U.S. and Ireland on seven stages (from Celtic rock to traditional ballads) is expected to have 100,000 guests in attendance.
There's something for everyone at the Dublin Irish Festival between the cultural food, music and entertainment. Discover Ireland's traditional instruments while learning to play the fiddle or tin whistle. Attend a Gaelic mass or Ucharist or sample an endless variety of Irish food and drink or be transported back into Irish history when you visit a 10th century Irish village -- a time when Irish hero Brian Boru chased the Danes out of the Emerald Isle. Watch Celtic sports competitions then cheer on Irish dancers compete in the Columbus Feis -- a competition that attracts 1,500 of the nation's best Ceili dancers. Meet Celtic Canines or research your genealogy. Shop 100 vendors at the Emerald Isle or the Irish Marketplace for imported and handmade goods.
For the entertainment line-up or to purchase festival tickets, visit www.DublinIrishFestival.org.