National Celtic & Folk Festival

The National Celtic Festival, Australia's largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture.

Held annually in Portarlington, Victoria, on the June long weekend.

From near and far people gather in the wonderful township to Unleash the Spirit, Discover the Passion and Experience the Culture.

This normally quiet bay side village comes to life with the music, laughter and passion of the Celtic spirit

This winter festival is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Folk Festival and attracts thousands of people to the region over the three-day long weekend event each June.

The event commences on Friday evening and concludes on Monday afternoon (over 4 days).


  • Entry to the event
  • Live music
  • Access to markets
  • Access to food vans
  • Children’s Entertainment
  • Live folk performances



How To Book

Book tickets here: National Celtic Festival

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