Visit Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

Competitor about to lift a caber

Competitor about to lift a caber

Do you feel your inner Highlander calling? Wish you could be a Celtic warrior or musician for just one day? Take a step back in time to experience a rich and beautiful culture when you attend the 2023 Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival in San Antonio.

When & Where Is the Festival?

The festival this year will occur on April 1st through the 2nd. This event will take place rain or shine. On Saturday, April 1st, you can enter the festival from 9 am until it closes at 7 pm. The second day of the festival is on that Sunday, April 2nd, with the gates opening at 11 am. The festival will end that night at 6 pm. The 2023 Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival will be held at the Helotes Fairgrounds.


The Celtic culture is known for its melodic and wistful music, and the festival is sure to not disappoint. There will be powerful and fun performances from bands and artists like Ravenmoor, Michael Harrison, Celtica, and more. If you would like to know a little more about the Celtic culture as well as delve into your own historic roots, then come explore your lineage on Clan Row. Whether you are Scottish or not, you are certain to appreciate the history, the people, and even the dogs. That’s right! You can enjoy the agility and athleticism of Scottish dog breeds at the festival as they participate in agility competitions.

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Highland Games & More

While you are at the festival, you simply must watch the Highland Games. While a fun pastime in modern times, the Highland Games displayed the strength of Scottish Highlanders to prove their worth and ability to serve as clan leaders. Friendly competition you can enjoy watch include a sheaf toss, weight over bar, caber toss, hammer throw, weight for distance, and stone put. Along with the Highland Games, you can interact with living history performances, try Scottish cuisine, and much more at the festival. So don yourself in a kilt and come participate in the 2023 Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival. You are in for a grand time as you learn, listen, and watch fine performances that demonstrate the beauty and strength of the Celtic culture. Slàinte!

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