Admission to the Dublin Irish Festival is $12/person ages 13-59 and $10/senior age 60 and over. Children 12 and younger are free. Register online before the festival and save $2/ticket.
- When: August 5 – 7, 2016
- Location: (Map It) Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway in Dublin, Ohio
- Phone: 614-410-4545
- Web: http://dublinirishfestival.org/
The Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio has previously been named “one of the biggest and best festivals in the country” by Chicago’s Irish American News and a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the American Bus Association. It attracts more than 100,000 visitors from across the globe. Set on 29 rolling acres, the event features more than 60 musical acts from the U.S. and Ireland performing music on 7 stages (from Celtic rock to traditional ballads). Three cultural stages feature storytelling, folklore, music and hands-on workshops. Visitors can discover Ireland’s traditional instruments while learning to play the fiddle or tin whistle…or…be transported back into Irish history when they visit a 10th Century Irish village – a time when Irish hero Brian Boru chased the Danes out of the Emerald Isle. Irish dancers compete in the Columbus Feis – a competition that attracts 1,400 of the nation’s best Ceili dancers. Visitors can watch sheep herding demonstrations, explore their genealogy, shop the Emerald Isle for imported goods, attend a Gaelic mass, learn to make a proper scone or sample an endless variety of Irish food and drink.