Kilts, Clans and Celtic Rock... join us this weekend for tons of family fun!
Experience the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Join us Memorial Day weekend for non-stop Celtic music on two stages, foot stomping bagpipers from the MacKay Pipe Band, Celtic jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors.
Don't forget about the kids! There will be a Celtic Wizard magic show, leprechaun juggling show, face painting and a Celtic Farm animal petting zoo.
Our Celtic Festival vendors will serve up Irish themed food including Bangers and Mash, Jameson’s beef on weck, fish and chips, and Celtic Corned Beef Wraps.
Join us for a weekend of family fun & entertainment in the Pocono Mountains!
Main Stage & Festival Tent presented by The Villas @ Tree Tops & Fairway
Burning Bridget Cleary
Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest young acts on the Celtic and folk music circuits. Band-leader Rose Baldino drives this band, delivering a dynamic blend of charisma, crackerjack fiddle work, and tightly woven harmonies. The front of the band is shared with some of the best fiddle talent on the East Coast. Currently featured is Amy Beshara, a multi-talented musician from the the NYC Scottish trad scene. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Lou Baldino on guitar and Peter Trezzi on percussion.
The Screaming Orphans, an all-sister band from Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland, are one of the most sought
after Celtic bands with a powerful, award-winning sound combining their own original melodic old-school pop
songs with their unique and modern take on traditional Irish music and song, inherited from their family roots.
From an early age, the Diver sisters performed with their mother Kathleen Fitzgerald (a well-known céilí singer
in Ireland) and when they hit their teenage years, they formed their own Celtic pop/rock band, the Screaming
Orphans, which led to a signing by Warner Music UK.
The band was recently nominated by the Irish Music Awards for Best New Irish CD and have previously won
the Top Celtic Rock band category.
Pocono Highland Dance Academy
The Pocono Highland Dancers are a cultural and educational group of young dancers that promote Scottish Culture in the Pocono Mountain Area.
McElligott School of Irish Dance
Our mission is to instill the "Love of the Dance" in all dancers. McElligott School of Irish Dance is proud to be a registered school with the An Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha.
Gallagher School of Irish Dancing
Gallagher School of Irish Dancing is committed to promoting Irish Heritage through the learning of Irish Dance in competitive and non-competitive classes.
Irish Pub Stage presented by Resort Beverage
Poor Man's Gambit
Poor Man’s Gambit is an energetic trio of Celtic artists composed of Corey Purcell, Genevieve Gillespie, and Dylan Richardson. The trio was initially formed as a pick-up band for the 2015 St. Pat's Season, but quickly realized that their combination of musical styles was worth pursuing as a more permanent venture. Enjoying quick success, the group was booked at all of the regional festivals, and within six months they were headlining a tour of England and Ireland.
All-in-one acoustic solo performer offering pop, rock and country acoustic songs along with plenty of Irish pub tunes that will put a smile on your face, have you laughing and singing along.
The Rogue Diplomats are an Irish-American Pub Band based in both New York City and Bethlehem, PA. They perform the spirited melodies and lyrical story-telling of traditional Irish jigs, shanties, drinking songs and ballads, with a dash of contemporary American folk songs and original compositions, all delivered in close harmony and with charmingly irreverent humor.
Strolling & Courtyard Entertainment presented by Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
MacKay Pipe Band
MacKay Pipe Band was formed in the late 1970's by Lee Lightle, in an effort to create a unique organization where its members could come together to celebrate their love of Scottish and Irish music in an noncompetitive environment. Originally located in Lansdale, PA the band relocated north to Bethlehem after Lee's passing away in the early 90's. Keeping true to Lee's traditions and principles, the band continues to grow and prosper. Proud to accept members from varied age, gender, and interests but all equal in their commitment and importance to the band.
The Pie Man living statue, Celtic Fortune Teller and the World's Tallest Leprecaun will be entertaining festival goers as they explore the festival grounds.
Highland Ski Slope presented by Green Mountain Energy
Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm
Working Sheep Dog shows from the Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm. Kids will have a chance to help herd the sheep during the demonstration.
Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo
Bunnies and goats, and pigs, oh my... Visit the Celtic Farm Petting Zoo and see the cute baby animals from the What-Knott Farm.
Craft & Demonstration Tent presented by Coca-Cola
Blacksmith & Sawmill Demonstrations
Local artisans will be on hand giving blacksmith and sawmill demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by and learn more about each craft.
Bagpipe Q&A Sessions
Ever wonder what it takes to play the bagpipe or where the sound comes from? What about all the parts and pieces of a bagpipe? Are there different types of bagpipes? Learn about these questions and more in an interactive Q&A session with members of the MacKay Pipe Band.
Celtic Kids Show Area presented by Pocono Medical Center
Fun for the kids (and the kids at heart)
- Celtic Wizard Magic Shows
- Leprechaun Juggling Shows
- World's Tallest Leprechaun
- Face Painting
- Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo