Dayton Celtic Festival to draw 90,000 downtown

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The annual Dayton Celtic Festival is expected to bring in around 90,000 visitors to downtown this weekend.

Here’s what you need to know:CelticFest-RTA-Map-2016

Road closures: Patterson Blvd., Monument Ave., and St. Clair Street from First St. to Monument.

Parking: RTA will shuttle attendees to the festival site from two parking garages: 101 E. Fifth St. (Transportation Center Garage), and 131 S. Main St. (Reibold Garage). RTA buses will operate in a continuous loop north on Jefferson, west on Monument, south on Ludlow, and east on Fifth Street. The bus will take a small loop around Bainbridge, Hugo, Wayne Avenue, and travel back onto Fifth.

Hours for Shuttle Service:
Friday– 5:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Saturday– 11:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Sunday– 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Officials warn to park early with the Dayton Dragons also in town this weekend.

The festival will feature six headline bands, a 5-K run, and plenty of festival food and beer tastings. 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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