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Events in St. Augustine, Florida

Festivals, Concerts, Parades and Beyond

Discover the most popular events in St. Augustine, Florida, and find something going on at any time of year. You can plan your stay so that you'll experience the beauty of downtown St. Augustine during the holiday season, or when some of the country's most beloved street festivals come to town. Excitement and enrichment are always part of the scene here; browse our calendar and see just how much goes on in our Florida city.  

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

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Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

From Friday, March 13, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020 March 13, 2020 March 15, 2020 St. George Inn

St. Augustine's popular annual Celtic Music and Heritage Festival will be held at Francis Field from Friday through Sunday, March 13 through 15, 2020. This is the 10th Annual Celtic Festival, celebrating St. Patrick's Day and the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient peoples of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other parts of Europe.

Celtic clans from around the world come to show their ancestral pride, athletes demonstrate their strength at the Highland Games, and Celtic folk music and rock rings out throughout the weekend. Vendors and local downtown restaurants offer up Celtic cuisine and handmade crafts, and the world's oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade marches through the streets of the nation's oldest city. St. Augustine's own Chad Light will serve as the Festival Emcee in 2020.

Friday, March 13, 2020: Whiskey Tasting at 7:00 p.m. in the VIP Tent at Francis Field. The tasting event is $50.00 per person and features seven premium brands of Irish and Scotch whiskeys for visitors to sample. A limited number of tickets are available, and only online here.

Saturday, March 14, 2020: The St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. St. Augustine's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world (it first happened here in 1601) and the ONLY St. Patrick's Day Parade in Northeast Florida. Festival gates at Francis Field open at 10:00 a.m. and live entertainment begins at 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 15, 2020: Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and the festival ends at 7:00 p.m. Throughout the day, live entertainment will be on the main stage at Francis Field (beginning at 12:00 p.m.) as well as on a secondary stage.

Celtic Clans: Clans from throughout Scotland and Ireland will show off their family pride and represent their ancient heritage. That family's music, colors, language and stories will educate and entertain visitors. The Parade of Clans will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15.

The 2020 Festival will include "Celtic Noir," a workshop and presentation featuring Irish mystery and crime writers, on Saturday and Sunday.