It is with great disappointment that the board who governs the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration has decided to suspend its May 16, 2020 event due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We join other Scottish Games and Celtic Festivals in our region in having to make this unfortunate decision. Once this crisis subsides, our board will determine a future date. In the mean time, we encourage our patrons, vendors and participants to stay safe and healthy. Please look for updates at our Web site renoceltic.org and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthNVCelticCelebration/
We also encourage you to attend and support our two fellow Celtic organizations’ events once they resume in the Northern Nevada area, the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans (nvssc.org) and the Sons & Daughters of Erin (irishnevada.org). Both organizations hold events throughout the year and contribute greatly to our festival.
For more information or inquiries, call 775-378-0931 or 775-379-0186
Anyone who has given money to participate in the Celebration will be refunded. Some already have been, some require snail mail. We appreciate your patience. At a future board meeting, we will discuss the likelihood of an event later in the year, or working towards 2021.
Our event took place on May 18, 2019, and by all accounts, it was a year of success! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing community, board members and volunteers! The music was awesome, the Athletics competition phenomenal, and the crowds and such were stellar! We had a great time and hope you did too!
To that end, we always want to improve, and we can’t know what people want or how we can improve if we don’t ask =) So, we have a wee little contest for you =)
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.
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: