July 12-13, 2013
Millpond Park, Saline MI
Festival Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 11
The 18th Annual Saline Celtic Festival kicks off on Thursday with a Highland Athletics demonstration downtown at the Saline Summer Music Series
Friday, July 12
Pub in the Park begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, July 12th, for a $5 cover charge. Enjoy great food, Michigan craft beers, great music and entertainment. Come hang out and relax with neighbors and friends while strolling through the beautiful Millpond Park. Free parking and shuttle bus service available.
Saturday, July 13
Saturday, July 13th is Festival Day! The festivities begin with the Mastodon Mayhem Obstacle run, followed by the Opening Ceremonies with an "Inside the Park" parade, mass pipe bands, National Anthem, dignitaries, and more starting at 11:00 am.
And what would the festival be without the Highland Pipe Bands? The bands, individual pipers, and drummers will compete for medals and bragging rights. The color and sounds will lift your heart. The performances begin at 9:00 am with the Scottish and Highland Dance Competition followed throughout the day with Irish Dance Competitions. The always popular Highland Athletes with the caber and sheaf toss will highlight a 7-event competition. Saturday’s stage entertainment will begin at noon with three stages of live entertainment throughout the day and will feature rock and traditional Celtic music by Solas, Brother, Tartan Terrors, Blackthorn, and many more great bands. Great activities for families to enjoy on Saturday include Jousting Knights on Horseback, Clans and Societies, Golf chipping, Celtic Survivor, Haggis Hurl, Textile Arts, Shopping, Sheep Dog Demonstrations, The Wee Folk Area, Medieval Reenactments, Tug-of-War and the ever popular Millie the Millpond Monster.
There will be food and many merchant vendors available at a variety of locations within the park selling authentic Celtic food and great merchandise. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during the Saline Celtic Festival! The Festival runs through 11:00 pm each day. Tickets will be available at the Celtic Festival Office, Saline City Hall and other local businesses beginning June 1st. Click here for ticket locations. Would you like to attend the Festival for free? Just become a volunteer! For a few hours of work (really more like play) you are given free admission as part of the great party.
For more information on the Celtic Festival or to volunteer, contact the Saline Celtic Festival office at 734-944-2810, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Come and enjoy the party!