THE MAIN EVENT!
When: Sat 6 May & Sun 7 May
Where: Australian Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Glen Innes
Kids will love the festival, with so many exciting and fun activities and things to see and do. From their very own kids marquee where they can get creative, to lively music and dance performances, and the opportunity to meet their clan and learn about their Celtic heritage, they won’t be left wanting more. There will also be an array of market stalls, many of which sell great Celtic-themed items that kids will treasure. And our food and drink vendors will be serving up tasty delights, even for the fussiest of eaters.
When: Sat 6 May, 9.30am
Where: Town Hall Square, Grey Street, Glen Innes
This is a free event and all are welcome to participate or watch the pipe bands, clans and societies march along Grey Street. A favourite activity enjoyed by all!
Just for Kids
There will be heaps of fun activities and things to see inside the kids marquee!
The Face Painting Lady
Kids can have their face painted by The Face Paint Lady at the Kids Marquee on Saturday 6 May from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
This medieval madness is guaranteed to awaken the knight or amazon in your child! But don’t worry, Parents, the swords and shields are foam and latex; and the archery sets, made to test the mettle of the keenest-eyed archer, are suitable for the hands of the most cultured Lady! Costumed supervisors, trained in the chivalric code, keen of eye and loud of voice, will be on hand at all times to ensure the fun doesn’t get out of hand.
Mini Highland Games
Meet the Highland Muscle team and take part in some special activities just for kids from 12pm on both Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May.
The Vegetable Pot
An internationally award-winning band on a mission of Love and Peas. Serving up a bumper crop of catchy tunes, colourful characters, sweet harmonies, dances, jokes and truly rotten puns – ever heard of a “Lepre Corn”? how about the “Broc Ness Monster”? They’ll have young and old alike dancing to the beet of their drum.
2023 Festival Performers & Activities
Check out the full lineup of musicians, dancers, pipe bands, live action, and activities you can experience at the 2023 Australian Celtic festival on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May at the Australian Standing Stones. There’s something for everyone!
We will list more performers and activities here once they are confirmed.
Please note: Our festival lineup is subject to change.
There are many events scheduled at various venues in Glen Innes Highlands during the Australian Celtic Festival, adding to the atmosphere around town. Keep up to date – we’ll be promoting events happening around town on our Facebook page as they are confirmed.