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CELTICFEST GATHERING

Saturday 26 March

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CelticFest Warwick celebrates the Southern Downs’ rich Scottish and Irish heritage as well as contemporary Celtic culture and the natural beauty of the region.

The main event, a Celtic Gathering, is to be held Saturday March 26, bringing ‘All things Celtic’ together at the Warwick Showgrounds, with Celtic Community bringing you satellite events across the region Friday 25 and Sunday 27 March.

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HIGHLAND GAMES

The main event, a Celtic Gathering, is to be held Saturday 26 March, bringing ‘All things Celtic’ together at the Warwick Showgrounds, with Celtic Community bringing you satellite events across the region Friday 25 and Sunday 27 March.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Saturday is a ticketed event held at the Warwick Showgrounds. (Celtic Gathering)

Friday and Sunday are host to an array of satellite events held by businesses and community groups across the region which coincide with CelticFest, allowing you to pick and choose how you immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the region. (Celtic Community)

Celtic Gathering - Saturday 26 March (ticketed event through Eventbrite)

Warwick Showgrounds - 18 Kingsford Street

It will run all day and into the evening with so much, almost too much, to see and do:

  • Highland Games including the Caber Toss

  • Medieval Village – Vikings, Jacobites, workshops and more

  • Massed Pipe Band – Celtic Parade and massed performance of pipers and drummers

  • Irish and Highland Dancing

  • Gathering of the Clans and Genealogy Experts

  • Celtic Bands, Fiddlers and Choir

  • Celtic Markets and Lost Trades

  • Celtic Animals – ‘Highland Coos’ and Clydesdales

  • ‘Rock On’ Irish Band into the evening

  • Celtic inspired Bar

Celtic Community - Friday 25 and Sunday 27 March will see the region’s people stir their Celtic roots and welcome you to immerse yourself in a range of Celtic experiences. Many are free, with some having an entry fee:

  • Celtic music at historic Glengallan Homestead

  • Downs Explorer Heritage Train journey & lunch at O’Shanleys Hotel in Clifton

  • Celtic Bands and Workshops at Club Warwick RSL

  • Gaelic Football 

  • Park Run – Celtic style

  • Scottish Country Dance at Junabee Hall

  • Heritage Trail Walks – open historical buildings, cemetery walks

  • Heritage and Art Drive Trails

  • Scots PGC College Pipe Band Competition

  • Displays of Celtic Art and art celebrating the beauty of the region

CelticFest acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.