Irish Fest Camden

1001 Broad ST

Camden, SC 29020

Phone: (803) 432-6828

City: Camden

Region: Midlands

Irish Fest Camden

The 2nd annual Irish Fest Camden will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00-5:00 pm, in downtown Camden. Gates open 10:30 am. The family-friendly cultural event, held each year on the first Saturday of March, is sponsored by The Montessori School of Camden and funds the school's scholarship program for students with financial need. The inaugural event of 2017 attracted over 1600 festival-goers with live Irish music, dancing, vendors, food, domestic and import beer, a Leprechaun parade, and a KIDZ zone. In 2017 the festival featured a Highland Games demonstration. In 2018 the Highland Games will be a registered event with NASGA- North American Scottish Games Athletic, inviting heavy event athletes from the region to compete. The festival will kickoff at 10:45 am with the children's Leprechaun walking parade. The Highland Games Opening Ceremony will follow at 11:00 am. The event will again feature live music by Columbia's Celtic folk rock band, SYR. Taking inspiration from Celtic history and myth, SYR creates original songs with themes like battle, love, loss, heritage...and a large pint. SYR also plays Irish & Scottish drinking songs, pirate sea shanties and ballads in Gaelic—even taking modern songs and adding a Celtic twist to create an interesting blend of old and new. The 2018 event will add a performance by Charlotte-based, Thistledown Tinkers, who weave traditional Irish and Scottish music with original creations while adding a southern swagger that sets the stage on fire. Put on your green and don't miss Irish Fest Camden! Adults $10, children 2-12 $5, ages 1 and under free. Gates open 10:30 am. Children's Leprechaun walking parade 10:45 am. Opening Ceremony 11:00 am. The Montessori School of Camden is a non-profit organization and educates students from infant through the 6th grade.

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