The Mission of The Florida Keys Celtic Festival is to bring the rich cultural heritage and history of the Celtic Nations through music, dance, history and games to the community and visitors of the Florida Keys. The FKCF benefits The Hammock House @ St. Columba, a free after school and camp program. Florida Keys Celtic Festival features family-friendly Celtic rock and Traditional music, Irish & Scottish Dancing, Sheep-dog herding, Pipes and Drums, a Children’s Glen with games, face painting and fun activities, and fabulous Celtic (and Keys) foods and crafts vendors. Highland Athletics, the original Strongman sport, features a sanctioned Woman's Highland Athletics Competition on Saturday. Join us on Sunday for a little friendly competition at our FKCF Marathon Games Day!
Proceeds from the Florida Keys Celtic Festival support The Hammock House at St. Columba Episcopal Church. The Hammock House after school care and Just for Fun summer and school break camps provide Marathon's kids a no cost healthy place to thrive emotionally, intellectually, artistically and spiritually. The Hammock House is open to all and has been serving families in the Middle Keys for more than 10 years.
The Screaming Orphans
West of Galway
The Byrne Brothers
We have some exciting events planned!
This marks our 10th year and we have come a long way! Our first festival hosted 300 people including the bands and vendors in what looked like at that time a very large community park. These days we fill the park with our festival volunteers, bands, athletes, and vendors as we welcome thousands of visitors each Read more about We have some exciting events planned![…]
COVID-19 Safety & Protocol
We are committed to providing a safe and responsible atmosphere for our festival. We recognize Covid is serious and while things are improving, we realize that things are ever changing and if we do not find a way to live with the changes, we will have to continue to cancel or postpone events indefinitely. We Read more about COVID-19 Safety & Protocol[…]
Cancelling the 2021 Florida Keys Celtic Festival
After careful consideration for the safety of our community and all who attend our festival, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Florida Keys Celtic Festival. Our hope is to provide a high quality entertaining festival and safety is always a priority. At this time we do not feel we can ensure the safety of Read more about Cancelling the 2021 Florida Keys Celtic Festival[…]
Thank You for Another Great Festival!
The FKCF Committee would like to thank all the sponsors, contributors and volunteers who donated their time and or money to help us have another successful festival. Thank you to Celtic Heritage and all the bands for another great year! We would also like to thank the City of Marathon and the Parks Department for Read more about Thank You for Another Great Festival![…]
Vote for The Florida Keys Celtic Festival!
The Florida Keys Celtic Festival is honored to be nominated once again to THE BEST OF MARATHON 2020 in the category of Best Local Event/Festival. The Florida Keys Celtic Festival features family-friendly Celtic rock and Traditional music, Irish & Scottish Dancing, Sheep-dog herding, Pipes and Drums, a Children’s Glen with games, face painting and fun activities, Read more about Vote for The Florida Keys Celtic Festival![…]
Join us Sunday August 2nd at Herbie’s for our summer Kilts in the Keys party!
“West of Galway” is amazing, playing all of our favorites! The beer will be flowing and Herbie’s will be serving up their special “Celtic” menu for our Celtic Keys folks. There will be a bouncy house which is always a huge hit with the kids, enjoying the beautiful Keys weather! A huge Thank You to Read more about Join us Sunday August 2nd at Herbie’s for our summer Kilts in the Keys party![…]
Getting excited for the upcoming 2021 Florida Keys Celtic Festival!
We are currently preparing for our 8th Annual festival in the heart of the Florida Keys and hope that you will be a part of it. We would love to host you as a vendor, an exhibitor, a sponsor or an attendee. We will soon celebrate our Annual Kilts in the Keys Mid-summer Party at Read more about Getting excited for the upcoming 2021 Florida Keys Celtic Festival![…]
Volunteers quench your thirst!
Kilts in the Keys Summer Party Looking for Volunteers MARATHON, FL – The Florida Keys Celtic Festival Summer Kilts in the Keys Party, is scheduled for August 2nd, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Herbie’s Restaurant located at 6350 Overseas Highway in Marathon. Kilts in the Keys is a mid-year event to Read more about Volunteers quench your thirst![…]