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Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

We Like Highland Games

Courtesy of Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

Goes without saying. Anywho, the biggest, baddest and most eloquently mountainous of countries within that sceptered isle known collectively as the United Kingdom has a festival here in Burque. It is so much fun: people put on kilts, listen to bagpipes, eat haggis, dance jigs and all that Scotch stuff. The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival happens yearly; this year it's on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. Held in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, this day of fun and frolic hosts authentic cultural activities like live musical performances (read: bagpipes), crafts, food and athletic arts (Irish hurling, Gaelic football, tug of war), too. It's a great look at how Celtic culture from seven different lineages continues to influence American popular culture, too. This is a rain or shine event. No pets please. Ticket prices begin at $7 for single day entry and a two day pass starts at $10. Gates open 9am daily. For more information go to (August March)

Saturday May 19, 2018

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5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113





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