Vancouver CelticFest returns with live, in-person events

The live event break is over for CelticFest.

While many are unlikely to walk around shouting ‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’, CelticFest 2022 is bringing back live, in-person events this year.

Western Canada’s largest annual Celtic festival returns to Vancouver after going virtual during the pandemic.

With that comes live music, dance performances, demonstration sports, comedy night, family activities, food and more. The two-day festival will take place at Robson Plaza and šxʷƛ̓ ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square in the heart of the city on March 19 and 20.

“We are very excited to bring the festival back live and have a great weekend in store for festival goers of all ages,” festival chairman Harry Cussen said in a press release. makes music and dance and we are excited to bring the community together to celebrate Celtic culture in British Columbia. »

Musical groups Blackthorn and Fight Outside will perform, while dancers from the O’Brien School of Irish Dance and Eire Born Irish Dance will take to the main stage.

Although the events in the square are free, some associated events are chargeable, such as the Comedy Night with Amy Walsh and the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast hosted by the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Canada.

Although a timetable has yet to be released, a map of the festival grounds shows a beer garden, children’s area, market and Irish wolfhound area. Food trucks will line up on Howe Street.

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