The annual celebration of the Celtic spirit and it’s history is coming to downtown Bethlehem. Each year Bethlehem is transformed, and you will think you traveled across the pond. The Celtic Classic is sponsored by the Celtic Cultural Alliance and celebrates the dance, culture, and history of the Celtic tradition.
This year is the festival’s 29th year and starts at 5:00 pm on Friday September 22 and ends at 8:00 pm on Sunday. It is a perfect time to visit Bethlehem as the weather starts to cool a bit and the autumn air starts to creep in.
The Celtic Classic features competitions in the Celtic tradition as well as a Festival for all ages to enjoy. This authentic festival features fiddling contests, pipe band competitions, musical performances, Celtic crafts, and of course food from the Celtic region.
This year’s performers will bring classic Celtic entertainment includes over 20 authentic performers including:
- Burning Bridget Cleary
- Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
- Low Lilly
- O’Grady-Quinlin Academy of Irish Dance
- Timlin & Kane
The festival is real and is a great place to celebrate and learn about the Celtic culture. It’s a perfect getaway!
The Courtyard Bethlehem is just minutes from the Festival and is offering their special StayINN package that includes:
- Overnight Accommodations in their all new rooms
- Bistro Breakfast for Two
- Late 2PM Checkout