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 April 2014
25 - 27 Columbia, SC - The Robert Burns Association of North America AGM and Conference
The University Library has the largest collection of literature by and about Robert Burns outside of Scotland. Info: www.rbana.com.

25 - 27 Ormond Beach, FL - Ormond Beach Celtic Festival
Pre-Festival Concert on Friday, 25th at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Whisky Tasting - Friday, April 25th with full Celtic festival all weekend. Info: www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com.

26 Prince Frederick, MD - 36th Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Games
At Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum with Clan tents, all-day competitions include pipers, fiddlers, highland dancers, athletes, drummers, pipe bands and Celtic Harpers. Info: www.cssm.org.

27 Santa Barbara, CA - Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan
Presented by the Scottish Society of Santa Barbara at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Info: 805-967-0309 or www.scottishsocietysantabarbara.org.

 May 2014
2 - 3 Greensboro, NC - The Triad Highland Games
At Bryan Park-pipe bands, clans and more. Info: www.triadhighlandgames.org.

2 - 4 Catalina Island, CA - Catalina Island Interbranch Workshop and Ball
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society event. Info: http://rscds-interbranch.org.  

2 - 4 Bridgeport, WV - 13th Annual North Central West Virginia Scottish Heritage & Celtic Gathering
Hosted by The Scottish Heritage Society of North Central West Virginia with pipe bands,entertainers, heavy athletics, living history presentations, Scottish vendors, Scottish country dancing,  genealogy assistance and more. Info: www.scots-westvirginia.com

2 - 4 Arlington, TX - Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
The skirl of the Pipes, athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland dancers at Maverick Stadium. Info: 1-800-363-SCOT (7268) or www.texasscottishfestival.com

10 Mt. Airy, MD - Clan Cameron Regional Gathering
Cameron's across the mid Atlantic area will gather for fellowship and learning about Clan history, tartans, and weaponry at the Cameron Clan Tent, Frederick Celtic Festival, Mt. Airy Fire Dept. Fairgrounds, 1003 Twin Arch Rd. Info: sandj70@comcast.net

10 - 11 Prescott, AZ - Prescott Highland Games 2014
Two day games as a 10th year celebration with music, dance and vendors. Info: www.prescotthighlandgames.com

10 Savannah, GA - The Savannah Scottish Games 2014
The 4th oldest Scottish games in the Southeastern United States at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

16 - 18 Maryville, TN - Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games
At Maryville College, East Tennessee’s premier celebration of Scottish culture and history. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

17 Farmington, NY - Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival
Annual highland games, clan gathering, music, dance and more 10AM-8PM. Info:  www.flceltic.org

17 Nationwide - World Whisky Day
World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

18 New Franklin, OH - 10th Annual Celtic Beltane Festival

At Tudor House, New Franklin Civic Center, 655 Latham Lane,  Our entertainment this year will feature: The Cyril Scott Pipe Band, The Celtic Eagle Pipe Band, The Akron Ceili Band and others There will be entertainment from the Scottish, Welsh, and Irish communities. Info: mfrost@nls.net.

24 - 25 Costa Mesa, CA - Scotsfest 2014
Costa Mesa's brilliant Highland Games, all the field sports, bagpipers and braw Scottish culture you love. Bring yer clan to Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr. Info: www.scotsfest.com.

30 - 1 Glasgow, KY - Glasgow Highland Games
A great Scottish weekend. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

 June 2014
Deep Creek Lake, MD - McHenry Highland Festival
At the Garrett County Fairgrounds, join us for a weekend of Celtic celebrations– for young and old alike. Info: www.highlandfest.info

Modesto, CA - Modesto Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans
Share the Celtic experience- Scottish, Irish, Cornish,Norwegian & Welsh cultures at Tuolumne River Regional Park. Info:(209) 529-9430 or www.standrewsmodesto.org.

Wauwatosa, WI - Milwaukee Highland Games
A full day of Scottish fun at Hart Park. Info: 414-422-9235 or www.milwaukeescottishfest.com

14 Richmond, RI - Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival
At Washington County Fairgrounds, A full day of highland games events. Info: www.riscot.org

22 - 27 Winchester, VA - National Piping Centre Virginia Piping & Drumming School
At Shenandoah University, a daily program which will cover all aspects of performance including practice routines, technique, musical expression, tuning and ensemble playing. Students will be taught in a small group workshops, recitals and practice time built in.  All levels of players are welcome. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/bagpipe-drumming-schools/shenandoah-virginia/

28 - 29 Ithaca, NY - Ithaca Scottish Games & Celtic Festival​​
At Stewart Park, bands, athletics, ceilidh and more.Info: 607-280-2113 or www.ithacascottishgames.com.

