2023 Experiences


More than 90 vendors from across the globe showcase their unique craftsmanship and creativity with handmade jewelry, home décor and fine art. From clothing to crystals, the Festival is the perfect place to find unique gifts and souvenir pieces of DIF swag.

Hero Hut

The Hero Hut is a covered rest area, which offers complimentary snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and veteran resource information to active and retired military members, veterans of all military branches, first responders and up to 3 accompanying family members.


Visitors can discover the richness of Irish history and culture through literary and historical presentations. Hands-on workshops are offered throughout the weekend at the Music and Cultural Workshop stages. Learn about what life was like in Ireland's early days at the Viking Village and Brain Boru's Ireland reenactment area.


 Learn about the game of darts in a seminar or compete in games at the dart tent.


The Dublin Irish Festival’s Greenfields Sports Area features a variety of athletic demonstrations. Athletes from around the region compete in traditional Highland Games events and activities for guests of all ages.

5K & Kids Dash

The 2024 Dublin Irish Festival 5K & Kids Dash presented by IGS Energy will be held on Thursday, August 1, in Historic Dublin to kick off the 2024 Dublin Irish Festival. Following the race the celebration continues at the Post-Race Party and Concert!


Sample a wide variety of foods at the Festival from hearty stews to traditional Irish breakfasts, the weekend is a buffet of Celtic cuisine. There is something for every foodie with plenty of food vendors offering traditional American eats.


The Dublin Irish Festival offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. Beverages can be purchased with all major credit cards, mobile payments, or Dublin Irish Festival Beverage Gift Cards.

Whiskey Tastings

Tastings have long been a Dublin Irish Festival favorite. This year’s tastings will take place throughout weekend in the Whiskey Tastings Tent. Registration is required for all tastings, so get your tickets early as seating is limited.

Wee Folk

Families can enjoy crafts, contests, performances and dance instruction in the Wee Folk area. The Pot O’ Gold Playland features more than 20 inflatables and activities in the South end of the Festival. Restrooms and tented seating areas with tables are conveniently located within the playland.


The Genealogy tent at the Festival is open to all who want to find out more about their ancestry. We’ll have experts on-hand to guide you in your searches – whether you are just starting out or need help with a difficult question.

Celtic Canines & Bog Ponies

In the Celtic Canine area, sponsored by Riverside Bank of Dublin, animal lovers have the opportunity see the animals up close and learn more about the history of Irish dogs from some of the Midwest’s top breeders.

Irish Author's Corner

Become acquainted with the beauty of the Written Word in Irish culture. Visiting authors, both Irish and Irish-American will be at this tent all weekend to chat with you about their work. You will have the ability to buy the books from the Book Loft and have your new purchases signed by the author.

Sunday Services

Attend one of the seven different Sunday church services offered. Guests arriving between 9:30 - 11 a.m. receive free admission with a donation of non-perishable food item or monetary donation to the Dublin Food Pantry.