July 11-12, 2014

Millpond Park, Saline MI

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Saline Celtic Festival/Main Street Mastodon Mayhem Run

The Saline Celtic Festival will host an all new running event this year. The Mastodon Mayhem Run will be held Saturday, July 12. 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.

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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>

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.

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Music & Dance Workshops, Friday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm
This year's annual workshops include English Country/Contra Dance, Irish Ceili Dance, Irish Whistle (key of D), Irish Fiddle, Celtic Guitar and Irish Song. Workshop admission is FREE, with admission to Friday's pub night. No registration required and beginners are welcome!

Highland Athletics

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!)

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Mr. Pretty Legs – Calling All Men in Kilts!

The 2014 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 11, at 8:30 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. 

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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! 

Pipe Bands

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. They will each will have a 15-minute slot to perform a five-minute judged competition set, then later Saturday afternoon, each band will perform a twenty-minute concert set.  

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Living History

Society for Creative Anachronism
Traditional Celtic Weaponry and Fencing Demonstrations

The Ann Arbor Sword Club
Sword displays and Fencing Demonstrations

Jousting
Knights performing live full contact jousting. Three contests throughout Saturday. Skills competitions on Friday night.
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Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations
Herd Dog Training and Skills performances including live demonstrations.
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Crowd Participation Events

Haggis Hurl
Demonstrate your skills by hurling a Haggis, which is a traditional Celtic food, at a target.  Three competitions throughout Saturday.  Prizes for men’s, women’s, and kid’s winners.
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Golf Chipping
Show your prowess at the traditional Celtic game by chipping in a “closest to the pin” contest.  Three competitions throughout Saturday.  Prizes for men’s, women’s, and kid’s winners.
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Celtic Clobber
Show a friend your love in this pillow fight on steroids on top of our balance beam.

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.
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Schedule of Events

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Mailing and Office Location:
Saline Celtic Festival Office
100 North Harris
(located in lower level of Saline City Hall)
Saline, Michigan 48176

City of Saline

The city of Saline, Michigan holds the Saline Celtic Festival annually in Millpond Park with generous support from our sponsors. We thank you for visiting this website.

 

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