Festival Accessibility

The Dublin Irish Festival strives to be accessible to all who visit. In addition to employing a consultant to increase our accessibility, we would like to hear any recommendations our guests may have.

Please contact the City of Dublin Events team for further information at events@dublin.oh.us or call 614.410.4545.


The Dublin Irish Festival offers a free admission for a caregiver accompanying guests who have a disability to the Festival. Tickets are available on site at any ticket sales tent. To be eligible, the caregiver must assist the participant in order to facilitate the individual’s full participation. 

Sensory-Friendly Area/Take-A-Break Tent

Located near the Wee Folk area, the Autism Society of Central Ohio and the City of Dublin offer a calming place with sensory activities and equipment for anyone.

Wheelchair Accessibility & Rentals

The Dublin Irish Festival is wheelchair accessible. The Dublin Irish Festival takes place in Coffman Park which contains areas of grassy terrain that may be more difficult to maneuver. The Dublin Irish Festival is accessible via sidewalks, streets and curb-cuts.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available at each information tent located near the North, East and Southeast entrances, and at Festival Operations inside the Dublin Community Recreation Center. There is no cost for these wheelchairs, although an ID is required to be left for security.

Restrooms & Companion Restrooms

The Dublin Irish Festival offers accessible restrooms throughout Festival grounds. Companion-assisted restroom facilities are also available at various locations throughout Festival grounds. The Dublin Community Recreation Center has facilities with additional space and privacy for individuals who may need assistance from a member of their party, including an adult changing table.

Accessible Parking & Shuttles

Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first served basis at the Dublin Community Recreation Center. Please have your placard visible in order to access the DCRC parking lot.

The Share Mobility branded shuttle will operate special hours for the Festival. Seniors and individuals with disabilities can call 1.833.742.7333 to schedule a ride.

  • One caregiver may join the rider and must be included in the reservation.
  • Pickup/Drop-off location: The Main entrance of the DCRC (near the flagpole and the Abbey Theater)
  • Hours:
    • 4-8 p.m. Friday
    • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
    • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Senior-Friendly Reminders

There are many shaded areas throughout Coffman Park for people to stay cool. A Hydration Station is also a sustainable and guest-friendly option to refill your water bottle free of charge and stay hydrated. There is a station at both the north and south end of the Festival and one by the darts tent.

Lighting Sensitivity

Lighting effects are used extensively throughout our stages at the Dublin Irish Festival. Should you or any member of your party have a photosensitivity or seizure disorder, we recommend consulting your physician prior to your visit.