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35 Years of History and Tradition
Three decades after the first gathering of a small group of Irish dancers on a tennis court, a three-day festival on 38 acres has become an annual tradition, bringing more than 100,000 guests each year to Dublin, Ohio, USA. The Dublin Irish Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year on Aug. 5, 6 and 7.

1📍Where is the Festival located?
Coffman Park
5200 Emerald Pkwy.
Dublin, OH 43017

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2⏰ What are the 2022 Festival Hours?
Friday, August 5 | 4 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, August 6 | 11 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday, August 7 | 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.*

*Festival gates open on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Services. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Dublin Food Pantry and admission is free if entering before 11 a.m.
3⛔️ What is not permitted?
  • alcohol
  • bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, hover boards etc. inside the Festival
  • fireworks of any kind
  • Glass bottles and cans
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Peddling or soliciting and the Distribution of Handbills inside Festival
  • Pets of any kind except service dogs and registered Celtic Canines
  • Smoking under tents or in a building on Festival grounds
  • Soft-sided insulated bags larger than standard 6-pack

All bags will be subject to search upon entry to Festival grounds.

If a patron brings any item onto the Festival grounds which later is deemed a nuisance or danger to others, he/she must remove the item from the property upon request.

Rules are subject to change.
4🧃 Can I bring food or beverages?
Guests are permitted to bring up to two sealed non-alcoholic beverages per person (up to a total of 1 liter). Cans and glass bottles are not permitted on Festival grounds. Guests may bring one small insulated soft-sided bag, no larger than standard 6-pack size (6” x 8” x 5”) per person.
5🐶 Are pets allow?
Pets are NOT allowed. Only service animals and the Celtic Canine dogs in the Celtic Canine are allowed on the Festival grounds. A service animal is one that is individually trained to perform work for a person with a disability. You may be asked if your animal is a service animal and what tasks it is trained to perform. You do not need to provide documentation of your animal's status as a service animal nor is it required to wear a vest. Your animal must be leashed unless that interferes with its work, but it must still be under your effective control at all times.
6👋 Can I exit and re-enter the Festival?
Same day re-entry to the Festival is available by showing your online ticket. Guests will be scanned in and out as needed, using their ticket.
7♿︎ Is the Festival wheelchair accessible and are wheelchair available?
IS THE FESTIVAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE AND ARE WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE FOR RENT? Yes, the Festival is wheelchair accessible. Just keep in mind that the Festival takes place in a park, so there is some grassy terrain. The Festival is accessible via sidewalks and streets, and there are plenty of 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.
8🆘 What should I do in the event of an emergency at the Festival?
Call 911

In addition, First Aid Stations staffed by the Washington Township Fire Department can be found at the Southwest, North and East Entrances.
9🧢 What should I wear?
Be sure to check the weather prior to coming to the Festival to determine appropriate attire, but most importantly, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. For the fair-skinned Irish lads and lassies, don’t forget a hat and lots of sunscreen!
10🏧 Where are the ATM's?
A minimal number of ATM’s on Festival grounds this year. As a majority of the food and beverage locations will be cashless this year, guests are encouraged to use credit/debit cards. If using cash for Festival beverages, you can exchange it for a beverage payment card at one of the Ticket or Merchandise Sales Tents. All major credit cards and beverage payment cards will be accepted at the Beverage Tents. Food vendors may accept cash or credit card.
11🍼 Are baby changing and nursing stations available?
Baby changing and nursing stations are available near the East entrance, North zone near the Emerald Club, near the Wee Folk crafts tent, Nationwide Children’s Hospital mobile unit near Pot O’ Gold Playland, and in the Dublin Community Recreation Center.
12🔋 Where can I charge my phone?
Charging stations are available near the Temple Bar Dining Tent and outside the Emerald Club.
13👩‍👧 Is there a system in place to help prevent losing my child?
To quickly relocate separated parents and their children, caregivers can stop by the Identi-Kid tent to obtain a free wristband that will display the child’s name, age and parent’s phone number. Identi-Kid tents are located near the East entrance and the Information Tent located near the Pot O’ Gold Playland.
14ℹ Where are the information tents?
For on-site questions, lost & found, or simply learn more about the Festival and Dublin area, visit Information Tents located near the East, North & Southeast Entrances.
15💰Can I use my tokens?
Tokens will not be accepted this year, but may be exchanged at the 2022 Dublin Irish Festival (so hold on to any tokens you may have). We are excited to introduce a new beverage payment system. Guests can purchase beverages using all major credit cards or exchange their cash for beverage payment cards at either Information Tent.
16🏧 Will there be an ATM?
No, as a majority of the food and beverage locations will be cashless this year. Guests are encouraged to use credit/debit cards. If using cash, you can exchange it for a beverage payment card at one of the Information Tents. All major credit cards and beverage payment cards will be accepted at the Beverage Tents. Food vendors may accept cash or credit card.
17🔎 Is there a place for lost and found items?
Lost items, may be turned in or retrieved, at any Information Tent. Guests may complete a Lost Item Form so they may be contacted if the item is found. All items are kept for one month after the Festival. To inquire about lost items after the Festival, call 614.410.4545
18⛺️ Is camping available on or near Festival grounds?
Motor homes and campers are not permitted on Festival grounds. You may park your motor home at the Metro Center parking lot during Festival hours, and take a free shuttle to the Festival. All vehicles must be removed from the parking lot at the conclusion of each day.

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3305 South Old State Road
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19🎟 What do I do if I cannot find my online ticket?
Click on the Dublin Irish Festival ticket page. There is a link at the top of the page where guests may reprint/obtain your purchased ticket.
20🎟 How do I request a ticket donation for my community event?
To request a donation of Dublin Irish Festival tickets for your community event, please send an official donation request letter through our (Donation Form Here) Please note we receive a high volume of requests and are unable to accommodate every one we receive. Once the form is submitted, we will review and determine next steps. Please allow time for us to be able to go through each form and respond.
21😷 What changes will be made due to Covid-19?
Health and Safety updates will be available closer to the time of the Festival. We work and evaluate input from Franklin County Public Health and monitor CDC guidelines in order to create the safest environment possible. We will follow any health and safety recommendations that are in place at the time of the Festival.

We have enhanced cleaning protocols, installed hand-sanitizing stations and have modified parts of the grounds to better accommodate social distancing.
22👂 Is there a sensory area?
Yes, there is a sensory tent located near the Wee Folk area of the Festival.

Additional Questions?

Please contact us directly:

614.410.4545