This annual festival brings together Celts and people of similar origin and like mind to celebrate their history and culture. Founded in 2008 as an annual event held on the last weekend in June, the Ithaca Celtic Festival is raising the flag over our ‘gorges’ city of Ithaca, NY, inviting all who love a good outdoor event to join together.
Ithaca Celtic Festival celebrates competitions in bagpiping, athletics
and dance, but also Celtic culture and history as well. The
festival this year includes their newest demonstration in its second
year called “Waulking of the Tweed.” Other activities include:
sheep-shearing, wool-spinning and kilt-making demonstrations, Clan
booths, Celtic foods and crafts, all weekend activities for children
including the annual clan scavenger hunt, Irish step-dancing and
lessons, Gaelic lessons, a wellness tent that showcases Ithaca’s
alternative medical scene, historical re-enactors, and possibly a scene
or two from the Ithaca Shakespeare Company.
What: Ithaca Celtic Fesxtival
Where: Stewart Park, Ithaca
When: June 28-29-2014