St. Augustine’s Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

Date: March 11 – 13, 2022
Time:

  • Friday (Exclusive Whiskey-Tasting): 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday:   10 am to 7 pm

Location: Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive

Join us for the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival in the Nation’s Oldest City. This annual, three-day event begins with an ‘early-bird’ whiskey tasting followed by two days of live music by the top Celtic performers in the world as well as authentic Celtic food, highland games, workshops, lectures and the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Northeast Florida.

As the sounds, tastes, and traditions of the Celtic peoples surround you, you too will find the Celt in you! 

Celtic Festival Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival! They can be purchased:

  • Online
  • Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub (23 Orange St, St. Augustine)
  • General tickets can be at the festival gates; they are the only tickets you can purchase at the gate.

Tickets:

Additionally, all tickets purchased before March 1, 2022 are at a discounted price. Admission is free for children 12 and under and retired or active U.S. Military (with ID). Tickets are non-refundable. The prices below are at a discounted price.

  • Whiskey Tasting ($50): Available online only until Sold Out.  These tickets include admission to the Friday night whiskey tasting event only.
  • VIP Tickets ($80 – Nov 30, 2021-Feb 28, 2022) | ($90 – after Mar 1, 2022 or until Sold Out) : Includes admission to the festival on both Saturday and Sunday, a festival t-shirt, two free drinks as well as exclusive access to the VIP tent, bar, bathrooms, and front stage seating.
  • General Ticket ($12.50 – Nov 30, 2021-Feb 28, 2022) | ($15 – after Mar 1, 2022 ):  Includes admission on Saturday or Sunday.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: March 13, 2022
Time: Begins at 10:00am
Parade Route: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Map

Join us for the only St. Patricks Day Parade in Northeast Florida. This event is an annual celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic hertiage and the Emerald Isle’s most-revered saint. Afterall, the very first St. Patricks celebration took place in St. Augustine in 1600 and rumor has it the first St. Patricks Parade also took place in St. Augustine (not in Boston or New York), in 1601! Note: The parade route loops through the Historic District and ends on Francis Field where the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is held.

Parade Grand Marshal

The parade Grand Marshal for 2022 is The Sisters of St. Joseph / Father Miguel O’Reill House Museum. The O’Reilly House is the oldest house on the oldest street in the oldest part of the oldest city in the United States. Irish Priest Miguel (Michael) O’Reilly supervised the construction of St. Augustine’s beautiful Cathedral from 1793 to its completion and consecration in 1797.

The house was built around 1691 and was given to the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1866. Father Miguel O’Reilly wanted his house used for education. It has been under the care and ownership of the Sisters of St. Joseph since 1866.

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Schedule

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Musical Lineup

The information below is for the festival’s music lineup in 2022.

SATURDAY: March 12

Main Stage – Saturday, March 12

10:00am – 11:15am: Festival Gates Open / Filler Music & Announcements
11:15am – 11:45am:  Bagpipe Jam
12:30pm – 1:15pm:   Albannach
1:30pm  – 2:45pm:   Dublin City Ramblers
3:00pm – 4:45pm:   Steel City Rovers
5:00pm – 6:45pm:   Syr
7:00pm – 8:45pm:   Jamison
9:00pm –9:45pm:   Albannach

Second Stage – Saturday, March 12

12:00pm – 12:30pm:  Music & Storytelling with Zach Briggs
12:30pm – 1:15 pm:   Celtic Music Workshop with Steel City Rovers
1:30pm– 2:30pm:      Magic & Mayhem with Captain Mayhem
2:45pm – 3:30pm:     Celtic Dance with Blue Lotus World Dance Co.
3:45pm– 4:15pm:       Music & Storytelling with Zach Briggs
5:00pm– 6:00pm:      Historical Presentation: “The Loch Ness Monster” with John Miles
6:15pm – 6:45pm:     Music & Storytelling with Zach Briggs
7:00pm– 7:45pm:      Magic & Mayhem with Captain Mayhem

SUNDAY: March 13

Main Stage – Sunday, March 13

10:00am                     Festival Gates Open / Filler Music & Announcements
11:00am – 11:45am:   Albannach
12:00pm – 1:00pm:    Dublin City Ramblers
1:15pm – 2:30 pm:     Syr
2:45pm – 4:00pm:     Steel City Rovers
4:15pm – 6:00pm:     Seven Nations
6:15pm – 7:00pm:     Albannach

Second Stage – Sunday, March 13

12:00pm – 12:30pm:  Music & Storytelling with Zach Briggs
12:30pm – 1:15 pm:   Magic & Mayhem with Captain Mayhem
2:00pm – 2:45 pm:    Bagpipe Workshop with First Coast Highlanders
3:00pm – 4:00pm:     Historical Presentation: “Did Henry Sinclair of Scotland Discover America?” with John Miles
4:15pm – 4:45pm:      Music & Storytelling with Zach Briggs
5:00pm – 5:45pm:      Magic & Mayhem with Captain Mayhem