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 July 2016
Nationwide - The Scottish Banner 40th Anniversary
This month marks our 40th anniversary of monthly publication-thank you to all our readers, advertisers and friends who have helped get here! www.scottishbanner.com #SB40.
Linville, NC - COSCA 5th Annual Clan & Family Caucus
Council of Scottish Clans & Associations at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at 9:00am in the Evans Auditorium of Lees MacRae College. Info: www.cosca.scot.
7 - 10 Linville, NC - Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering O' Scottish Clans
A full weekend of Scottish events including Clans from across North America at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: 828-733-1333 or www.gmhg.org.
9 - 10 Twin Cities, MN - Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend
An annual event for harpers and music lovers in the Twin Cities metro. Info: 651 493-7904 or www.stephanieclaussen.com.
Prospect, ME - Fort Knox Scottish Tattoo
Featuring traditional Scottish bagpipers, precision marching bands and a patriotic salute to America at 740 Fort Knox Rd. Info: 207 469-6553 or www.fortknox.maineguide.com.
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.
15 - 17 Belfast, ME - The 10th Maine Celtic Celebration
If you love all things Celtic, this family-oriented celebration features performances and activities for everyone: music, dancing, athletic competitions and games. Info: 207-338-2692 or www.mainecelticcelebration.com.
15 - 16 Raleigh, NC - Clan McAlister of America Clan Gathering
25th Anniversary of Clan McAlister of America. Featured speaker genealogist Dr. Bruce Durie of Scotland. Search for ancestors on our data base and explore your Scottish and Irish past. Holiday Inn Raleigh/Durham Airport. Info: clanmcalister.org.
16 - 31 Montello, WI - The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry
More than 300 embroidered panels telling Scots stories of migration at Vaughn Hall. Info: www.scottishdiasporatapestry.org
21 New York, NY - The Scots Who Built New York: The Modernists
Presented by architect and architectural historian John Kinnear, President of the American Friends of the Georgian Group, the illustrated talk will explore the influence Scots have had on the contemporary landmarks of New York at The Arsenal, Central Park, 830 Fifth Ave (at 64th St). Info: 212 605 or [email protected].
23 Chatham, IL - 21st Annual Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival
9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M at Chatham Community Park, 760 S. Main St. Info: www.springfieldhighlandgames.com.
29 - 31 Enumclaw, WA - 60th Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering
North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, NW Regional Harp Finals, individual Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland and National Dancing and more at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 - 284th Avenue SE. Info: www.sshga.org.
 August 2016
5 - 7 Snowmass, CO - Colorado Scottish Festival
Presented by the St Andrew Society of Colorado with pipe bands, Clans and more. Info: www.scottishgames.org.
5 - 6 Livonia, MI - The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit 167th Annual Highland Games
The oldest continuous games in North America at Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: (248) 526-1849 or www.highlandgames.com.
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.
13 Fortuna, CA - Frolic In The Glen & Highland Games
The Clans ere gathering! With pipe bands, heavy events and more at Rohner Park. Info: www.northcoastscots.org.
27 Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Family-friendly events every year in celebration of Scottish culture at Flesher Field, 3663 S. 9th St. Info: 269-694-9843 or www.kalamazooscottishfest.org. ​
28 Fredericksburg, VA - William Wallace Day Dinner
Hosted by Scottish Society of Fredericksburg at the Colonial Tavern Home to the Irish Brigade, 406 Lafayette Blvd. Info: www.irishbrigadetavern.com.
 September 2016
2 - 4 Waukesha, WI - The Wisconsin Highland Games
Explore your family history, hurl a battle axe, check out the kilts, Celtic music and more at Waukesha Expo Center. Info: (262) 548-7200 or www.wisconsinscottish.org.
3 - 4 Pleasanton, CA - 151st Caledonian Club of San Francisco Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
A celebration of Scottish culture, traditions, competitions and entertainment on Labor Day Weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: www.thescottishgames.com.
8 - 11 Estes Park, CO - 40th Long Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival
A great weekend of Scottish celebration in the Highlands of Colorado. Info: (800)-90ESTES or www.scotfest.com.
