Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the 5th annual Old Town Winchester St. Paddy’s Celtic Fest on Saturday, March 7 from noon to 9:00 p.m. This festival is free, and activities will take place inside Old Town Winchester businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting).
Continued this year! During all scheduled performances, a percentage of food and drink sales will benefit SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties.
Celtic Games for Children and Irish Dancers
SPCA will host Celtic activities for children on the Old Courthouse lawn. The Celtic activities will provide a fun atmosphere for lads and lassies ages 3-12. Also, on the Courthouse lawn will be several Irish Dance Troupes performing throughout the
Other Fun Activities
A balloon artist, dancers, vendors, and bagpipers will be on the Loudoun Street Mall and in Old Town shops and restaurants throughout the day. There will also be alpacas on the Old Courthouse lawn. Winchester’s own Pipes and Drums bagpipers, one of the most popular musical groups, will fill the downtown with their beautiful music.
Back by popular demand this year, the Magic Lantern Theater and Handley Library will co-sponsor a 12:30 p.m. showing of the movie, The Quiet Man. A classic Irish film that takes place in the homestead of Ireland and features legendary actor, John Wayne.
This event and activities will be focused within Old Town Winchester businesses as well as in the Old Courthouse lawn area (weather permitting). Numerous establishments will host entertainment and give a percentage of drink and food sales to the SPCA. Participating businesses include 50/50 Taphouse, 147 North Restaurant, Brewbaker’s Restaurant, Bright Box Theater, the George Washington Hotel, and Winchester Brew Works.
2020 Celtic Fest Schedule:
WHEN: Saturday, March 7
TIME: 12:00 pm – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Old Town Winchester Loudoun Street Mall & Downtown Businesses
Friends of Old Town Winchester Sponsors:
For more information about the event contact the Special Event Coordinator at Full Circle Marketing, Dario Savarese, at Dario@fullcirclem.com or 540-722-8700. Visit www.EnjoyOTW.com for further information on these and other happenings in Old Town Winchester, VA. Great memories begin here!