Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the annual Old Town St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 9th from noon to 9:00 pm.
This festival is free and activities will take place inside Old Town businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting).
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Bright Box Theater: Capital Celtic – Band
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 50/50 Taphouse: Across The Pond – Band
12:00 PM – 5:00PM, 1840 Courthouse Lawn: SPCA Children’s Celtic Games
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM, 50/50 Taphouse: Armstrong Irish Dance Studio Performance
Throughout the Day, Loudoun Street Mall: City of Winchester Pipes and Drums Bagpipers
2:00 PM -2:15 PM, 1840 Courthouse Lawn: Armstrong Irish Dance Studio Performance
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Handley Library: Magic Lantern & Handley Library Present Waking Ned Devine (Comedy)
3:00 PM, 1840 Courthouse Lawn: Celtic Rhythm School of Dance
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Brewbaker’s Restaurant: Emily Martin & Friends w/ special guest, Brendan Mulvihill – Band
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Winchester Brew Works: Merlin’s Beard Band – Band
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 147 North Restaurant: Winchester Celtic Circle – Band
6:00 PM – 9:00PM, George Washington Hotel: One Street Over – Band
Continued this year! During all scheduled performances, a percentage of food and drink sales will benefit SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties.
Celtic Games for Children
SPCA will host Celtic games for children on the Old Courthouse lawn. The Celtic games will provide fun in a non-competitive atmosphere for lads and lassies ages 3-12.
Other Fun Activities
A balloon artist, face painter, dancers, vendors, and bagpipers will be on the Loudoun Street Mall and in Old Town shops and restaurants throughout the day. Enjoy fresh Kettle Corn and have your photo taken Celtic style, in a free photo booth. There will also be alpacas on the Old Courthouse Lawn!
Back by popular demand this year, the Magic Lantern Theater and Handley Library will co-sponsor a 2pm showing of the movie “Waking Ned Devine”. A sly Irish comedy about a lottery winner dying of shock in a small Ireland town and his fellow townsfolk attempting to claim the money.