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Longmont Hosts 2018 Colorado Tartan Day Festival

The Boulder County Fairgrounds will be transformed into a Scottish village as the 2018 Colorado Tartan Day Festival comes to Longmont April 14 and 15.

Colorado Tartan Day kicks off the Celtic Festival season in Colorado featuring clan booths, a music stage and beer garden. Tartan Day was originally conceived as a day to celebrate Scotland’s cultural and historic contributions to the world.

Angus Mohr, a popular, local Celtic band will perform at the festival. Photo: Denver Celtic Music

The festival is perfect for anyone wanting to celebrate all that is Celtic. Come learn about your history and ancestors, watch historic reenactments, listen to the Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Dancers, and munch on great food from area vendors. Local Celtic band, Angus Mohr, will also be on hand providing toe-tapping music and fun for the whole crowd. Visit with Colorado clans, make new friends and learn more about Colorado’s ties to Scottish heritage.

Visit with Colorado clans, make new friends and learn more about Colorado’s ties to Scottish heritage. Photo: Rocky Mountain Scots

Colorado Tartan Day was created in 1996 by the Colorado General Assembly to celebrate a day in which all people celebrate the rich contributions of Scottish Americans to the state of Colorado. The public is invited to join in this celebration of family, community, nation, heritage and the human need for connection.

The official Colorado State Tartan.

Along with Tartan Day, Colorado has its own state Tartan. It is a beautiful display of patterns of color representing Colorado: pure blue for clear, crisp skies, green for the pine and spruce that spread across the land, and the yellow and red within the state flag. You’ll see many of the Colorado Tartan Day council members wandering around the festival wearing the state tartan.

The St. Andrew Society of Colorado will be one of many vendors on hand.

The Colorado Tartan Day Festival will be at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information on the Colorado Tartan Day Festival, click here.