CelticFest Vancouver Music Festival Downtown and More

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Celebrate 20 years of CelticFest Vancouver with an impressive and inclusive event lineup with comedy, dance, a free music festival, and more March 14-16, 2024 in Downtown Vancouver.

CelticFest Vancouver - Free Downtown Festival
CelticFest Vancouver – Free Downtown Festival. Photo submitted.

CelticFest Vancouver 20th Anniversary

  • Dates: Thursday March 14 – Saturday March 16, 2024
  • Location: Various venues
  • Tickets: Ticketed events (+ the free Saturday festival)

Festivities kick off Thursday March 14th with an Irish comedy show hosted by local comedian Amy Walsh and finish Saturday March 16th with an all-day St Patrick’s Day festival in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.

For 20 years, CelticFest Vancouver has delivered a rich cultural celebration of the Celtic nations to thousands of festival goers. In addition to comedy and the flagship downtown festival, festivities include a performance from the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir, and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh on March 15th hosted by Blackthorn, Vancouver’s longest-running Celtic Band. Chasing Abbey, a rising Irish pop group from Tullamore, Ireland will headline the festival along with local sensation Paul Caldwell.

Free Music Festival Downtown

  • Dates: Saturday March 16, 2024 from 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Location: šxwƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square – North side of the Vancouver Art Gallery

The free Saturday festival will showcase a range of new and returning performances including music from local favourites like Matty & The Barge Boys and traditional dance by the O’Brien School of Irish Dance. Storyteller Jess Murray as well as the Showstoppers will delight young festival-goers in addition to a family zone with games and activities for all ages.

CelticFest Vancouver - Free Downtown Festival. Photo submitted.
CelticFest Vancouver – Free Downtown Festival. Photo submitted.

A curated Celtic marketplace will offer everything from international snacks, jewelry, a photo booth and locally made Celtic crafts. Local sports teams and community groups will play games and promote Celtic culture in Vancouver. Cold beers, beverages and a selection of international cuisine will be available through mobile bars and food trucks.

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