Celebration – At-A-Glance

Here is everything there is to know about the Celtic Celebration on one page:

Join us May 18, 2019 for an unforgettable family-friendly experience celebrating Celtic Culture in Northern Nevada!

Tickets can be bought in advance here:

Advance Ticket Purchase Here

Tickets are $15 general admission, parking on park site is an additional $5 (no charge to park on street outside Bartley Ranch Regional Park) 

Children 12 and under are free.

WCSD employees get a $5 discount for up to two tickets with current district ID.

Celebration hours are from 9am-5pm.

Scottish Highland Athletics happen in the Horse Arena 

Registration page here:

Schedule for 2019

TIME BLOCKEVENT
8 A.M. – 9 A.M.Registration, warm-ups, safety meeting
9 A.M. – 12 P.M.Morning Events
12 P.M. – 1 P.M.Lunch
1 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.Afternoon Events
3:30 P.M. – 4 P.M.Scoring & Announcing Results

*Approximate – depends on number of participating athletes

Events:

Stagger start!

Braemar stone, Open stone, Heavy Weight for Distance, Light Weight for Distance, Heavy Scottish Hammer, Light Scottish Hammer, Weight for Height, Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss

Classes:

Men’s C/B/A, Men’s Master’s (40+), Men’s Lightweight (<200 lbs) 

Women’s C, Women’s B/A, Women’s Master’s (40+)

BAG PIPE BANDS will be featured in three different areas, seen below:

12 pm – All Bands – Lawn Area Near Dance Stage for Opening Ceremonies

12:40 pm – Sierra Highlanders – Hawkins Amphitheater

1:20 pm – Sierra Highlanders – North Lawn by Living History

1:45 pm – Emerald Society – Hawkins Amphitheater

2:15 pm – Emerald Society – North Lawn by Living History

3:00 pm – City of Sacramento – Hawkins Amphitheater

3:40 pm – City of Sacramento – North Lawn by Living History

5:00 pm – All Bands – Lawn Area Near Dance Stage for Closing Ceremonies

The Clan Tent Area features representations from some of the area and regional collaborating groups as well as Clans where folks can look for Scottish and/or Irish Heritage and connect with family histories. 

2019 Listing of Clans

Irish storytelling from author and historian David McDonnell in our Clan Tent Area, where you will also find Children’s games and information about your Irish/Scottish Heritage!

David will be performing in the CLAN TENT Area (Plaza Picnic Area) at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

A living history encampment featuring Pirates, Sword fighting, period clothing, the Bronze Age Players and Spinning and Weaving yarn crafts. This takes place near the Last Chance Picnic Area and Lawn.

A dance and main stage featuring local, regional and international talent!

Dance Stage (Flying B Picnic Area) :

10:00 Red Thistle Dancers                                              

10:15 Sierra Silverstrings                                              

10:45 Northern Nevada Scottish Highland Dance                              

11:15 Kennelly School of Irish Dance

11:45 Red Thistle Dancers 

12:00 Dance Stage Dark for Opening Ceremonies*

1:00 Dunsmuir Dancers

1:30 Sierra Silverstrings

2:00 Silver State Scottish Country Dancers

2:30 Kennelly School of Irish Dance                                       

2:50 Northern Nevada Scottish Highland Dance

3:20 Truckee River Dance Company

3:50 Dunsmuir Dancers

4:20 Silver State Scottish Country Dancers

5:00 Dance Stage Dark for Closing Ceremonies*

Dance stage group bios can be found here:

Dance Stage Performer/Group Bios

Main Stage (Hawkins Amphitheater):

10:25 AM – Intro and Welcome

10:30 AM – 317 and friends

12:00-12:40 PM – Dark (opening ceremony)

12:40 – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

1:00 PM – Dust in my Coffee

1:45 PM – Emerald Society Pipe Band

2:00 PM – The Sophie and Fiachra Trio

3:00 PM – City of Sacramento Pipe Band

3:20 PM – Tempest

5:00 PM – Closing Ceremony, Athletics Awards Announcement at the Grass Field near Dance Stage

Artist bios for entertainment acts can be found here:

Musical Entertainment Bios

Our Vendor Area features food, craft, local business and authentic Celtic merchandise including kilts, Irish goods, and lots of yummy foods! A list of vendors can be found here:

2019 Vendors

Finally this year we are excited and heartened to feature, on the lawn in the area between the dance stage and the beer booth, trainers from Eyes for Tomorrow, who will be showcasing their puppies in training at our event this year. While all the puppies won’t be of Celtic descent, their coming to our Celebration gives them valuable social interaction and socialization and allows our patrons to snuggle some cute! Check out their Facebook Page, too! Throughout the day there will be 12 puppies in training and their handlers, come by for a snuggle and observe the cute!

Finally, here is our Festival Map for the year:

If you’d like to see the Celebration Program before you arrive, please download here:

2019 Celebration Program