Celtic Cultural Festival

Posted by OCVA / May 7, 2016

The day-long event features an afternoon of musical performances, vendors, workshops on music, dance, song, and various cultural topics. 

Takes place at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). 


Seattle-area band The Fire Inside will headline the South Coast Celtic Fest May 7, 2016 at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay.

South Coast Celtic Fest 2016 is the sixth annual collaborative effort of theSouth Coast Folk Society, the Coastal Celtic Society, and Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay Area.

The festival includes “fringe events.” There’s a whisky tasting the week before at 7 Devils Brewing Company: stay tuned for details. On Sunday, May 8, enjoy the family movie “The Water Horse,” about Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay. Then show off your own filmmaking talents or cheer on your neighbors at the Loch Ness Monster Film Festival!

Our Saturday evening concert will begin at 7 p.m. with the Oregon Coast Pipe and Drum Band. Next,Two Rivers Morris from Eugene will take the stage, sharing their precise and rollicking British art. Bill Mrkvicka will get you singing along with his pub songs and maritime ditties. And finally, from the Seattle area, The Fire Inside will thrill you with their heartrending airs, lusty pub songs and driving instrumentals.

Check their website for the daytime schedule of workshops and entertainment

Enjoy free entertainment all day, or take it a step further: Admission is $15 for a full day of workshops, $7 for our famous Celtic buffet served by Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, and $20 for theevening concert.

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