The West Coast’s largest Celtic Music Festival kicks off in the middle of October at multiple venues across Washington State’s coastal playground, Ocean Shores. 2018 marks the 15th year of the festival. This year it is being held from Monday October 15 until Sunday October 21st.
Feis: A Celtic Music & Dance Festival
Galway Bay’s Celtic Music Feis, as it’s called, features a varied selection of Irish music, dance and more. Artists hail from Ireland, the United States and Canada. Headlining the even this year are The Young Dubliners and Celtica Pipes.
Tuesday through Sunday is filled with performances by more than 25 different acts at 3 different venues across Ocean Shores: The Ocean Shores Convention Center, Galway Bay Irish Pub and The 8th Street Ale House.
Galway Bay Irish Pub
Galway Bay Irish Pub has long played host to this celebrated event. This amazing little jewel of Grays Harbor features live music throughout the year, along with amazing food, a separate whiskey bar and walk in humidor. Out back, through a man-sized Guinness glass, is a covered beer garden and gaming rooms. It’s really a wonderful venue allowing plenty of options to enjoy your time at the festival.
If you are looking to pick up some authentic Irish garb, there is a gift shop conveniently located through the whiskey lounge (all age access is available through the main entrance in the parking lot).
Make sure to check the festival’s list of partner hotels, who offer shuttle service to and from the venues.
Take a tour of Galway Bay before the bands arrive!