What do you get when you combine upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and colorful cuisine – all with a beautiful beach as a backdrop?
A recipe for a good time, of course!
The 1st Annual Inaugural Jacksonville Celtic Festival, Nov. 16, 2013, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., celebrates the Celtic culture in the largest event of its kind in Northeast Florida. Held at the oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach (75 1st St. N.), this free outdoor concert features:
- Internationally known musicians and dancers
- Traditional Celtic food
- Local fife and drum corps
- Irish and Scottish dancers
- A Kids’ Zone
- Scottish games athletes
- Local celebrities
- Craft booths
- Genealogists to research family trees
Parking is free and available in any Jacksonville Beach lot.
Official host hotels are offering discounts. Just mention the Jacksonville Celtic Festival when booking. The rooms are $129 at Quality Suites Oceanfront, 904- 435-3535; $119 at Best Western Oceanfront, 904- 249-4949; and $109 at Holiday Inn Express, 904- 435-3000.