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Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

SEPTEMBER 10-13, 2015

For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the nation's largest gatherings for those of Scottish heritage, those interested in Scottish heritage, those who like the sound of Scottish brogues, those who enjoy a Scottish malt beverage, those who enjoy the rhythmic sound of Scottish footsteps on a dance floor and more.

Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Estes Park's Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival  is the largest gathering of its kind between the Mississippi River and California, and traditionally hosts bands from Great Britain, Scotland, Canada and, of course, the United States.

One of the weekend highlights is the hour-long parade on Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park's main street. Bagpipes, drummers, dancers, clans in tartan, Dogs of the British Isles, brass military bands and precision drill teams give a preview of what can be seen on the festival field.

Looking for tickets?  Purchase here.

Thursday, September 10th

7:30 pm: Tattoo Estes, An extravagant & reverent show of patriotism & celebration of international cooperation, Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

Friday, September 11th

Festival Open: 9am - 5pm

Music & Entertainment,
10am - 5pm
Live music from Sligo Rags, Socks in the Frying Pan, Ed Miller and Seamus Kennedy. Albannach, CAL and The Elders will play at the Performance Rock Tent and the High Country Cloggers will perform at the Highland Dance Tent. Listen to the Fountain City Brass Band at 1:30 and 2:35pm. 

Highland Dance Performances & Competitions, 1 - 4pm
(Morris, Welch, Scottish, Irish) 

Scottish Irish Shopping Markets, 9am - 5pm
Browse a variety of Scottish and Irish vendors in the shopping tents to find highland inspired jewelry, clothing, kilts, accessories, home décor, and more.

Scottish Athletics, 10am - 4pm
Strong Man Competition. On the Festival field, there will be hammer throws,
putting the stone, and caber throwing contests. Come join us and see a mere man toss a 19'7",  140 lb. caber end over end!

US/ International Jousting Championships, 9:30am - 5pm
Games, Light Armor & Heavy Armor

Dogs Of the British Isles, 11am-4pm
Dog Agility & Herding, Terrier Races & Dog Exhibit Booths

Tattoo Estes, 7:30pm
An extravagant & reverent show of patriotism & celebration of international cooperation,  Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

Estes Folk Concert,
7:30 pm
at Events Complex at Estes Park Fairgrounds. Seamus Kennedy, Sligo Rags, Socks in the Frying Pan and Ed Miller

Saturday, September 12th

Festival open: 9am - 5pm

Highlander 5K, 9:30am
(4mile) Run through the start of the Parade!

Downtown Parade, 9:30am
Famous parade of the Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Festival through the heart of downtown Estes Par

Music & Entertainment, 10am - 5pm
Live music from Sligo Rags, Socks in the Frying Pan, Ed Miller and Seamus Kennedy. Albannach, CAL and The Elders will play at the Performance Rock Tent. Listen to the Fountain City Brass Band at 1:30 and 2:35pm.

Highland Dance Performances & Competitions, 1 - 4pm
(Morris, Welch, Scottish, Irish)

Scottish Irish Shopping Markets, 9am - 5pm
Browse a variety of Scottish and Irish vendors in the shopping tents to find highland inspired jewelry, clothing, kilts, accessories, home décor, and more.

Scottish Athletics, 10am -4pm
Amateur Championships & Heavy Athletic Professional Championships Competition. On the Festival field, there will be hammer throws, putting the stone, and caber throwing contests. Come join us and see a mere man toss a 19'7",
140 lb. caber end over end!

US/ International Jousting Championships, 9:30am - 5pm
Light Armor & Heavy Armor

Dogs Of the British Isles
View the dogs in the main parade in Downtown Estes Park, 9am
1 pm Grand March of the Dogs
11am- 5pm, Dog Agility & Herding, Terrier Races & Dog Exhibit Booths

Tattoo Estes, 7:30pm 
An extravagant & reverent show of patriotism & celebration of international cooperation -  Fairgrounds at Stanley Park

Estes Ceilidh Rock, 7:30pm
At Events Complex at Estes Park Fairgrounds. Albannach, CAL and The Elders

Sunday, September 13th

Festival open: 9am - 5pm

Music & Entertainment, 10am - 5pm
Live music from Sligo Rags, Socks in the Frying Pan, Ed Miller and Seamus Kennedy. Albannach, CAL and The Elders will play at the Performance Rock Tent. Listen to the Fountain City Brass Band at 11am and 1:30pm.

Highland Dance Performances & Competitions, 1 - 4pm
(Morris, Welch, Scottish, Irish)

Scottish Irish Shopping Markets, 9am - 5pm
Browse a variety of Scottish and Irish vendors in the shopping tents to find highland inspired jewelry, clothing, kilts, accessories, home décor, and more.

Scottish Athletics,
10am - 4pm
Amateur Championships Competition. On the Festival field, there will be hammer throws, putting the stone, and caber throwing contests. Come join us and see a mere man toss a 19'7", 140 lb. caber end over end!

US/ International Jousting Championships, 9:30am - 5pm
Light Armor & Heavy Armor

Dogs Of the British Isles
1pm, Grand March of the Dogs
9:30am- 5pm, Dog Agility & Herding, Terrier Races & Disc Dogs


See full event schedule at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival Website.

 

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