The 8th Annual Celtic Fest Chicago offers free music and entertainment coming from Brittany, France; Ireland; Galicia, Spain; Scotland; Isle of Man; Cornwall; Wales; and across the United States and Canada. Ten performance areas will showcase different varieties of Celtic music coming from various geographical areas and backgrounds. With music in the air, make your way through the tents dedicated to Celtic dance and strorytelling. The Celtic Art Fair displays hand-made jewelry, paintings ceramics, glass, and sweaters from artisans all over the world. Truly a family event, Celtic Fest Chicago will feature a children’s area as well as games such as the Scottish Heavy Athletics Competition, featuring the popular caber toss and the always entertaining bagpiper’s circle, ethnic food and much more.
This year’s headliners include Mary Black, The Saw Doctors, Ronsed-Mor-Kevrenn Alre--a 21-piece French pipe band, Kila, and Llan de Cabel. Other performers include Flook, Song of the Lakes, Susan McKeown, The Cottars, Robin Huw Bowen, Genticorum and John Williams.