The biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day party in the STATE is held right here in Dayton

Argue if you want to, but the fact is that the Dublin Pub, located at 300 Wayne Ave., has one of the biggest, baddest St. Patrick’s Day events in the state of Ohio. It says so right on the event’s flyer.

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The two-day drink and eat fest draws lads, lasses and leprechauns from around the region, many of whom are actually Irish. So many kilts. 

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The VIP pre-party starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and then St. Patrick’s Day officially kicks off at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17 with the “admission line pre-check” at the Wayne Avenue entrance. 

We go inside the Dublin Pub for St. Patrick's Day.

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Dublin Pub helped us break down St. Patrick's Day by the numbers leading up to this weekend’s 20th St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza.

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The cost for general admission that’s good both days of St. Patrick’s Day at the Dublin Pub.

Audience members as Dulahan performs during the St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Dublin Pub in downtown Dayton, Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( Wine)


The number of people who typically turn out for St. Patrick’s Day.


The number of days it takes to set up the Dublin Pub’s famous tent in their parking lot. Planning began months ago.

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The approximate number of acts that will perform at the event. 

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The approximate number of hours it takes to clean up after the event.


The number of interior seats and patio seats at the Pub. There are roughly 240 total seats inside and 80 on the patio.


The number of volunteers, employees, security guards and others who will work at the Dublin Pub on St. Patrick’s Day.


The number of hours staffers, volunteers and others devote to the event, from the planning all the way down to the execution.


The number of beer barrels that pub customers drank in 2016.


The number of different beer types pub customers drank in 2016.

TICKET INFOGeneral admission is $10 and covers Friday and Saturday (March 16-17). The VIP Experience tickets are $50 and include admission for STRANGER VIP Night, St. Patrick’s Day, tickets for food or drink, and a St. Patrick’s Day souvenir cup ($75 value).

The Dublin Pub kicks off its St. Patrick's Day celebration.


Here is the entire itinerary for Dublin Pub’s 2018 St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 VIP pre-party 

— 11 a.m. Dublin Pub opens for lunch 

— 6 p.m. Tent opens for VIP pre-party & STRANGER 

— 8 p.m. The VIP Experience with STRANGER 


— 4:30 a.m. admission line pre-check at Wayne Ave entrance, ID’s required and must be 21. $10 cover cash only. 

— 5:30 a.m. open serving Breakfast & Guinness. First 100 people get free St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt. Mix 107.7 Morning Show live remote 

—7 a.m. JAMESON’S FOLLY, main stage (7-10 a.m.) 

— 10 a.m. free shuttle bus starts from Dublin Pub to Flanagan’s 

— 10:30 a.m. Celtic Academy of Irish Dance, main stage 

— 11 a.m. JAMESON’S FOLLY, inside Jameson stage (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). 

Jameson Girls on main stage in tent. Master of Ceremonies Jim Bucher The TV Guy Hosts Dublin Pub St. Patrick’s Day. Jameson free photo booth until 5 p.m. 

— Noon MIAMI VALLEY PIPES & DRUMS, main stage 

—1:30 p.m. FATHER, SON & FRIENDS, main stage (1:30– 5:30 p.m.) 

— 3 p.m. Scott Houchens and THE PULLOUTS, inside Jameson stage, rock covers (3-7 p.m.) 

— 5 p.m. Guinness Girls 

— 5 p.m. Jay Tieber tribute to those who have passed featuring Shawn MacIntyre Hall and “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes special farewell to John     Sechrist, original opening bartender and good friend. 



— 8:30 9 CASTLE CLOSE, Celtic Rock, main stage 

— 9 p.m. SPUNGEWURTHY, rock covers, inside Jameson stage (9 p.m. – 1 a.m.)

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