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FAQs 2021-07-14T19:43:15-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN, WHERE, WHAT?

When is the 2022 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival?

The Festival kicks off on Friday evening, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. with our Whiskey Tasting Event (tickets sold separately).  The Celtic Festival begins Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.-10:00 pm and continues Sunday, March 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where is the Celtic Festival?

The Celtic Festival is held downtown at Francis Field:  GoogleMaps/Francis Field.

What is there to do at the Celtic Festival?

Saturday and Sunday March 12 & 13, there is entertainment for the entire family!  Two days packed with music (from traditional ballads to Celtic rock), workshops, lectures, magic and comedy on the Second Stage, Highland Games competitions of skill and strength, Celtic Clans sharing their families’ heritage, Celtic food and drink, Celtic merchandise for sale, and entertainment for children.

Friday March 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. there is a Whiskey Tasting Event (adults only).  The Brand Ambassador will educate you on the finer points of the whiskies’ history as you savor each offering.  For more information on the Whiskey Tasting Event, visit our website Whiskey Tasting page. 

Saturday morning March 12 at 10 a.m., don’t miss the St. Augustine St. Patrick Parade downtown!

Can I use a credit card for purchases at the festival?

No, sorry, all Festival ticket, beverage and merchandise sales are CASH ONLY.  ATM machines are available at both gates.  Some of our food and merchandise vendors may accept credit cards. 

TICKET QUESTIONS?

What is the cost for the Festival?

Visit our website Ticket Page for this information.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  If you have purchased a ticket and are not able to use it, you may give it to someone else.  

Will tickets still be available for sale the days of the Festival?

General Admission tickets for the Festival are always available at the gates.  However, VIP tickets have always sold out in advance, so purchase them early!

What do I do if I lost my ticket or payment receipt or can’t print out my tickets?

If you misplaced a ticket purchased online, please contact us before March 10 at RomanzaFL@gmail.comWe can re-issue your ticket receipt to you with proof of payment. Unfortunately, we have no record of purchases made by cash or credit card at our ticket sales outlet, and therefore cannot replace that lost ticket.  If you’ve lost your ticket but purchased it online before March 10, we will have your name at the gates.

If you are unable to print out your tickets or receipts, you may show them on your phone at the gates.

Is the Whiskey Tasting Event on Friday night included with a VIP ticket purchase?

No, it is not included with the VIP ticket purchase. Tickets for the Whiskey Tasting must be purchased separately at $50 each.  Tickets for the Whiskey Tasting Event are only available online and seating is limited.  To learn more, visit our website Whiskey Tasting Event page. 

 If I leave the Festival during the day, may I return later?

Yes.  If you are a VIP, your VIP ID lanyard allows you to leave the Festival and return at any time all weekend. If you purchased a General Admission ticket (good for 1 day admission), you will be given a wristband at the gate so you may leave and return any time that same day only. 

WHAT CAN I BRING/NOT BRING?

No pets are permitted on the festival grounds.  Service dogs ONLY.

You are encouraged to bring Blankets and Chairs.

No coolers or alcoholic beverages are permitted.

No skateboards or bicycles are permitted.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

For complete information about SHUTTLE PARKING, OTHER PARKING, CAMPSITES or DIRECTIONS TO EVENT FIELD, visit our website Parking page

IS THE FESTIVAL HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

Yes. If you are being dropped off or picked up at the Festival, please use the Riberia Street gate.  Handicap restroom facilities are available. 

ARE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE?

Absolutely! We will have a variety of food and beverage vendors located around the Field offering Celtic and non-Celtic cuisine.

Beer, wine, cider, whiskey, specialty cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at various locations around the field.

IS MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE?

Our vendors are an integral part of the Festival, offering a wonderfully wide array of Celtic hand-crafted or imported goods. 

Performing bands will be selling their merchandise at our Merchandise Tent or you may also purchase a Celtic Festival tee shirt there. 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HIGHLAND GAMES?

For complete information about the St. Augustine Highland Games (whether you are an athlete or a spectator), visit our website Highland Games page.  

VOLUNTEERING AT THE FESTIVAL

Our volunteers are an essential part of our Festival.

For a 3 or 3.5 hour commitment, each Volunteer receives free general admission for the day, and a free Volunteer tee shirt.  

If you would like to volunteer at the Festival, visit our website Volunteers page or you may contact us at volunteers@CelticStAugustine.com. 

NEED FIRST AID AT THE FESTIVAL?

First Aid is available at the Information Tent located next to the Riberia Street gate entrance, parallel to U.S. Route 1 and we have a paramedic on duty.  If more serious medical attention is required, please report it immediately to a Festival security officer, staff member or volunteer. 

LOST AND FOUND?

If you found something, please take it to the Festival Volunteer Check-in Tent located next to the Riberia Street gate parallel to Route 1.  Likewise, if you lost something, please check at that tent to see if your lost item was turned in.  OR You may also contact us by emailing festivalmanager@celticstaugustine.com after the Festival to see we if might have found your item.

SHOULD I WEAR MY KILT?

ABSOLUTELY!  Show your Celtic pride!  Wearing Celtic attire or anything green is strongly encouraged! 

HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions, please see our website Contact Us page.