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The Dayton Celtic Festival

July 28, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 29, 2023 at 11:30 am

One event on April 12, 2024 at 9:00 am

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage. Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Dayton’s Celtic Festival year after year. Come and experience the rich traditions that we Celtic folk hold dear to our hearts.

Festival Hours:

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.
Admission is FREE

Friday United Irish Main Stage

  • 6:00-7:20pm Socks in the Frying Pan (Ireland)
  • 7:50-9:10pm Doolin’ (France)
  • 9:40-11:00pm Gaelic Storm

Friday WDTN Traditional Stage

  • 6:00-7:00pm The Drowsy Lads
  • 7:20-8:20pm Davy Holt (Scotland)
  • 8:40-9:40pm The Fitzgeralds (Canada)
  • 10:00-11:00pm Boxing Banjo (Ireland)

Friday Key Ads Stage

  • 6:00-6:30pm McGovern Irish Dance
  • 7:00-7:30pm Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
  • 8:00-9:15pm Father Son and Friends
  • 9:45-11:00pm Dulahan

Saturday United Irish Main Stage

  • 12:00-1:10pm The Fitzgeralds (Canada)
  • 1:30-2:40pm Doolin’ (France)
  • 3:10-4:10pm The Drowsy Lads
  • 4:30-5:40pm Boxing Banjo (Ireland)
  • 6:00-7:20pm Socks in the Frying Pan (Ireland)
  • 7:40-9:00pm Doolin’ (France)
  • 9:30-11:00pm Gaelic Storm

Saturday WDTN Traditional Stage

  • 12:00-1:20pm Boxing Banjo (Ireland)
  • 1:50-3:10pm Davy Holt (Scotland)
  • 3:40-5:00pm The Fitzgeralds (Canada)
  • 5:30-7:00pm Davy Holt (Scotland)
  • 7:30-9:00pm The Drowsy Lads
  • 9:30-11:00pm Socks in the Frying Pan (Ireland)

Saturday Key Ads Stage

  • 12:00-1:10pm Jameson’s Folly
  • 1:30-2:00pm Celtic Academy Adults
  • 2:20-2:50pm Miami Valley Pipes & Drums
  • 3:15-3:45pm Dwyer Irish Dance
  • 4:10-4:40pm McGovern Irish Dance
  • 5:00-5:30pm Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
  • 6:00-7:15pm The Rice Brothers
  • 7:45-9:00pm Father Son and Friends
  • 9:45-10:50pm Dulahan

Sunday United Irish Main Stage

  • 10:00–11:30am Irish Gaelic Mass
  • 12:00-1:40pm Doolin’ (France)
  • 2:10-3:50pm Boxing Banjo (Ireland)
  • 4:30-6:00pm Gaelic Storm

Sunday WDTN Traditional Stage

  • 12:00-1:10pm Davy Holt (Scotland)
  • 1:30-2:40pm The Drowsy Lads
  • 3:00-4:40pm Socks in the Frying Pan (Ireland)
  • 5:00-6:00pm The Fitzgeralds (Canada)

Sunday Key Ads Stage

  • 12:00-12:30pm McGovern Irish Dance
  • 1:00-1:30pm Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
  • 2:00-2:30pm Dwyer Irish Dance
  • 3:00-4:30pm Dulahan
  • 4:50-6:00pm Father Son and Friends

This festival is RAIN or SHINE!  But don’t worry, there will covered seating!

Saturday Workshops

Water Street Cultural Workshops

  • 12:00-12:50 pm The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America
  • 1:00-1:50pm Irish Wolfhounds in Legend and Lore
  • 2:00-2:50 pm Coming to America
  • 3:00-3:50pm Irish Symbolism: Shamrocks, Celtic Knots, Claddaghs & Harps
  • 4:00-4:50pm The Sport of Hurling: 3000 years of tradition and passion
  • 5:00-5:50pm St. Andrews Highland Dancers
  • 6:00-6:50 pm Introduction to Irish Language

Huntington Bank Cultural Workshops

  • 12:30 – 1:20 Clogging and the Irish Influence on American Appalachian Culture
  • 1:30 – 2:20 Have some Fun with the Irish Tin Whistle
  • 2:30 – 3:20 Introduction to the Etiquette and Background of an Irish Session
  • 3:30 – 4:20 Irish & Scottish Piping Workshop
  • 4:30 – 5:20 Intro to Irish Music with Daniel McKewen (Drowsy Lads) & Friends
  • 5:30 – 6:20 Introduction to the Irish Bouzouki

Sunday Workshops

Water Street Cultural Workshops

  • 12:00-12:50 pm Ireland’s Matron Saint Gets Her Day: St. Brigid’s Day 2023
  • 1:00-1:50pm Irish Wolfhounds in Legend and Lore
  • 2:00-2:50 pm The Sport of Hurling: 3000 years of tradition and passion
  • 3:00-3:50pm Introduction to Irish Language
  • 4:00-4:50pm Tales of the Irish Heart

Huntington Bank Cultural Workshops

  • 12:30 – 1:20 Clogging and the Irish Influence on American Appalachian Culture
  • 1:30 – 2:20 Irish & Scottish Piping Workshop
  • 2:30 – 3:20 Introduction to the Etiquette and Background of an Irish Session
  • 3:30 – 4:20 The Banjo in Irish Music
  • 4:30 – 5:20 Intro to Irish Music with Daniel McKewen (Drowsy Lads) & Friends

 

Details

Date:
July 28, 2023
Time:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

RiverScape MetroPark
237 E Monument Ave
Dayton, OH 45402 United States
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