Garrett County Celtic Festival

Friendsville Community Park

Garrett County Celtic Festival

Celebrate & honor the rich cultural heritage of Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and Galicia. Set against the scenic backdrop of the Youghiogheny River at Friendsville, Maryland's Town Park, this family-friendly festival invites everyone to partake in a vibrant lineup of workshops and events.

Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, witness the grace of Irish and Scottish dancing, marvel at the strength of Highland athletes, and be enchanted by Pipe & Drum bands. Explore Clan histories through living history displays and engaging educational presentations. Discover treasures at the Celtic Marketplace and delight in children's activities at the Bairns area.

With a range of activities planned throughout the day, this is an event for all ages. Gather your loved ones and come be a part of this celebration!

The 2024 festival is set for Saturday, June 1st from 9:30AM until 6PM. Friendsville Community Park will once again be the venue – rain or shine! Located along the Youghiogheny River, it is just a short drive from the Deep Creek Lake area. A fishing access is located on the far side of the parking circle near the baseball diamond. The river is shallow here, and it’s a great spot to cool if it is hot!

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Click here to get your ticket online. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13-18, and free for ages 12 and under.

Bring your chairs or blankets to relax and enjoy the live entertainment, dancing, and traditional Highland games. Leashed dogs are welcome too. Ruth Enlow Library will provide activities for kids to do with their families, and food vendors will be on hand too. Check out the complete schedule of events.

If you haven’t already, book a getaway for the festival weekend! The Garrett County Celtic Festival is a fun, affordable event for the entire family.