Since 1988, Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival has secured a spot as a staple in Bethlehem festivals and in America’s memories. CelticFest has earned a reputation that invites visitors— new and old, locals and nonnatives— to its celebrations year after year. Now, in 2012 and its 25th year of operation, Celtic Classic brings more of its classic events and merriment to festival-goers. From dancing and fiddling, to caber tossing and whiskey-tasting, to Shepherd’s pie and haggis, to Scottish ballads and Irish music, Celtic Classic offers a variety of fun for all.
Thanks to donations and support over the years, the festival admission is free. Yes, FREE. So enjoy a stroll through true Celtic culture in downtown Bethlehem that will certainly please you and your wallet.
So welcome fall from September 28th through the 30th and enjoy a weekend of Celtic food, beverages (yes, that means beer for you 21-and-over-year-olds), crafts, sounds, sports, and sure-to-be memories.
Celtic Classic Festival Breakdown:
Friday, 9/28: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, 9/29: 9:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, 9/30: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Festival Event Locations:
Highland Field (Athletic Competitions)
Grand Pavilion; Tavern in the Glen; Ice House; Jameson Irish Pub; Piping Grove (Live Music)
“The Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival is presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. The Celtic Classic is a celebration of Celtic culture and heritage.” –celticfest.org