There’s probably no better way to get a piece of Ireland, without actually visiting Ireland, than by attending a Celtic Festival. Of course, Celtic culture can be traced to other countries too, such as Wales and Scotland. But no matter what, these festivals offer a profusion of Celtic tradition. You can dabble in some Irish cuisine—from boxty to soda bread—and the mishmash of music ranges from traditional bagpipe music at the Highland Games, to contemporary Celtic sounds played by a four piece folk band. Other Celtic festivals feature crafts, films, heavy games and more. Just check out a nearby Celtic festival. You’ll probably be back next year.