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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 12 through July 17, 2017. Please call our volunteer hotline to discuss opportunities and times. 928-853-9499.

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival July 15 & 16, 2017.

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Please mark your calendars and check back occasionally for information about the
19th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - July 15 & 16, 2017!

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

July 15 and 16, 2017

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

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


Festival Tickets

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.



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The Wicked Tinkers


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

Rugby at the Celtic Festival? YES!

Rugby was born in Rugby, England in 1823 when a young boy picked up the soccer ball for the first time and started running with it.  From its humble beginnings it has grown to be an international sport played by millions of men. Women, and youth.  Although last in the Olympics in the 1920’s, Rugby returns to the 2016 games!  The USA men’s and women’s teams have both qualified to compete in the summer games.  Rugby is also the fastest growing team sport amongst men and women in the United States.  The first Pro Rugby league launched this year with five teams; three in California, one in Denver, and one in Ohio.

Flagstaff has mens, womens, and high school Rugby programs.  The mens team has made the Division III Sweet Sixteen two years in a row and the high school team made the state finals in Division II this year as well as the semi-finals in the Rio Grande Celtic 7’s tournament in Albuquerque on May 21, 2016.  Please join us Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some demonstration Rugby.  There will be a youth Rugby clinic beginning at 9:00 a.m. for all kids interested in seeing what Rugby is all about! 


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athletic schedule


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

Sunday July 11, 2016
5:00pm,Uptown Pubhouse, Living Traditions Presentations Annual Fundraiser Event – FREE
7:00pm, Flagstaff Session Group, Uptown Pubhouse – FREE
7:00pm, NAU Music Building - Choir Room. Aaron Shaw and Major Bruce Hitchings MBE BEM bagpipe performance and lecture - FREE
Monday July 12, 2016
7:00pm, NAU Music Building - Choir Room. Major Linden Ingram, Andrew and drum performance, then Robert Watt - FREE

Wednesday July 14, 2016
5:30pm to 7:30pm, Celtic Concert in the Park...Bushmaster Park - FREE
6:00pm to 7:00pm Bagpipe Happening, Heritage Square - FREE
7:00pm to ? - Piping School Pub Night, Gopher Hole in the Weatherford Hotel

Thursday July 14, 2016
7:30pm…ish Piping for Charity, 1899 Bar & Grill patio. A charity collection will be taken.

Friday July 15, 2016
7:00pm to ? Uptown Pubhouse Whisky Tasting - $30/person

Saturday July 16, 2016
9:00am to 6:00pm, Arizona Highland Celtic Festival! Prices on website.
7:00pm, Celtic Trivia, Uptown Pubhouse - FREE

Sunday July 17, 2016
9:00am to 4:00pm, Arizona Highland Celtic Festival!
7:00pm Flagstaff Session Group, Uptown Pubhouse – FREE


  • 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 something special, Celtic Labyrinths

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

Last updated: March 26, 2017

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.



Rate Per Night


Motel 6
2440 E. Lucky Ln.

Mention this code: M116000092


Quality Inn
2500 E. Lucky Ln.

Ask for Celtic Festival rates


Super 8
2540 E Lucky Ln.

Ask for Celtic Festival rates

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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bbb revenues

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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