Save The Date: The 2022 Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration To Be Held On May 21, 2022!

After a two-year hiatus, the governing board of the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration is making preparations to bring our festival back to Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

We are committed to holding an event that will be safe for our patrons and will follow all state and local regulations as we continue to navigate this pandemic.

This Web site will continue to be updated as we get closer to the event in addition to announcements on our Facebook Page so pardon our dust and be sure check back here regularly for updates. As of this post, our vending and clan pages have been updated.

As festival presenters we are saddened to learn of cancellations of nearby Celtic festivals and Scottish games in neighboring Northern California communities. We believe in order for our culture to thrive, there needs to be more events offering a Celtic experience.

As we have mentioned other festival cancellations and our own two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we hope you will consider to donate to our festival’s “Celtic Celebration Survival” GoFundMe Page. We are a 501(c) non profit cultural programming and heritage organization that produces the annual festival. The mission of our organization, Celtic Celebration, Inc., is to “share the Celtic Heritage with the community through entertainment and education.”

Plan Your Trip To Reno/Tahoe Now!

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration is sponsored in part and is partnered with our local tourism agency, the Reno-Sparks Convention Authority, which offers information on activities and amenities on the Reno-Tahoe Region

Please Note: The Celtic Celebration will soon announce our hotel partners, which will have special group rates for our patrons

Save Our Celtic Celebration Fundraiser

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration Save Our Celtic Celebration Fundraiser at Black Rabbit Mead Company from  1-8 p.m., Sunday August 1. 

The event will feature a mead tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. and a celebration featuring Celtic entertainers and a raffle later in the afternoon. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit startup costs for our May 21, 2022 festival next year after a two year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets for the mead tasting are available on Eventbrite and a $5 donation will be requested at the door for the later event. 

For more information and tickets, visit RenoCeltic.org or call 775-378-0931  

Mead Tasting

The event will feature a mead tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. and a celebration featuring Celtic entertainers and a raffle later in the afternoon. There two options how you can participate in the tasting. The conventional way is to attend in person and to sample from a flight of four mead samples of the 5 oz. glasses. The other option is to purchase a flight of four 5 oz. sealed bottles and participate via Zoom. The latter Zoom option will require you to pick up the bottles in advance. We can make arrangements to deliver the bottles to you and send you the Zoom coordinates prior to the date.The tasting will by conducted by Black Rabbit Mead Co. Will Truce. He will discuss the fermentation and distillation process as well as the various types and flavors. For those are wondering what is mead? In short, mead is honey wine. It’s honey and water fermented by yeast, but it can also be flavored with fruits, spices, grains and/or hops. It’s its own distinct category, somewhere between beer and wine. You’d sip it like a beer, wine, or cider. Tickets for the mead tasting are available through Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northern-nevada-celtic-celebration-mead-tasting-fundraiser-tickets-162474903811

Ceilidh 

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration will also hold a Ceilidh Fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday August 1, which is the Celtic holiday of Lughnasadh. 

The Ceilidh (kay-lee), which is Gaelic for “party” will feature local Celtic musicians and raffle prizes and will follow a Mead Tasting earlier in the afternoon. A $5 donation at the door will be requested. More details will be released in the forthcoming weeks. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit startup costs for our May 21, 2022 festival next year after a two year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Other Ways To Donate

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration has launched a fundraising campaign through Go Fund Me to cover $6,000 in overhead costs to sustain the festival’s survival. To donate, click on this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/celtic-celebration-survival 

We appreciate donations of any amount in ensuring the survival of this festival, which has entertained the community for nearly three decades. All donations are tax deductible. 

As the vaccinations roll out and gathering restrictions are lifted, the governing board of the Celtic Celebration feels confident it will be able to hold a festival in mid May of 2022. This fundraising campaign will cover such overhead costs as park rental fee, insurance and operating costs. 

For more information or inquiries, call 775-378-0931.

Celtic Celebration….delayed for now…

Above is one of our finest videos and representations of our festival, by Stewart Campbell with Loaded TV.

It is with great disappointment that the board who governs the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration has decided to suspend its May 2021 event due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In this time of uncertainty, it is simply too difficult to predict the pandemic conditions and associated restrictions on gatherings by state and local authorities. 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)

Please stay tuned to discover how YOU can ensure the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration is able to happen in 2022. We are committed to keeping our heritage alive, safely. We hope you all had an amazing Robert Burns celebration this past weekend, even if it was more solitary than any of us would have liked. Please stay healthy and hale as we weather this crisis.

For more information or inquiries, call 775-378-0931 or 775-379-0186

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