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Advocating for Celtic communities and entrepreneurs since 1988
The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival has been a part of Albuquerque for 31years. The Festival has been held in several places over the years and, this year, we are happy to announce we will be moving to Rotary Park in Bernalillo, NM. We will have all of our usual merchandise and food vendors as well as some new ones! As always, we will have our family friendly activities - Children’s Area, live music, Heavy Scottish Athletics, Clan Row, Celtic dance demonstrations, and, of course, bagpipes!
$10 per person, cash
$11 per person, credit
Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival Assn.
PO Box 35062
Albuquerque, NM 87176-5062
The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival condemns any expression of hatred, which has no place in our society.The RGVCF reserves the right to ban members, prospective members, or other participants from RGVCF events on the grounds of association with nationally recognized hate groups, or public displays of discriminatory iconography or language. The RGVCF is not a haven for those who advocate or practice hatred, hostility, or violence against members of any race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The RGVCF welcomes people of all origins and opinions who celebrate and enjoy Celtic culture and activities.
Things To Do…
Join us in celebrating our Celtic heritage through our local musicians!
The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is proud to host many styles of Celtic dance. Scottish Highland Dancing is a celebration of the Scottish spirit. The dances are a spectacular combination of movement, music, and costume. They are generally danced solo, and in competition the music is typically a tune on the bagpipes. The dances are great fun and anyone, not just with a Scottish heritage, who thrills to the sound of the bagpipes, can join in and learn the dances. You can find our dancers on the Main Stage!
The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival has many activities available for children of all ages. Please join us at our Children’s Area for fun crafts and activities!
The RGVCF is pleased to offer up "Clan Row" which is booth upon booth of Clan and Society people and information.
Our Merchandise Vendors come from many different parts of the country to bring their fantastic wares. We have many different things to offer, from clothing to jewelry to handmade art, knives, swords, leatherwork, and, of course, KILTS!!!
Our Pipe Bands are both local and from surrounding areas. The Bernalillo Celtic Festival is pleased to announce the following Pipe Bands will be joining us for the Festival:
HDPD, Shrine, Mac-Tire, Order of the Thistle, NM Fire.
Athletes from around the nation and around the world come join us for our athletic competitions! We have been host to World Masters Competition in 2014. We are proud to be a stop on the IHGF.