March 11, 2016 through March 13, 2016
Festival Hours are 11:00 AM-10:00 PM Saturday and
11:00 AM-7:00 PM Sunday
FL Main Festival Events on Francis Field,
29 W Castillo Dr. St. Augustine 32084
Please join us in 2016 to celebrate romantic St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage.
Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic history.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SALUTES — It’s not as wild as Savannah’s daylong party or as magnificent as Chicago’s tradition of dying the river green, but these Florida tributes to four-leaf clovers, kilts and bagpipes will have you wishing for the luck of the Irish.
St. Augustine Celtic & Heritage Festival features Dublin’s Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies, Highland games, parade, whiskey tasting and live entertainment for the whole family.
Irish Festival and Grogg March includes Irish music, face painting, an interactive treasure hunt, arts and crafts and an after-dark Grogg March.
Details: March 12-13 at Harborwalk Village, Destin (emeraldgrande.com/harborwalk-village)
30A St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade also features a pet pawty, children’s entertainment zone, treasure hunt, balloon art and live entertainment by the Celtic rock band Whiskey of the Damned and the Drake School of Irish Dance. Details: March 12 at Santa Rosa Beach (30aparade.com)
The sounds of the ancient Celtic peoples of Scotland and Ireland are as alive today as ever in America’s Oldest CELTIC City at the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Hertiage Festival, March 11 – 13, 2016 at Francis Field on Castillo Drive.
Find the CELT in YOU as you take in the sights, sounds and tastes of centuries of European history in the “Nation’s Oldest City” – founded in 1565 bySPANISH CELTS. Celtic Clans show their ancestral pride, Highland Games athletes demonstrate their mind-boggling strength, vendors offer up Celtic cuisine and hand-made crafts, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches through the streets of the Ancient City’s Historic District.
But the hands-down favorite of the St. Augustine Celtic Festival is the music.
The Festival has been praised
as “Arguably the finest collaboration of Celtic artists assembled in the United States!” Bands from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and around the U.S. play both traditional tunes and Celtic rock throughout the two-day festival – arguably the best collaboration of Celtic artists around. We’re talking Scots-born Albannach and Ireland’s Dublin City Ramblers just to name a few, attracting fans from throughout Florida and Georgia, from Savannah to St. Augustine, Orlando and The Villages.