Irish Celtic Festival & Lucky Dog Parade

Irish Celtic Festival & Lucky Dog Parade

Our 5th annual Irish Celtic Festival & Lucky Dog Parade is planned for Saturday, March 12th from 11am to 4:00pm at Adventure Park off SR70.

Céad Míle Fáilte to friend and to rover!

It’s true, we are all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so this event is perfect for all residents. If you’re of Celtic descent, you can show the newbies how it’s done. We hope to see lots of GREEN!

We’ll have plenty of traditional Irish food, new craft beers, ciders and GREAT entertainment!

We are proud to present Irish Singing Sensation CAHAL DUNNE. Along with this internationally known artist, there will be a full line up of stage performances including the Drake School of Irish Dance, O’Reilly School of Dance, Irish Dance Academy and Bodhrans and Ballads.

This year we’re excited to kick off our first  IRISH SPIRITS RELAY RACE. Prizes will be awarded for winning: 1st Place, Last Place and Most Original Costume!

Find out how to SIGN UP below:

You can register by emailing the following info to Kyanne Merrill at

  • Name of Team
  • Name of Captain & Contact Phone #
  • Name & Age of Participants (Must be four total and all over the age of 21)
  • Must pay $20 in cash or check at event
  • Must be present by noon to enter race
  • Must sign waiver of liability when entering

Don’t forget to register your pup for the annual LUCKY DOG PARADE too. Awards will be given for dogs that are Most Irish, Cutest & Dog/Owner Look Alike.

Cost to enter your pet is just $5.00. Pay at the registration table with (cash only) starting at 11am. The parade will start at 12:30pm.  Proceeds for the parade benefit the Humane Society of LWR.

To register your pup for the Lucky Dog Parade, email Kyanne Merrill at with the following information: (and bring $5.00 to the registration table)

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Pet Name

The kids will have a blast too! We’re offering our Community Activities “Pot of Gold” Scavenger Hunt, face painting, spud-head decorating, balloons, park fun and so much more!

Gentlemen can enter our very popular ‘BEST LEGS IN A KILT’ Contest! Plus, there will be an opportunity to learn about Gaelic Football and Hurling by participating in mini demonstrations throughout the day.
Make sure you stop by and enjoy all the artisan booths and say HI to our sponsors!
See You There!
Free admission and parking on site.
To reach Adventure Park:

Coming from the south, head north on I-75, take exit 217 (SR 70) east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd. continue straight through the light and turn right onto Greenbrook Boulevard.  Adventure Park is about 4 marquees in on your right.

Coming from the north, head south on I-75, take exit 220 (SR 64) east to Lakewood Ranch Blvd. and turn right. Turn left at the SR70 intersection, then take your right onto Greenbrook Boulevard. Adventure Park is about 4 marquees in on your right.

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