Village of Hoffman Estates, IL

09/21/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2019 19:01

Northwest Celtic Fest returns Oct. 5!

Join the community on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Sears Centre Arena from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for FREE family-friendly fun at the largest, indoor Celtic fest in the region! The eighth annual Northwest Celtic Fest offers free admission, free entry and free entertainment, including bounce houses, trackless train rides, games and activities for children of all ages.

This event highlights the community's Celtic heritage with live entertainment on two stages, featuring Ar Ais Aris, Mulligan Stew, Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance, Academy of Irish Music, Baal Tinne, Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers, Dundee Highlanders Pipe Band, and They Might Be Irish.

Additional attractions include a Celtic marketplace, visits with clan representatives, birds of prey and returning favorites, Great Lakes Irish Wolfhound Association. A celebration of craft beer will also be featured with opportunities to sample a variety of craft brews.

The Celtic Fest Commission is 'food raising' this year! Although not required for entry, guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to support local food pantries that help Hoffman Estates residents.

From live music, dancing, food and fun, there's something for everyone! Highlights of this year's event include:

  • Clan representation
  • Celtic marketplace
  • Irish dancers and singers
  • Live music on two stages
  • Craft beer celebration
  • Celtic-themed food for purchase
  • FREE trackless train rides and other children's games!

The Sears Centre Arena is located at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway in the 'Poplar Creek at 59/90' Entertainment District in western Hoffman Estates. For a complete schedule of events and list of craft beers, visit the Commission's web page or call 847-781-2610. We hope to see you there!