Final day of Celtic Festival ends with success

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.


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