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Colorado Scottish Festival

Aug. 4-6, 2017 | 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Colorado Scottish Festival, the highest elevation Scottish Festival in the world, is the only free admittance 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.

Weekend Overview:

Friday evening, enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Ruaile Buaile,  a young, Irish-based, four-piece, modern day, Trad / Pop / Folk group from Offaly, in the heart of Ireland.

Saturday after official competitions end, join a free, exciting outdoor Scottish Ceilidh (party) complete with bagpipes, Highland and Irish dancers, Celtic musicians, demonstrations of athletic strength, and – fresh from Scotland, sword-fighting by the Renaissance Scots’ defensive arm, the “Wolves of Dunvegan.”  Enjoy a special Hot Drumline performance followed by a Hot Piping Contest into the evening.

Sunday morning, attend the Kirkin’ of the Tartans and the blessing of the animals. For the full schedule please click here

Other festival notes:

  • Festival hours are 8:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday, and from 8:00am to 3:30pm on Sunday.
  • Free Admission all weekend!


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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