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Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Céad Míle Fáilte

Celebrate the heritage of Celts this weekend, May 20-21, at Balloon Fiesta Park's second largest event of the year—the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Learn about the roots and traditions of the Western European people via the variety of foods, bleating pipes and beating drums, strongman competitions, rugby games and the many other competitive Celtic games. Adult tickets for the whole weekend cost $20, kids cost $10 (A one-day family pack for two adults and two kids is just $30!) and just $15 for active military and seniors. Though this is the 29th annual event, a festival of this quality only comes around once a year, so don't miss it. (Megan Reneau)

Saturday May 20, 2017

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5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113




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Learn about the Celtic events, music, food and sports that make up this rich culture.

The Rio Grande Celtic Festival brings alive the heritage, sounds, competition, flavors and colors of the Celtic tradition and tugs at the rich history beating in the heart of Albuquerque.

This is the event to find historical Celtic roots, share traditions with children, and learn about the Celtic events that make up this rich culture.

From Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and all Celtic nations are celebrated right in the heart of New Mexico.

2nd largest event hosted at the Balloon festival field, the largest two day event in New Mexico held by a non profit organization that has 25 plus volunteers organizing and putting on the best heirtage festival from supporters donations, volunteer labor, and the love of sharing the culture that builds family, friends and community.

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