Explore your Celtic roots or just dabble in the fun at the Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games.
▪ A large part of Celtic tradition is about picking up heavy stuff and throwing it. You’ll see a slate of professional and amateur athletes throwing sheafs, hammers, cabers and other weighty things. Sports competitions go throughout the day.
▪ You’ll also see traditional dance performances by Irish Dance Idaho, The Scottish Dancers of the Boise Highlanders, Killarney Dance Academy and Thistle and Ghillies. This year also features a dance competition.
▪ Kick your heels up with the Celtic-rock band Swagger at a community dance called a ceilidh (pronounced caylee) at the main stage. During the day you can hear traditional music from Thee Corvids, Slagalbois and Guess When on the local stage.
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▪ Don’t forget to sign up for the Parade of Clans — come on, everyone’s got a clan in their family tree somewhere — and enter the Bonny Knees Competition.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $12 general, $7 children, seniors and active military, at the gate. 484-2954. IdahoScotts.org.