Visit One of the Many
Families looking for outdoor adventures will find them in picturesque Dublin. The small Ohio town is home to over 1,000 acres of parks. Of them, 39 have natural wooded areas and river frontage. Some of the parks are located along the Scioto River, including the Kiwanis Riverway Parks. Several parks have unique sculptures located within them as part of the Art in Public Places collection. Other recreational activities include boating in the river and reservoirs, competitive swimming, and biking. Dublin also has a recreational center open to the community. It offers a wide variety of fitness classes, a gym, and many sports programs.
Very Irish Festivals
Dublin is home to the Dublin Irish Festival, which is considered one of the largest Irish festivals in the United States, getting its start in 1988. The festival is held annually during the first weekend of August in Coffman Park, attracting over 100,000 visitors during the weekend. Irish and Celtic music play on each of the eight stages throughout the weekend-long festival. Cultural exhibits include music, dance, food, genealogy, games, sports, children's' activities, and arts and crafts. When the festival first began, it had just one band and a handful of dancers. Since then it has grown to one of the country's biggest events.