Celebrating our 36th year in 2024!

Save time getting into the Festival on May 4 & 5. Buy your tickets online and have the email or printed ticket ready to scan as you approach the gate! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

May 4 & 5, 2024

Saturday, May 4, 9am-6pm
Sunday May 5, 9am-5pm

Join us at Balloon Fiesta Park for our 36th year!

Highland Dance Competition

Highland Dance competition registration is now open.

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Seven Nations to headline entertainment!

We're excited to announce that Celtic rock band Seven Nations will be headlining the 2024 Festival. Their name comes from the seven Celtic nations, including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Galicia. The band tours extensively and has played in many diverse venues, from small bars to concert halls.

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Celtic Dog Registration Open

We celebrate many aspects of Celtic culture at the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival including a rich culture of dog breeds who fill roles from work dogs to family companions. We're currently registering Celtic Dogs to participate in this year's Festival. Only Celtic Dog's registered for the event are allowed into Balloon Fiesta Park, so get your Celtic Dog registered today!

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Scottish Heavy Athletic Registration Open

The Scottish Highland Games will once again be hosted by our local NMCA group. There are 9 events throughout the day: Braemar Stone and Open Stone, Light & Heavy Hammer, Light & Heavy Weight for Distance, Sheaf Toss, Weight Over Bar, and Caber Toss.

NMCA registration is now open to compete in the 2024 Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival Scottish Heavy Athletics competition.

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Now accepting vendor applications online!

We're always excited to offer a rich Celtic experience including merchandise, foods, and breweries. Vendors can apply to participate online.

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Free parking!
No outside food or drinks. No Glass.
Chairs, umbrellas, and sunblock encouraged!

We look forward to seeing you at another great festival! 

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Get involved and get free weekend admission as a CeltFestABQ volunteer – sign up here!