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See the CelticFest Vancouver 2012 Schedule below

Family & Kids Events

 

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL PREVIEW EVENTS:
Saturday, March 10

Saturday March 10
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

12:30 pm Lorne Warr and The Streels
1:45 pm The Gothard Sisters
3:00 pm Good For Grapes
4:30 pm Jocelyn Pettit Band

Festival Pick Music Dance Food & Beverage Kids / Family

Celts on the Creek

Our first-ever Celts on the Creek sneak peek festival preview was a huge success, with a good time had by the throngs of people who attended. It was a family-friendly afternoon of free Celtic music, dance, food, fare and fun!

Thanks to everyone who performed, attended and volunteered to make the day so wonderful!

Here are some images from the day, along with an amazing video to see some of the day for yourself!

 

Celts on the Creek - March 10 2012 Celts on the Creek - March 10 2012

Presented by

The Village on False Creek

The Village on False Creek Plaza
Manitoba St. & Athlete’s Way

Free

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY MARCH 15

Thursday March 15
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Festival Pick Music Kids / Family

Lunch Time Concert
Ivonne Hernandez & Jeremy Walsh

A multiple award-winning fiddler and an acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist combine forces to produce new century Celtic-Canadian music. Ivonne is a five-time Grand North American Fiddle Champion and Canadian traditional fiddle music maestro. With her Maritime/Chilean roots, she brilliantly embodies a new and multi-cultured vision of folk music.  Jeremy Walsh’s powerful, expressive vocals were at the forefront of seminal Canadian Celtic band Scruj Macduhk during their hey-day, and has been described as "one of the finest Canadian folk singer/songwriters of his generation".

Together? Well, they’re just a bit of magic.

Presented by Pacific Centre

Plaza @ Pacific Centre
Georgia St. & Granville St.

Free

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY MARCH 16

Friday March 16
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Festival Pick Music Kids / Family

Lunch Time Concert
Vazzy

Embark on a musical voyage across oceans and time with Vazzy. The duo plays quiet ballads and lively, toe-tapping tunes from the past and present; music from Québec, France, Acadia and the Celtic world. From medieval melodies with hints of Arabic and Breton influences to vivacious French-Canadian fiddle tunes, Vazzy’s performances are fun and engaging.

Presented by Pacific Centre

Plaza @ Pacific Centre
Georgia St. & Granville St.

Free

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY MARCH 17         Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday March 17
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kids / Family

Face Painting by Marie-Hélène Babin

When Marie-Hélène unpacks her makeup kit, magical transformations are in store. This master craftsperson’s designs will illuminate children’s faces, making their CelticFest experience even more special.

Kids Area
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Saturday March 17
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

Jade Dragon Pirates

Join the Jade Dragon Pirates as they demonstrate what is needed to survive on their ship. An entertaining show that will delight all ages, volunteers will be “liberated’ from the audience and taught the fine art of being a pirate. This is a chance to get in touch with your inner Captain Jack!

In cooperation with The BC Renaissance Festival

Kids’ Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Free

Saturday March 17
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kids / Family

King Henry VIII & Queen Catherine of Aragon

If you see King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon walking around CelticFest, you are not imagining things. Just prepare to bow or curtsey as they pass by. The royals will be escorted by some of the residents of the Village of Steller's Grove (BC Renfest's “village”). Don't be afraid to approach them and introduce yourself, but make sure to accord them due respect, especially if you envisage a title in your future!

In cooperation with The BC Renaissance Festival

Celtic Village
Granville Street
(From Georgia St. to Smithe St.)

Free

Saturday March 17
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

Magic by Travis Bernhardt

Magician Travis Bernhardt is known for his amazing one man show, Things That Never Happen,his work with the Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society and for being one of Canada's top street magicians. Prepare to be astounded!

Kids’ Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Free (donations welcome)

Saturday March 17
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

Jade Dragon Pirates

Join the Jade Dragon Pirates as they demonstrate what is needed to survive on their ship. An entertaining show that will delight all ages, volunteers will be “liberated’ from the audience and taught the fine art of being a pirate. This is a chance to get in touch with your inner Captain Jack!

