CelticFest 2024

CelticFest 2024

March 14, 2024 - March 16, 2024
All Day

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CelticFest Vancouver, the city’s annual celebration of Celtic culture returns this weekend celebrating 20 years of bringing Celtic music, dance and culture to Vancouver.

Festivities kick off Thursday March 14 with an Irish comedy show hosted by local comedian Amy Walsh and finish Saturday March 16th with an all-day St Patrick’s Day festival in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

The free, all-ages, community festival offers live music, performance, a beer tent, food trucks, Irish dancing, a Celtic-themed market, games, Irish Wolfhounds, a family zone, face painting, sports demonstrations and more.

In addition to comedy and the flagship downtown festival, ticketed festivities include a performance from the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh. Chasing Abbey, a rising Irish pop group from Tullamore, Ireland will headline the festival along with local sensation Paul Caldwell.

The free Saturday festival will showcase a range of new and returning performances including music from local favourites like Matty & The Barge Boys and traditional dance by the O’Brien School of Irish Dance. Storyteller Jess Murray and kids’ ensemble, the Showstoppers will delight young festival-goers in addition to a family zone with games and activities for all ages.

A curated Celtic marketplace will offer everything from international snacks, jewelry, a photo booth and locally made Celtic crafts. Local sports teams and community groups will play games and promote Celtic culture in Vancouver. Cold beers, beverages and a selection of international cuisine will be available through mobile bars and food trucks.

Event Details:
When: Thursday March 14 – Saturday March 16 2024
Where: Various venues + Saturday Festival in šxwƛənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – North of the Vancouver Art Gallery

Tickets: celticfestvancouver.com
Some ticketed events + a free Saturday festival

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