2017 IRISH, SCOTTISH & CELTIC FESTIVALS
New England States
More Festivals Coming Soon...........
Blackstone River Theatre:
Summer Solstice Festival
Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114 | Cumberland | RI
11:00 am - 7:00 pm | 5 Stages | 45 Vendors. $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, under-5 free!
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org
Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring: the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely, Archie Fisher, The Gnomes, The Jeremiahs, Les Poules à Colin (pictured), Robbie O'Connell & Rose Clancy, Pendragon, Torrin Ryan, The Vox Hunters and Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. Then head back to the Blackstone River Theatre for the evening session from 8:30-11:30 p.m. with almost all the musicians from the festival. Just 80 tickets will be sold to the evening session.
5th annual Milton Music Festival
Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 5-10 p.m. | Sun: 1-7 p.m.
FREE | 617-433-7273
The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging the 5th annual Milton Music Festival, a two day celebration. Saturday: Music & Fireworks. Sunday: Celtic Sunday. Check back for more details.
24th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish FestivalLook Park
Newport Folk Festival
Fort Adams Park
Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
7am: water taxis, 9am: box office & shuttles, 10am: gates open & food & crafts, 11am: music
newportfolk.org | Tickets | See Performance Schedule
Folk music has been a presence in Newport since 1959, when the Newport Folk Festival was founded by George Wein. The Festival became renowned for introducing a number of performers who went on to become major stars, most notably Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 3 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.
Lowell Folk Festival - (31st Annual)
FREE | donations welcome. Please check back for full schedule - - coming soon!
Friday: Dance parade at 6:00pm, Boarding House Park Stage and the Tsongas Arena Dance Stage concerts: 7-10pm. Saturday: Noon-6pm on five stages, and 7-10pm on two stages. Sunday: Noon-7pm at five stages. Traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities. Performers will be announced soon.
New Hampshire Highland Games
Lincoln | NH
Join the largest gathering of Scottish musicians, dancers, pipers, athletes and cultural artisans in the northeast with over 60 Scottish clans and societies gather each year to celebrate their heritage. Music, games, bagpipe bands and fiddle competitions.