CelticFest Mississippi takes place on the grounds of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. Just west of I-55 at 1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39216
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About the Festival
CelticFest Mississippi is an annual event held at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum since 1992, celebrating traditional music and dance of the Celtic nations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany. The festival has featured performances from many well-known Celtic musicians and artisans over the years. It has multiple music/dance stages, several workshop areas (workshops on dance, musical instruments, Gaelic language, genealogy, history, literature, Irish culture, Celtic art, etc.), public dances, singing and music sessions, numerous Celtic exhibits, ample vending of food and Celtic specialty items.
CelticFest features the best regional and international-caliber performers in Music, Storytelling and Dance.
CelticFest MS will take place the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day on March 23- 24, 2018
An ever popular highlight of CelticFest, the massive Céilí Mór Dance (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) caps off the night with an experience not to be missed! “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 festival is full of opportunities to participate and learn at one of the many free music, dance, or cultural workshops. Workshops are generally conducted by CelticFest performers and are geared towards general audiences with an interest in the topic.
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 pets allowed. Service dogs only.
Available at the Gate
Hours of Operation
Cabot Lodge Millsaps
Rooms are available at a discounted rate by phone only. Please mention CelticFest when making your reservation.
Cabot Lodge North Jackson
Address:120 Dyess Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Discounted Rate applies. Make sure you mention CelticFest when making reservations.
2140 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
Park Phone: 601.987.3923
Golf Course: 601.362.5485