Wednesday, February 13, 2019

FREE shuttles for St. Augustine Celtic & Heritage Festival

(Updated: February 26, 2019)
There will be free shuttle parking in two locations for the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival on Saturday March 9. Shuttle service begins at 8 a.m. and runs till 11 p.m. that evening.  Early arrivals are recommended.

“We’re delighted that the city is once again including us in their Spring schedule,” said Festival Director Pat Syeles.  “It makes Saturday even more enjoyable when our attendees don’t have to worry about where to park,” she continued.  Other festivals receiving free shuttle parking include Spring Season Shuttle, Lions Seafood and Rotary’s Rhythm & Blues.

Parking locations are on the Visitor Info Center at 10 S. Castillo Drive, City Health Dept. at 200 San Sebastian which is handicap accessible, and the vacant lot at 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttle service is available on Saturday only.  Complete information, including maps for paid and restricted parking, are available on their

The event takes place at Francis Field, 29 West Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine.  It begins on Friday, March 8 with a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, and continues Saturday and Sunday with live performances on two stages.  It also features The St. Augustine Highland games, Celtic artisans, spirits and food, and kids’ games.  The world’s original St. Patrick’s Day parade which begun in 1601, takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival has been voted Best Concert/Event in the “Bold City Best” in the Jacksonville region and Best Festival in St. Augustine for 2 years in a row.

Celtic Entertainment: Musicians returning to the 2019 event include fan favorites: Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Emmet Cahill, and Steel City Rovers.  New this year are 2 bands of talented sisters, The Gothard Sisters and Screaming Orphans.  Chad Light, actor/director/painter/sculptor, will be Emcee for the Festival Main Stage.

Though all the musicians above have been headliners at Celtic Festivals throughout the world, The St. Augustine Festival is known as the finest Celtic Music Festival in the U.S. as it presents 8 major headliners.

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is produced by Romanza – St. Augustine and is funded in part by St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.  For tickets and further information: Click
HERE.  Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub located at 23 Orange Street, downtown St. Augustine. Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City.


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