Caber Toss World Record Attempt and Pipe Band Parade Featured in Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience

Caber Toss World Record Attempt and Pipe Band Parade
Featured in Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience

Get Your Scottish, Irish and Welsh On with Free Concerts
Downtown Las Vegas April 13 & 14

In association with the 8th Annual Las Vegas Highland Games taking place this weekend at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in northwest Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience invites Las Vegas locals and visitors to Get Your Scottish, Irish and Welsh On with free entertainment downtown on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. The Las Vegas Celtic Society began the annual celebration to honor Celtic culture and tradition.

Fremont Street Experience will join the celebration by hosting free concerts along with pipe and drum parades both days. On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Desert Skye Pipe Band and the 3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the US Champion Pipe Band the L.A. Scots and the 3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band will parade five blocks from Hennessey’s to the 1st Street Stage.

Additionally, the Scottish American Athletic Association is going to attempt a World Record Caber Toss with 32 caber tossers at the 1st Street Stage on Friday at 8:10 p.m. The current record is 30. The Caber Toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber. This sport is said to have developed from the need to toss logs across narrow chasms or rushing rivers in order to get across. A caber is typically 18 feet long and weighs 100 pounds or more.

Fremont Street Experience will also host live concerts throughout the weekend. On Friday and Saturday night, the featured 1916 band will play their signature sound that blends hard rock with a kilted flair, along with the Wild Celts, a local Celtic rock band. Saturday night, Finnegan’s Wake will hit the stage with their unique blend of Irish music infused with all the attitude and swagger of a rock band.

Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, April 13 

Bag Pipe Parade                                                     7:30 p.m.                        Start at Hennessey’s

World Record Caber Toss                                     8:10 p.m.                        1st Street Stage

LA Scots Pipe Band                                               8:30 – 9 p.m.                  1st Street Stage

3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band               9:10 – 9:45 p.m.            1st Street Stage

1916                                                                        10 p.m. – Midnight         1st Street Stage

Wild Celts                                                               8 – 11 p.m.                     3rd Street Stage

 

Saturday, April 14

Bag Pipe Parade                                                    8:30 p.m.                         Start at Hennessey’s

1916                                                                        8 – 9 p.m.                        1st Street Stage

LA Scots Pipe Band                                              9 – 9:30 p.m.                   1st Street Stage

3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band              9:30 – 10 p.m.                 1st Street Stage

1916                                                                        10 p.m. – Midnight         1st Street Stage

Kris Colt and the Black Rose Band                    Midnight – 1 a.m.            1st Street Stage

Finnegan’s Wake                                                  8 – 10 p.m.                       3rd Street Stage

Wild Celts                                                             10 p.m. – 1 a.m.               3rd Street Stage

Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com

Leave a Reply