CelticFest Vancouver has already begun with a series of events and concerts and it will culminate this weekend with a ceilidh, choir, and community event in Downtown Vancouver.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, these events have been cancelled for 2020.
CelticFest Vancouver Ceilidh
When: Friday March 13, 2020 doors at 7:00pm
Where: Hellenic Community Centre 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online now, kids 12 and under free.
Details: This family-friendly event features many talented Celtic Performers. Fun, participatory, called-dances will be taught throughout the night or you can just leap about and boogie to yer own beat! Family-friendly event. Mama’s Fish and Chips truck will be there.
Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now
Details: Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir will lift the roof with their mix of traditional Celtic music and modern songs.
St. Patrick’s Family Day Event
When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (north Vancouver Art Gallery plaza)
Tickets: FREE! No tickets required. View Facebook event »
Details: The square will be taken over by a Stage with a full day’s line-up, as well as a Kid’s Craft tent, (Tír na nÓg) and a Market Tent (an Margadh) with local businesses and organizations showcasing their fundraisers and upcoming events, as well as Irish & Scottish Language groups there to teach you some words and phrases. There will be a tent hosted by the Irish Families in Vancouver group who will have their own crafts, Irish temporary tattoos, face painting and more.
A portion of the square will be transformed into a beer garden sponsored in part by Red Truck Brewery & Main Street Brewery. The BC Branch of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada will have some of these gorgeous dogs to meet and greet. You’ll also have the chance to learn some GAA with the ISSC on site, there to show you how to hold a hurl and throw a sliotar! Consul General of Ireland, Mr Frank Flood will open the festivities.
March 15, 2020: The Kay Meek Arts Centre will host Dervish
March 22, 2020: Rogue Folk Presents The Altan Irish Trad Band
March 27-28, 2020: The Celtic Tenors Join the VSO
Follow CelticFest Vancouver on Facebook for more info.