Enjoy the Celtic extravaganza and support Safe Nest at the Las Vegas Highland Games April 14 and 15 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Guests can save $1 by bringing a non-perishable food item to support Safe Nest at the 14th annual festival (one discount per entry) (Pictured: Irish Rock Band Seven Nations)
Expecting more than 10,000 festival-goers over the course of two days, the Celtic party features fun, food, and merriment from England, Scotland, and Ireland features two days of live music, bagpipe competition, children’s activities, traditional food vendors, and Scottish heavy athletics competition such as the caber toss.
“Community outreach is a huge part of the Las Vegas Celtic Society, and partnering with Safe Nest to hold their biggest food drive of the year at our event is really a win-win for both organizations,” said Josh MacEachern, the Executive Director for the festival.
From past to present, Safe Nest has been at the forefront of providing domestic violence services in Southern Nevada and giving domestic violence survivors the skills and courage they need to go from crisis to confidence. As the first shelter in Southern Nevada, Safe Nest grew from a small shelter with 12 beds and a local, 24-hour hotline in 1977 to serving approximately 50,000 people annually and being the largest, most comprehensive program for the entire state. In existence for 40 years, Safe Nest knows that no two domestic violence situations are ever the same and they offer a variety of services that are tailored for the domestic violence victim including a confidential shelter for women and families, counseling and crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, additional residential services, 24/7 Temporary Protection Orders, and employment/life-skill classes.
Headlining the main stage both days this year is Irish rock band Seven Nations. Seven Nations has been proving “bagpipes rock” the world over for more than 20 years. In addition to Seven Nations, our entertainment line-up includes Emcees Neil O’Neill and John McLean Allan along with the Celtic folk group The Ploughboys and local favorites Killian’s Angels, among other entertainers throughout the festival.
“If you haven’t been to the festival before, this is a great opportunity to get in at a discount and have the time of your life. Once you come to the Highland Games, we know you’ll be back year after year,” MacEachern said.
For tickets and information please visit http://www.lasvegascelticsociety.org. The Las Vegas Celtic Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Celtic culture in Southern Nevada.
To learn more about Safe Nest and their mission to end domestic violence, go to http://www.Safe Nest.org.