Dublin Irish Festival

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Dublin Irish Festival 2018

The Dublin Irish Festival is the largest three-day Irish Festival in the world. Literally nowhere on the planet will you find a bigger, better celebration of Irish dance, food, culture, and art than right here in Central Ohio! The festival is held in Coffman Park, and fills the park from end to end with Irish culture, arts, and entertainment. There’s even a Sunday church service and breakfast to be had. This is one of our community’s most treasured events, and it honors the spirit of Dublin, Ohio as well as our Irish immigrant history here. Come join us to celebrate the Irish in all of us!

This year, the festival runs from August 3, 4 & 5, and tickets are available for pre-purchase online for a discount, and at the festival gates.

Dublin Irish Festival Tickets:

Online Discounted Advance Tickets are available through midnight August 2:

Single day general admission, $10.

Add $5 to each ticket if purchased at the gate.

Beverage tokens are available singly and in bundles of 6 for $2 each. These are for all beverages, from water to whiskey.

Re-entry is allowed WITH hand stamp.

Dublin Irish Festival VIP Packages

Check the website as they sell out long before the event.

Dublin Irish Festival Hours

Friday, August 3 open 4pm-Midnight

Saturday, Aug 4 open 11am-Midnight

Sunday Church Service and Breakfast – 9:30am, which is free admission with non-perishable food donation for the Dublin Food Pantry

Sunday, Aug 5 open 11am-9pm

Dublin Irish Festival Events

 A full schedule of events is on the website, but here’s a brief overview.

Beverage tastings: In the past, all beverage tastings were $16-24 per adult with ID. Beverages are Jameson Irish Whiskey, beer, and wine. Check the website for updated information.

Wee Folk Area: Pot O- Gold Playland is available for children aged 2 to 12. Unlimited rides can be purchased online before the festival for $10 and for $12 over the weekend.

Culture: Music workshops provide instruction and entertainment, cultural workshops provide instruction on chainmail, knitting, tatting, and more, Spoken Word provides Irish folktales and poetry, and the Traditions stage offers music, history, and dance presentations.

Music: With three stages, everything from Irish folk music to Celtic rock is available for your listening pleasure. Check the schedule and the featured artists online.

More: It’s hard to cover all the adventure available this weekend, but there is a Dub Crawl which has Dublin merchants offering special deals and staying open late on Friday, a race and fun run on Thursday, a genealogy tent, and a kids’ play area, too.

Note: All this information was correct at the time of publication, but there are sometimes last minute changes. Please check the event website for up-to-the-moment information before making your plans. Thank you!

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Downtown Powell Street Market 2018

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If you love the village atmosphere of Powell and enjoy a great street fair, make a point to visit the Downtown Powell Street Market, when all the shops and more come out to ply their wares and create a fun family event!

This event only happens three times a year, this year those dates are May 6, July 15, and September 9! Open from 9am to 4pm, Liberty Street will be filled with vendors, food, music, and collectibles… Don’t miss the excitement!

Vendors include the local shops, plus special one-day-only booths from artisans who create hand made crafts, fine art, amazing food, and so much more! A perfect event in which to find that one-of-a-kind birthday gift for a loved one, to eat great food and enjoy the street fair, or to get a jump on your holiday shopping. See you in Powell!

Please note: The dates and times of this event were correct as of publishing, however, weather and other issues can cause changes, so please check the link provided before making your plans. Thank you!

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WAG! Dog Festival in Hilliard

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The 2019 WAG! Dog Festival is coming to Hilliard! Grab your fur-baby and head on over to Prairie Oaks Metro Park from 10am through 4pm on August 17 to celebrate your fuzzy friendship. Your pup or pups are very welcome. This free event includes pet product vendors with samples and goodies for sale, canine performers, adoption stations, contests, and entertainments fit for both you and your best friend on four legs.

As with any public gathering, please make sure your pet is properly vaccinated and emotionally able to cope with small crowds.

Don’t have a dog?  You’re still welcome and if you find one you want to love at one of the adoptions stations, all the better! It’s the biggest event in Ohio helping dogs in need by bringing rescue groups together with thousands of potential adopters.

Note: The date, times, and details were correct as of publishing, but weather and other factors can cause changes, so please check the website for up-to-the-minute information before making your plans.

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