The Festival Season in Colorado is underway once again. (No, I didn’t say Festivus.) We start early in the mountain states, with Tartan Day, the first week in April. We’ve generally had good weather, though it snowed two feet one year and we have had rain and wind more than once.
This year it was in a new venue. The festival moved from Hyland Hills Golf Course to McIlvoy Park in Olde Town Arvada a few years ago. This year, it was held at Roosevelt Park in Longmont. Lots more room, which was handy for the hurling match between the Colorado Fenians and the Denver Gaels, our local GAA clubs.
Of course, the clans were in attendance, and there was lots of fun and fellowship. The Renaissance Scots are always a treat, and we had some Robbie Burns tunes and some excellent harp music for entertainment. Can’t forget the beer, provided by Oskar Blues, a local craft brewery.
Our clan genealogist, Maggie Jones, provided lots of great information and a welcoming atmosphere at the clan tent. It was a great time and a great kickoff. Look for us at the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival in Colorado Springs in June.