FAQ

Where can I donate to help the festival?

Pass the hat collections will occur often at the main stage and periodically at all stages. You can also donate anytime during the festival at headliner merchandise sales table at the main stage. You can also donate at each beverage sales station as you purchase your beverages.

Where are the ATMs?

ATMs are located near the Information Booth at the corner of Patterson Blvd and Monument Ave.

Can I bring my dog to the Dayton Celtic Festival?

We ask that guests please leave their pets at home.

What happens if it rains?

We are a rain or shine event with covered stages and thousands of covered seats. We will only suspend operations temporarily for lightning or dangerous high winds.

Is DORA in effect during the Dayton Celtic Festival?

Due to insurance limitations, the new DORA area near Riverscape Metropark and the Dragons Baseball Field will NOT include the Dayton Celtic Festival footprint for the weekend of the Dayton Celtic Festival.  Signage will be posted instructing everyone to consume or discard any drinks in DORA cups before entering the Dayton Celtic Festival footprint and will be enforced by Five Rivers Metroparks Rangers.  Thanks for your consideration.

Are soda pop, water, and other nonalcoholic drinks for sale at all Beverage Stations?

No.  Stations with soda pop and other nonalcoholic drinks will have signage posted showing the sales of nonalcoholic drinks.  Beverage stations with nonalcoholic drinks include the main beverage sales station at the corner of Patterson Blvd and Monument Ave near the main stage, and at the Beer Garden on Monument Ave between Harries and St Clair Streets across the street from the main stage. See the festival map here.

How does the festival cashless beverage sales system work?

All beverage sales are cashless at the festival.  Square terminals are located at all beverage locations to accept credit/debit cards and Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Are food and merchandise vendors also cashless?

The food and merchandise vendors do accept cash and may also accept credit/debit cards.

Is there handicapped parking?

Yes. The parking meters on the perimeter of the festival grounds on First Street will be designated as handicapped parking with meter covers. 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).

Where is Uber/Lyft pick up location?

East side of Patterson Blvd near First Street intersection.

Is there a shuttle to/from the Dublin Pub?

Yes, the Dublin Pub will be running a shuttle between the Dublin Pub and the Dayton Celtic Festival grounds at Riverscape Metropark.

How can I volunteer?

Complete a volunteer application. Volunteers must be approved in advance and are not accepted at the festival during the event.