Irish Fest Camden

1001 Broad ST

Camden, SC 29020


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City: Camden

Region: Midlands

Irish Fest Camden

The Montessori School of Camden will present its 1st annual Irish Fest Camden on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Rutledge Street, between Broad & Church Streets, downtown Camden. The Leprechaun Parade will kick-off the event led by Grand Marshal Tony Scully, former Camden Mayor and the Irish Wolfhounds of the Irish Wolfhound Association of the Midsouth. Children of the community are invited to dress in their finest leprechaun attire with a parade down Rutledge Street. Live Celtic folk-rock music will be provided by Columbia band, SYR. Also performing is Camden native and country rock musician, Anna Lynn Ferris. The family-friendly event will feature Highland Games for both adults and children, Irish dancing, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, a variety of arts and crafts, and of course green beer. The festival will feature a 3-event Highland Games presented by King Haigler Athletic Club of Camden. Highland games athletic competitions are held in many countries as a way of celebrating Celtic culture with displays of strength and athleticism. The adult games will begin at 12 noon with the “stone put”, throwing a 20 lb ball for distance. At 1:00 pm begins the “hay bale toss” and at 2 pm, the “atlas stone carry. At 12:30 pm children may compete in the “mini stone put” and the “mini carry”. Competitors may enter for a $5 fee. To participate as a musician, performer, vendor, sponsor, or register your child for the Leprechaun Parade, please visit www.montessori-camden.com/irishfestcamden or email IrishFestCamden@gmail.com. Support for the event has been provided by these civic minded organizations: Heritage Community Bank; Will Owen IV, DMD; Wateree Animal Hospital; Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; Sentinel Health Partners; Savage, Royall & Sheheen Law Firm; Grow Financial; and The City of Camden.

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