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The 21st Annual Ohio Celtic Festival

Welcome to the Ohio Celtic Festival! We'll feature some of the very best in Celtic music, dance and our children's stage will feature lots of activities and shows for the children.

Of course there's food and beverages in abundance for all ages, and some new events that we're working on. Once again we'll bring you some exciting new musical groups some making their first visit to the greater Cleveland area. New entertainment and features are being added, so we hope you'll check back often. Like us on facebook to stay informed.

Our mission is to once again bring you a festival where the whole family can enjoy themselves at a very reasonable price. We hope you'll spend a day with us and enjoy some of the music, song, and dance, not only from our Irish heritage but also from around the world.

Want to become a Sponsor?

We are excited about our move to the Mentor Civic Center and the new amphitheater to showcase our Ohio Celtic Festival. We welcome sponsors to help us with this move and join us on September 20-22 for three days of Celtic music song and dance.

For information please contact Annie Bowen at (216) 870-0268 or email

Want to Volunteer?

Lots of fun (and perks!) if you volunteer at the event. Email for more information.

Want to be a Vendor at the Ohio Celtic Festival?

The Food, Drink and Special Products made available by our select group of vendors help make Ohio Celtic Festival a must-visit event for the entire family. We can't wait to eat, drink and go shopping! Contact email for merchandise vendors: and for food vendors contact:

Want to Entertain the Ohio Celtic Festival?

Musicians from Ireland, Canada and points across the U.S. as well as local musicians will perform Irish dance and performances of traditional, folk and Irish rock music. Irish bagpipe bands, ceili dance bands, set dancing and ceili dance workshops will all be part of the fun. We would love to have you join us. Please contact us for specific information about performing and entertaining at our festival. Email
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  • Off Kilter Celtic Rock Band
    Off Kilter
    Florida  |  web site
    The musical talent coupled with outrageous stage antics makes Off Kilter a must see band. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida.

  • American Rogues Band
    American Rogues
    Canada  |  web site
    Drawing favourable comparisons to Wolfstone, Afro Celt Sound System, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, symphonies, and Japanese taiko groups, this American/Canadian group has electrified audiences on three continents for many years.

  • The Narrowbacks will join us at the Ohio Celtic Fest
    The Narrowbacks
    New York  |  web site
    The Narrowbacks are a fresh voice for songs and stories old and new. After some late night sing songs, a couple whiskeys and a few lost jobs we came up with a young punk attitude that found itself running through the veins of an old time folk band.

  • Screaming Orphans
    Screaming Orphans
    Ireland  |  web site
    The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland.

  • Gaelic Brew
    Gaelic Brew
    Ireland  |  web site
    Ireland's Most Popular Traditional Irish Ballad Band with a lively Rock Sensability from Cork Ireland.

  • Colm Keegan
    Colm Keegan
    Ireland  |  web site
    Multi-award winning Irish singer Colm Keegan is best known as one of the Principal singers Celtic Thunder. Colm may still only be in his 20s but has already achieved an extensive career to date...

  • The Byrne Brothers
    The Byrne Brothers
    Ireland  |  web site
    The Byrne Brothers and Dad Tommy are Ireland's biggest band on social media! Their Show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and they sing too.

  • The New Barley Corn
    New Barleycorn
    Cleveland  |  web site
    The New Barleycorn present their live Irish show with vitality, passion and a touch of humor, singing and playing both contemporary folk and traditional Celtic songs and music, which they have...

  • Mary's Lane
    Marys Lane
    Cleveland  |  web site
    The band Marys Lane is rock, and reel, but most of all, the good times roll. Their Cleveland Rock roots are evident. Everyone comes, everyone joins in, one way or another, and everyone leaves wishing the night would never end.

  • Brigid's Cross will sing at the Ohio Celtic Fest
    Brigid's Cross
    Cleveland  |  web site
    Formed in 1996, Paul Baker, Peggy Goonan-Baker and Richie Reece (since 2002) bring an eclectic collection of music to the stage. From true-to-heritage traditional music to contemporary pieces...

  • Cleveland's No Strangers Here will perform at the Ohio Celtic Festival this Summer
    No Strangers Here
    Cleveland  |  web site
    Pat Hoynes along with three others started a group in 2002 called Wasted at the Wake. Bob Crawford joined the band in 2004 and Larry Bachtel who plays the bag pipes plus many other instruments joined.

  • Mad Macs
    Mad Macs
    Mad Macs are an Irish/Celtic band from Cleveland. A great blend of modern and traditional Irish and Celtic music for your listening enjoyment.

  • Andrew McManus
    Andrew McManus
    Ireland  |  web site
    Singer-songwriter and Celtic artist from Armagh, Northern Ireland now living, creating and performing around Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Andrew McManus
    Padraig Stevens with Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors
    web site
    From the famous Sawdoctors, Leo Moran and Padraig Stevens will perform lots of your favorite Sawdoctor songs.

  • Keith Harkin
    Donál Clancy & Rory Makem
    Ireland  |  web site
    See one of the limited performances of Donál Clancy and Rory Makem, sons of the famed legendary Irish singers Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy known as as Makem and Clancy.

  • Irish Dancers

  • See Irish Dancers at Ohio's best Irish Fest
    Murphy Irish Arts
    Cleveland  |  web site

  • Irish dancing at the Ohio Celtic Fest
    Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance
    Cleveland  |  web site

  • Bagpipe Bands

  • Irish American Club East Side Pipe Band at the Ohio Celtic Festival
    Irish American Club East Side
    Pipes and Drums
    Cleveland  |  web site

  • See The Black Sheep Pipes and Drums at the Ohio Celtic Fest
    The Black Sheep Pipes and Drums
    Cleveland, Ohio  |  web site

  • See The Black Sheep Pipes and Drums at Ohio's best Irish Fest
    Jack McDonough Fife & Drum Corp.

  • See The Red Hackle Pipes and Drums at Ohio's best Irish Fest
    Red Hackle Pipes and Drums
    Cleveland, Ohio  |  web site

  • See The Great Lakes Pipe Band at the Ohio Celtic Fest
    Great Lakes Pipe Band
    Cleveland, Ohio  |  web site

  • Children's Area

  • Come join us for crafts, inflatables and much more!

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9/20/19 5:00 - 11:30
9/21/19 Noon - 11:30
9/22/19 Noon - 8:00
On Sunday gates open at 9:30am for 10:30am Mass.

Times subject to change!

Ticket Prices

Kids 12 and under FREE each day
Seniors, military and students with current ID are $9

Pre-sale tickets

Pre-sale 1 day ticket: $9.00
Pre-sale Weekend Pass: $25.00

Gate Price tickets

Friday: $10.00
Saturday and Sunday $12.00
Seniors, military and students (ID required) $9.00
On Sunday bring 2 non perishable food items and admission is $5.00 from 9:30am to 11:00am. All donations go to the St. John Vianney food bank. 10:30 mass with Father Tom Johns.


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