Visitors brave heat, humidity, for Belfast’s annual Celtic Celebration

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:15pm

BELFAST — The first full day of the 13th annual Maine Celtic Celebration got off to a blistering start Saturday, with temperatures hovering around 90 degrees. 

There were 21 vendors in all at the Celebration, which has a suggested donation of $15 per person to get in. The event will continue Sunday, July 21, on the Belfast waterfront. 

The multi-day event offers a number of attractions, including the highland games, cheese roll, sheepdog herding, a variety of musical acts, and a kilt competition, among many others. 

Saturday’s festivities will draw to a close with a firework display at 9:20 p.m., which is sponsored by the City of Belfast. 

For those considering attending Sunday, the New World Cheese Roll Championship will take place at 1:15 p.m., while the Highland Games will take place from 9-3 p.m. 

The Celtic Celebration is organized by the all-volunteer Maine Celtic Celebration Committee.

Sponsors of the celebration include Nordic Aquafarms, the City of Belfast, and Front Street Pub among many others. 

Additional information about the Celtic Celebration.

Erica Thoms can be reached at