We are blessed in Colorado to have an abundance of highland games and Celtic festivals. The one that begins our season every year is Colorado Tartan Day. Tartan Day is officially April 6 all around the world, and is dedicated to celebrating our Scottish heritage and educating the public about Scottish culture and traditions. In Colorado, we celebrate with a festival on the weekend closest to April 6, which this year is the 9th and 10th.
Our small festival has grown into a two-day event, featuring clans, music, demonstrations, food, drink, and of course, bagpipes. But the organizers have managed to keep the admission free. That’s right, no admission price to this very enjoyable festival.
The event has once again outgrown its facilities, and moved this year to the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501. Clan Thompson will be there and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this unique and enjoyable festival. See http://coloradotartanday.com/ for more information.
Below, I have provided a list of events we plan to attend this summer and fall. Hope you can join us at one or more of them.
June 17-19, 2016
Pikes Peak Celtic Festival
Memorial Park, 1605 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, United States
July 16, 17, 2016
Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth Colorado
August 5-7, 2016
Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games
September 8-11, 2016
Longs Peak Highland Festival
Estes Park, Colorado
September 17,18, 2016
Celtic Harvest Festival Edgewater
24th and Benton, Edgewater, Colorado
Hope to see you at one or more of these very fun events. Be sure to stop by the Clan Thompson tent and say hello, and please let all your friends and neighbors know so they can share in the pride of Clan Thompson. Thanks for being part of the excitement.
Michael Thompson, Colorado Commissioner