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What to know about road closings, parking and shuttles before you head to Dayton Celtic Festival

If you’re planning to head to the Dayton Celtic Festival this weekend, here are a few things to know before you go.

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ROAD CLOSINGS

Several downtown roads will be temporarily closed from Thursday, July 25, through early Monday, July 29, to accommodate the Dayton Celtic Festival (July 26-28). 

The festival is held at RiverScape MetroPark and nearby areas.

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The following are the scheduled street closures, provided by Five Rivers MetroParks: 

Dayton Celtic Fest was held on July 27-29, 2018 in downtown Dayton. Celtic music and dance, beer and food are the stars of one of Dayton's signature festivals of summer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

Beginning 9 a.m. July 25 (until 2 a.m. July 29): 

• Patterson Boulevard from First Street to Monument Avenue

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Beginning noon July 25 (until 2 a.m. July 29): 

• Monument Avenue from Jefferson Street to Patterson Boulevard 

• Jefferson Street from the alley behind Memorial Hall (about mid-block between Monument and First) to Monument Avenue. 

• St. Clair Street from First Street to Monument Avenue (South section remains open through Friday at 5 p.m. to maintain acces to businesses in this area) 

• Southbound Riverside Drive from White Allen to Monument Avenue 

• Harries Street from the parking garage to Monument Avenue 

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Dayton Celtic Fest was held on July 27-29, 2018 in downtown Dayton. Celtic music and dance, beer and food are the stars of one of Dayton's signature festivals of summer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

Beginning 1 p.m. July 26 (until 2 a.m. July 29): 

• Northbound Riverside Drive at the intersection of Monument Avenue and Patterson Boulevard 

Dayton Celtic Fest was held on July 27-29, 2018 in downtown Dayton. Celtic music and dance, beer and food are the stars of one of Dayton's signature festivals of summer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

Free Celtic Festival Shuttle and Parking

The Dayton Celtic Festival has partnered with the Greater Dayton RTA to provide complimentary shuttles between the festival site at RiverScape MetroPark and two parking garages — the Oregon District Garage at 101 E. Fifth St., and the Reibold Garage at 117 S. Main St. (enter from Fifth Street)

The shuttle will be free, but parking fees will apply at the garages.  

Parking also will be available for $3 in the Main Street Garage at Main and Monument streets. 

More info: Website

Dayton Celtic Fest was held on July 27-29, 2018 in downtown Dayton. Celtic music and dance, beer and food are the stars of one of Dayton's signature festivals of summer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam

WANT TO GO?

What: United Irish of Dayton presents Dayton Celtic Festival with Gaelic Storm, Scythian, Socks in the Frying Pan, the Fitzgeralds, Rory Makem and others

Where: RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton

When: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26 through 28

Cost: Free

More info: 937-372-9788 | www.daytoncelticfestival.com

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