Stillwater’s Episcopal Church of the Ascension presents a Celtic Street Festival to gather the community in fellowship, celebrate its Anglican heritage, and raise funds for the historic church and its community outreach programs
Parading bagpipers, a blazing bonfire, pub food, a stilt-walker, and a fire juggling Priest will be a few of the highlights at this popular, open to the community event. More than 500 people are expected to attend, many in kilts and costume, for a party in a large tent in front of the church.
The festivities, recommended for adults 21 years and older, will commence at 5:30 PM with a ceremonial lighting of the bonfire and more than 20 members of The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band of St. Paul, MN parading up and down Third Street. Inside Straight Blues Band with 6 musicians will take to the main stage at 7:00 PM for dancing and merriment until the end of the party at 10:00 PM.
Revelers may purchase homemade pub food, Lift Bridge Brewery beers, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments, as well as games of chance including a wine toss, and Hammershlagen. All are invited to participate in a Kilt Contest for a chance to win prizes.
A special Bagpipes & Bonfires’ Raffle will feature a grand-prize of 2 round-trip airline tickets to Ireland ($3,500 value.) Second prize is a weekend get-away to Madeline Island via private charter airplane out of Lake Elmo, MN for 2 with a $500 voucher for food and lodging ($1,530 value). Third prize is a six-night stay in a private 3-bedroom townhouse in Orlando, FL just minutes away from Disney World and Universal Studios with a $500 voucher for food and fun ($1,500 value). Three additional raffle prizes include a Night Out on the Town in Stillwater with dinner for 6 at Pub 112; a Behind the Scenes Tour of Ascension; and a Romantic Gondola Ride on the St. Croix. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. Tickets cost $10 and are available in advance by contacting Jen Truman and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Admission. Food, drinks, games and raffle available for purchase.