The 2015 CELTIC Festival will bring international bands, Highland games, Scottish and Irish clans, Celtic artisans and food, a whisky tasting, and Northeast Florida’s ONLY St. Patrick’s Day Parade!The 5th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is set for March 13-15 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine.
Why was the Celtic Festival started in the Ancient City?
“Over half the population of St. Augustine has at least one Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or other Celtic ancestor,” said Albert Syeles, president of Romanza St. Augustine, the organization that has presented the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival since 2011.
“But most remarkably, the colonists and soldiers who founded St. Augustine in 1565 came from Celtic, northern Spain. We were founded by Celts. Spanish Celts!”