September 6-9 Estes Park hosts the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival complete with a parade, shows and competitions in jousting, pipe bands, hammer and caber throwing, dancing, singing, harp, a dog show and more. This event truly has something for everyone.
The Tattoo kicks off Thursday at 7:30pm at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds Arena. The word ‘Tattoo’ means an evening drum, bugle, or piper signal that recalls soldiers to their quarters. The earliest form of the word is from the Dutch “tap toe” which literally means to “close the tap” of the cask in the barrooms. The modern version of the tattoo is a parade ground concert of military bands. Don’t miss this extremely moving event.
The 2012 Tattoo at the Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival is a tribute to World War I veterans and includes performances by the US Air Force Drill Team, the Texas Camel Corps, the Scottish Power Pipe Band and many more. The Tattoos are performed every evening at 7:30pm and there is free parking for all evening events.
On Saturday at 9:30am the largest all Celtic parade in North America dances and pipes its way along Elkhorn Ave. in downtown Estes Park. Kids and grown ups love this parade which is a unique experience not found any where else in the United States.
All the revelry, all the competitions, all the bands and dancers transform Estes Park into a highland village where color, sight and sound are truly majestic. Make reservations today to take part in this original and memorable event.
More information can be found at http://www.scotfest.com