Cultural Activities

Celebrate Sunday Mass

Join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at the United Irish of Dayton Stage in the new Five Rivers MetroParks Pavilion to celebrate Sunday Mass. Mass will be presented in Gaelic and English. Irish dancers and pipers will be present.

Irish Music Sessions

Hosted by the Riley School of Irish Music, come join Irish Musicians, of all skill levels, as each pulls up a chair to join in jigs, reels, and the energy that comes with a community driven Irish session.  Bring your own instruments, or borrow one of ours. You never know, you may just get the opportunity to sit down and play right along with some of your favorite artists and headliners.

Cultural Area Exhibits and Demonstrations

  • Cindy Thomson: Author
  • Cathy Jo Smith: Storyteller & The Irish Wake
  • Cú & Craic Irish Wolfhounds
  • Dayton Area Rugby Club (DARC) & Five Rivers Youth Rugby Foundation (FRYRF)
  • Gaeltacht Midwest (hosted by Indiana Celtic Community)
  • The History and Sport of Hurling with Greg Bebbington
  • Introduction to Irish Music
  • Riley School of Irish Music
  • Dayton Metro Library’s Genealogy Department
  • Bill Evans: Baker
  • Five Points Cloggers

Parade of Kilts

Parade of Kilts – Wear your kilt, show your Celtic Pride
A call to arms – Men of the kilt, join us!
Do you own a kilt? Are you full of Celtic pride? Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to show this off? Join us under the Cultural tent Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and immediately after Mass on Sunday (around 11:30 a.m.) for the Parade of Kilts. Bagpipers and flag bearers will lead us through the festival grounds in a display of Celtic pride unseen in these parts for a generation or more.