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The Ultimate Dayton Celtic Festival guide: Where to park, where to find your favorite brew, entertainment and more hacks

Preparations have been under way for months on end — and finally, one of Dayton’s biggest weekends is here.

The beer starts flowing and the music starts rocking tomorrow evening as the 2018 Dayton Celtic Fest kicks off in downtown Dayton. Sure, you can dive into the fest’s activities without much of a game plan. But if you’re a planner like  us, there’s a lot of helpful info to know before you go. 

>> PHOTOS: Dayton Celtic Festival 2017

Call it the luck of the Irish, call it what you want. The team at Dayton.com has got you covered. We’ve broken down all the Celtic Fest food, drink, parking and entertainment information into three easy guides that will make your weekend a breeze.

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FIRST, THE WEATHER...

Good news! Our weather partners at WHIO are calling for a weekend of sunshine and low humidity. You can read the entire weekend forecast here.

Celtic music and dance, beer and food are the stars of one of Dayton's signature festivals of summer at Dayton Celtic Fest on Sunday, July 30, 2017. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS BY E.L. HUBBARD (E.L. Hubbard)

Without further a’do, your ultimate Dayton Celtic Fest guide: 

Celtic music and dance, beer and food are the stars of one of Dayton's signature festivals of summer at Dayton Celtic Fest on Sunday, July 30, 2017. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS BY E.L. HUBBARD (E.L. Hubbard)

🍺🍴BEER SELECTIONS AND FOOD

Don’t think you’ll be leaving without at least a few meat pies in the belly... 

☘️The best things to eat and drink at Dayton Celtic Fest this weekend 

Headliners such as Gaelic Storm (pictured) and Scythian return to Dayton Celtic Festival at RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton, Friday through Sunday, July 27 through 29, where the festival regulars will share the stage with first-time acts, Heron Valley and Rory Makem. CONTRIBUTED (Contributing Writer)

🎤🎵THE MUSIC

Hopefully you’ve been practicing your jig...

☘️The low-down on everything music and entertainment at the Dayton Celtic Fest

🚗🚌PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUS INFO

The Greater Dayton RTA is really looking out for you this year... 

☘️Parking hacks and tricks for Celtic Fest in downtown Dayton this weekend

Heron Valley (pictured) and Rory Makem are making their first appearances at Dayton Celtic Festival at RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton, Friday through Sunday, July 27 through 29. Also taking the stage are festival regulars like Gaelic Storm and Scythian. CONTRIBUTED (Contributing Writer)

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