MISSOULA – The 9th annual Celtic Festival returned on Caras Park on Saturday.
Organizers spend the whole year planning the event so they say that the day of the festival is a special day for them.
The free event offered a wide variety of food jewelry and clothing vendors as well as live music ranging from traditional Celtic folk music to Celtic pop and rock acts.
While Celtic Fest is all about fun event organizers hope that the event also showcases the new Irish roots license plate that supports Irish culture in Montana.
"We have just gotten approved the license plate that you can see in the background there. And that will be out at the Department of Motor Vehicles I think on Monday. And that’s going to go to benefit all kind of cultural, Celtic cultural things around the state," Bob Lukes Celtic Fest co-founder said.
"So not only this festival but things like the Irish program here at the University [of Montana] and other things so were hoping everyone supports that and goes out and gets that license plate," he added.