The Pikes Peak Celtic Festival blossomed from an old tradition in Colorado Springs. 1999 marked the last year of the Pikes Peak Highland Games. In 2013, this festival came back like summer thunder under the new name-Pikes Peak Celtic Festival.
The Festival field is filled with the sound of Bagpipes, the smell of fish & chips, the sight of world champion Irish dancers, and events/activities for every age. The area is filled with the sounds of joy and revelry of old friendships renewed and new ones being created. People came out to see the massed bagpipe bands of the Western United States Pipe Band Association do a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace”.
In the evening world renowned Celtic Rock groups filled the air with their energy. Everyone was welcome to learn tradition Irish and Highland dancing. Taste the best in Irish and Scottish cuisine. The Pikes Peak Celtic Festival will be the main attraction of the year for the Southern Colorado area.
Written by John Root
Photos by John Root