Experience a day of Celtic culture at the Ceili of the Valley’s second annual Samhain Celtic New Year Festival. Samhain, pronounced “sow-in” (“ow” like in cow), is a Gaelic festival that marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is traditionally recognized on November 1 and considered the Celtic New Year.

The Samhain Celtic New Year Festival is a one-day celebration of culture of the seven Celtic Nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and Isle of Man) through live music, speakers, presentations, workshops and immersive/hands-on activities that will be educational and fun for the whole community.

This is a family-friendly event. No smoking, alcohol, drugs and weapons of any kind. No pets. Service animals only.

Samhain Celtic New Year Festival
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Where: Grant Community School, 725 Market St. NE.
Cost: $10 adult and $5 students. Free for children younger than 12.
Tickets: Purchase online at https://orcelticfest2017.eventbrite.com
Information: orcelticfest@gmail.com or visit www.celticfestival.info  

Samhain Concert
Following the festival, take in a concert with traditional Irish band Dreos.
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Where: VFW Hall, 630 Hood St. NE
Cost: $15. $5 discount on concert with Festival wristband.
Tickets: Purchase online at https://samhainconcert2017.eventbrite.com
Information: orcelticfest@gmail.com or visit www.celticfestival.info