July 12-13, 2013
Millpond Park, Saline MI
The Saline Celtic Festival will host an all new running event this year. The Mastodon Mayhem Run will be held Saturday, July 13. The event is a partnership between Saline Main Street, the Celtic Festival, and Saline Parks and Recreation. The event, which will feature obstacles and activities along the course, will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until noon. Proceeds will benefit Saline Main Street and Saline Recreation. The event replaces the Celtic Festival 5K Run/Walk. The Mastodon Mayhem Run will be limited to 300 pre-registered participants.
Highland Dance Competitions
Entry Fees are non-refundable. FUSTA-MW receives $1.00 donation from each entry to aid in the development of Scottish dancing in the region. Click here to register>
Irish Dance Competitions
Entry Fees are non-refundable. Click here to register>
Music and Dance
The Saline Celtic Festival offers music and dance performances on three stages throughout the day, as well as Friday and Saturday evening performances on the Red Dragon Main Stage.
Click here to see a line-up of the performers!
Music & Dance Workshops, Friday, July 12 @ 6:30 pm
Due to popular demand, the scottish athletics are back! This year we will run an amateur open event for men and women of all ages. Events: Heavy and Light Weight for Distance, Weight Over Bar, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and Braemar and Open Stone. (7 events!) Click here to register>
Mr. Pretty Legs – Calling All Men in Kilts!
The 2013 Saline Celtic Festival is currently seeking men who wear their kilts with pride and are interested in representing the Festival in the fifth annual “MR. PRETTY LEGS“ competition. This event will be held Friday evening, JULY 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the RED DRAGON TENT. All entrants will anonymously “walk the walk” across the stage and be rated by a panel of experienced judges. Click here for details and to register>
Wee Folk Activities
Wee Folks Island is a magical place for our wee Celts to go! The Island features something for everyone, be they lad or lassie. Click here for details and a schedule of events!
The pipe bands competing at the Saline Celtic Festival represent the best in Michigan and generally place in the top positions at other competitions around the state. Each band will perform a 1/2 hour concert in the Pipe Band Tent. Click here for more details>
Society for Creative Anachronism
The Ann Arbor Sword Club
Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Highland Cows of LEA White Farms
Crowd Participation Events
Textiles at the Celtic Festival
Demonstrations of wool spinning, weaving, and lace making by members of the Spinners' Flock, a spinning guild now in it's 33rd year. Guild members will also have items for sale.