Other Official Events

Don't miss these festival events around Glen Innes

The Australian Celtic Festival runs from 2 to 5 May 2024 with the main event taking place on 4 & 5 May at The Australian Standing Stones National Celtic Monument. However, there are so many other ways to enjoy the festival, like attending the below official events held at other locations around Glen Innes, many of which are free!

Céad Míle Fáilte! 100,000 Welcomes Concert

Venue: Glen Innes Services Club

Date: Thursday 2 May 2024

Time: 6pm & 6.30pm arrival times for 7pm to 9pm concert

This concert kicks off the beginning of the Australian Celtic Festival and is hosted by the Glen Innes Services Club.

Come along for a wee dram of some of the performers you can see at the festival over the weekend.

Performance lineup:

  • Gerry O’Connor (Supported by Culture Ireland)
  • Australian Celtic Women
  • Asleep at the Reel
  • Manx Dancers of Brisbane


Please note:
Lineup may change without notice. 

Tickets do not include a meal. Bar meals may be purchased at the Stones Restaurant or via the Carvery in the North Remembrance Room.

Celtic Symposium

Venue: Highlands Hub, 167 Grey St, Glen Innes

Date: Thursday 2 May 2024

Time: 10am to 4pm

All welcome. Free entry

This Celtic Symposium presents half-hour snippets across the full spectrum of Celtic history given by amateurs and professionals. We encourage everyone interested in the World of the Celts to attend and meet like-minded people, ask questions and give their opinions.

Why not present your own knowledge and ideas? Topics with any Celtic connection are welcome. They don’t have to be just about Ireland or Isle of Man either. Suggestions include individual families and characters, Isle of Man TT, Celtic FC and the development of tartans.

This year we are holding a Writer’s Forum as well. We’ll chat with authors from a Celtic background or with stories set in the World of Celts. So, if you are a writer, please let us know.

Enquiries: 
Nigel Brown
drnigel.brown@gmail.com
0419 434 087

Celtic Food Trail

Venue: Multiple venues

Date: Friday 19 April to Sunday 12 May 2024

Tantalise your taste buds and ignite your foodie passion by experiencing traditional Celtic fare at various locations around Glen Innes Highlands with the launch of our brand-new Celtic Food Trail.

Official Opening Ceremony

Venue: Glen Innes Town Hall Square

Date: Friday 3 May 2024

Time: 11am

All welcome

Buskers & Busking Competition

Venue: Glen Innes Town Centre

Date: Friday 3 May 2024

Celtic High Tea at Waterloo Station

Venue: Historic shearing shed at Waterloo Station, 67 Waterloo Rd, Matheson NSW. 

Directions: This location is a 15-minute drive west of Glen Innes and the shearing shed will be signposted via Waterloo Road

Date: Friday 3 May 2024

Time:  Arrive at 12.30pm for a 1pm start; 3pm finish

Take a picturesque 15-minute drive west of Glen Innes and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Celtic culture at our exclusive long-table Celtic High Tea event in the beautifully restored shearing shed at the historic Waterloo Station. 

Featuring:

  • The Australian Celtic Women
  • Suellen Cusack
  • Special guest speakers


Indulge in:

  • A long table of Celtic canapés, luncheon items and treats
  • Champagne and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Specialty tea and coffee


Cost: 
$50 per person + booking fee

Note: Parking is available on site. Soft drinks, non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages will be sold at the bar – Payment by cash only (no EFTPOS)

For any dietary requirements, please email eventsofficer@gisc.nsw.gov.au

Street Parade

Venue: Grey St, Glen Innes

Date: Saturday 4 May 2024

Time: 9.30am to 10.30am

All welcome

Gerry O’Connor in Concert

Supported by the Australian Celtic Women

Venue: The Chapel Theatre, 143 Church St, Glen Innes NSW

Date: Saturday 4 May 2024

Time:  Doors open 6pm; Concert starts 7pm; Ends 9.30pm

A mesmerising night of Celtic music and captivating performances at The Chapel Theatre.

Featuring :

  • Gerry O’Connor (Supported by Culture Ireland)
  • Supported by Australian Celtic Women


Cost: 
$35 per person + booking fee

Note: Bar opens at 6pm with beer, wine, soft drinks, and snack bar treats available for purchase. Complimentary nibbles available. 

Celtic Shop Window Displays

Venue: Glen Innes Township

Date: Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 May 2024

Experience the community spirit of Glen Innes Highlands with Celtic-themed shop displays for all to admire.