FAQs
  • Where is the Festival located?  The Saline Celtic Festival is held at Mill Pond Park- 565 W. Bennett St, Saline, MI.  

  • Where do I park?  Parking is available at Saline Middle School (7190 N Maple Rd, Saline, MI 48176) and Liberty School (7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline, MI 48176).  FREE shuttle buses run regularly from both lots to the Festival grounds at Mill Pond Park.  There is no parking at Mill Pond Park!  Any cars parked in the lot at the park will be towed at the owner's expense.  On-site parking is limited to organizers and vendors.  

  • Is there handicapped parking at Mill Pond Park? There is not handicapped parking on the Festival grounds. However, there is ample parking at the schools, and we will have handicapped-accessible buses running back and forth all day.  (For more info see the questions below!)

  • What are the local accommodations for overnight stay?  Camping is available at the nearby Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds.  Contact them for info and rates: Click here  Not a camper?  There are a number of hotels on the southwest side of Ann Arbor, just ten minutes away from the parking areas.

  • What can I bring to the Festival? Firearms are prohibited on the Festival grounds and no outside alcohol is allowed.  Small coolers and lawn chairs are allowed.

  • Should I bring a lawn chair?  The Festival provides tables and folding chairs throughout the facility.  However, if you'd like to bring your own comfy lawn chair, you are welcome to do so.

  • Is the Festival accessible to differently-abled folks? We do our best to make the Festival accessible. It is an outdoor event held at a large city park. Handicap parking is available at our shuttle lots at the schools and at least half of our buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. The park is meticulously maintained by the Saline Department of Public Works who takes great pride in the level lawn throughout the park. We also have at least one large golf cart dedicated to helping folks get around – if you need a lift just wave to a passing cart and the driver will get you where you want to go.

  • What if I lose something at the Festival? Lost & Found is located at the Front Gate – to save yourself the walk all the way to the gate you can stop by the Merchandise Tent and they can make a call for you. At the close of each day valuable items (keys, cell phones, cameras, etc.) are turned over to the Saline Police Department, which is located at 100 North Harris Street in Saline; their non-emergency number is 734-429-7911.

  • What if it rains? The Saline Celtic Festival happens rain-or-shine.

  • Can I buy commercial exhibit space? Commercial exhibit space is available to Festival sponsors for a contribution of as little as $500.00.

  • Are dogs allowed at the Festival? 

    • YES, BUT…

      • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver as you enter the Festival​

      • All Dogs must be on a leash at all times, dog leashes cannot exceed 4 feet

      • Owners must clean up after their dogs

      • Only one dog per owner will be allowed

      • Dog Owners must report any incidents to first aid immediately

    • YOUR DOG WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE GATES IF...​

      • You refuse to sign the liability waiver​

      • Your dog shows an aggressive or dangerous personality

    • YOUR DOG WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN INSIDE THE GATES IF…

      • At the sole discretion of any representative of the Saline Celtic Festival it is determined that your dog poses any risk to the health and safety of others. And, no your entry fee will not be refunded.

  • Are there bathrooms at the Festival? Port-a-potties are placed throughout the Festival grounds. They are cleaned and maintained several times throughout the day. Handicap port-a-potties are located centrally.

  • What kind of food is available at the Festival? Several food vendors are set up at the Festival: classic Irish fare including fish & chips and shepherd’s pie; turkey legs, corned beef sandwiches and pulled pork; pizza, deli sandwiches, lemonade, corn dogs, chicken on a stick and ice cream; kettle corn and cotton candy to name a few. And don't miss out on the beer - lots of locally brewed beer options!

  • Can I wear a costume to the Festival? Of course! What would a festival be without costumes?

  • Is Wee Folks Island a baby-sitting service? No. Parents are required to stay with their children while they are on Wee Folks Island. There is no charge to participate in the activities provided on Wee Folk Island with the exception of the Ducky Race which costs $1 per ducky (or six ducks for five bucks) with winners receiving small kid-friendly prizes. Proceeds of the Ducky Race help to finance Week Folk Island.

  • How do I become a volunteer? Email us at salinecelticvolunteers(at)gmail(dot)com

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