A Message from our Board of Directors

Thank you, A big thanks to everyone who came to the 2019 Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games.

After careful consideration, discussion and investigation it is with extreme regret that the TCFA Board of Directors will postpone the Festival & Highland Games to November 2021.

The Board studied the potential impact from all of the mitigating circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After communicating with various sources it was concluded that the health risk, the current loss of incomes of families, the unknown future event recommendations may make the festival impossible to enjoy as we know and love it.

Thank you for your support and understanding in this time of concern and uncertainty. We appreciate you and can't wait to see all of you in November of 2021.

We have a new email address. You can reach us at TucsonCelt1@gmail.com.  Please update your contact list. Additional contact information is available within our Contact Us page.


Festival Information, Purchases, and Special Mentions

The Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games has many options and events to entertain the whole family. We will post the Event Flyer, Entertainment Schedule and Highland Game Schedules shortly. In the meantime, below is general information and resources to assist you in making the most of the festival. If you extend your stay Visit Tucson can help you plan your extended stay itinerary.



Featured Events TBA

You wont want to miss Discount Sunday and our Closing Ceremonies which begin at 4:15 pm. 



2021 Quick Links

Click here to see upcoming events.
Online volunteer registration for our 2021 festival will open on September 1, 2021.
Click here to access our newsletter archives that offer online information and highlights from recent events.
Interested in becoming a member? Click here for more information and our online registration form.



Festival Ticket Prices

Tickets Available at the Festival Gate & Online


Free! Wee Ones - 5-years old and younger
$6.00 Youth - 6-years old to 15-years of age
$20.00 Adults - 16+ years of age
$15.00 Seniors, Students, and Military
65+ seniors, valid student ids, or active/reserved/retired military id
$30.00 Full Two Day Adult Admission

Sunday is Discount Day!

Want to get in free? Volunteer for just four hours and receive free admission for Saturday or Sunday. Sign Up via our Volunteer page.
$4.00 Youth - 6-years old to 15-years of age
$15.00 Adults - 16+ years of age
$12.00 Seniors, Students, and Military
65+ seniors, valid student ids, or active/reserved/retired military id




Please Note

We apologize for the inconvenience, however pets are NOT allowed at the festival, only ADA recognized Service Animals. FIREARMS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FESTIVAL, Pursuant To A.R.S. Section 4-229


Location & Directions

Rillito Raceway Park
4502 N. First Ave
Tucson , AZ 85704

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Directions From I-10:

Take Exit 250 At Orange Grove Rd East To First Ave. Turn Right (South) And Continue Past River Rd Where You Will See Signs For The General Public. Festival Entrance On The East(Left) Side Of The Street.


Athletes, Clans, Performers, and Vendors Entrance:

Travel From I-10 As Noted Above. At River Rd Turn Left (East) To The Vendor Entrance Signs On Your Right (South) Side Of The Street On Rillito Downs Rd. If You Reach Via Entrada, You Have Gone Too Far.



There is expanded free parking at the festival this year, but we encourage you to take VIP Taxi, Uber, or Lyft to Rillito Racetrack Park.


Handicap Accessibility

The Rillito Raceway Park is handicap accessible. Handicap parking is located directly across from the entry gate in the main parking lot and is clearly marked. Be aware that parts of the Festival site have uneven surfaces from cement to grass. Personal Motorized Chairs and Service Animals are permitted. If you have specific concerns, please contact us and we will do our best to be helpful.