Can you hear the pipes? Starting this weekend you should be hearing a lot of pipes and Irish jigs around Vancouver as Celtic Fest gets under way.
The celebration of Celtic heritage kicks off this Saturday March 9th with free entertainment and family fun at The Village at False Creek (Olympic Village) from noon until 5pm. Then follow up with some laughs at Vancouver Fanclub for Celtic Comedy Night featuring Irish comedian Brendan Grace, from 7pm.
Entertainment and activities take over the entire week leading up to Mahoney & Son’s Celtic Village taking over Granville Street between Robson & Nelson. Taking over the street March 16 & 17th, Celtic Village features a Street Market, food vendors, Tom Lee Music Workshops, concerts on the Doolin’s Stage and more fun at Kid’s Celtic Corner. The weekend culminates in the 9th Annual Celtic Fest Parade on March 17th at 11am. Pipers and Drummers lead the charge as Celtic dancers, musicians, stilt walkers, vintage cars, drill teams and more will wind their way from the corner of Howe & Davie Streets along Howe to Georgia Street, wrapping up at Georgia and Granville Streets.
Celtic Festival Vancouver runs March 9 – 17, 2013.
For information on the full event schedule visit celticfestvancouver.com
While many events are free, tickets are required for some comedy and concert events