Celtic Celebrations

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 8:00am

See the full daily schedule for Saturday and Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 12-13. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and historians will explain what caused the wave of Irish immigration in the 19th century and talk about what life was like for Irish families after they arrived in America. 

Return at 6:00 p.m. on March 12 for our Full Gael Celtic Concert, tickets are not included with daytime admission.


Join us Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, at 3 PM in the Gift Shop for Katie Hill’s book signing of “Bridget’s Home,” a novel featuring a newlywed couple who emigrate from Ireland in the early 19th century when Irish laborers were recruited to help build the Eire Canal. Ms. Hill has been writing and lecturing on the topic of Irish immigration to America for over 25 years and has received official recognition from the Republic of Ireland for her play about Famine. There is no charge to attend the book signing, copies of Ms. Hill's book will be available for sale. Buy Bridget's Home here!



Share Your Family Photos

In honor of our Celtic Celebration weekend, we invite you to share photos of your Irish immigrant ancestors. Visit our Flickr Group page, and post your images and stories there!


Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

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