The Sixth Annual Maine Celtic Celebration kicks off this Friday night in Belfast, offering two full days of music, games, food, education, and athletic events all helping to highlight the Celtic heritage of Midcoast Maine. From the opening night dinner on Friday until the last note of the jam session on the Main Stage Sunday afternoon, an army of volunteers, musicians, and vendors will be hard at work making the Celebration the premier Celtic music event that Maine has to offer. We are thrilled to have the Bangor Daily News join us this year as our primary media sponsor!
The Celebration is planned and staffed entirely by volunteers, and funded in large part by donations from the local business community, the citizenry, and the City of Belfast. We have always had a free-admission policy, and asked folks to donate to our “bucket brigade” to help us reach our goal of $40,000 each year. This year marks a slight change, instead of our volunteers with their buckets we will be collecting donations at the main entry points of the Celebration. Admission is still free for all, but we hope folks will continue to contribute generously to help us keep this event growing each year.
We hope you’ll come out and join us, participate in some of our games or musical instrument workshops, enjoy some great food and experience another of the many special events that makes Belfast so special.
Complete information on the Celebration can be found at www.mainecelticcelebration.com or by calling 338-2692.