General Info

Directions to the Festival Grounds

CelticFest Mississippi takes place on the grounds of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. The “Ag Museum” is located at 1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39216-4701, just west of the I-55. If you want a custom map generated just for you, try Google Maps.

2015 Festival and Map of Grounds AVAILABLE HERE NOW!

What Happens at CelticFest Mississippi?

CelticFest annually features at least two international-caliber performers. Visit the 2016 Artists page for more information on headliners and our other performers.

crowdCelticFest proper is under full sail on Friday evening, finishing up Sunday evening.

An ever popular highlight of CelticFest, the massive Céilí Mór Dance (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) caps off the Saturday night with three shifts of live music. “They don’t turn out like this in Ireland! This is astounding!,” said Eoin Verling of the Fuchsia Band.

In addition to stage performances, the weekend is full of opportunities to participate and learn at one of the many free music, dance, or cultural workshops. WorkCoyne and Verlingshops are generally conducted by CelticFest performers and are geared towards general audiences with an interest in the topic.

The children won’t be left out— CelticFest is a family-friendly festival! There will be a Children’s Area with activities they can do with their parents, plus kid-oriented vendors on the grounds.

The Celtic Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting and preserving the arts and culture of the Celtic nations.  CelticFest is a family-oriented event, and all CHS events are open to the public.

No Dogs

No pets allowed. Service dogs only.

Dates of the CelticFest Mississippigillies

September 9-11, 2016


CelticFest admission rates amount to an unprecedented deal for any type of music and performance event in the region! There is only one ticket fee, and it’s good for the entire weekend. Come back as often as you like, we’re always happy to see you!

CelticFest Weekend Pass (Friday-Sunday)

Adult $25; College Student $20;
Child (ages  3-18) $13

CelticFest Day Pass (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)

Adult $15; College Student $12;
Child (ages  3-18) $8

Tickets can be purchased online HERE NOW through the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau or at the gate.

Hours of Operation

Friday night, 7pm-Midnight Saturday, 10am-Midnight Sunday, 10:30am-6pm

Lodging map

The Cabot Lodge Millsaps is again our host hotel for 2014. This is a map from the Cabot Lodge Milsaps to the festival grounds. Click the map image for a larger version. You can also get a separate map with printed directions in a PDF document. If you want a custom map generated just for you, try Google Maps.

Host Hotel

Cabot Lodge Millsaps 2375 North State St., Jackson, MS 800-874-4737CabotThe Cabot Lodge Millsaps, a major sponsor of the festival, will function as the host hotel for CelticFest Mississippi, by our best records, for the 17th year! They are conveniently located close to the festival grounds, have recently undergone renovations, and now offer a hot breakfast buffet. Call or book online to make your reservation for a CelticFest Rate of $94. Rate/Promo code is CELTIC and Rate Category is “promotion.” Miles from the festival: 1.8

Overflow Hotel

Cabot Lodge – Jackson North 120 Dyess Road. Ridgeland, MS 39157 800) 342-2268 

**Cabot Lodge Millsaps has a limited number of rooms with king-sized beds left for CelticFest. Overflow accommodations have been arranged at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North for a CelticFest rate of $94. Reservations can be made at (800) 342-2268 or locally at (601) 957-0757. Online booking instructions will be made available here soon.

Cabot Lodge – Jackson North is conveniently located off Interstate 55 at exit 103 catering to the business and leisure traveler. It is just a short drive from Interstate 220 and the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Camping Facilities

Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park 2140 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202 Park Phone: 601.987.3923 Golf Course: 601.362.5485 Campground: 601.987.3985 Many people ask if there are RV or camping facilities nearby… there is! Right across the street is Le Fleur’s Bluff State Park campground. Tel: 601-987-3985.