The City of Dublin has announced its plans for the Dublin Irish Festival 2021. While there will not be a full Festival in Coffman Park this summer, there will be city-wide celebrations of all things Irish during Dublin Irish Days, presented by the Dublin Irish Festival, from Aug. 5 to 8. With an innovative format, Dublin Irish Days will celebrate the traditions of the Festival, while prioritizing the health and safety of participants.
The events will kick off with the Dublin Irish Festival 5K and Dub Crawl on Thursday, Aug. 5, in Downtown Dublin. Coffman Park will host live concerts featuring some of the best Irish musicians touring the country, and the ticketed play "The Irish and How They Got That Way" will be presented at the Coffman Park Amphitheater.
Downtown Dublin will be full of Irish activities throughout the weekend. The Darby Street Marketplace will feature Festival merchandise vendors and families can enjoy the Wee Folk area at Riverside Crossing Park. Festival musicians and dancers will pop up throughout downtown, and shops and restaurants will offer Irish specials.
Incorporating both ticketed and free experiences, Dublin Irish Days, presented by the Dublin Irish Festival, will be a hybrid event that offers both in-person and virtual experiences.
More details about the music lineup and tickets will be announced in the coming months. Tickets will be available only online prior to the events and will be limited.