The annual Dublin Irish Festival returns as a full festival on August 4-6, 2023, so get that kilt out of your closet!
Experience a three day celebration of all things Irish in Coffman Park with one of the country’s largest Irish Festival.
Have a beverage or four, and enjoy food from the many vendors while watching Irish music and dance on one of several stages.
There will be vendors selling traditional Irish wares in the Irish Marketplace and well as the Wee Folk Area for Children to keep them happy between elephant ears.
Don’t miss competition at the Celtic Sports Showcase at the Greenfields Sports Area; Highland Games, Amateur Boxing, Kids’ Highland, Sheep Herding, Darts and more.
There will be local, regional and national artists performing, as well as dance groups and pipe bands.
See the full festival line-up here so you don’t miss your favorite performances.
Dublin Irish Fest 5K
Want to get started early? Kick off the weekend with the IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Fest 5K + Kids Dash on Thursday, August 3, 2023. In addition to your swag bag, you’ll get a free one-day pass to the Dublin Irish Festival.
Dublin Irish Fest Tickets
Tickets are available for $20 online or $30 at the festival. One-day tickets may be purchased for $20-$25 at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC).
Senior (60+), military & student guests can purchase a ticket online or at the Festival for $20 (ID required at the Festival).
Children 12 and under are free. All guests 11 and older must have a ticket to enter the Festival.
You purchase a 3-day weekend pass for $50-$60 online only through August 6.
Kids can enjoy unlimited play on more than 20 inflatable games & activities at the Pot O’ Gold Playland for $20-$25/day. Family packs are available online that include 2 adult admission tickets and 2 Pot O’ Gold Playland tickets for $50
Volunteer at the Festival and receive free admission the day you volunteer + another free admission to bring a guest or enjoy the festival another day.
Sunday Services: Free Admission Sunday until 11 a.m.
On Sunday, August 7, non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Dublin Food Pantry will be collected at each Festival gate. Guests arriving between 9:30-11 a.m. on Sunday will receive free admission.
Participating churches will host Sunday services at the festival, and breakfast will be available for purchase.
The Dublin Food Pantry is the beneficiary of all non-perishable food items and cash contributions.
Hero Hut and military discount
The Hero Hut is a covered rest area which offers complimentary snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and veteran resource information across from the Irish Thunder Stage.
Hero Hut is open to active and retired military members, veterans of all military branches, first responders and up to 3 accompanying family members. This area will honor Heroes of all ethnic backgrounds, not just the Irish.
Military can purchase a festival ticket online or at the Festival for $20 (ID required at the Festival), which is a $5 discount from general admission at the gate.
Pot O’ Gold Wee Folk Area
There will be more than 20 inflatables and activities in the South end of the Festival at Pot O’ Gold Playland. Restrooms and tented seating areas with tables are conveniently located within the playland.
There will also be crafts, kids’ activities, and more in the Wee Folk Area.
Area is geared towards children ages 2-12. Height and weight requirements are posted at the entrance to each inflatable. Purchase a wristband online or onsite for $15 each. Wristbands provide unlimited access to inflatables for one day.
Friday 4 p.m.-midnight.
Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight.
Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (gates open at 9:30 am for Sunday services and breakfast; admission is free with donation before 11 am)
photos via Dublin Irish Festival