- From 06 Fri Jan 2017 to 09 Mon Jan 2017 January 6, 2017 January 9, 2017 Tranquility Bay
The Florida Keys Celtic Festival
Attendees can enjoy the rhythms of Celtic rock and traditional music at the fourth annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival, set for Friday through Monday, Jan. 6-9, 2017.
A return of the Scottish band Albannach headlines a diverse weekend musical lineup for the family-friendly event. Other musical higlights include an appearance by international super group Rathkeltair, a show featuring The Screaming Orphans, an encore performance from West of Galway and a live acoustic performance by Marcille Wallis & Friends.
A “Kilts in The Keys” celebration kicks off the weekend featuring Irish music by West of Galway from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Marathon Grill and Ale House at mile marker (MM) 53.
The festivities continue at the Marathon Community Park, MM 49, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. An opt-in hickory-stick golf tournament is scheduled Monday.
Other attractions during the weekend event include sheepdog herding demonstrations, the bagpipes and drums of Police Pipe and Drum of Florida, a sanctioned women’s Highland athletics competition, men’s Highland athletics demonstrations and the Florida State Haggis Hurling Championship. All events are open for public viewing.
Celtic merchandise, food and beverages, children’s activities and local vendors including an Irish tea tent and a pub tent round out the weekend’s festivities.
Single-day admission tickets are available for Saturday or Sunday for $12 per person and two-day admission tickets are $20 for adults. Children age 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.
Parking at the event is free and specially priced Marathon accommodations are available.
Event information: floridakeyscelticfestival.com