DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The 2013 United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival kicks up its heels in downtown Dayton starting Friday.
This is the 12th year for the event at Riverscape Metropark and preparations are already well underway.
The food and vendor tents will soon be up and the stages assembled.
"We've got a variety of features for everyone, between the food and the entertainment, the merchandise, there's really something for the whole family. We've got the children's area, we've got some exercise things to do with the bike ride and the 5K run and walks, there's really something for everybody, It's free admission so you can bring down the whole family," said Shawn Kain, Celtic Festival.
Several roads downtown close at 6:00 pm Thursday and will remain closed until 2:00 am Monday morning:
- Patterson Boulevard between First Street and Monument Avenue closed at 9:00 am Thursday and will include the northbound side of the Riverside Drive Bridge from 5:30 pm Friday until 2:00 am Monday
- St. Clair Street from First to Monument. (south section open until 5:00 pm Friday for business access)
- Southbound Riverside Drive from White Allen Street to Monument
- Harries Street from the WorkflowOne Garage to Monument
- The alley behind Memorial Hall, the WSU entry/exit to Monument Avenue and the Engineers Club entry/exit to Monument Avenue
Several RTA routes will also change. You can see which ones on the RTA web site .
The Celtic Festival runs through Sunday. WDTN-TV is a proud sponsor of the event. Be sure to visit us during the festival at our WDTN/Dayton's CW booth.
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