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Dayton Celtic Festival
Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar Friday, July 26, 2024
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar Saturday, July 27, 2024
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar Sunday, July 28, 2024
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Riverscape MetroPark
111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
Free Event

The Dayton Celtic Festival will be back at Riverscape in downtown Dayton July 26 - July 28, 2024. FREE Admission!

Dayton Celtic Festival

Dayton Celtic Festival

** DETAILS BELOW RELATE TO THE 2023 FESTIVAL - PLEASE CHECK CLOSER TO THE 2024 FESTIVAL FOR UPDATES **

Dayton Celtic Fest

Dayton Celtic Festival returns to Riverscape July 28-30, 2023.  An anticipated 90,000 people will head downtown for Celtic Fest, and as always, there will be plenty of Irish food, beer, music, culture and live entertainment.

Festival Hours are Friday, July 28, 5.30 p.m -11 p.m Saturday, July 29, 11.30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. This festival is RAIN or SHINE!  But don't worry, there will covered seating!

The Celtic Festival, a celebration of Celtic culture, is held annually by United Irish of Dayton, a group promoting Irish heritage in the Dayton area.  

Celtic Fest is continually rated the top festival in Dayton, and it boasts three solid days of non-stop entertainment.  

Parade of Kilts

In addition to the three stages with continuous live entertainment, other festival activities will include 5K/10K run/walk, Parade of Kilts, Celtic Marketplace, Cultural Exhibits & Workshops including traditional Irish Music Sessions, Scottish Highland Dancing and more. Join us early Sunday morning for Celtic Mass.

Crowds at the Dayton Celtic Festival

But it's the music that is the big draw - and Celtic Fest will have several Headliners as well as 20+ Regional Celtic Acts and Local Dance Groups, including Celtic Academy of Irish Dance, Dwyer School of Irish Dance, and McGovern Irish Dance.

Mcgovern Irish Dance

2023 Dayton Celtic Festival Headliners

  • Gaelic Storm "Blends of indie-folk and world grooves"
  • The Fitzgeralds "Energetic, hilarious, genuine, and heart-warming" 
  • Doolin' "France’s premier Celtic band"
  • Boxing Banjo "High-octane Irish Music" 
  • Socks In the Frying Pan "Traditional Melodies with Rhythmic Garnish"
  • Davy Holt "Traditional, Original & Contemporary Scottish folk music"
  • The Drowsy Lads "The Spirit of Irish Music in the Midwest"

Article: 2023 Dayton Celtic Fest Headliners announced

Celtic Fest Website: 2023 HEADLINERS | LOCAL & REGIONAL PERFORMERS

Celtic Fest Dayton OHCeltic Fest Schedule of Events

OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Experience the Culture!

The cultural area will include many exhibits to enhance festival goers’ knowledge of Celtic history, language, genealogy, and other cultural areas, including: 

  • Returning favorite: Irish Wolfhounds in Legend and Lore 
  • Irish music workshops & traditional Irish sessions  
  • New workshops on Introduction to Irish bouzouki and Irish banjo
  • Scottish Highland Dancing
  • Five Points Cloggers, a non-profit, energetic dance group
  • Irish Storytelling and History
  • And much more!

 ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

RiverScape MetroPark is located in Downtown Dayton at 111 E. Monument Avenue between Patterson Boulevard and N. Jefferson Street. Please note that Patterson Boulevard, Monument Avenue, and St. Clair Street will be closed during the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival. The parking garage on Main Street (110 N Main Street) and the Water Street Parking Garage (403 Water Street) will be open.  Other parking options downtown can be found at the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

Handicapped Parking Locations

The parking meters on the perimeter of the festival grounds will be designated as handicapped parking. Additional Handicap parking is available in the Water Street Parking Garage located at 403 Water Street just off East Monument Ave near Day Air Ballpark (formerly Fifth Third Field).

Shuttle Service

There will be no official shuttle service available, though Dublin Pub will be running a shuttle to the festival grounds. The parking meters on the perimeter of the festival grounds will be designated as handicapped parking.

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Dayton Celtic Festival
Crowd at the Dayton Celtic Festival, Riverscape MetroPark
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival, Riverscape MetroPark
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival, Riverscape MetroPark
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival, Riverscape MetroPark
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival, Riverscape MetroPark
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival
Dayton Celtic Festival, Riverscape MetroPark
Dayton Celtic Festival
 
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  • Directory Profile:

    United Irish of Dayton
    Uniting Irish groups in the greater Dayton area to promote the rich but often invisible historical, religious, and cultural heritage of the Irish people through education, service, charity, and community events.
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    Riverscape MetroPark
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