Thank you, Nevada!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Celtic Celebration this last weekend. Your feedback is truly important to us. Please consider filling out our post event survey.

We had a great event this year, below are some thoughts and a few pictures I snapped with my phone. There will be much, much, much more to come =)

What a weekend! Truly. What an amazing, crazy, exhausting, stress-filled, beautiful, heartening, joy-filled, roller coaster weekend of awesome!

First, I have to tell you that driving across the bridge Saturday morning to get in to the park and hearing the wail of bagpipes as I entered the park was out-of-this-world. This was the first time ever that our Celebration has hosted a full bag piping BAND competition! We started small, but I think everyone had a good time, and it was a site to behold, let me tell you. Here’s a shot of the mass bands on Saturday:

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We were able to have Highland Athletics again, in a new location this year, and that also went very well. There the Athletes are, receiving their standings and awards Saturday afternoon:

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The World Birds of Prey were so incredibly awesome! Having these majestic birds at our event always enhances it, and I believe this to be the start of a beautiful partnership with them. Next year we hope to offer a full show with these fascinating birds. Much thanks to Matt for bringing the birds, and for my impromptu photo shoot with one of the birds:

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Finally, this is a picture of some members of our board, but all members of our community. This was the final crew that was on-site Monday making sure the park got cleaned and all was well and everything was stored and put away until next year. These are hard-working and awesome people!

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From left to right are Verla Jackson (Treasurer), Mike Gilmore (partner to Jayde and incredible fighter and MC), Jayde Gilmore (Living History Director), Danielle Gann-Lind (President, Vendors, Web), Daniel Lind (behind – partner to Danielle, park cleanliness inspector and general man Friday and support), Kristen Hollis (Secretary), Willie Puchert (Vice-President, PR/Marketing/Outreach), Christopher Moreland (Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics). I could not be more proud to associate and work with a group of individuals.

~Danielle

THIS WEEK!! Can you feel the excitement?!?

We have amazing and exciting news!

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Out of the blue the other day, early in the morning as I was getting ready for work, I got a phone call from “Matt”. He said a lady with three children had approached him at Street Vibrations, where they were vending and told him he should look in to being at the Celtic Celebration. He looked us up and gave me a call!

He told me he had a jewelry business called Mother Nature Jewelry and he was interested in having a booth.

Then he told me he had another business and it was called “World Birds of Prey”. If he was free, this meant maybe he could bring those too! He agreed! I am so excited about this! After last year, our prior Falconer chose not to come back and I had been lax on contacting others, but now there is potential to have a new relationship and still be able to offer exposure to Birds of Prey and Falconry to attendees of the Reno Celtic Celebration.

The history of Falconry dates back to 722 BC, and that history is no less rich in Celtic Cultures, familiar in Ireland and Scotland by the 7th Century.

We will also have the new Codfather Food truck, Starkeys Food Truck, and the All Wrapped Up Food Truck. Food trucks may not stay all day, so please keep them busy, because business means they hang around!

I’m so excited for this weekend! It’s tangible! Great things will happen!

Updates, oh my! Two weeks!

It’s only TWO SHORT WEEKS until the 25th Reno Celtic Celebration! Now is the time we need to REALLY get volunteers on board! If you’d like to be a part of this amazing and dynamic festival, if you volunteer for us for FOUR SHORT HOURS, you will be gifted lunch, a t-shirt, our eternal gratitude, and get to attend the other day of the festival for FREE!

Please see below to sign up:

Things are rolling quickly now…we’ve updated the main stage performers, and the schedule for this year!

We also have an AWESOME Groupon happening that’s essentially a 2-for-1 entrance to the event, check it out!

Check it out and we hope to see you soon!

The Reno Celtic Board