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Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

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~ 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 16 through July 21. Please call our volunteer hotline to discuss opportunities and times. 928-853-9499.

18th Annual ARIZONA HIGHLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL
July 18 & 19, 2015

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Please mark your calendars and check back occasionally for information about the
18th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - July 18 & 19, 2015!

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

July 18 and 19, 2015

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

Adults: 1 - day: $15; 2 - days: $25
Active Military with ID - $10 per day
Children 3-12 years: 1 - day: $5; 2 - days: $5

Presale tickets available until July 1st at reduced prices at:

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Other Exciting Celtic Activities!

At our Jim Thomson School of Piping & Drumming and our Grand Canyon Celtic Arts Academy we have world class instructors! Please join us for the following lectures and performance.

EVENTS

ENTERTAINMENT

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COMPETITIONS

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

athletic schedule

CELTIC WEEK EVENTS

Join NACHS for CELTIC WEEK…. A whole week of activities!

Sunday July 13

  • 7pm, NAU Music Building - Choir Room. Bagpipe lecture & performance with Bruce Hitchings and Aaron Shaw - FREE                    
  • 7pm, Charlys at the Weatherford Hotel. Flagstaff Session Group - FREE

 Monday July 14

  • 7pm, NAU Music Building - Choir Room. Bagpipe and drum performance with Dixie Ingram, Gordon Brown and Stevie McQuillan - FREE

Tuesday July 15

  • 1:30 pm, NAU Music Building - Choir Room. Bagpipe lecture & performance with Robert Watt and Bruce Hitchings - FREE

Wednesday July 16

  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Celtic Concert in the Park...Bushmaster Park - FREE
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Bagpipe Happening… Heritage Square
  • 7:30pm to ?, Piping School Pub Night...Gopher Hole at the Weatherford Hotel - FREE
  • 7:30pm  to ?, Session at Charlys…Weatherford Hotel - FREE

Thursday July 17

  • 7:30pm to ?, Bagpipe Happening starting at Ashurst Hall on the NAU campus and leading to the 1899 Grill

Friday July 18

  • 5:00 to 6:00 and beyond, FREE concert...Heritage Square
  • 7:30 to ? Uptown Pubhouse Tasting of Fine Celtic Spirits - $30/person
  • 8:00, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald...Shepherd of the Hills Church – $20/person

Saturday July 19

  • 9 to 6… Arizona Highland Celtic Festival!
  • 7pm to 8pm, Tastes of the Celtic Regions (exclusive spirits and foods) Zane Grey Ballroom in the Weatherford Hotel - $40/person...for tickets call Jude 928-556-3161
  • 8 to ?, Celtic Ceilidh at Charlys in the Weatherford Hotel with Fionn McCool - $5/person

Sunday July 20

  • 9 to 4… Arizona Highland Celtic Festival!
  • 7pm Flagstaff Session Group, Charlys in the Weatherford Hotel - FREE


CELTIC KIDS CORNER

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

DISPLAYS and EDUCATION

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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


REENACTMENTS

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


WORKSHOPS

  • Celtic music
  • Whisky Tasting
  • and something special, Celtic Labyrinths


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

Last updated: June 20, 2014

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

Pet sitting by Paw Placement will be available.

Paw Placement of Northern AZ will offer dog-sitting services at the Celtic Festival. From 9 am to 4 pm festival participants may leave their dog for a minimum donation of $10 for the first hour, $5 per hour after that. Kennels, water bowls and treats will be provided along with lots of TLC from PPNAZ volunteers.



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.

 
 
Directions:
   
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.

Accommodations:

AT EACH OF OUR HOST HOTELS, PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK FOR THE "SPECIAL CELTIC FESTIVAL RATE".

Rate Per Night
Property
Details
$149.00
Ask for Celtic Festival rates

Holiday Inn Express
2320 East Lucky Lane
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Telephone 928.714.1000

Sleeps up to four people
Continental breakfast
Reserve before June 26
$159.00
Ask for Celtic Festival rates
Little America
2515 E. Butler Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-352-4386
Reserve before June 17
$159.00
Ask for Arizona Highland Celtic Festival rates;
minimum Fri. and Sat. stay
Sonesta
1400 N Country Club Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
928-526-5555
Reserve before June 26

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS VISIT WWW.WALKERSUS.COM

 

THANK YOU for your support:

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

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bbb revenues

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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