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 February 2016
12 - 14 Valley Forge, PA - Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Music Festival
Valley Forge Convention Center/Casino Resort. Info: 610-825-7268 or www.eastofthehebrides.com

13 - 17 Seabeck, WA - Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School 2016 Session 2 Smallpipes & Fiddle
Offering fiddlers the opportunity to improve their musical skills at Seabeck Conference Center, 13395 Lagoon Drive NW. Info: www.celticarts.org
13 - 14 Long Beach, CA - Queen Mary Scots Festival & International Highland Games
Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Info:(877) 342-0738 or www.queenmary.com.
13 - 14 Morristown, NJ - Piobaireachd Conference
Presented by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association and Piobaireachd Society, includes a Premier contest. Info: www.euspba.com.
17 San Antonio, TX - Her Majesty's Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums, and Dancers of the Scots Guard
Royal Marines Musicians are regarded as one of the most versatile in the military musical world, see this live Tattoo style performance at ARTS San Antonio. Info: www.artssa.org
27 Green Cove Springs, FL - Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival
Celebrating 20 years of bringing a "wee bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fair Grounds, 2497 State Road 16 W. Info: 904-725-5744 or www.neflgames.com.
 March 2016
Plantation, FL - South East Florida Highland Games
9 am to 6 pm at Plantation Heritage Park, Broward County. Info: 954 460 5000 or www.sassf.org.
Panama City Beach, FL - Panama City Scottish Festival and Highland Games
At Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Dr. Info: www.pcscotfestival.com
Punta Gorda, FL - 15th Annual Peace River Celtic Festival
Longest continually-running Celtic Festival in Southwest Florida at The Celtic Ray Public House, 145 Marion Ave. Info: 941-625-8544 or mgr@celticheritageproductions.com.
12 - 13 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Celtic Festival
At Francis Field on Castillo Drive with non-stop Celtic music and fun in America’s oldest Celtic city. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com
18 - 20 Darien, GA - Fort King George Scottish Heritage Days
Showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music at Fort King George Historic Site. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin of the Tartans" Sunday. Info: 912-437-4770 or www.gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge
19 Raleigh, NC - World Record Kilt Run
Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave. Wake and District Pipe Band and the nOg Run Club invite you to join us for the 8th annual running of the St. Paddy’s 8K as we again look to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Kilt Run. Info: www.stpaddysrungreen8k.itsyourrace.com.
19 Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival
With Clan village, whiskey tastings, music & entertainment and more. Info: 843-283-7883 or www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com.
31 - 3 Cayce, SC - Tartan Day South
Annual event taking place around National Tartan Day & celebrating Celtic Heritage at 2001 Charleston Highway. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com
 April 2016
1 - 3 Dunedin, FL - Dunedin Tide Festival of Piping
A weekend of world class piping workshops for all ages and abilities run by The National Piping Centre of Scotland. Piping Instructors: Roddy MacLeod MBe, Finlay Johnston, Margaret Dunn, Alastair Dunn, Ken Eller, Robert Mathieson. Drumming Instructor: Drew Duthart. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com/pipe-band-competitors
Dunedin, FL - 50th Anniversary of the Dunedin Highland Games
A full day of Scottish activities at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Rd. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com
Saint Paul, MN - Scottish Ramble
Join in the Minnesota Tartan Day Celebration. Tartan Day activities that previously took place at the State Capital will be part of Scottish Ramble 2016 at the Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth St. Info: www.scottishramble.org
Nationwide - Tartan Day
Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!
8 - 10 Washington, MO - Missouri Tartan Day Festivities
Promoting Scottish-American culture through music, dance, food, athletics, storytelling at Washington Town and Country Fairgrounds, 323 W Main St. Info: www.motartanday.com
Bethel Park, PA - Pittsburgh Tartan Day
At Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd from 10AM to 4:30PM, free event. Info: www.standrewspittsburgh.org.
