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 performances begin at 9:00 AM with the Scottish Highland Dance Competition followed throughout the day with Irish Dance Competition. Incredible events and family attractions, such as the Highland Athletes, the caber and sheaf toss will highlight a 7-event competition. This year will also include an all-amateur open event for men and women of all ages. 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. The color and sounds will lift your heart.
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