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Fall's First Hurrah in the Lehigh Valley: Celtic Classic

The Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival is a unique in many ways. Firstly, it's the largest North American Celtic festival in North America, which is saying something. And it's set squarely as the first festival after the summer festival season in the Lehigh Valley has past.

Long gone are Musikfest and The Great Allentown Fair and all of their panache and week-long celebration of music and local culture.

Celtic Classic is only one weekend each year, September 27 to 29 in 2019, and eschews the large scale celebrations and pomp and circumstances for an authentic celebration of the Celtic culture and influence in the Lehigh Valley area.

it's one of our favorite events due to the music, the impressive feats of athleticism (from both human and dog alike) and the food.

We hope to see you down there this year!

More information: Since 1988 Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) has been hosting the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem each September. This internationally known celebration of all things Celtic has been the foundation upon which CCA has been built.

The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolized the Celtic spirit and history, and to provide the impetus for an organization that focused on promoting the Celtic culture.

The CCA has expanded with year-round programming to support the mission of promoting and preserving Celtic Culture through arts, music, literature, dance, and history programs. In keeping with the spirit of “Next Generation”, the CCA also offers scholarships to promising young students of the Celtic Arts. These scholarships are offered to students including Irish Step Dance, Highland Dance, Fiddle, and Bagpipes.

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