New York, NY - New York Tartan Day Parade
Celebrate Tartan Day! The Parade starts at 2.00pm at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org/events-2/tartan-day
Elkins Park, PA - Spring Highland Fling 2016
At Elkins High School, celebrate Tartan Day the right way! Join the West Virginia Highland Dancers for a lively performance of traditional Scottish dances and new choreographies. Info: www.wvhd.com
16 - 17 Ormond Beach, FL - Ormond Beach Celtic Festival
At downtown Ormond Beach with a variety of Celtic entertainment and events. Info: www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com
16 - 17 Huntersville, NC - Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games
A full weekend of Scottish events and entertainment. Info: 704 875 3113 or www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net
16 - 17 Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Highland Games
At Floyd Lamb Park with Celtic music, highland dance, heavy events and more presented by the Las Vegas Celtic Society. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org
16 Parkersburg, WV - 2016 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival
Pipe bands, dancers, musicians and more at the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion. Info: www.sites.google.com/site/scottishcelticheritagefestival
21 - 24 Norfolk, VA - Virginia International Tattoo
At Scope Arena and thrills audiences year after year with an awe-inspiring spectacle of music and might. Info: 1-877-741-2787 or www.vafest.org

29 - 1 Ames, IA - 25th Annual Ball of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch
A weekend of Scottish Country Dance in celebration of spring at the Great Hall at the Iowa State University Memorial Union. Info: 515-267-1537 or www.rscdscentraliowa.org
30 Prince Frederick, MD - Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
Highlights the heritage of the Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scots, and Welsh at the Jefferson-Patterson Park and Museum. Info: 410-449-0096 or www.cssm.org
 May 2016
6 - 8 Bridgeport, WV - North Central WV Scottish Festival & Celtic Gathering
At Bridgeport City Park, with pipe bands, heavy athletics, living history presentations, Scottish goods vendors and more. Info: www.northcentralwestvirginiascottishfestival.com
Savannah, GA - Savannah Scottish Games
The 4th oldest Scottish games in the Southeastern United States at Bethesda Academy. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com
Norton, OH - 12th Celtic Beltane Festival
Full day of events at Columbia Woods Park, 4070 Columbia Woods Dr. There will be entertainment from the Scottish, Welsh, and Irish communities. Info: Alex Murray: 330-690-2802 or margaretfrost63@gmail.com
21 - 22 Maryville, TN - Smoky Mountain Highland Games
At Maryville College, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy.A weekend of authentic Scottish Highland festivities in the East Tennessee Highlands. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org
21 Nationwide - World Whisky Day
Try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Events are taking place all over the globe and all about making whisky fun and enjoyable. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com
27 Greenville, SC - The Greenville Scottish Games
Presented by the Greenville Scottish Games at Furman University. Info: www.gallabrae.com
28 Alma, MI - 49th Annual Alma Highland Festival and Games
Come visit Scotland USA every Memorial Day weekend with a full event and entertainment schedule of Scottish fun. Info: 989 463 8979 or www.almahighlandfestival.com
 June 2016
Wauwatosa, WI - Milwaukee Highland Games
At Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. With pipe bands, dancers, Scottish goods and more. Info: www.milwaukeescottishfest.com
11 Richmond, RI - Rhode Island Scottish Festival
A full day of Scottish fun at 78 Richmond Townhouse Rd. Info: www.riscot.org
24 - 26 Beloit, WI - Midwest Scottish Weekend
Hosted by Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee Scottish Country Dance Groups at Beloit College. Info: 262 679-8522 or midwestscottishweekend@gmail.com
 July 2016
Eagan, MN - Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games
980 Discovery Rd with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans and more. Info: (952) 470-6300 or www.mnscottishfair.org.
 August 2016
6 - 7 Monterey, CA - 49th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
At Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd. For all ages and experience and learn about the fascinating Celtic culture. Info: 831-682-2022 or www.montereyscotgames.com.
 September 2016
16 - 18 Tulsa, OK - SCOTFEST 2016
Highland games, culture, music on the Scotrock stage, an active marketplace and some of the best authentic Scottish food and beers to enjoy. Info: www.okscotfest.com
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