10 - 11 Columbus, IN - 25th Annual Columbus Scottish Festival
A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Info: www.scottishfestival.org.
10 - 11 Kelso, WA - Highlander Festival
Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & competitions including a Scottish Scone Competition. Info: (360) 423-1371 or www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival
10 Bourne Bridge, MA - Cape Cod Scottish Festival and Heavy Games
Full day of Scottish events and fun. Info: 508-833-1690 or www.capecodscottishfestival.org.
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
16 - 18 Lincoln, NH - The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
A fantastic weekend of Scotland with pipe bands, entertainment, 65 Clans in Clan Village, historical re-enactors and much more at Loon Mountain Resort . Info: 1-800-358-7268 or www.nhscot.org.
23 - 25 Bethlehem, PA - 29th Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
A celebration of all things Celtic. Info: 610-868-9599 or www.celticfest.org.
23 - 25 Ligonier, PA - 29th U.S. National Mòd
A three-day competition in Scottish Gaelic singing, storytelling and poetry. Info: www.acgamerica.org.
24 Hartford, CT - 2016 Pipes in the Valley
Music, heavy events, food and more at Mortensen’s Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd. Info: www.pipesinthevalley.com.
 October 2016
Felton, CA - Big Trees Scottish Gathering and Highland Games
At Roaring Camp Railroads with pipe bands, Scottish events and fun. Info: www.bigtreescots.com
7 - 9 Ventura, CA - Seaside Highland Games
The premier Scottish event on the central California coast at Seaside Park. Info: 818-886-4968 or www.seaside-games.com.
Scotland, CT - Scotland Highland Games
Full Scottish games at The Waldo Homestead, 96 Waldo Rd. Info: www.scotlandgames.org.
14 - 16 Atlanta, GA - 44th Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games
A great weekend to celebrate Scotland on the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park. Info: (770) 521-0228 or www.smhg.org.
22 - 23 Richmond, VA - Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games
A full weekend of Celtic fun at Richmond Raceway Complex. Info: 804 356 1093 or www.vacelticfestival.com.
28 - 30 Elizabethtown, NC - Carolina Caledonian Fest
A unique Scottish heritage festival that pays homage to the Highlanders who settled the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina at Lu Mil Vineyard, 438 Suggs-Taylor Rd. Info:www.caledonianfest.com.
28 - 30 Pacific Grove, CA - RSCDS San Francisco Branch Asilomar Weekend
Spectacular Scottish country dance weekend. Info: www.asilomar.rscds-sf.org.
 November 2016
19 McKinleyville, CA - North Coast Scottish Society St. Andrew’s Day Dinner
6 pm at Six Rivers Brewery, Central Ave. Info: (707) 498-3014 or www.northcoastscots.org.
30 Nationwide - Happy St Andrew’s Day
Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with food, music & friends. The day celebrates the Feast of Saint Andrew and is National Scotland Day on November 30th!
 December 2016
2 - 4 Alexandria, VA - Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend
Celebrate Scotland and support The Campagna Center. Info: (703) 549 0111 or www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend
25 Nationwide - Happy Christmas
Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Christmas!
31 Nationwide - Happy Hogmanay
Wishing all our a readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for 2017!
 January 2017
13 - 15 Kansas City, MO - Winter Storm Weekend
Pipes & Drums event; consisting of master classes, concerts, and competitions for piping and drumming enthusiasts. Info: www.mhaf.org  
25 Nationwide - Burns Night
Celebrate the bard! January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns.
28 Eureka, CA - North Coast Scottish Society Burns Supper
Celebrate the bard. Info: Denise (707) 498-3014 or www.northcoastscots.org.
 April 2017
11 - 16 New York, NY - Scottish Ballet at the Joyce Theater, New York
The Scottish Ballet will showcase its innovative and inspiring work in New York, through a triple bill performance from critically acclaimed choreographers at a theatre with a reputation for delivering the highest quality dance. Info: www.scottishballet.co.uk
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