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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.

It's not just a Celtic Festival! We have a whole week of Celtic activities for you to enjoy.......

CELTIC WEEK ACTIVITIES!!!
We have a week full of events surrounding the Jim Thomson U.S. School of Piping & Drumming,
the Grand Canyon Celtic Arts Academy and the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival! For more information on either of these schools or the festival, please visit  www.nachs.info

Sunday Night 7/13

  • FREE Piping…The story of the MacCrimmons and Piobairachd with Bruce Hitchings, NAU Music Building Room 146 at 7pm

Monday Night 7/14

  • FREE Scottish Drumming with Gordon Brown, Andrew Elliott and Dixie Ingram then Arron Shaw on the great Highland bagpipe NAU Music Building Room 146 at 7pm 

Tuesday Night 7/15

  • GCCAA evening workshops at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy 7 to 9
  • FREE Robert Watt and Bruce Hitchings world class bagpipers, NAU Music Building Room 219 (2nd floor) 7pm

Wednesday Night 7/16

  • FREE Celtic Concert, Bushmaster Park, 5:30 to 7:30
  • FREE Bagpipe Concert at Heritage Square, 6:00 to 7:00
  • FREE Piping School Pub Night at the Weatherford Hotel 23 N. Leroux St., downstairs at 7ish
  • Session night with Runa and Zac Leger at the Weatherford Hotel 23 N. Leroux St., upstairs at 8ish

Thursday Night 7/17

  • Concert with Zac Leger and friends at 7:30 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Tickets at olives wild, arizona music pro and online on www.livingtraditionspresentations.com
  • FREE Piping School Recital Night, students and instructors, Ashurst Hall NAU Campus at 7pm

Friday Night 7/18

  • FREE Concert, Heritage Square, 6pm to 8pm
  • Celtic Spirits Tasting…7:30ish Uptown Pubhouse, 114 North Leroux – limited number - $30
  • Runa in concert. 8:00pm. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Tickets at olives wild, arizona music pro and online on www.livingtraditionspresentations.com
  • Knockabouts at the Weatherford Hotel, 23 N. Leroux St., 8:00pm

Saturday Night 7/16

  • Whisky and Celtic Sweeties at 7pm at the Weatherford Hotel, 23 N. Leroux St., limited seating - $35
  • Celtic Ceilidh at 8pm at the Weatherford Hotel, 23 N. Leroux St. …cover charge $5

 

17th Annual ARIZONA HIGHLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL
July 19 & 20, 2014

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Please mark your calendars and check back occasionally for information about the 17th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - July 19 & 20, 2014!

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

Tickets are available at:

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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The Wicked Tinkers

COMPETITIONS

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

athletic schedule


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

Sleeps up to four people
Continental breakfast
Reserve before June 27

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 Commission on the Arts aca
Arizona Community Foundation arizona community foundation
City of Flagstaff/BBB Revenues

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bbb revenues

Flagstaff Cultural Partners flagstaff cultural partners
GlenGrant Whisky glen grant
Harkins Theatres  
Henderson's Pipes, Drums, Uniforms hendersons
Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, P.C. huffman
Kerrygold kerry gold
McCallum Bagpipes mccallum bagpipes
National Endowment for the Arts nea
Pepsi pepsi
ProBuild probuild
Walkers Shortbread walkers

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