Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival + Highland Games

Window on the Waterfront Park
85 E 6th St
Holland, MI 49423
Region:
Downtown
Connect:
  • Alcohol
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Waterfront
  • Downtown
  • Free Admission
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Public Restrooms

The Celtic Festival kicks off Friday evening with an Irish dance and music party followed on Saturday morning by the first annual Highland Games, in which athletes from across the Great Lakes region will participate in ancient athletic competition including caber tossing, heaving heavy weights over a bar, sheaf tossing over a bar, throwing heavy weights for distance, and others – in both men's and women's divisions – all while wearing traditional Scottish kilts!

Two stages will be filled throughout the day with Irish bands, and both Scottish and Irish dancers. A kids area will offer entertainment for children, while the new Nature Play Park is adjacent to the festival site. Scottish Clans or Families from across the nation, dressed in family tartans, will set up tents and share their family history and traditions, while craft and retail vendors offer Celtic goods. Scottish & Irish foods will be available throughout the festival, as well as assistance with Irish + Scottish genealogy.