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CO Scottish Festival & Highland Games


The only free entrance Scottish Festival in the Rocky Mountains! Experience the earth-shaking sound of the massed bagpipes and drums, the grace of the Highland and Irish dancers, and the power of the great Scottish athletes as they throw the caber (telephone pole).

Learn about the water of life as you taste Scottish whiskies.* Pet the friendly Dogs of the British Isles. Bring your favorite four-legged friend — the Festival is dog-friendly!
Trace your family history and meet members of your clan. Laugh aloud as the Ladies of the Festival judge kilted men in the Bonny (Pretty) Knees Contest.

Visit the colorful renaissance Scots in their 1600s Highland Village. Enjoy Scottish-Irish music, dance, children’s events and food and vendors all day, both days.

Friday evening, enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring the popular group, Ruaili Buaili, direct from Ireland.

Saturday evening attend a free outdoor Scottish party around the firepit, featuring piping and drumming, sword-fighting, musicians, historic re-enactors, dancing and more!

Sunday morning, attend the Kirkin’ of the Tartans and the blessing of the animals.

Festival hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday, and from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday.

Free Admission!*
Free parking and shuttle service.
VIP Club and Whisky Tastings require a ticket


The Colorado Scottish Festival is sponsored by the nonprofit St. Andrew Society of Colorado, which was established to promote the music, history and dance of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and others of the seven Celtic nations. The Society is open to all who are interested in Celtic arts and culture.

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General Information

Date: August 4th - August 6th, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:59 PM

Location: Base Village and Snowmass Village Mall

Venue Information

Base Village and Snowmass Village Mall

Snowmass Village , CO 81615