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CelticFest Vancouver Is Back and LIVE for 2022

CelticFest Vancouver, the City’s annual celebration of all
things Celtic culture is back with an in-person festival March 16th – 20th, 2022.

Celebrating its 17th annual festival, CelticFest is thrilled to return with live programming including an all-ages outdoor public festival in Robson Plaza and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – North of the Vancouver Art Gallery on March 19th and 20th, 2022.

The weekend festivities will include live music performances, Irish & Scottish dancing, a pop up market place, Irish Wolfhounds, a family zone, sports demonstrations, food trucks, a beer tent and more!

As Western Canada’s largest annual Celtic festival, year on year the event has delivered a rich cultural celebration of the Celtic nations’ kinship and community, and this year’s festival will be no different. The free two-day event will showcase a range of events including music from local Celtic favourites like Blackthorn and Fight Outside featuring Brian O’Brien and Paul Caldwell. The North Shore Celtic Ensemble will perform in addition to the kiddie favourite, MomBop. The family zone will feature a photo booth and games for all ages. Dancers from the O’Brien School of Irish Dance and Eire Born Irish Dance company will perform on the main stage and Tourism Ireland and Air Canada will host an incredible giveaway. Stay tuned for details on a local scavenger hunt with a real gold prize at the end of the rainbow.

“We’re very pleased to be bringing back the live festival and have a great weekend in store for festival-goers of all ages,” shares Harry Cussen, Chairman of the CelticFest Vancouver Board. “We’ve got performances from some incredible local Celtic acts in music and dance and are thrilled to bring the community together to celebrate Celtic culture in BC. Spring is in the air and we’re ready to re-establish our physical presence and return the festival to its former glory days in Vancouver.”

Join CelticFest Vancouver on Robson Plaza and šxʷƛ̓ ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – North of the Vancouver Art Gallery, March 19th – 20th for all the excitement. Performances on the main stage run Saturday 12 PM – 9 PM and Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM.

Other CelticFest events include a comedy night at Donnellan’s Irish Pub on March 16th, and a breakfast hosted by the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce Vancouver on March 17th. Platinum sponsor for the event is Community Savings Credit Union.

For more details on the free festival schedule and ticketed events check out the CelticFest Vancouver, click here.