Dublin Irish Festival

AUGUST 2-4, 2024

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Beyond The Music

Kick off your weekend with the Dublin Irish Festival 5K and end it with the Festival Finale, in-between there is something for everyone.

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!

Celtic Canines

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.

Cultural

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.

Darts

Darts in Ireland has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century, with the sport becoming increasingly popular in pubs and clubs across the country, fostering a vibrant competitive scene and enthusiastic community of players. Learn about the game of darts in a seminar or compete in games at the dart tent.

Defenders Den

The Defenders Den 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.

Genealogy

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.

Irish Plays

Dive into the world of Irish Theater with "Moby Dick's Gone Missing." Written by playwright Sean Cooney, this play takes you to a small fishing town in County Cork, Ireland. Chaos ensues when the whale for the production (Moby Dick) goes missing. Free registration is required for all shows and takes place inside the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

Shopping

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.

Sports

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.

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.

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.

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Plan to immerse yourself in a diverse array of traditional music, dance, food, and cultural exhibits, while also exploring the vibrant marketplace showcasing Irish crafts and goods.