Steeped in tradition, The Beach Celtic Festival is held in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens, Toronto, with lovely trees, woodland and Lake Ontario at the base of the Park. Traditionally held the weekend after Labour Day, Toronto’s only outdoor ceilidh started in 2004 by Sandy Graham – a first generation Scottish Canadian,
When Sandy’s Mum was passing away, she asked not be mourned but to be celebrated. After the first year, the event has now grown into what is now a local tradition, celebrating the Scottish, Irish and Welsh diaspora who came to Canada to start a new life.
Saturday Sept. 8 and Sunday Sept.9, 2017 : 9 am – 7 pm Then go home and have your tea!
Easy to use and easy to get to us! Kew Gardens is easily accessed by TTC, with the Queen Street East 501 Streetcar and the Main Street 64 Bus (from the Bloor Line at Danforth). For exact directions you can visit www.ttc.ca.
There is metered street parking and Municipal parking lots and some free parking down by the Beach if you get here early enough!
There are concrete paths that are accessible as well as washrooms. It is, however, a grassy park with a few wee hills. There are also accessible parking spots.
Och aye! It is a great Scottish price – FREE. But, be sure to buy something from our wonderful vendors while you are at the Park and support the Festival to come back year after year.
There is something for everyone. Pipe Bands, Singers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, even free Scottish country dance lessons at the start of each day. Live music starts at 11 am.
We have games and face painting and loads of things for the we’ans to do.
You betcha! We Celts LOVE to eat! So bring your wee pennies with you and buy some food and have a nibble while you watch great entertainment.
Every year we have wonderful vendors who have authentic Celtic wares to sell. Jewelry, Canadiana, Stone carvings, clothing, all part of the charm of the Celtic Festival.
Seating in a public park? Nope – bring your blankets, chairs and maybe a wee throw in case it gets chilly.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
It could – it is outdoors – if it does it is just typical Scottish/Irish weather and it will clear up – the show must go on!
ALL THINGS CELTIC MEMBERSHIP:
Come see us at our welcome booth and join the Clan! For $10.00 you can have a one year membership that makes you special to us! You will get newsletters throughout the year, win neat prizes, and support the not for profit company that produces The Beach Celtic Festival.
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