The Dublin Irish Festival is three days of music, food, cultural exhibits and sports, all in celebration of the Emerald Isle.

The Dublin Irish Festival is three days of music, food, cultural exhibits and sports, all in celebration of the Emerald Isle.

Basically, if there's something you love about Ireland, it's most assuredly going to be represented at this festival.

Seven stages will feature a variety of Celtic music - everything from rock to traditional folk - and dance performances.

Some of the standouts include rockers Gaelic Storm at (10 p.m. Friday) and the Young Dubliners (6 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday), who will perform on the Celtic Rock Stage. Also a good bet is local act The Drowsy Lads, who will play at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

If you get hungry, there are two dozen vendors serving authentic Irish fare. Curb your appetite with some Bangers & Mash and corned beef and cabbage rolls from Claddagh, or Irish goulash and sauerkraut balls form Hey Hey Bar and Grill.

Wash it all down with an adult beverage. Tokens cost $2, and drinks range from two to five tokens.

There will be beer and whiskey tastings each day of the festival, and the mead tasting on Sunday is highly recommended. The beer and mead tastings are $12, and whiskey is $16.

Some other fun attractions are the Celtic sports (rugby!), cultural exhibits and everybody's favorite four-legged friends, the Celtic canines.

Also check out the reddest hair, greenest eyes and most freckles contests.