St. Augustine’s Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

Date: March 11 – 13, 2023
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 for the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival can be purchased:

Cost:

Admission is Free for children 12 and under and retired or active U.S. Military (Each person must have current valid Military ID).  Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Whiskey Tasting ($60): Available online only until Sold Out.  These tickets include admission to the Friday night whiskey tasting event only.
  • VIP Tickets ($80 – Nov 24-28, 2022 Only) | ($90 – November 29, 2022 : Includes admission to the festival on both Saturday and Sunday, a festival t-shirt, two free drinks (beer or wine) as well as exclusive access to the VIP tent with bar, air-conditioned restrooms, and front stage seating Main Stage. *you may also bring your own chairs*
  • General Ticket ($13.50 – Nov 24-28, 2022 Only) | ($15 – November 29, 2022):  Includes admission on Saturday or Sunday.  *you may also bring your own chairs*

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date: March 11, 2023
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 annual event is a celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage 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 recorded St. Patricks Parade also took place in St. Augustine (not in Boston or New York or Ireland), 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

To be announced for 2023.

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Schedule

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Musical Lineup

The information below is for the festival’s music lineup in 2022.  The schedule/lineup for 2023 is to be announced.

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