FKCF-poster2017The Florida Keys Celtic Festival (FKCF) is an annual celebration of Celtic music, food and heritage. Entering its fourth year, FKCF attracts thousands of visitors to the three-day cultural event at the City Park in Marathon, Florida; where internationally famous bands, highland games, sheepherding dogs, and Celtic vendors regale the crowds.

The FKCF and its pre-event parties, the Summer Kilts in the Keys Party, August 7, 2016, from 5-7, at Herbie’s Restaurant and the Kilts in the Keys Kick-Off Party on January 6th, at the Marathon Grill & Ale House, and this year the Hickory Stick Golf Tournament at Florida Keys Country Club support the Hammock House free after-school and summer camp program.

Born out of concern for Middle Keys children who do not have enough to eat and often lack safe, affordable recreation when school is out of session, the Hammock House After School Care and Just for Fun summer & school break camps provide Marathon’s kids a no-cost, healthy place to thrive emotionally, intellectually, artistically and spiritually.

The 2017 Florida Keys Celtic Festival will feature family-friendly Celtic rock and Traditional music, Irish & Scottish Dancing, Pipes and Drums, Highland Athletics, Sheepdog Herding, a Children’s Glen with games, face painting and fun activities, and fabulous Celtic (and Keys) foods and crafts vendors. Festival goers may even catch a glimpse of the ConchNess Monster during our famous parade!

Events will include:

  • Women’s Highland Athletics Competition (sanctioned by Strongman)
  • Men’s Highland Athletics Demonstrations*
    * Interested participants please contact Robert Gourlay at bobg@celticheritageproductions.com
  • The Official Florida State Haggis Hurling Championship
  • Returning for 2017 ~ Sheepdog Herding Demo on both Saturday and Sunday!
  • Beautiful St. Columba Episcopal Service featuring The Screaming Orphans at 9:30am, Sunday Morning