Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival
9:00am / Riverside Park
The annual Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be taking place along the Animas River in shady Riverside Park in Aztec, NM. This family-friendly cultural event will bring a taste of the Scottish Highlands to the southwest featuring the heavy Celtic athletic competitions, Highland dance competitions, bag pipe band exhibitions, live Celtic music, vendors, and Clan tents. It's definitely worth the trip - because where else can you eat authentic haggis (Scottish national food) and fry bread on the same day?
This event has all the tastes of Scotland and the British Isles you may be craving but in our beautiful New Mexico sunshine!
For the Celtic music fans out there, Big Paddy, hailing from Denver, will be headlining the music festival portion, and we are proud to host several other bands as well. For the sports fans, come watch the heavy Celtic athletic competitions featuring the caber toss (you know, where they throw telephone poles), the Braemar Stone (like it sounds, they throw big rocks), and other feats of strength and agility. And for those that like knees, come for the kilts!
Tickets are $20 for the weekend, kids under 12 are free. Student/military/senior discounts are available, and Volunteers are free!
Leashed dogs are welcome. Buy tickets online or at the gate. For more information visit our website