Austin Celtic Festival
November 3-4, 2012
Noon - 7:30 pm
Online: $12/day or $20/two day pass
At Gate: $15 (two day pass not available at gate)
(Children under 13 are free)
One of my favorite local festivals, the Austin Celtic Festival was first held back in 1997 . . .
. . . and was promptly rained out and had to be moved in a hurry to the indoor Dessau Music Hall venue.
The festival has come a long way since its rainy, humble beginnings. It's now a 2 day event held at the spacious Fiesta Gardens just east of downtown and adjacent to Lady Bird Lake.
Highlights include: live music, dance performances, the competitive Highland Games, storytelling, lectures and workshops, children's activities, numerous food and crafts vendors, an archery area, and, of course, lots of Guiness.
You can check out the Austin Celtic Festival site to confirm the 2011 performer list along with brief bios, but here's the quick version:
The 2012 Celtic Festival includes the following dance companies:
Map - Fiesta Gardens
2101 Bergman AVE
Austin, Texas 78702