Posted: Jun 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM [Jun 13, 2012]
The 17th Annual Saline Celtic Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 12th with entertainment at the Summer Music Series. Join us for the free music and great fun to start the Celtic Festival Celebration! Friday night, July 13th, is Pub In the Park starting at 5:30 p.m. and promises food, drinks and music for a $5.00 gate fee into the Red Dragon tent. Great music and fun workshops, for dance and music, will offer a full night of fun.
Saturday, July 14, is Festival Day! The festivities begin with a 5K run followed by Opening Ceremonies to celebrate Welsh, Irish, and Scottish traditions, honoring the Celtic nations and their cultures. The festivities begin at 10:00 AM with the Scottish Highland Dance Competition. Incredible events and family attractions, such as the Highland Athletes, the caber and sheaf toss will highlight a 7-event competition. Saturday’s stage events will begin at noon with live entertainment throughout the day and will feature traditional Irish and original music. Great activities for families to enjoy on Saturday, including Millie the Mill Pond Monster, the Wee Folk Area, Sheep Dog Demonstrations, Jousting Knights on Horseback, Dark Ages Living History Viking Encampment and much more. And what would the festival be without the Highland Pipe Bands? The bands, individual pipers, and drummers will compete for medals and bragging rights. There will be food and merchant vendors available at a variety of locations within the park selling authentic Celtic food and great merchandise. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during the Saline Celtic Festival! The Festival runs through 11:00 PM
Pricing: Saturday July 14, 2012
Pre-sale tickets – Adult $10; Youth (13-17) $5; Group (10) $80
Day of purchase – Adult $15; Youth (13-17) $5; Seniors $12; Child (12 and under) & Active Military Free
Saturday evening after 8pm; Adults $10