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ShamRock Fest 2016

Loads of good "Green" Fun!


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Mar 12, 2016
11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Albuquerque Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Join us as we Paint Albuquerque Green, with our Celtic community, in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.  Revel in the fun with themed activities throughout the day. Buy Tickets early and save!

Pot O’Gold Silent Auction: Bid on your favorite lucky charm during our silent auction located inside the Balloon Museum.

Beer, Wine & Spirits provided by O'Niell's Pub.

Festive drink offerings will be available for purchase. 

Entertainment - Main Stage:

11:00 AM    "Opening Ceremonies"
11:30 AM    Shennanians
12:15 PM    Watermelon Jug Band
1:15 PM       Celtic Singers of NM
1:45 PM       Tan y Ddraig
2:30 PM       Ansolvers
3:15 PM       Celtic Coyotes
4:00 PM       Iscuma
4:45 PM       BK Taiko

Entertainment - Dance Stage:

11:15 AM    McTeggart
12:00 PM    Enchantment Dancers
12:45  PM    Fishback Dancers
1:30 PM      Youth Drummers/Drum Salute (HDPD)
2:15 PM      High Desert Pipes and Drums
3:00 PM      Tir Connel
3:45 PM      Highland Dance ABQ
4:30 PM      Inspire Rock Academy

 Kids Zone:

  • Arts and Crafts presented by the Irish American Society
  • Home Depot - Hands on building
  • Photo Booth Rentals of NM - Dress up and smile for the camera!
  • Safari Friends Adventure Rides  
  • Face painting
  • NM Shriners
  • Toy Train Operating Society - NM

 Animal Area:

 Hands on Demos:

Food Trucks

A&C Vendors and other

  • The Naughty Plank
  • The Ornatelier
  • Burnt Mountain Crafts
  • Ye Ole Kitchen Witch
  • Kym Loc Designs
  • South Valley Soap
  • Purlesque
  • NM Piece & Love
  • Teek's Creature Shop
  • O Beautiful Co.
  • Maeder's Flying Pig Studio
  • JoAnne Tucker Art
  • ABQ Olive Co.
  • Old Town Celtic Shop
  • H&R Block
  • Solar City
  • State Employees Credit Union
  • Irish American Society of NM, St. Andrews Society, & Rio Grande Celtic Festival

Support a great cause and showcase your business at ShamRock Fest 2016, New Mexico's premier Saint Patrick's Day celebration.  Become a sponsor today.  Sponsorship Opportunities

The mission of High Desert Pipes and Drums is to foster and promote Scottish culture and music, to perform locally, regionally, and throughout the western United States, and to teach the Great Highland Bagpipe & Drums in the tradition as taught by previous professional instructors from Scotland and other countries.

Thank You to our Sponsors

IATSE Local 480  -  Home Depot  -  Exerplay, Inc  -  Jackson Compaction  -  Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival  -  Irish American Society of NM  -  Apple Mountain Music  -  Elliot Location Equipment  -  Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council  -  Oak Tree Cafe

More Information


Admission Fee includes Balloon Museum Admission
Adults 13 and up before March 12 - $6.
Adults 13 and up on March 12 (Gate Sales only) - $10.
Children 4 - 12 before March 12 - $2.
Children 4 - 12 on March 12 (Gate Sales only) - $5.
Children 3 and under - Free
Seniors 65+ and Military $2. Discount Off Admission
Tickets may be purchased on line through March 11, 2016 at 4pm.
Tickets may be purchased, in person, at the Balloon Museum Shoppe through March 11, 2016 at 4pm.
After March 11 (4pm), tickets may only be purchased at the gate between the hours of 11am and 4 pm, on March 12.
There is no service charge for tickets purchased on line.

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