The annual Dublin Irish Festival is coming up on August 3-5, 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.
Tickets are available for $10 online or at select Giant Eagle stores until August 2 ($15 after 8/2), or $15 at the door (seniors, military, and students $12). Children 12 and under are free. You can also purchase a 3-day weekend pass for $25 online only through August 2. Kids can enjoy unlimited play on more than 20 inflatable games & activities at the Pot O’ Gold Playland for $10 (purchased before 8/2) or $12 after 8/2.
Get into the Festival free on Sunday until 11 a.m. with a donation of a non-perishable food item benefiting the Dublin Food Pantry.
Have a beverage or four, and enjoy food from the many vendors while watching Irish music and dance on one of several stages. You can also take part in a whiskey, beer, or wine tastings – purchase your tickets at the Creekside Token Booth. 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.
Want to get started early? Kick off the weekend with the IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Fest 5K + Kids Dash on Thursday, August 2. In addition to your swag bag, you’ll get a free one-day pass to the Dublin Irish Festival. The Dub Crawl will be going on before, during, and after the race in Historic Dublin, so whether you are just watching or participating in the race, you can enjoy some refreshment and Irish fun.
Friday 4 p.m.-midnight.
Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight.
Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (gates open at 9:30 am for Sunday services and breakfast)
photos via Dublin Irish Festival