Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When Is the Festival?

Friday, March 8, Whiskey Tasting Event (tickets are limited)

Saturday, March 9, St. Patrick Parade around downtown, 10am

Saturday, March 9, Festival Day – 10am-10pm

Sunday, March 10, Festival Day – 10am-7pm

Q: Where Is the Festival?

The Celtic Festival is held downtown St. Augustine, FL at:

Francis Field
25 W Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Google Maps Link

Q: Where can I park?

For complete information about shuttle parking, other parking, campsites or directions to event field.

See Directions for more information.

Q: Are tickets available day of the Festival?

Yes. General Admission tickets for the Festival are always available at the gates and do not sell out. However,
VIP tickets always sell out in advance, so purchase them early!

Q: Do you accept Cash or Credit?

We do not accept credit cards at the gate for admission nor at the beverage tents. All ticket, beverage and festival merchandise sales are CASH ONLY. ATM machines are available at both gates. Many of our food and merchandise vendors do accept credit cards.

Q: What do I do if I lost my ticket, receipt, or can't print out my tickets?

If you misplaced a ticket purchased online, please send an email to [email protected] before March 7.

We can re-issue your ticket receipt to you with proof of payment.

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

We have no record of purchases made by cash or credit card at our ticket sales outlet, and therefore cannot replace that lost ticket.

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


If you are a VIP, your VIP ID 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.

Q: What is there to do at the Celtic Festival?

Saturday and Sunday 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 (and non-Celtic) food and drink, Celtic artisan-crafted and imported merchandise for sale, and entertainment for the kids (kids zone with inflatables and games).

Friday from 7 :00 pm-9:00 pm, there is a Whiskey Tasting Event (adults only). The Jameson Brand Ambassador will educate you on the finer points of the whiskies’ history as you savor each offering. 

Saturday morning at 10:00 am, don’t miss the St. Augustine St. Patrick Parade downtown!

Q: What can I bring / NOT bring?

No pets are permitted on the festival grounds. SERVICE DOGS ONLY. 

No firearms are permitted.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted. 

No coolers are permitted.

No skateboards or bicycles are permitted.

You are encouraged to bring Blankets and Chairs.


Q: Is the Festival Handicap Accessible?

Yes. If you are being dropped off or picked up at the Festival, please use the Riberia Street gate.  Enter via 3 Riberia Street and pull into the RV/Bus lot to get to the Festival gate.

Handicap port-o-lets are also available.

Our entire festival site is on grass/dirt, and can easily accommodate wheelchairs and strollers.  However, please be aware that if there is a lot of rain, the field gets quite muddy.

Q: 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.

Q: Is Merchandise available?

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

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

Q: How can I volunteer?

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 (after the Volunteer shift is completed), and a free Volunteer tee shirt.

If you would like to volunteer at the Festival, check out our volunteers page or email us at [email protected].

Q: Is there a lost and found?

If you found something, please take it to the Festival Volunteer Check in Tent located next to the Riberia Street gate (the back gate).

Likewise, if you lost something, please check at that tent to see if your lost item was turned in.

Q: Is First Aid Available 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 an EMT (Emergency Medical Tech) on duty.  If more serious medical attention is required, please report it immediately to a Festival security officer, Gate Manager, staff member or volunteer. 

Q: Should I wear my kilt?

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