Free CelticFest events this weekend: Celtic Village & Street Market

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The 10th annual CelticFest Vancouver is going into its final weekend, and with it comes a weekend of free events in downtown Vancouver!

This Saturday and Sunday, the Celtic Village and Street Market fills both Granville Street between Robson & Nelson and has also expanded into Robson Square with music, dance, fun and frolic, food and shopping! The free weekend-long street fair features music from some of the hottest Celtic music groups around the Mahony & Sons Music Stage, performances from a range of dynamic local dance troupes on the CelticFest Community Stage (at Robson Square), as well as a range of fabulous street performances at various Celtic Village locations.

If you’re looking to do some shopping, you’ll want to check out the Street Market on Granville Street where they’ll have a dizzying array of Celtic treasures and the works of gifted artisans. Be sure to sample some of the food too!

Schedule of free CelticEvents

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Sunday, March 16
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Starts at Howe & Davie, ends at Georgia & Granville

See our post on the parade for more information!

Mahony & Sons Music Stage – Celtic Village, Granville & Robson

Saturday, March 15

  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Nellie Quinn & Chris Meredith (Punters Reunion)
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – The Pat Chessell Band
  • 3 to 4 p.m. – The Irish Wakers
  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Willy Blizzard

Sunday, March 16

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Crikey Mor
  • 2 to 3 p.m. – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Mad Pudding

CelticFest Community Stage – Celtic Village, Robson Square

Saturday, March 15

  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Bodhrán Drum Circle
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. – Eire Born Irish Dancers
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Royal Scottish Country Dancers, Vancouver
  • 2:30 to 3 p.m. – De Dannaan Irish Dancers
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Can Cala
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m. – Inverglen Scottish Dancers

Sunday, March 16

  • 12:30 to 1 p.m. – Shot of Scotch Vancouver
  • 1 to 2 p.m. – Penny Whistle Party
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. – De Dannaan Irish Dancers
  • 2:30 to 3 p.m. – Can Cala
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Eire Born Irish Dancers
  • 3:30 to 4 p.m. – Tam O’Shanter Dancers

Celtic Circles (New this year!)

Celtic Circles are special Celtic Village street locations where amazing things happen. You might come upon thrilling sword fights, street entertainers or something even more unexpected!

Celtic Circle 1

  • Saturday, March 15 – Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 16 – Noon to 3 p.m.

Celtic Circle 2

  • Saturday, March 15 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 16 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Celtic Circle 3

  • Saturday, March 15 – 11 a.m. to Noon, 2 to 3 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 16 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

For more information on CelticFest, visit www.celticfestvancouver.com. Follow CelticFest on Facebook and Twitter (@CelticFestVan).

 

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