Let Us Gather.
Downtown comes alive the first Friday every month March through October.
Live music, festive food, and family fun take center stage at our First Friday events. If you love outdoor concerts, art, and food as much as we do, this is the event for you. 2019 line up to be announced soon!
Downtown Dublin fires up for this annual backyard-style competition.
March 1-2, 2019
Kick off Dublin's St. Patrick's festival with two days of barbecue and live music in the heart of downtown. Pig in the Park BBQ Championship pits more than thirty teams in competition for cash prizes and bragging rights.
Fresh meets Fabulous at our weekly downtown farmers market.
Saturdays in Dublin are about shopping, eating, and being local. Open every Saturday, April through October and housed in our premier open-air venue - Market on Madison, our farmers market features an array of local grown produce, artisan foods, and handmade art.
An Evening of Storytelling
Stories come to life at the Dublin Carnegie.
Famed southern storyteller Donald Davis recounts early life in North Carolina Appalachia during an Evening of Storytelling presented by Smith's Jewelers, one of our incredible downtown merchants. Mr. Davis returns to the Carnegie March 2019. Admission is free, and tickets will be available at Smith's.
Dublin's banner event of it's month-long St. Patrick's celebration.
March 16, 2019
Featuring artisan goods, festive food, live music, and amusement, the St. Patrick's Arts & Crafts Festival is the culmination of a month full of Irish-themed events. Nestled in the heart of Downtown Dublin, the festival features nearly 100 vendors steps from downtown's amazing shops and eateries.
Jingle & Mingle
Downtown twinkles with delight.
December 6, 2019
Local merchants team up the first Friday of December to host a festive night in Downtown Dublin. Every year Santa arrives just in time to help us light a magnificent, thirty foot Christmas tree at Founders Park. Guests are treated to extended shop hours, visits with Santa, caroling, sweet treats, and warm treats.
Downtown shines during Dublin's own German Christmas Market.
German Christmas traditions are brought to life with tasteful fare and unique retailers and artisans during this five week event at the Dublin Carnegie. This five week event takes place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas and features traditional German drinks and food, craft workshops, photos with Santa, entertainment, and children's activities, all with free admission.
New Year's Eve Shamrock Drop
New Year's Eve Dublin-Style.
Ring in the new year in Downtown Dublin at the New Year's Eve Shamrock Drop. The celebration takes place on the Bicentennial Plaza with live music, movie night at Theatre Dublin, and a brilliant shamrock that descends the historic Fred Roberts Hotel at the stroke of midnight.
While You're Roaming.
A few treasures to seek out during your visit.
Gillis Art Gallery at the Ice House
It's open by appointment only, but totally worth the call. Gil Gillis' photography, mixed media, and encaustic pieces fill an old cold storage warehouse that belonged to his family generations ago. The Ice House is a special event venue, as well. Reach out to Sue or Gil for a tour or rental information. 478.278.7224