Celtic Fest returns to the Museum of Surrey on Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m., transforming the museum into a Céilí–a free celebration of music and merriment for the whole family.

March 16, 2022
Museum of Surrey
Media Release

Surrey, BC – Celtic Fest returns to the Museum of Surrey on Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m., transforming the museum into a Céilí– a free celebration of music and merriment for the whole family. 

Enjoy live performances throughout the day with Kyle Banta on bagpipes, Michael Burnyeat on the fiddle, and Allen Barnett on accordion. Community partner booths will also have tables set up to share their culture, heritage and achievements, including Steele School of Dance, Ireland Canada Monument, White Spot Pipe Band, West Coast Calligraphy Society, Fort Garrison, Vancouver Gaelic Society, and many more. The Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada and Club Westie BC will also be onsite with their beautiful Celtic canine friends.  

Visitors will have an opportunity to partake in a scavenger hunt in the galleries, check out a Celtic textile display, and even bring home a Celtic knot craft. 

After pressing pause on in-person events since 2019 due to the pandemic, Celtic Fest kicks off a lineup of free spring celebrations the museum plans to host for the community. 

“We’re very pleased to safely bring back this popular family-friendly event that brings together our local Celtic community right here in Surrey,” said Museum of Surrey Manager Lynn Saffery.  

The museum’s spring event lineup also includes Tots Easter Celebration (April 14), Métis – Children of the Fur Trade (April 23), and the Surrey Regional Heritage Fair (April 30).  

While attending any of the upcoming events, visitors can also explore the feature exhibition ‘Broken Promises,’ which runs until April 24.  

Museum of Surrey follows health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health, and appropriate industry associations. Proof of vaccination is required for events until April 8 for 12+. Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue in Surrey. For more information, visit surrey.ca/museum.