The 2019 Las Vegas Highland Games


By Megan Way | Photos by: Su Phelps
The Las Vegas Celtic Society welcomed over thousands of attendees over April 13th & 14th for their annual Celtic Festival & Highland Games at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
“As the Highland Games grows each year,” says the President of the Las Vegas Celtic Society and Chieftain of the Games Tori Bullock “so does our commitment to the Las Vegas Celtic Society’s mission to promote Celtic culture in Southern Nevada, and to give back to our community through volunteering and putting on events like our Tartan Day, Highland Games, and many others to come.”
With so many guests there’s little something for everyone there. There were three stages of throughout the festival, each showcasing different entertainment. At the Main Stage they featured music from Seven Nations, The Ploughboys, Killian’s angels, Dave Browne, Phoenix Pipe Band and many more. In addition, at the Highland Stage hosts Irish dance competitions. The third stage, the Queen’s Stage, showcased Kid Row and Koko, William the Completely Average, and several visits from Mary Queen of Scots. The event also features over 100 clans, food and craft vendors with Celtic-themed food and merchandise. The Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) Chapter 711 members also attended the event.
About Las Vegas Celtic Society: We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Celtic heritage in Southern Nevada. We do that by throwing the annual Las Vegas Highland Games, as well as supporting other local groups such as the Southern Nevada Sons and Daughters of Erin, the St. Andrews Society of Southern Nevada, and the Las Vegas Pipe Band through volunteering, scholarships, and donations.