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

2016 Main Stage Schedule!

Whiskey and Stitches

Whiskey and Stitches

Please note: Park and event opens at 10am for all activities. If you are watching or participating in the Bag pipe or solo piping and drumming competition, or watching or participating in the Athletics competitions, these folks have been told what time to be on site, if you are coming to watch them, hopefully they told you!

Main Stage Schedule 2016

Saturday, Oct. 1

Main Stage

10:00 AM- Intro and Welcome

10:05 AM- 317

11:00 AM – Ciana

12:00-1:00 PM – Dark for opening ceremony

1:00 PM – One Eyed Reilly

2:00 PM – Ciana

3:00 PM – Whiskey and Stitches

4:00 PM – Closing Ceremony, Piping band award announcement

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One Eyed Reilly

Sunday October 2

10:00 AM – 317

11:00 AM – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

11:15 AM – Fortunate Strangers

12:00 PM – One Eyed Reilly

1:00 PM – 317

1:45 PM – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

2:00 PM – One Eyed Reilly

3:00 PM – Whiskey and Stitches

4:15 PM – Closing Ceremonies

Ciana

Ciana

Last Updated 9/16/16 – Subject to change, please keep checking back.

We’ve also updated a whole heap of other information, please check out other areas of the site to know what’s going on!

Slainte!

Music for 2016!

Reno Celtic Celebration is pleased to announce our headline group for this year:

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Whiskey and Stitches!

They’ve not been to Northern Nevada before, and we sure are excited to have them here. From their bio, (Sacramento News and Review) -” The musicians in Whiskey and Stitches bash out the type of rock ‘n’ roll that’s at once clearly defined by its influences, yet also completely divorced from any rules. With an Irish-American pub sound that owes as much to Bill Monroe and the Ramones as it does the Pogues, Whiskey and Stitches’ music is angry and jubilant… come prepared to stomp around and maybe shed a tear, too.” – Rachel Leibrock

Also on the bill this year is One Eyed Reilly:

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One Eyed Reilly is a Celtic/Americana rock band from Sacramento, CA that blends well-crafted original songs with modern Celtic rock, Americana, and energetic, innovative versions of traditional Irish classics. One Eyed Reilly’s original songs honor the lineage of Irish folk to Americana to alt-country rock, drawing upon wide-ranging musical influences from traditional Irish (The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, etc.) to Celtic punk (Flogging Molly, The Dreadnoughts, Dropkick Murphys, etc.) to a varied spectrum of artists ranging from Van Morrison and Steve Earle to Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt. They infuse their live performances with choice covers ranging from Bob Dylan to John Prine to Tom Waits to Wilco or Old Crow Medicine Show. Ultimately, this genre-bending free-for-all sets the perfect foundation for a beer-and-whiskey drenched good time.

We also welcome back local favorites Ciana and 317. More info and a schedule coming soon! Can’t believe we are only six weeks away!

Aaaaaand, GO!