28 - 29 San Diego, CA - San Diego Scottish Highland Games
At Brengle Terrace Park-full weekend of Scottish events. Info: 760-726-3691 or www.sdhighlandgames.org

28 Anchorage, AK - 33rd Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games
Presented by the Alaskan Scottish Club at Eagle River Lions Park. Info: 907-306-0184 or www.alaskascottish.org

 July 2014
10 - 13 Linville, NC - 59th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering O' Scottish Clans
At MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain, one of North America's largest Scottish event with Clan tents, pipers and much more. Info: www.gmhg.org or 828 733 1333.

11 - 12 Saline MI - Saline Celtic Festival
At Millpond Park. Info: 734-944-2810 or www.salineceltic.org.

11 - 12 Payson, UT - 31st Annual Payson Scottish Festival and Highland Games
At Memorial Park, 250 South Main St. Info:  801-891-6796 or www.paysonscottishfestival.org

12 - 13 Athena, WA - Athena Caledonian Games
Known for its relaxed atmosphere, highlights include the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Massed Bands, Scottish Harp and more. Info: www.athenacaledoniangames.org

12 Farmington, MN - 2014 Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games
At Dakota County Fair Grounds, 4008 220th Street West. Pipe bands, heavy events and more. Info: 866 342 6300 or www.mnscottishfair.org

19 - 20 Flagstaff, AZ - Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
At Foxglenn Park, 4200 East Butler Ave. Info: www.nachs.info/festival

19 Gresham, OR - Portland Highland Games
At Mt Hood Community College. Info: www.phga.org

19 Florence, MA - 21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
At Look Park, 300 North Main St. Info: (413) 862-8095 or www.glasgowlands.org

26 - 27 Enumclaw, WA - 68th Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering
Scotland comes to the Pacific Northwest at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 - 284th Avenue SE. Info: www.sshga.org.

 August 2014
2 - 3 Monterey, CA - The 47th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
At Monterey County Fairgrounds. Info: (831) 682-2022 or www.montereyscotgames.com.

Livonia, MI - 165th Annual Detroit Highland Games
The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit is proud to present the oldest continuous games in North America at ‎Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: (248) 526-1849 or www.highlandgames.com.

9 - 10 Highlands Ranch, CO - The 51st Anniversary of the Colorado Scottish Festival
At Highland Heritage Park with bands, dogs, dancers and more. Info: www.scottishgames.org

23 Old Westbury NY - 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games
At Old Westbury Gardens, a full day of Scottish events. Info: (516) 747-7589 or www.liscots.org.

29 - 31 Waukesha, WI - The Wisconsin Highland Games
At Waukesha Expo Center Wisconsin's largest Highland Games kick off Friday night of Labor Day weekend for a celebration of all things Scottish, Irish and Celtic. Info: (414) 517-5163 or www.wisconsinscottish.org.

30 - 31 Pleasanton, CA - The 149th Scottish Highland Games and Gathering
At Alameda County Fairgrounds presented by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

 September 2014
4 - 7 Estes Park, CO - Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival
Full weekend of events with pipers, clans and Estes Tattoo. Info: 1 800 90 ESTES or www.scotfest.com.

5 - 7 Jackson, MS - CelticFest Mississippi
At Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. The "Ag Museum" is located at 1150 Lakeland Dr. Info: www.celticfestms.org.

20 Charleston, SC - Charleston Highland Games
At Boone Hall Plantation. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

26 - 28 Bethlehem, PA - Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
One of the largest Highland Games in North America. Info: www.celticfest.org

26 - 27 St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Scottish Games
At Forest Park. Info: (314) 821-1286 or www.stlouis-scottishgames.com.

27 Dandridge, TN - The 8th Dandridge Scots-Irish Music Festival
On the shores of Loch Douglas in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, honoring the town's earliest settlers in 1783. Info: www.scots-irish.org

 October 2014
11 - 12 Ventura, CA - Seaside Highland Games
At Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd. Info: 818-886-4968 or www.seaside-games.com.

17 - 19 Atlanta, GA - 42nd Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games
Come and join us as we gather once again on the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park. Info: www.smhg.org.

 November 2014
2 - 3 Austin, TX - Austin Celtic Festival
We present world class music, dance and fun for you and your family at Fiesta Gardens. Info:www.austincelticfestival.com

 December 2014
25 Nationwide - Happy Christmas
Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Christmas.

31 Nationwide - Happy Hogmanay!
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015 from all of us at the Scottish Banner.

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