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2018 Reno Celtic Celebration

Party with the Celts at Bartley Ranch Park

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Update: There will be no event in 2018. The next will be May 18 - 19, 2019. As in the past, it will be at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. The festival will be renamed the "Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration."

The 2017 Reno Celtic Celebration is Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The Reno Celtic Celebration features activities and events that originated mostly in Scotland and Ireland, such as highland athletic events, spirited music, and graceful, energetic forms of dance. The Reno Celtic Celebration also includes an assortment of food and drink savored by Celts, like the stout dark ales served in today's Irish pubs.

Reno Celtic Celebration Activities and Events

There will be a full pipe band competition at the Reno Celtic Celebration. If you like bagpipe music, come out and hear the best pipe bands around, along with a solo piping competition. Other entertainment will include dancing and a variety of musical talents, including the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band. The headliner in 2017 will be Sligo Rags. Other performers include Dust in My Coffee, 317 and Friends, Ciana and the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band. Check the event schedule for details about who will be performing and when.

Here are other things to see and do at the Reno Celtic Celebration...

  • Scottish Highland Athletic Games
  • Celtic Critters
  • Living History
  • Clan Gathering
  • Celtic Vendor Village - a variety of food and drink

No Dogs: Except for service animals such as seeing-eye dogs, pets are not allowed at the Reno Celtic Celebration unless they are part of the Celtic Critter Village. All animals must have an Animal Pass.

Tickets for the Reno Celtic Celebration

Tickets at the gate are $15 a day or $25 for a two day pass. Children 12 and under free with a paid admission. Children under 12 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Pre-sale tickets are available online and come with a 10% discount. Tickets purchased online will be available at will call under the name of the purchaser when you arrive at the event. Parking is free.

Reno Celtic Celebration Location

The Reno Celtic Celebration is held at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The park is at the south end of Lakeside Drive. It's straight south from the intersection of S. McCarran Boulevard and Lakeside Drive. This is a popular event, but there is plenty of parking at Bartley Ranch. The park is a terrific venue for the Reno Celtic Celebration, with large grass areas, shade structures, an arena for the highland athletic events, and the Hawkins Amphitheater for music and dance performances.

Dancers, Reno Celtic Celebration
Dancers entertain at the Reno Celtic Celebration. Photo © Stan White

Bagpipers, Reno Celtic Celebration
Bagpipers at the Reno Celtic Celebration. Photo © Stan White

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