Final day of Celtic Festival ends with success

2014 Celtic Festival. (WDTN, Beairshelle Edmé)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Sunday, organizers celebrated what they’ve deemed a successful 13th Annual Celtic Festival.

Despite pending severe weather, Metro Parks officials and organizers were able to continue their scheduled events throughout the day, beating the rainfall.

However, that was not the case Saturday at 9:30 p.m. when pending oncoming severe weather forced officials to shut down the evening’s headliner Gaelic Storm.

Sunday, the festival bounced back with record-high attendance for the 3-day event.

As with every previous years, major headliners performed throughout the weekend and some local dance schools and artist also shared the spotlight on several stages.

The arts wasn’t the only thing drawing a large crowd; local business and small vendors were a huge attraction for people, according to organizers.

Owners we spoke with said it’s been a great weekend for business and Dayton overall, as the festival highlights much of the downtown area.

The committee plans to review this year’s overall performance and hopes to use recent feedback to create an even larger crowd next year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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