You don’t have to travel far to see Ireland, Scotland, or Wales any more. The 16th annual Niagara Celtic Festival brings the pageantry of everything Irish, Scottish, & Welsh to our own backyard! Less than one hour from Rochester and Buffalo, the Niagara Celtic Festival is the largest cultural celebration in Western New York.
Worried that you know too little about the culture to have a great time? Don’t be; by the end of your visit you’ll be an expert either through experiencing it all first hand or by taking a trip over to the Celtic College to learn a little bit more. More of a brawn over brains kind of guy? Then you’ll love the on-site strong man competition called the Highland Games. The event is perfect for the whole family with their famous kid’s corner that features a mini-highland games, crafts, rides, and more. With step dancing, bag pipe bands and authentic Irish, Scottish, and Welsh food you won’t want to miss the pinnacle of the event under the pavilion Saturday night, the Ceilidh.
This large scale event has grown from a humble hundred people in 2001 to twelve thousand, just last year. An event this big does not happen without a little help from the community. Around five hundred volunteers give their time each year to keep the event running smoothly. This year we are proud to lend a hand by providing them with some ISO containers for equipment storage. The festival organizers do not simply just accept these gifts but have been sure to pay the goodwill forward by allowing local businesses and not-for-profits to set up booths at the event and promote what they do. Fire departments from the area and the local branch of Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in attendance at the community corner so be sure to stop by and show them some support.
As a local family owned business we are always happy to be part of events right in our own back yard. Being able to do what we do, provide ground level office and storage containers, while supporting our tight knit community is always special for us. It is our goal to be part of many great things right here in Western New York and we’re sure this will be one.