Activities at the three-day Dublin Irish Festival range from Irish dancing and crafts for children to whiskey tastings and concerts for adults.

Activities at the three-day Dublin Irish Festival range from Irish dancing and crafts for children to whiskey tastings and concerts for adults.

Teens weren't left out, however. Activities for teens attending the Irish festival include video games and more at the teen zone located at Coffman Park's skate park.

Dublin's director of community relations, Sandra Puskarcik, said the city has partnered this year with a local teen group, ACT, to offer bracelets in the teen zone.

"A lot of teens come to the Irish festival and we wanted to support those teens and their initiative to eliminate teen drinking," she said.

The bracelets, similar to the Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" bracelets, say "Make a diff, act responsibly."

Puskarcik said the bracelets will be handed out for free in the teen zone during the festival, which starts Friday.

While the bracelets and partnership with Dublin ACT are new, Amanda Smigelsky, a member of the community relations department, said the usual teen activities will be back in the usual place, a change from last year.

"We did move from last year. We were at the place where the bog ponies are in the glen, but the teens are back at the skate park again," she said.

The teen zone, which is open from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, will have a DJ and offer a chance to play Guitar Hero and other Xbox games on a big screen TV.

"They have their own little area within the festival to hang out and talk with their friends," Smigelsky said.

She believes giving teens their own area will help create lasting memories and give them a reason to come back as they get older.

"They start in the Wee Folk area, and then go on to the teen zone. They'll keep coming back," she said.

Smigelsky said attendees in the teen zone would have a chance to win a Razor go-cart from Pepsi through registration on Friday and Saturday night.