Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival

The Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival, held the first weekend of October, celebrates the culture of the Scottish Highlands with an American Southwest twist! Staged in Aztec's expansive and lush Riverside Park along the beautiful Animas River, events include a variety of physical competitions by professional athletes, including the Caber Toss, Hammer Throw and the Foot Race. Events also include Scottish and Irish Dance Exhibitions, Bagpipe Band Exhibitions, children's activities, Clan Tents, food and merchandise vendors, and local beer and wine. In addition, the two-day event features critically acclaimed musical performances from local, regional and world-touring bands. Wear your favorite kilt and meet up for a beer, great friendship and competition!

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Latitude: 36.821859 Longitude: -108.007622 Elevation: 5583 ft
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Event Dates

10/3/2015 – 10/4/2015

Admission Fee (if any)

Admission ranges from $10 to $20. 

ADA Accessibility Notes

Portions of Riverside Park are ADA accessible. Contact event managers for accessibility details and accommodations.

Pet Friendly Notes

We love furry friends on leashes!!

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