Discover the Magic of the National Celtic Festival

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Immerse yourself in the passion and beauty of the National Celtic Festival, where the stirring sounds of bagpipes, fiddles, and Celtic drums fill the air, transporting you to Ireland, Scotland, and beyond. 

Every year on the June long weekend Portarlington comes alive with vibrant performances and cultural activities, celebrating the timeless traditions of the Celtic nations.

It’s a spirited celebration, spanning over ten venues, offering a spectacular range of stalls and activities to enjoy.

From Irish and Scottish ceili to bush dances, theatre performances, pipes and drums, and Celtic martial arts, there’s something for everyone.

The popular Heavy Games is a highlight not to miss!



Alongside live Celtic music and pints of Guinness, explore markets, participate in workshops, join sessions, savour delicious food, engage with writers, enjoy children’s entertainment, watch demonstrations, and attend special events.

It’s four days filled with music, arts, culture, and a craicing good time.



Weekend Adult Pass

How To Book

National Celtic Festival 2024

Date: 7-10th June

Tickets available at National Celtic Festival

Other Events

Experience a mini music festival on a steam train as you travel along the scenic heritage Bellarine Railway. Enjoy a fresh blues inspired meal as you prepare to journey through the carriages and party the night away with 4 amazing live blues and roots entertainers.

Get your team together for Tuesday Night Trivia. Tuesday night trivia begins at 7pm and is free for your team to enter, plus all our delicious pizzas on the menu are $20 for dinner.

Wine and dine in style with The Q Train.
We’re inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard our restored carriages and enjoy a gastronomical journey unlike anything else you have experienced. We are serving local produce on every journey from the comfort of our refurbished dining cars; providing every customer with a delicious rail journey, and unique views of Swan Bay and the Bellarine.

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