The Dublin Irish Festival offers a wide variety of activities for families. In addition to the Wendy’s Wee Folk Area and the Pot O’ Gold Playland, families can explore the interactive cultural villages and visit the Celtic Canines.

Pot O' Gold Playland

More than 20 inflatable rides and activities in the South end of the Festival are a child's Pot 'O Gold. Restrooms and tented seating areas with tables are conveniently located within the playland.

Recommended for children ages 2 – 12. Select rides have height and weight requirements posted at the entrance to the ride. Wee folk too small to ride can take advantage of a smaller FREE play area with activities safe for toddlers.

The City of Dublin is committed to providing play opportunities for children of all abilities.

Purchase your wristbands early and save $5! Wristbands are $10 each prior to July 31 (online only) or $15 each at the festival. Wristbands provide access to unlimited rides for one day.

Playland Hours

Day Hours
Friday, July 31 4 - 10 pm
Saturday, August 1 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, August 2 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Wendy's Wee Folk Area & Stage

The Wendy's Wee Folk Stage is filled throughout the weekend with entertainment, including Irish dance, music, and stories. Click here for schedule

Irish Contests

Wendy’s Wee Folk Stage - Sunday at 3 p.m.
Contestants will be crowned reddest hair, greenest eyes or most freckles
Age groups are 8 & under, 9 – 17 and Adult
There is no fee nor registration to compete

Wendy’s Wee Folk Crafts

Stop by the Wendy’s Wee Folk Area to create free Irish-inspired crafts. Whether your child is two years old or ten, there are crafts for all ages to enjoy. The Wendy’s Wee Folk Area is located in the East Zone near the permanent playground. In addition to crafts, our youngest of guests can enjoy family activities, Irish music, stories and more.

Identi-Kid Program

In an effort to help quickly relocate separated parents and their small children, the Dublin Division of Police provide IDENTI-KID wristbands. Caregivers may stop by one of the conveniently located tents and obtain a free wristband that displays the child’s name, age and parent’s phone number. Every year, family members are accidentally separated but if a child is wearing an IDENTI-KID wristband, their reunion can be facilitated more rapidly.

These tents are proudly staffed by volunteers from the Dublin Police Community Service Officer Program and members of the Dublin Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.

Kids Highland Games

Participate in Highland Heavyweight activities on the Sports Field, starting at noon on Saturday. Attendees are able to toss a caber and throw a braemar stone just like the adult athletes!

For more info, visit the Sports page.


Annie’s Dolly Boutique– Doll clothes and accessories.

Color Me Happy Face Painting- Face Painting, glitter tattoos, and temporary hair color!

Halo’s from Heaven- Children’s head wreaths, pewter pendant, toy dragons and skulls.

SkinPrintsOH- We are a family business. We airbrush tattoos using a long lasting, water resistant, hypoallergenic makeup made of FDA approved ingredients. We draw and cut all our stencils to ensure they are family friendly and include a variety of Irish designs.

Usborne Books & More- High quality interactive books for kids

Vintage Balloon- Make your own 20" + 36" + 72" Candy Art straw you can eat. A great hands-on activity for kids of ALL ages. No two are the same. Over 50 gourmet flavors available. Plus take home Party Packs. We have been a Candy Art Distributor since 1997.