DUBLIN IRISH FESTIVAL Coffman Park, Dublin dublinirishfestival.org Get a taste of Ireland without leaving this fair city during the annual fest, which attracts around 100,000 people annually. Held throughout Coffman Park in Dublin, the three-day festival has authentic food (and beer for the adults!), entertainment and plenty of Irish dancing performances. Kids can check out the Wee Folk area with crafts and activities. And, if they look Irish enough, there's an annual competition for redheads and those donning freckles. This year's festival runs August 3-5, with plenty of scheduled musical shows including Celtic band Gaelic Storm. RUNNERS-UP: Columbus Oktoberfest, Greek Festival