The Saline Celtic Festival

The Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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The 26th Saline Celtic Festival

Come and experience "the best little festival in the world" on July 7*-8th, 2023!

Online Ticket Sales END June 30th. Tickets are available at the gate on July 7th and 8th.

Mark your calendars now, because the Saline Celtic Festival is back and better than ever! Get ready for two unforgettable days of non-stop excitement. With live Celtic music, local and national vendors, highland games, petting zoos, and so much more- this festival has everything you need to have an unforgettable weekend. But that's not all; indulge in a variety of food and drinks at our beer gardens, watch thrilling contact jousting, and witness the Scottish clans in all their glory. With so much to see and do, this festival is perfect for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now and join us on July 8th, 2023 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Be a part of the celebration and make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out!

(Volunteers only work 4 hours and can stay for FREE)

More Information At:

Tickets On Sale for Saturday, July 8th.
*Tickets for Friday, July 7 are only available at the gate: adults $8.00, youth 6-17 $5.00
*Free Entry on Thursday, July 6th.

The information below may be subject to change.

2023 Celtic Music Line-Up: (Saturday, July, 8th)


The Founding


Enda Reilly

Ironwood (Thursday, July 6th in Downtown Saline and Saturday, July 8th at the Washtenaw County Farm Council Grounds)

On The Lash

The Brother Crowe Band (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Whorled (Friday, July 7)

Black Murray

Finnvarra's Wren

McSpillin (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Y-Town Hoolies

Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic Orchestra

2023 Highland Bagpipe Bands: (Saturday, July 8th)

Cabar Feidh Pipe Band

Detriot Highlanders

Flint Scottish Pipe Band

Fort Wayne Scottish Pipes & Drums

Glen Erin Pipe Band

Grand Rapids and District Pipe Band

Montcalm County Honor Guard Pipe & Drum Band

2023 Stage Entertainers: (Saturday, July 8th)

Ring of Steel's Cirque Surya (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Motor City Irish Dance

2023 Highland Dance Competition

Live Music Session Area (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Live Workshops (see bottom) (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Hugh the Kilted Magician (new)

2023 Featured Attractions: (Saturday, July 8th)

Full-Contact Jousting Competition and Demonstration

2023 Ancient Athletics and Highland Games Competition

Saline's Celtic Rugby Tournament

1st Annual 500" Corgi Speed Championships (new)

Strawhenge Exhibit (new)

Beer Gardens (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Bodtker Ironworks - Forge A Memory (new) (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

42nd Royal Highland Regiment-Grant's Company Reenactors

Ann Arbor Sword Club

Society for Creative Anachronism - The Barony of Cynnabar Reenactors

Textiles Demonstration

Wee Folk Area

Table Top Gaming Arena (new)

Millie's Celtic Grill (new)

Jeric Glassworks (new) (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Scottish Clans & Surnames

Millie the Mill Pond Monster (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

2023 Saline Celtic Festival Store (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Celtic Horse Breeds

Live Unicorns

The 501st Star Wars Troopers

Celtic Fairies (new)

Nelson's Wildlife Safari (new)

Highland Cattle (new)

Jim Valley's Sheepherding Dogs

Maker's Alley (new)

Marketplace Merchant and Vendor Village (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

The 2023 Local Community Showcase (new)

Festival Food Vendors (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

The Mounted Historic Competition and Demonstration (new) (Only on Friday, July 7th)

Mister Pretty Legs Competition (Only on Friday, July 7th)

2023 Workshop Activities: (Friday and Saturday, July 7-8th)

Participatory Ceili with Maeve Devlin, music by Michael Bean

Adult Irish Dance Class Performance led by Jen Paruk

Ottawa Valley Step Dance Demonstration - Explorers Home School Dancers

Bodhran Drum - Tristan Pruss (DIMA)

Beginning Tin Whistle - DIMA instructor

Sea Shanty Singing - Banjo Betsy & Friends

Intermediate Fiddle - Sarah Vaugin, Saline Fiddlers Artistic Director

Ottawa Valley Step Dance - Moire Kosmalsk

Contra Dance - Martha Vander Kolk, music by Michael Bean


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

An event can only be canceled by the venue and/or event organizer. If the venue or event organizer cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

The Saline Celtic Festival poster
The Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 429-3145