Dublin Irish Festival to return in August with full program after modified version in 2021

Dates for this summer's Dublin Irish Festival have been announced. It will take place from August 5-7 at Coffman Park.

Dates for this summer’s Dublin Irish Festival have been announced. It will take place from August 5-7 at Coffman Park.

Mark your calendars: The Dublin Irish Festival is making its return this summer, two years after it’s last full-scale celebration.

The popular festival, which held a scaled-down version known as Dublin Irish Days last year, will celebrate its 35th anniversary August 5-7 at Coffman Park, showcasing Irish dance, music, art and culture, according to its website.

“Following the festival’s hiatus in 2020 and reimagined event in 2021, we are excited to bring the Dublin Irish Festival back home to Coffman Park for its 35th anniversary,” Alison LeRoy, Dublin’s director of community events said via email. “It’s time for the world’s largest three-day Irish festival to return so that we can celebrate Irish heritage and culture together again.”

Festival and VIP tickets go on sale March 10, which is when the entertainment schedule will be announced, LeRoy said.

The full-scale Dublin Irish Festival was put on hold for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The modified version of the event held by the city last year was held in several different spots around the city. The five-day festival featured concerts at Coffman Park, a 5K and activities such as a market and live music in the city’s historic district and at Bridge Park.

While city officials considered Dublin Irish Days a success, they still wished to bring back the full-scale festival in 2022.

Micah Walker is the Dispatch trending reporter. Reach her at [email protected] or 740-251-7199. Follow her on Twitter @micah_walker701.

This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Dublin Irish Festival returning in August with full program

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