From: Saturday, September 15 2007, 6:00 am
to: Sunday, September 16 2007, 4:30 pm
Lakefront Music Festivals don't end in Grant Park after Labor Day. Get your "kilt" on at Celtic Fest Chicago, September 15 and 16 and a take a break from the routine one last time before summer is over. This year's festival will feature national and international musicians representing all seven Celtic nations on 9 stages. The schedule is still being formed. Headliners at the Petrillo Music Shell to date are Lunasa and Jon Langford on Saturday, September 15 and Irish Rocker Damien Dempsey, Searson and Salsa Celtica will appear on Sunday, September 16. Located in Grant Park, Celtic Fest is FREE to the public and runs 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day.
New! A physical celebration of ancient traditions and culture through the exciting and fast moving play of Irish football and the ancient sport of hurling will be demonstrated on Butler Field. Irish football will be played on Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m. and hurling will be played on Sunday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m.
It's back, Celtic Men in Kilts! Guys, get in touch with your Celtic side, grab a kilt and head to the Celtic Crossroad Stage on Saturday, September 15 at 4:45 p.m. for the Men in Kilts leg contest! All brave lads can enter the day of the contest beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Media Tent located at Columbus and Jackson. New! Live Music from Here Be Dragons will provide a Welsh flair to this popular event!
Back by popular demand, Sheepherding in Butler Field and now with two shows daily at noon and 2:00 p.m. Also fun to watch: the Scottish Heavy Athletics Competition, featuring the caber toss. The Celtic Art Fair offers traditional Celtic items from beautiful hand-knit Irish wool sweaters, hand-crafted jewelry, photographs, paintings, and other great one-of-a-kind gift ideas.; Enjoy the harp tent; the dance stage, with Highland and Irish step dancing; the Celtic Kids Oasis or take a break at the coffee and tea garden. Finally at 11:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, step off with the Bagpipe Parade and enjoy the pipes as they make their way through the festival grounds.