Fencing Lesson at Saline Celtic Festival

CANCELED – Saline Celtic Festival

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This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Events take advance planning and while current guidelines might have allowed the event, it was uncertain at the time a decision was made.

Michigan is easing restrictions especially as many people become vaccinated against COVID. We know families have different comfort levels with various activities. Please use your own judgement on whether the event is right for your family. Check mask guidelines for the event itself. While no longer legally required, masks are still recommended for those not fully vaccinated if you are indoors or outdoors when distancing is not possible. We encourage people to continue wearing masks (and do ourselves even though we are fully vaccinated).
Event Details

Date(s) - 08/22/2020
Cost: $15/Adult, $5/Youth (ages 13-17), Free for 12 & Under at the gate, $10/adults online in advance


Mill Pond Park
Region: Saline
565 W. Bennett St, Saline

Event Description

The Saline Celtic Festival is canceled for 2020. They plan to return for 2021 to celebrate the 25th festival.

The Saline Celtic Festival begins at 5p on Friday, but the main event is Saturday. Don’t miss our 5 Tips for the Saline Celtic Festival. Saline Celtic Festival - 5 Tips

2020 Saline Celtic Festival Activities

Wee Folks Island features games, arts and crafts, storytime with Merida, duck races, and more. Kids can compete in the Celtic Kids games. Try to topple the dragon with a disc, race against a friend or the clock in a game of Aberdeen Castle, Quoits, Ring Hook, Prizes, and more. My daughter loved these games in 2015. Challenge Course Detroit Irish Music Association is hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo

Schedule Highlights

Wee Folks Island Schedule

  • noon – Wee Folks Island Opens
  • 12:15p – Storytime with Princess Merida
  • 1p – Ducky Race
  • 1:15p – Storytime with Princess Merida
  • 2p – Ducky Race
  • 2:15p – Storytime with Princess Merida
  • 2:30-3p – Princess Merida Takes a Nap
  • 3p – Ducky Race
  • 3:15p – Storytime with Princess Merida
  • 4p – Ducky Race
  • 4:30p – Wee Folks Parade with Princess Merida and Bagpiper
  • 5p Wee Folks Island Closes

Other Activities

The Red Dragon and Brecon stages host music and dance events throughout the day

2019 Schedule

  • 10a Gates Open
  • 11a Opening Ceremony
  • Noon – Ancient Athletic Games Begin, Saline Fiddlers, Motor City Irish Dance
  • 12:30p – Jousting & Ring of Steel
  • 1p – Try an Instrument Workshop
  • 1:30p Haggis Hurl
  • 2p Ring of Steel, Flute/Tin Whistle Workshop
  • 3p Jousting
  • 3:30p Haggis Hurl, Ring of Steel
  • 5p Ring of Steel
  • 6p Ring of Steel
  • 10:45p Ring of Steel Fire Show

Past Years at Saline Celtic Festival

We had a great time at both the 2014 and 2015 Saline Celtic Festival as shown in the video below and in our 2014 review. In 2014, my daughter’s highlights were the Wee Folks Island and watching the Highland Games. In 2015, the highlight was taking on the kids challenge course and taking a fencing lesson. At 9, she decided to skip the Wee Folks Island in favor of the other activities.

Tickets for Saline Celtic Festival

Tickets for the Saline Celtic Festival are $15 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 13-17), Free for children 12 & under, and $10 for seniors (65+). Online advance tickets are $10/adults and seniors and $5/youth (ages 13-17)  


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