In cooperation with The BC Renaissance Festival

Kids’ Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Free

Saturday March 17
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

Magic by Travis Bernhardt

Magician Travis Bernhardt is known for his amazing one man show, Things That Never Happen,his work with the Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society and for being one of Canada's top street magicians. Prepare to be astounded!

Kids’ Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Free (donations welcome)

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY MARCH 18

Sunday March 18
11:00 am

Festival Pick Music Dance Kids / Family

8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day PARADE

Join thousands of happy celebrants, all seized with Irish fever! Dress up is green, grab your loved ones and head down to the parade where the happy spirit of fun prevails. You’ll see a bagpiper riding a unicyle, colourfully costumed participants, pipe bands, dancers, acrobats, stilt-walkers, musicians – and maybe even your neighbour! The St. Pat’s Day Parade is the best free fun for your whole family you’re likely to find anywhere. See you there!

Presented by

Pacific Centre

Parade route begins at Howe St. @ Drake St. and marches north on Howe to Georgia St. ending at Georgia & Granville St.

Free

Sunday March 18
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kids / Family

Face Painting by Marie-Hélène Babin

When Marie-Hélène unpacks her makeup kit, magical transformations are in store. This master craftsperson’s designs will illuminate children’s faces, making their CelticFest experience even more special.

Kids’s Area
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Sunday March 18
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

King Henry VIII & Queen Catherine of Aragon

If you see King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon walking around CelticFest, you are not imagining things. Just prepare to bow or curtsey as they pass by. The royals will be escorted by some of the residents of the Village of Steller's Grove (BC Renfest's “village”). Don't be afraid to approach them and introduce yourself, but make sure to accord them due respect, especially if you envisage a title in your future!

In cooperation with The BC Renaissance Festival

Celtic Village
Granville Street
(From Georgia St. to Smithe St.)

Free

Sunday March 18
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

Jade Dragon Pirates

Join the Jade Dragon Pirates as they demonstrate what is needed to survive on their ship. An entertaining show that will delight all ages, volunteers will be “liberated’ from the audience and taught the fine art of being a pirate. This is a chance to get in touch with your inner Captain Jack!

In cooperation with The BC Renaissance Festival

Kids’ Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Free

Sunday March 18
2:30 pm

Festival Pick Music Kids / Family

Bad to the Bow

Under the musical direction of Chelsea Sleep,
Bad to The Bow is a group of 25 school-aged fiddlers with parents and community volunteers making up the accompaniment section on bass, cello, piano, guitar, penny whistle and percussion.

http://badtothebow.com/

Kids Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
@ Smithe

Free

Sunday March 18
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Festival Pick Kids / Family

Magic by Travis Bernhardt

Magician Travis Bernhardt is known for his amazing one man show, Things That Never Happen,his work with the Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society and for being one of Canada's top street magicians. Prepare to be astounded!

Kids’ Tent
Celtic Village
Granville St.
near Smithe St.

Free (donations welcome)

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Festival Venues

Outdoor Venues
CelticFest

Music Stage
Celtic Village

Granville Street (at Georgia St)

Pacific Centre

Performance Stage
Lunch-Time Concerts
Plaza @ Pacific Centre
(Georgia & Granville)

CelticFest

Kids Tent & Area
Celtic Village

Granville Street
(Smithe to Robson)

The Village

The Plaza
Village on False Creek

Manitoba St. & Athlete’s Way

Official Festival Venues
Edgewater Casino

Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino
750 Pacific Blvd South
(at Plaza of Nations)

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St.@ Granville St.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville
Home of the Official CelticFest Pre-Parade Breakfast

The Irish Cellar

The (Irish) Cellar
1006 Granville St. @ Nelson St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level - 929 Granville St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
Music Hall
3rd floor - 929 Granville St.

Doolin’s Irish Pub

The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St.

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug
1033 Granville St.