The Finger Lakes Celtic Festival will hold its 4th annual Highland Games and Heritage Festival this Saturday, May 16. The day-long event seeks to capture and embrace Celtic culture and society in the Rochester area. Festivities include traditional Celtic music and dance, Clan and Historical Group gatherings, and various workshops and competitions. Also featured at the festival are the traditional Highland Heavy Games, where men, women, and children can compete in 9 different events that test their strength and agility by hurling various different objects for height and distance. Perhaps most famous among these is the Caber Toss, where competitors must lift, balance, run, and toss heavy logs that can be up to 22-feet long. Various vendors will also be on site selling food and crafts.
The Finger Lakes Celtic Festival will take place at 4925 Collett Road, Shortsville. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. $8 in advanced; $10 at gate; children 5 and under free. Visit flceltic.com for more info.