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 August 2015
Syracuse, NY - Central New York Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
Allow us to bring Scotland to you at Long Branch Park, Onondaga County. Info: www.cnyscottishgames.org
15 Amherst, NY - 31st Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival
At Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Info: 716-689-1440 or www.bnhv.org/scottish

15 Topsham, ME - 2015 Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival
Featuring Albannach at Topsham Fairgrounds. Info: www.mainehighlandgames.org

22 Old Westbury, NY - 55th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games
At  Old Westbury Gardens. Info:   (516) 747-7589 or www.liscots.org

22 Kalamazoo County, MI - ​Kalamazoo Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Info: 269 598 7907 or www.kalamazooscottishfest.org

22 Hartford, VT - 43nd Annual Quechee Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair
At Quechee Polo Field, 45 Deweys Mills Rd. Info: 802-295-5351 or www.quecheescottishfestival.com

29 Salem, VA - Green Hill Highland Games
At Green Hill Park, Parkside Rd. Info: greenhillhighlandgames@gmail.com 

 September 2015
4 - 6 Waukesha, WI - The Wisconsin Highland Games
At Waukesha Expo Center. Info: (262) 548-7200 or www.wisconsinscottish.org

4 - 6 Albany, NY - Annual General Meeting of the Murray Clan Society of North America
At the Capital District Scottish Games, Altamont Fair Grounds. This will be the first Northeast Meeting in 10 years for members as meetings rotate around North America. The Clan will be the Honored Clan at the Games, with a members meeting on the 5th and a dinner that evening. Info: www.clanmurray.org. For games info: www.scotsgames.com

Carlisle, PA - 21th Annual McLain Celtic Festival
At Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd. Info: 717 254 0766 or www.historicalsociety.com/Celtic_Festival.php

5 - 6 The Plains, VA - Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
At Great Meadow Events Center. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

5 - 6 Pleasanton, CA - The Caledonian Club of San Francisco 150th Highland Gathering & Games
At the Alameda County Fairgrounds with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

10 - 13 Estes, CO - Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Includes Estes Tattoo. Info: 800-90ESTES or www.scotfest.com

12 - 13 Columbus, IN - 24th Annual Columbus Scottish Festival
At Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

12 Quarryville, PA - 2nd Annnual Covenanter Scottish Festival and Penn's Wall Highland Games
A great highland festival at 1188 Valley Road. Info: www.facebook.com/events/549096338563522/?source=1

17 - 20 Charleston, SC - 44th Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
A full weekend of Scottish events. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

18 - 20 Lincoln, NH - 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, with entertainers from Scotland, Canada and the US at Loon Mountain. Info:1-800-358-7268 or www.nhscot.org

18 - 19 Davenport, IA - Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Quad Cities
At Centennial Park, 315 S Marquette St. Info: www.celtichighlandgames.org

25 Chesterfield, MO - The St. Louis Scottish Games
Will be the host for the 2015 Masters World Championship featuring 150+ athletes from around the world. Info: www.stlouis-scottishgames.com

25 - 27 Bethlehem, PA - The 27th Annual Celtic Classic
A a celebration of Celtic culture and heritage presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance. Info: 610-868-9599 or www.celticfest.org

26 Ligonier, PA - 57th Ligonier Highland Games
A celebration of all things Scottish at Idlewild Park,Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

 October 2015
Woodridge, IL - 2015 Kilted Classic Golf Outing
At Seven Bridges Golf Club. Info: 708-426-7127 or www.chicagoscots.org

2 - 4 Laurinburg, NC - 2015 Clan Currie Gathering & Symposium
Symposium at St. Andrews University, Clan Gathering at Scotland County Highland Games & Worship Service at Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. Info: www.clancurrie.com

3 - 4 Reno, NV - 25th Reno Celtic CelebrationNew
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, in conjunction with the Western United States Pipe Band Association, is conducting a Pipe Band Competition. Info: www.renoceltic.org
3 - 4 Aztec, NM - Aztec Highland Games & Celtic FestivalNew
At Riverside Park, with music, dance and more. Info: (505) 419-7526 or www.aztechighlandgames.com
Laurinburg, NC - 2015 Scotland County Highland Games
At John Blue Home and Historical Complex. Info: www.schgnc.org

4 - 5 Aztec, NM - Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Enjoy a Celtic Music Festival and Highland Games competitions, Scottish and Irish dance exhibitions, bagpipe bands, clan tents, food and more. Info: 1-505-419-7526 or www.aztechighlandgames.com

10 Ventura, CA - Seaside Highland GamesNew
At Seaside Park, Ventura Co. Fairgrounds with athletics, pipers, Clans and more. Info: www.seaside-games.com
11 Scotland, CT - Scotland Connecticut Highland Games Festival
At Waldo Homestead 96 Waldo Rd. Info: www.scotlandgames.org

16 - 18 Stone Mountain, GA - Stone Mountain Highland Games
A full weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Info: 770-521-0228 or www.smhg.org

24 - 25 Richmond, VA - Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland GamesNew
At Richmond Raceway Complex with pipes and drums, Celtic dancing, a Celtic market and more, Info: www.vacelticfestival.com
31 Asheville, NC - Celtober FestNew
At Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. Celebrating the best in Celtic, Tribal, Rock and Fusion. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com
 November 2015
13 - 15 Salado, TX - Salado Scottish GatheringNew
At Pace Park-full weekend of Scottish events. Info: www.saladoscottishfestival.com
14 Mt Dora, FL - Mount Dora Scottish Highland FestivalNew
Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games. Info: 352 735 7183.
14 - 15 Jacksonville, FL - Lannadoo Celtic FestivalNew
At Seawalk Pavilion, 1st Street North. Highland Games, kid zone, 5k Kilted Run. Info: www.lannadoo.com
15 Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado International TattooNew
At Colorado Springs World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. A majestic spectacle & celebration of patriotism, music, massed pipes & drums, dancers, & more. Info: www.heroshow.org
21 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Celtic FestivalNew
At Sea Walk Pavilion featuring acts such as Flogging Molly, The Willis Clan and Albannach. Info: www.lannadoo.com
21 Dunedin, FL - The Dunedin Celtic FestivalNew
At Highlander Park an annual event centered around Celtic rock music, craft beer, & the gathering of the clans. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com
30 Nationwide - St Andrew’s Day
Celebrate Scotland’s national day today and Scotland's patron saint!

 December 2015
25 Nationwide - Happy Christmas
The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends and very Happy Christmas!

31 Nationwide - Happy Hogmanay
Wishing all our readers and friends a very happy and healthy 2016!

31 Portsmouth, VA - Olde Town Scottish WalkNew
Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants and offer blessings. Info: www.oldetowneportsmouth.com
 January 2016
9 - 10 Marathon, FL - Florida Keys Celtic FestivalNew
At Marathon Community Park, 9805 Overseas Highway. Live Celtic bands, Irish and Scottish Dancing, Highland athletics, pipes bands and more. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com
25 Nationwide - Burns NightNew
January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Celebrate his life and poetry and be part of Burns Night celebrations around the world.
 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

 April 2016
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

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