Texas Celtic Music Network
Celtic Festivals




Austin Celtic Festival
Festival in central Texas focusing on the music of all Celtic nations

Dog and Duck St. Patrick's Festival
The oldest Irish festival in Austin. Austin, Texas (March 17th)

Fadó Irish Festival
Sponsored by Fadó Irish Pub. Lots of Irish Rock. Austin, Texas (March 17th)

Salado Scottish Clan Gathering and Highland Games
44th Annual Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games (November 11 - 13, 2005, first FULL day is Sat.)

Highland Lakes Scottish Festival
Austin, Texas (1st weekend in May)

Kerrville Folk Festival
One of the largest folk festivals in the US sometimes featuring finer Celtic acts



North Texas Irish Festival
The largest Celtic Music festival in the Southwest.
PHONE: 214/821-4174
FAX: 214/824-1009

The North Texas Feis
Annual Feis in conjunction with the North Texas Irish Festival, Irving (Dallas), Texas.

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games
One of the nation's biggest and most spirited Scottish events descends on Arlington, TX (June 3-5)

Celtic Heritage Festival / Ft Worth Dallas Metroplex
Sponsored by Celtic Societies in that area, focusing on Celtic dance and featuring several regional Celtic bands.

The Dallas International Festival
Dallas, Texas (3rd weekend of July)

Celtic Heritage Festival
Bedford (October 7-9)

Kilgore Celtic Heritage Festival
Kilgore, TX (April 16-17)


Houston Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Houston, Texas (May 13-15)

Huntsville-Trinity Celtic Festival
Huntsville, Texas (Thanksgiving Friday & Saturday)

Sam Houston Folk Festival & Trinity Scottish Festival
Huntsville (April 23-24 )


San Antonio Highland Games
Alamo Irish Festival
San Antonio, Texas (St. Patrick's Day Weekend in March)

San Antonio (April 2-3)

Texas Folklife Festival
San Antonio (May 26-28)

South Texas Celtic Music Festival
Irish and Scottish bands and performers, Celtic dance groups, storytellers, Gaelic language classes, Celtic gifts and CD's, plus play areas for the very young.

Prickly Pear Irish Fair
George West, Texas (3rd Saturday of July)



League of Celtic Nations Celtic Festival and Craft Faire
Amarillo, Texas (1st wknd of October)

Scottish-Irish Faire
March 24-26 2006
presented by the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin.
Contact Dennis McIntosh 432 528-7774

CeltFesTexas - Scottish/Irish Folk Life Music Festival
Odessa, Texas, April 8th and 9th, 2006

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Arizona Irish Festival
Phoenix, Arizona




Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival
Saturday, October 22, 2005, Monroe, Louisiana

Celtic Nations Festival
South Louisiana Celtic festival produced by O'Flaherty's Pub

Highland Games of Louisiana
Jackson, Louisiana (3rd weekend in November)



Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival & Highland Games, Albuquerque
New Mexico (Memorial Day Weekend)



Oklahoma Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Scottish Games & Gathering
Tulsa, Oklahoma



CelticFest Mississippi
Traditional Celtic music, workshops, lectures and dance sponsored by the Celtic Heritage Society

Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival
Annual Celtic festival held in St. Louis.

Mississippi Highland Games
Jackson, Mississippi (August)

Highlands & Islands Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Gulfport, Mississippi (1st weekend in October)

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The Association of Scottish Games and Festivals
Games Listed by State

North Georgia Celtic Festival
The 4rd annual North Georgia Celtic Festival, July 23-24,2005 Gainesville, GA.

Milwaukee Irish Fest
The world's largest Irish music and cultural festival

Irish Cultural Festival at Stonehill College
The largest display of Celtic culture and entertainment assembled on the East Coast. Easton, MA

Mid-America Celtic Festival
Hot Springs, Arkansas (1st weekend in November)

Cleveland's Irish Cultural Festival
Cleveland, OH, July 21-23, 2006

Longs Peak Scottish Festival
Estes Park, Colorado (Weekend after Labor day)

Colorado Irish Festival
Littleton, CO. Sponsored by the Colorado United Irish Societies.

