San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival**CANCELLED**
The 2020 San Antonio Games and Celtic Music Festival has been cancelled. The City of San Antonio is asking for all events expecting more than 500 people to be cancelled or postponed. We are heartbroken but know that this is the right measure to take to preserve the future of our event and the safety of our guests, participants, and volunteers. Pre sale ticket purchase refunds and other arrangements for participants are underway and further communication will be sent accordingly.
The Highland Games features both male and female athletes from all over the world competing in feats of strength such as the caber toss, sheaf toss, weight over bar, weight for distance, hammer throw, and stone put. Several world records have been set at the San Antonio Highland Games. Patrons can also interact with living history displays including Vikings, a World War II Scottish Soldier, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a Village Weaver, Archers, Artisans, and Iron Age reenactors. Scottish food such as haggis, shepherd's pie, and Highland beef can also be tried at one of several food vendors. For those not as daring, more traditional American food is also offered. Celtic merchants are also on site selling kilts, jewelry, t-shirts, handmade crafts, and various other items.
Celtic music takes various forms at the Festival including Celtic rock, traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, folk music, bluegrass, harp, bagpipes, and more. With two music stages and a Celtic jam session tent, visitors can be sure to find something to delight their eardrums.
A Highland dance competition, scheduled for Saturday typically draws over 70 competitors from all across Texas and as far away as Nevada and Tennessee. The dancers compete in up to eleven dances in one of five categories - Primary (age 6 & under), Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Premier. Festival patrons also have the opportunity to watch Scottish Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, and Irish Dancing exhibitions are various times over the weekend.
Other events at the Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival include sheepherding trials, Scottish history seminars, Scottish cooking demonstrations, and a Bonnie Knees competition. Families will be happy to take their kids to the Kid's Glen where the wee bairns can participate in crafts, listen to storytelling, and learn about Scottish history and culture.
Needless to say, there are activities for the whole family to enjoy and enough action to keep patrons engaged for a whole day, if not the whole weekend. Come check us out!!
If you've visited the San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival and want to get more involved with the planning efforts, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive information on attending our next meeting.
*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.
Saturday - 9am-7pm Sunday - 11am-6pm
Online adult tickets will be available beginning January 14, 2020. Tickets at the gate will be $11 for adults and $6 for Children, Military, & Seniors. Note that Saturday tickets will only be available online until 10pm Friday night and Sunday tickets will be available online until 10pm Saturday night.