4th annual Celtic festival returns to Old Town March 9

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:00

Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the fourth annual Old Town St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 9 from noon-9:00 pm. As always, the festival is free and activities will take place inside Old Town Winchester businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting).

2019 Schedule

Time Location Activity
Noon-3 pm Bright Box Theater Capital Celtic - Band
Noon-3 pm 50/50 Taphouse Across the Pond - Band
Noon-5 pm 1840 Courthouse Lawn SPCA Children’s Celtic Games
1-1:15 pm 50/50 Taphouse Armstrong Irish Dance Academy Performance
1:40-1:55 pm 1840 Courthouse Lawn Armstrong Irish Dance Academy Performance
All Day Loudoun Street Mall City of Winchester Pipes and Drums (Bagpipers)
2-4 pm Handley Library Magic Lantern & Handley Library present Waking Ned Devine (Comedy)
3-6 pm Brewbaker's Restaurant Emily Martin & Friends - Band
5-8 pm Winchester Brew Works Merlin’s Beard Band - Band
6-8 pm 147 North Restaurant Winchester Celtic Circle - Band
6-9 pm George Washington Hotel One Street Over - Band

Benefiting the SPCA

During all scheduled performances, a percentage of food and drink sales will benefit SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties.

Celtic Games for Children

The SPCA will host Celtic activities for children on the Old Courthouse Lawn. The Celtic activities will provide a fun atmosphere for lads and lassies ages 3-12. 

Other Fun Activities

A balloon artist, face painter, dancers, vendors, and bagpipers will be on the Loudoun Street Mall and in Old Town shops and restaurants throughout the day. Free photos will be available at the Celtic Fest photo booth and don’t miss the petting zoo with friendly animals on the Taylor Pavilion lawn.

Back by popular demand this year, the Magic Lantern Theater and Handley Library will co-sponsor a 2:00 pm showing of the movie “Waking Ned Devine.”  A sly Irish comedy about a lottery winner dying of shock in a small Ireland town and his fellow townsfolk attempting to claim the money.

For more information about the St. Patty’s Celtic Festival entertainment or activities, please visit the Old Town Winchester website at EnjoyOTW.com.