Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival


The Celtic Classic in downtown Bethlehem (September 24-26, 2021) is a celebration of Celtic culture and heritage. Enjoy five stages of continuous entertainment featuring international, national and regional Celtic artists, pipe bands, Irish dancers, a diverse marketplace of authentic Celtic merchandise and collectibles, and so much more!

Celtic bands will perform over 100 hours of free Celtic music, ranging in styles from traditional to Celtic rock. Many of the Celtic tunes are the traditional Irish jigs, shanties, drinking songs and ballads combined with lyrical story-telling.

Celtic Aire, the premier Celtic, and folk ensemble of the United States Air Force, will be performing on Saturday and Sunday. Formed in 2007, the group is comprised of four Airmen musicians from the United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force

In addition to musical performances, O’Grady Quinlan Irish Academy of Dance will have several performances throughout the festival weekend. With precision footwork and dazzling costumes, O’Grady Quinlan shares the Irish culture through their performances.

You won't want to miss the U.S. National Highland Games Championship, showcasing amazing feats of strength and endurance.

Celtic Classic will also see the return of Gene Sheninger of Wayside Farm. Sheninger will demonstrate how border collies can herd sheep and ducks. Border collies have been used for herding for hundreds of years in the Celtic nations.

Weekend Schedule

Full Celtic performance line-up and schedule, here.