There will still be a Dublin Irish Festival in 2021! While it may not be the Irish Festival of the past, we are hopefully working our way back to a full festival next year.
Instead of a full festival in Coffman Park, Dublin Irish Festival will host Dublin Irish Days, a four-day, citywide event celebrating all-things Irish in Dublin, from August 4-8, 2021. This new format will hold the traditions of the Festival, and allow for the safer festival experience.
Dublin Irish Festival 5k
The festival weekend kicks off with the Dublin Irish Festival 5K on Thursday, Aug. 5, in Downtown Dublin. Registration is just $40 for virtual or in-person race. All participants will receive a quality event t-shirt and a finisher medal. Register here.
You’ll catch live concerts and dance performances in Coffman Park from some of the best Irish musicians touring the United States. There will also be a ticketed play “The Irish… and How They Got That Way” at the Coffman Park Amphitheater each day. Beverage service will be available onsite. Buy tickets for concerts and the play here.
During Dublin Irish Days, head to downtown Dublin for all kinds of Irish fun through the weekend. (And if you haven’t been to downtown Dublin in the last year or two, you NEED to check it out!)
The DubCrawl presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey is a favorite tradition and will take place over four days! Explore Downtown Dublin and enjoy traditional food and drinks, Irish performances and shopping. The city has extended DORA hours to allow for extra outdoor fun.
For families, head to the Wee Folk area for inflatables, crafts and shopping. The Irish Faerie Trail has added three doors to its existing 12 to add even more magic to the area!
The Darby Street Marketplace will feature Festival merchandise vendors so you can purchase all your Irish goods. Festival musicians and dancers will pop up throughout downtown, and shops and restaurants will offer Irish specials.
More fun in Dublin…