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Dayton Celtic Festival

When: Past Event - Sunday, July 30, 2017
- This page may be updated if the event is repeated.
Where: Riverscape MetroPark
111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
Cost: Free Event

Celtic Fest is July 28-30, 2017 at Riverscape in Downtown Dayton.

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Dayton Celtic Festival 2017

Dayton Celtic Fest

An anticipated 80,000 people will head to RiverScape this weekend for Celtic Fest, and as always, there will be plenty of Irish food, beer, music, culture and live entertainment.  

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 - Dayton, OhioCeltic Fest is continually rated the top festival in Dayton, and it boasts three solid days of non-stop entertainment.  In addition to the four stages with continuous live entertainment, other festival activities will include a 5K Run/Walk, Celtic Bike Ride, Whiskey Tastings, Cultural Exhibits, and a fabulous Children's Area.  Come early Sunday morning for a Celtic Breakfast and Celtic Mass.

But it's the music that is the big draw - and the 2017 Celtic Fest has 7 Headliners as well as 20 Regional Celtic Acts.

2017 Celtic Fest Headliners

Gaelic Storm

Fan favorite Gaelic Storm returns to headline the 2017 Dayton Celtic Festival. Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is releasing their new album ‘Go Climb a Tree’ at here this weekend.

Mixing crowd favorites and concert staples, Gaelic Storm is the only band to appear in Dayton every year since the festival began.


Back by popular demand, Scythian plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance rock concert experience. Scythian is selling their new album 'Dance All Night' here this weekend.

Scythian returns to the Dayton Celtic Festival for their seventh appearance in 2015.

The Elders

Described as "Thrilling, propulsive, fantastic Celtic-pop", The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock.

Socks In the Frying Pan

After a successful debut at the 2014 United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, Socks in the Frying Pan return as traditional headliners for the 2015 festival.  This young trad trio from County Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with an innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.

Do not miss Socks in the Frying Pan at this years Dayton Celtic Festival! 

We Banjo 3

Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 from Galway, Ireland, combines Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots.

Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.

Skipper’s Alley

Award-winning quartet Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents.

The Fitzgeralds

Award-winning quartet The FitzgeraldsThe Fitzgeralds are three siblings from Canada that fiddle, step dance, sing, joke, and even seem to get along!

2017 Festival Schedule & Map


The Dayton Celtic Festival has partnered with the Greater Dayton RTA to provide complimentary shuttles between the festival site at RiverScape MetroPark and two parking garages, the Transportation Center Garage at 101 E. Fifth St., and the Reibold Garage at 117 S. Main St. The shuttle will be free, but parking fees will apply at the garages.



More Information

  • Related 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.
  • Event Venue:

    Riverscape MetroPark
    111 E. Monument Avenue
    Dayton, OH 45402
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-274-0126
    Activities for all ages - from concerts to community events to river rentals, to ice-skating and more.

Map / Directions:

Riverscape MetroPark
111 E. Monument Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
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