Ohio’s Dublin Irish Festival (2023)


Where can you find the largest three-day Irish Festival in the world? In Ohio, at the Dublin Irish Festival! More than 100,000 attendees flock to Dublin to celebrate all things Irish: including live entertainment, Irish dancers, Celtic Sports, cultural exhibits, whiskey tastings, Irish food and many more Irish related activities. Attending the Dublin Irish Festival is the perfect summer event to become Irish for the weekend!

Dublin Irish Festival in Ohio
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When Is The Dublin Irish Festival?

For more than 35 years, Ohio’s Dublin Irish Festival has been held during the first weekend in August. The 2023 Dublin Irish Festival dates are August 4-6.

Dublin Irish Festival hours:

Friday, August 4 from 4pm to Midnight

Saturday, August 5 from 11am to Midnight

Sunday, August 6 from 11am to 8pm

How Much Does It Cost To Get Into The Dublin Irish Festival?

Tickets are sold online, at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (until August 3) and at the Festival gates. The earlier you purchase tickets, the better the discount.

Tickets purchased at the Festival are $30 for Adults, $20 for Seniors/Military/Students and Children under 10 are Free.

On Sunday, August 6 guests arriving between 9:30am – 11am will receive free admission with a non-perishable food item donation and/or monetary donation for the Dublin Food Pantry.

Where Is The Dublin Irish Festival Located?

The Dublin Irish Festival is located at Coffman Park in Dublin, Ohio.

Coffman Park Address:
5600 Post Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Dublin Irish Festival Dancers
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Dublin Irish Festival Highlights

The Dublin Irish Festival has something for everyone! Some of my favorite festival highlights include:

Live Entertainment:

One of the best things about the Dublin Irish Festival is the number of talented entertainers that perform at the festival!

With seven stages for live entertainment, more than sixty entertainment acts and over 500 performers, festival attendees can discover their favorite Irish performance. Listen to live Irish music (instrumental, rock and traditional), watch live Irish dancing, attend cultural shows and workshops (spoken word, Irish traditions and music workshops) or watch Celtic sporting events like the amateur Highland games, sheepherding, amateur boxing or darts competition; visitors can spend three days at the festival and not see all the live entertainment and Irish exhibits! 

Irish Food and Drinks:

Irish food and drinks are celebrated with numerous food vendors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (with a variety of Irish beers and wines) and tastings from Jameson Irish Whiskey – festival attendees won’t leave hungry!

Dublin Irish Festival Food
Haggis and Chips at the Dublin Irish Festival

Celtic Canines:

Besides the live Irish music and dancing, my favorite part of the Irish festival is visiting with the adorable Irish pups at the Celtic Canine area. Highlighting several of the native Irish dog breeds, visitors can get up close and personal with the Glen of Imaal Terrier, Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, and the Irish Wolfhound.

I loved visiting all the Irish dog breeds but the gentle giant Irish Wolfhounds are my favorite!

Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival
Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival
Me hugging Irish Wolfhounds at the Festival

The Dublin Irish Festival is fun for the entire family, with a devoted area for kids at the Wee Folk area that highlights fun Irish crafts and entertainment (music and storytellers) to inspire and entertain even the littlest Irish fans.

Attending the Dublin Irish Festival will make you find your inner Irish attitude! While in town for the festival, visit Historic Downtown Dublin for year-round Irish themed events, restaurants, and shopping. Sláinte!

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