The British Isles will return to Tucson at the 36th Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games; Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6; at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. 1st Avenue, Tucson.


The three-day festival will feature Celtic, Irish, and Scottish music; Irish and Highland dancing; Scottish athletics; bagpipe bands; foods; beers; whiskies; fine crafts for sale; kids’ activities; and more.


Crowd-pleasing Celtic bands scheduled are Tempest, Celtic Nova Traveler, Out of Kilters, and the Noble McCoy Band.  Plus, Circus Farm will perform fire dancing.


The three-day weekend festival will start with Friday’s Viking Night concert, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Concert admission is $20 for adults (age 16 and older); $15 for seniors, military, and students; and $5 for children under age 16.


Saturday open hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Admission ranges from $6 for kids to $23 for adults, with military, senior, and student discounts.  Sunday admission is less.  Children (age 5 and younger) may enter free both days.  Parking is free.


Hosted by the non-profit Tucson Celtic Festival Association, the annual event is the largest of its kind in Southern Arizona.


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