St. Augustine’s Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
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9th Annual St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
March 8 – 10, 2019
Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City! Join us for the 8th Annual St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival as the sounds of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland come alive with Celtic music. Celtic clans from around the world show their ancestral pride, Highland games athletes demonstrate their mind-boggling strength, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches through the streets of the Oldest City’s Historic District, Irish storytelling, and vendors offer up Celtic cuisine and hand-made crafts.
Friday night features a Whiskey Tasting event at the VIP Tent at Francis Field with limited seating. Tickets are sold separately.
Scottish and Irish bands playing both traditional tunes and modernized renditions of the ancient Celtic music appear live on stage throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday – arguably the best collaboration of Celtic artists assembled in the United States. Bands include Albannach, Dublin City Ramblers, Emish, Emmet Cahill (formerly of Celtic Thunder), Seven Nations, Enter the Haggis, House of Hamill, Rathkeltair, and The Steel City Rovers.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On Saturday, starting at 10:00 am, you won’t want to miss the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Northeast Florida. The Parade is an annual celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage and the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. It follows a route through downtown and finishes at Francis Field and the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival!
Friday, March 9
6:30 pm – Gates open at Francis Field.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Pre-Festival Whiskey-Tasting Event: This year the Celtic Festival will kick-off with a Whiskey-Tasking Event. A VIP tent will be set up on Francis Field where tasters are welcomed to relax out of the sun, enjoying top-shelf whiskey and a whiskey lesson by a Jameson Brand Ambassador.