St. Paddy’s Celtic Fest

 St. Paddy’s Celtic Fest

Pre-game St. Paddy’s Day with our Third Annual Old Town St. Paddy’s Celtic Fest

WINCHESTER, Va – Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the third annual St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 10 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm. New this year our event is the weekend before the ‘big day’ to kick off the week-long celebration. This FREE festival will take place inside Old Town businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting).





12:00PM-5:00 PM

Old Town Mall

Traipse new app scavenger hunt

*At Participating Businesses

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Bright Box Theater

Capital Celtic – Band

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

50/50 Taphouse

Across The Pond – Band

12:00 PM – 5:00PM

1840 Courthouse Lawn

SPCA Children’s Celtic Games

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

50/50 Taphouse

Armstrong Irish Dance Studio Performance

Throughout the Day

Old Town Mall

City of Winchester Pipes and Drums Bagpipers

2:00 PM -2:15 PM

1840 Courthouse Lawn

Armstrong Irish Dance Studio Performance

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Handley Library

Magic Lantern & Handley Library Present Once an Irish Romantic Musical Movie

2:00 PM – 5:00PM

George Washington Hotel

Lilt – Irish Duo Band

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Brewbaker’s Restaurant

Emily Martin and Friends –  Band

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Winchester Brew Works

Merlin’s Beard Band – Band

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

147 North Restaurant

Winchester Celtic Circle –  Band

Old Town Businesses
Many Old Town Businesses will also be promoting Winchester’s Celtic roots during the festival. Saturday business highlights include a Guinness tasting at Chef’s Market, Irish specials at Fresco Kitchen, and a mint chocolate chip milkshake at Old Town Snow White Grill. The World of Healing is offering a meditative art workshop from 2-4 p.m. ($). Enjoy shopping and dining at Old Town businesses during the event.

Benefiting SPCA
New this year, during all scheduled performances, a percentage of food and drink sales will benefit SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties. We welcome our new Old Town Event Sponsor, the SPCA!

Celtic Games for Children
SPCA will host Celtic Games for children on the 1840 Courthouse lawn. The Celtic Games will provide fun in a non-competitive atmosphere for lads and lassies ages 3-12.

Other Fun Activities
A balloon artist, face painter, dancers and bagpipers will be circulating among the Loudoun Street Mall and many of the Old Town shops and restaurants throughout the day. Enjoy fresh Kettle Corn and have your photo taken Celtic style, in a free Photo Booth!

The Traipse App scavenger hunt form can be found at participating businesses and in front of the courthouse lawn from noon to 4:00 pm.

Back by popular demand this year, the Magic Lantern Theater and Handley Library will co-sponsor a 2pm showing of the movie Once. A 2007 Irish romantic musical drama film written and directed by John Carney. The film stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová as two struggling musicians in Dublin, Ireland.

For more information about the St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival’s entertainment or event activities, please visit the Old Town Winchester website at


Presenting Sponsor

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Event Sponsors

Compass West Realty
Great Dane Productions
George Washington Hotel
Signet Screen Printing & Embroidery
147 North
50/50 Taphouse
KEE Construction
Winchester Brew Works
Brewbaker’s Restaurant Logo
Q102 Shenandoah Country
Bright Box Theater
Grand Rental Station
99.3 FM The Fox
News Talk 1400
Erie Insurance

For more information about the event contact the Special Event Coordinator at Full Circle Marketing, Dario Savarese, at or 540-722-8700. Visit for further information on these and other happenings in Old Town Winchester, VA. Great memories begin here!

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