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Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

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Free Celtic Festival parking and shuttle from:

  • CCC campus, CCC designated spaces only, not designated for library, 3000 N. 4th St., Flagstaff
  • Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff

Don’t hassle with parking use UBER or Lyft

~ The Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society Appreciates Our Volunteers ~

The Board of Directors of NACHS is grateful for the dedicated, hardworking, and enthusiastic volunteers who are involved with all aspects of our festival.

Without YOU, this festival simply would not happen. Thank you.

If YOU would like to enrich your life by volunteering we have all manner of jobs that need to be done from July 18 through July 23, 2018. Please call our volunteer hotline to discuss opportunities and times. 928-853-9499.

You can also go here too sign up for a volunteer position.

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival July 21 & 22, 2018.

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Please mark your calendars and check back occasionally for information about the
20th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - July 21 & 22, 2018!

Festival Postcard for 2018

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Festival Program for 2018

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

July 21 and 22, 2018

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tickets are available at the gate

Adults: 1 - day: $20; 2 - days: $30
Military - $10 per day
Children 3-12 years: 1 - day: $5; 2 - days: $5


Celtic Week 2018

Saturday July 14
7:00 pm - Piping School instructor recital - NAU school of music.

Sunday July 15
7:00 pm - Drum Recital - Riordan Mansion.
7:00 pm - Session at Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N Leroux.

Monday July 16
7:00 pm - Instructor Recital - NAU school of music.

Wednesday July 18
5:00 pm - “Meet Me On The Square” Bagpipe Happening on Heritage Square followed by Piping School Pub Night at the Gopher Hole in the Weatherford Hotel 23 N Leroux.
5:30 pm - Celtic Concert at Bushmaster Park featuring the Knockabouts and Greenlaw.

Thursday July 19

6:00 pm - Museum of Northern Arizona, the Knockabouts.
7:00 pm - Riordan Mansion - Pipe and Drum Concert.

Friday July 20

7:00 pm - PARTY WITH THE TINKERS at Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N Leroux, Tasting of Highland Scotch whiskies and a wee bit of Robert Burns poetry! $25 for the tasting.

Saturday July 21
6:00 pm - Do it Yourself Pub Crawl including Weatherford Hotel 23 N Leroux featuring The Ploughboys at 9:00 pm. At Uptown Pubhouse – Greenlaw.

Sunday July 22
7:00 pm - Session at Uptown Pubhouse.



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  • Bagpipe (Band and Solo)
  • Highland Dance
  • Scottish Athletics
  • Tug o' War

Irish Football & Hurling
Hosted by the Flagstaff Mountain Hounds

July 21 and 22, 2018

Foxglenn Park, 4200 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, Arizona

Matches are on the far back fields (where we likely belong); the beginning Hurling Parade will come to you.

Saturday, July 21

10:45AM  A Parade of Hurls: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

  • A brief introduction to this ancient Celtic sport
  • Meet the whacky players
  • Let the games begin!

High Noon: Like Mad Dogs & Englishman Match: Hill Hounds (youth squad) versus Mountain Hounds (Junior C, 5th Place Nationals team)

  • The dreaded Hill Hounds, ages 5-12, return to wreak their annual havoc upon the Mountain Hounds

12:15PM Release the Foot!  First Irish Football match

  • This is what happened when the English took away the hurleys. Brief introduction to the sport.
  • Meet the even whackier players
  • Let the games begin!
  • Various Hurling and Football Matches

Sunday, July 22

High Noon: Who wants to give it a whack? New recruit matches Hurling. We’ve have helmets, hurls, sliotars, and a waiver for you.

12:45 PM  Who needs a stick? New recruits Football match.

For more information and updates, please visit us at Facebook, Flagstaff GAA Mountain Hounds.

Thank you to our sponsors: All-Awards, Boyle Health Care, Uptown Pubhouse, Four Peaks Brewing, Bryan Shanahan Dentistry, and all of our individuals who support us through donations and buying our merchandise. Thanks for keeping this ancient Celtic sport alive in this mountain town.

2018 Flagstaff Highland Games

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  • Check out our infamous OATMEAL TOSS. Oopy goopy and loads of fun!
  • Explore the world of Celtic wee folk fun!


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  • Celtic Geology Exhibit
  • Celtic Societies
  • Genealogy Research Tent
  • NACHS Celtic Education Tent
  • Plants of the Celtic Regions
  • Scottish Clans
  • Spirits of the Celtic Regions


  • The Highland Rogues
  • C.R.O.F.T.


  • Celtic music
  • Whisky Tasting
  • And much, much more!!!

Please check back here often, as we will update as new information becomes available.

Last updated: July 16, 2018

Please note: NO PETS (except assistance dogs) WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO THE PARK GROUNDS.

Please note: NO ALCOHOL may be brought onto park grounds. This rule will be strictly enforced. Beer, wine, and spirits will be sold at the event.


Foxglenn Park is located at 4200 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. We suggest using map programs such as MapQuest, Google, or Yahoo, to create your own specific directions.




Drury Inn
300 S. Milton

Ask for Special Celtic Festival Rates

Holiday Inn Express

For individual reservations, you can either call: 928-714-1000 and ask for the Celtic Festival Special group rate or you can book online using the code CFF or Click here. You have till June 29TH   to reserve your room!

We would like to thank
Walkers Shortbread
for the delicious donation of cookies!

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THANK YOU for your support:

Arizona Community Foundation arizona community foundation
City of Flagstaff/BBB Revenues

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Flagstaff 365 Flagstaff 365
Flagstaff Arts Council flagstaff arts council
Harkins Theatres harkins theatres
Henderson's Pipes, Drums, Uniforms hendersons
Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, P.C. huffman
Kerrygold kerry gold
McCallum Bagpipes mccallum bagpipes
Pepsi pepsi
ProBuild probuild
Walkers Shortbread walkers



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