The community has spoken and Celtic Fest back by popular demand. 7 years ago, Celtic Fest in Missoula, celebrated the 100 anniversary of Highlander Beer. This year we will celebrate 100 years of Bob Wards Sporting Goods.

The festival was close to postponing this year's festival, after a huge sponsor pulled out. But, Bob Wards was not going to let that happen. BW stepped in and asked to be this year's presenting sponsor.

This year’s Celtic Festival Missoula will be held on Saturday, July 29 in Caras Park. The event will feature Missoula’s favorite Celtic rock band, and Festival veterans, The Young Dubliners.   “The Young Dubliners have been with us since the first festival so they’re a tradition.   Watch for other great bands to be announced.  Screaming Orphans are slated for 2018!!

Other activities at the Celtic Festival include a Kid Zone with children’s activities, UM’s mascot Monte – in a kilt, Irish Road Bowling, Celtic Dragon Pipe Band and Highland Dancers, and Traditional Celtic folk music and dance. For more information visit

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