Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4th Annual Celtic Festival To Benefit Ormond Beach Mainstreet


The skirl of bagpipes means the Clans are ready to gather for the 4th Annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival and Highland Games, April 26-27, 2014.  This great event returns to Rockefeller Gardens with 5 stages of music, 2 days of Highland Games, authentic Celtic food, vendors selling everything from claddagh rings to tartan kilts, kids activities and so much more!  Whether you're celebrating your Celtic heritage or can't tell haggis from colcannon, the Ormond Beach Celtic Festival has something to love.  The weekend attracts more than 10,000 locals and visitors each year.  Admission is $5 each day for adults.  Children under 12 are admitted free.

Here are the Celtic Festival Quick Facts:

Festival Hours:

Friday, April 25 - Whisky Tasting 5:30 pm

Oceanside Country Club, 75 N. Halifax Dr., Ormond Beach

TICKETS @ OrmondWhiskyTasting.eventbrite.com ($25)

                       
Saturday, April 26, 10 am - 8 pm;
Sunday, April 27, 11 am - 5 pm
                                                   
Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Dr., Ormond Beach, FL


Planned activities:

For a complete schedule visit the website at www.OrmondBeachCelticFestival.com

Music
Musicians and dancers from the United States, Canada and the British Isles fill 4 stages with continuous music from more than 20 bands.

The jam tent and workshops are free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Rosie O'Grady's Highlander pipe band is on parade twice each day.

Headliners
(Headliners appear on the Main Stage both
Saturday and Sunday)

Patrick Ball - Theater of Legend, Celtic Harp & Spoken Word (www.patrickball.com)

Brendan Nolan - Irish Singer & Songwriter (www.brendannolan.com)

Highland Games
Saturday - NASGA sanctioned competition in Caber Toss, Braemar Stone, Scottish Hammer, Sheaf Toss, Weight for Height and Weight for Distance

Sunday - Workshops and demonstrations

Dance
Performances by Irish step dancers and Scottish Country dancers

Join in the fun 5 pm Saturday at our "Ceilidh".  This dance party and workshop with live musicians will teach you all you need to know to start stepping out in the Celtic fashion.

Clans
Learn more about Celtic heritage in clan tents featuring history and culture

Clan Challenge Games - darts, tug of war, corn hole and more

Kirkin' o' the Tartan church service - Sunday morning

2014 Honored Clan - Clan Campbell

Parades
Daily clan parade led by Rosie O'Grady's Highlanders
Dog parade and costume competition

Kids Zone
Elf and Fairy costume competitions
Build a faerie house
Kids' Highland Games
Face painter
Storytellers
Crafts

Current Vendor List
(please check our website for additional vendors)
AAA Travel
Aunt MJ Creations
Buffington's Bar and Grill
Cameron Clan Kettle Corn
Celtic Designs by Melodye
Celtic Roar
Colleen's Celtic Cove
Faire Isle Trading Company
Highland Glenn Foods
Hershey's Ice Cream
House of Douglas
Kona Ice
La Wren's Nest
Lulu's Oceanside Grill
Metal Mistress
Michael Hayman Handmade Celtic Jewelry
Museum Replica Jewelry
Name Heritage International
O'Casey's Irish Store
SBW Photography
Simply Savory
Super Grouper
The Celtic Exchange

THE ORMOND BEACH CELTIC FESTIVAL IS SPONSORED IN PART BY:

Best Western Castillo Del Sol, Bright House Networks, The Daytona Beach News-Journal,Money Pages Magazine, Plantation Island Resort, Ritchey Autos, S.R. Perrott, Southern Stone Event Group, Subaru of Daytona & TD Bank





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