The Florida Keys Celtic Festival
From Friday, January 10, 2020 to Sunday, January 12, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 12, 2020 Tranquility Bay
Celtic history, culture, food and music are to be featured at the Florida Keys Celtic Festival, a favorite Middle Keys event for families, scheduled Friday through Sunday, Jan. 10-12, 2020.
Celtic rock and traditional music are scheduled by performers including the Scottish band Albannach, international super group Rathkeltair, The Screaming Orphans, West of Galway and acclaimed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Nolan and Colin Farrell.
A “Kilts in The Keys” celebration kicks off the weekend, featuring Irish music by the West of Galway duo from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Marathon Grill and Ale House located at mile marker 53.
The festivities continue at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Other highlights of the weekend event include sheepdog herding demonstrations by Craigmalloch Farms, the bagpipes and drums of Police Pipe and Drum Corps of Florida, a Highland Athletics competition and Calli dancing in a dance pavillion. All events are open for public viewing.
Celtic merchandise, offerings by local vendors, children’s activities, food and beverages — 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 $10 per person. Children age 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Parking is free.
Event information: floridakeyscelticfestival.com