Every March, Dublin reverts back to its Irish roots. For the entire month, the city is transformed into a celebration that will entertain locals and visitors alike. A parade through the town is held and features various floats that help promote local businesses and organizations, as well as entertain the masses. Road races and contests also take place to help locals get more involved. For a bit of culture, browse the art and craft fair and see what local vendors have to offer. Kid’s activities, performances, and traditional Irish foods can also be found at this popular annual festival.
Named for the Irish city, Dublin, the town was first settled in the 18th century. By the 19th century, Dublin became home to a diverse population and was known for its cotton, corn, and soybean production. The location of a nearby railroad helped the area’s economy boom and more residents began to moving in the town. According to different historical documents, Dublin was a camping stop for Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family in 1865. His stay was short lived, as he was captured by Union soldiers shortly after arriving.