Maine Celtic Celebration

Maine Celtic Celebration

Maine Celtic Celebration


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What is the Maine Celtic Celebration?

Every year since 2008, the citizens of Belfast celebrate their Celtic culture on the waterfront overlooking beautiful Belfast Bay. The family-oriented event presents a diverse range of events and activities designed to entertain and promote participation.  The Celebration includes music, dance, games, fireworks, the New World Cheese Roll Championship, cultural presentation, dogs, food, and kilts!

Who is the Maine Celtic Celebration?

The Celebration is completely organized and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who love the Celtic culture and the fun of hosting friends, families, and visitors to Belfast. The Maine Celtic Celebration Planning Committee works throughout the year to produce the successful event, and over 100 volunteers support the actual Celebration.

When is the Maine Celtic Celebration?

Typically the Celebration is held on the third weekend in July, but because of the COVID-19 Pandemic it will be one-day on Saturday, September 18, 2021.   During winter and spring between Celebrations, the Board also holds occasional concerts and the Annual Robert Burns Scotch Tasting & Dinner to stay connected to the Celtic culture.

Who attends the Maine Celtic Celebration?

Over 4,000 attendees participate annually, from all across Maine, across the country, and from many other countries.  Vendors, performers, and contestants come from all over the northeastern United States and Canada. (The Celebration attracts more people to Belfast in one weekend than any other event)

Why sponsor the Maine Celtic Celebration?

It’s a lot of fun, featuring both professional performances and attendee participation! The family-friendly orientation creates a positive image for your company!  There’s something for everyone, from the Kids Activities Tent to the scenic but secure Beer Garden overlooking the Maine Stage. Unusual events and activities keep attendees interested and involved, and appreciative of our sponsors! New World Cheese Roll Championship, Kilt Kompetition, Celtic Dog Parade, and Show, Highland “Heavy Games”,  Authentic Celtic music and dance; It’s great visibility for your organization! Listing on the Celebration website year-round, Listing on the Pen Bay Pilot special promotional page (over 4,000 visits in 2015), Inclusion in the special insert for the Celebration distributed  in all three Courier Publication newspapers and at the Celebration(over 2,500 copies distributed in 2014)