Gaelic Highland Festival
June 17th 18th and 19th 2005, Canon City, Colorado

Gaelic Highland Festival
June 17th 18th and 19th 2005, Canon City, Colorado

Southeast Florida Scottish Festival, Plantation (Fort Lauderdale)
Florida (1st weekend in March)

Emerald Coast Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Fort Walton Beach, Florida (3rd Saturday in May)

Gulf Coast Celtic Fling & Highland Games
Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th, 2003 at the Manatee Convention Center, Bradenton, Florida

Savannah Irish Festival
Savannah, Georgia (3rd weekend in February)

Atlanta Celtic Festival
Atlanta, Georgia (2nd weekend in May)

Celtic Fest Chicago
Chicago, Illinois September 17-18

Southern Illinois Irish Festival
Carbondale, IL BR>

Kansas City Highland Games
Kansas City, Kansas (2nd weekend in June)

kansaMcPherson Scottish Festival
McPherson, Kansas (4nd weekend in September)

Kentucky Scottish Weekend
Carrollton, Kentucky (2nd weekend in May)

Baltimore Irish Festival
Including international and local performers in music and dance, cultural events and seminars.

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
Westfield, Massachusetts (3rd Saturday of July)

Ozarks Area Celtic Gathering
Ozark, Missouri (1st weekend in June)

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Linville/Waynesville, North Carolina (2nd weekend in July)

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
An international athletic competition and cultural festival that celebrates and seeks to preserve the heritage of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh cultures. Bethlehem, PA (Last wknd of September/1st wknd of October)

Mid-Summer Celtic Festival
King-of-Prussia, Pennsylvania (3rd Sunday of July)

Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Weekend after Labor Day)

Adams County Irish Festival
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (3rd Saturday in July)

Gatlinburg Highland Games
Gatlinburg, Tennessee (3rd weekend in May)

Heart of Tennessee Highland Games
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Virginia Scottish Games
Alexandria, Virginia (3rd weekend of July)

Williamsburg Scottish Festival
Williamsburg, Virginia (4th weekend in September)

An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival
Historic Butte, MT (August 13-15, 2004)

International Celtic Fling and Highland Games
Lancaster Co., PA (June 28-29, 2003)

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Miramichi Irish Festival
Canada's Irish Festival on the Miramichi.

Celtic Roots Festival
Irish, Scottish and other Celtic traditions in a beautiful park overlooking lake Huron

Welsh Heritage Week

Informal classes in Welsh language, literature, music, dance, and fun with teachers from Wales.

Annual Highland Games and 200th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Selkirk Settlers to Belfast, Prince Edward Island

August 7 - 10, 2003. Genealogy workshops and lectures, displays and exhibits, concerts, traditional highland athletic competitions, piping competitions, reenactments of the Selkirk Settlers arrival, highland dance competitions, guest speakers, and kilted classic golf tournaments.

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Festival Interceltique
The largest Celtic festival in the world, held in Lorient, Brittany

Festival Interceltique
An unofficial site for the Lorient festival

Fleadh Nua
"Ireland's premier Festival of Traditional Entertainment"

Festival in Wales with many artists from the Celtic nations

Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau
Festival in Wales with "the best of world music". For more information email Ywain Myfyr at myfyr @ sesiwnfawr.demon.co.uk.

Irish Festival in Finland
Developed from a small scale happening into the largest festival of Irish music on continental Europe.

Trigallia - il portale delle feste celtiche
Trigallia: Celtic festival in Italy.

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Fairbridge Festival
A weekend of quality folk, blues, acoustic, Celtic and world music in a safe, self contained traffic-free bush setting - with lots of fun for all the family!

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Searchable database of festivals around the US

A Selection of Festivals
A compilation of various Irish Festivals throughout the USA

Scottish & Celtic Games Listing
information gathered from review of Scottish/Celtic periodical publications

Australian Folk Festivals
Down Under guide to folk Festivals

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