Please join us in 2016 to celebrate romantic St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage. Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic history.
The festival begins on March 11th and ends on March 13th. The festival will begin with “The St. Patricks Day” parade downtown. This is the only St. Patty’s Day Parade in Northeast Florida. Parade starts at 10am.
The Parade is an annual celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage and the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. With over 800 participants and thousands of spectators, lads and lasses converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their tartans and green attire. Did you know that the wearin’ o’ the green was outlawed in the 18th Century England? Seen as a form of rebellion, the wearing of shamrocks was a crime punishable by hanging.
The St. Augustine St. Patrick Day Parade follows a route throughout downtown and ends at Francis Field just as the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival begins.
Being only a five year old event, The St. Patrick Day Parade is already categorized as one of the three largest parades in the City.
When you join us in 2016 for the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival these are just a few of the things that you’ll be seeing, experiencing and tasting!
*Whiskey Tasting Kickoff Event
*Celtic Performers from Around the World!
*Celtic & Local Food Offerings
*SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT-Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies ONLY at Memorial Presbyterian Church (tickets sold separately)
*Bartender Challenge-Sunday at 2 PM
*Specialty Cocktails at the Jameson Tent
11:00 AM-10:00 PM Saturday
11:00 AM-7:00 PM Sunday