Celtfest is a celebration of Callander's Scottish heritage and the biggest Celtic festival of it's kind in Northern Ontario. This is my favourite local festival, and it's not even held in North Bay, but in Callander--about a 10-minute drive south.
Celtfest is held in mid-May, some years it's nice and warm and others it could be raining, snowing, or absolutely freezing, so bring clothes for all temperatures. Bravehearts, wear your kilts!
Events of the festival are geared towards the whole family and include pipe and drum bands, dance competitions, fiddle and step dance, highland games, sheep dog competitions, and Scottish vendors.
Oh, and my favourite--they have a big beer tent! (Where, depending on the weather, you’re either shivering by yourself or kicking back with a whole bunch of people in the sun.)