There are many highly anticipated annual events that take place in the Lehigh Valley, with quite a few of them happening in Bethlehem. The Celtic Classic Festival is no exception, having grown into one of the largest Highland Games and Festival in North America!  You’ll find entertainment, food, music, fun, dancing, and of course Celtic culture!

Celtic Classic Festival takes place in September every year and includes highlights such as highland dancing, pipe bands, highland competitions, a fiddle competition, and so much more.

Four stages of continuous entertainment featuring international, national and regional artists will be set up to delight people of all ages, making the Celtic Classic a perfect family event.

Highlights

  • The Celtic Classic Invitational Pipe Band Competition
  • US National Highland Athletic Championships
  • The “Showing of the Tartan” Parade (parade route)
  • Haggis Competition
  • Whisky Tasting Event
  • Pour the Perfect Pint Event
  • The 16th Annual Celtic Classic Fiddle Competition
  • A diverse marketplace of Celtic crafts, merchandise and collectibles
  • Kids Craft Tent

Some of the food you can look forward to includes pulled pork, baby back ribs, brisket, brisket burrito, whole chicken wings, cole slaw, baked beans, corn bread, wraps, sweet potato fries, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, cheese steaks, chicken fingers, french fries, pierogies, lemonade, peach, raspberry or Texas iced tea, bratwurst, knockwurst, kielbasa, long hot dogs, potato pancakes, potato salad, flavored coffees, fresh battered fish, crabcake sandwich, shrimp, pretzel dogs, pretzel sausage, funnel cake, beef gyros, chicken gyros, spinach pie, baklava, buffalo wings, and the list STILL goes on! Haggis will of course be on hand, and if you’ve never experienced it, you should at least give it a try!

This is one of the highly anticipated annual Lehigh Valley family events, it’s free to attend, and is a perfect way to spend a weekend!

What do you look forward to the most at the Celtic Classic Festival?

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