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 January 2015
31 Sarasota, FL - Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival
A full days games and there will be a concert by The Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com 

31 Chicago, Il - Chicago Scots Robert Burns Supper
Gather together to celebrate the birthday (25 January), life and work of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns at Union League Club of Chicago. Info: 708 447 5092 or www.chicagoscots.org/burnssupper

31 Denver, CO - Saint Andrew Society of Colorado Burns Supper
An evening of Celebrating the life of the great bard – Robert Burns with fine food,  good company, and Scottish entertainment at Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S Syracuse St. Info: www.coloradoscots.org

 February 2015
Oakland, CA - Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, San Francisco Branch Valentine's Ball
At Scottish Rite Center, Dwayne L McQuilliams, 1547 Lakeside Drive. Info: 415-332-2817 or www.rscds-sf.org 

Cranston, RI - 52nd Annual Robert Burns Supper & Dance
At Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Ballroom, 60 Rhodes Pl. Scottish country and ballroom dancing to the “Irish Express.” Entertainment includes the RI Highlanders Pipe Band and the traditional "Haggis Ceremony.” Info: (401) 434-0386 or BurnsSupper@cox.net
13 - 15 Honolulu, HI - Aloha Winter Weekend
At Ala Wai Golf Club Ballroom and others, 404 Kapahulu Ave.  Sponsored by Hawaii, RSCDS Branch.Music by Humuhumunukunuku & Strathspey Society Band. Info: Melissa Lindsay 808 256 3347,  MLindsay@hawaii.rr.com or www.RSCDSHawaii.org

13 - 15 King of Prussia, PA - 23rd Annual Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Music Festival and Fair
Celtic music, food and dance at Valley Forge Casino. Info: www.eohebrides.com

14 - 15 Long Beach, CA - Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games
Eighty-four years ago, in a small seaside town in Scotland called Clydebank, construction began on the Queen Mary. Exemplifying the fine craftsmanship of Scotland, the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy is undeniable and today we celebrate our ship’s glorious heritage with a two-day festival honoring Scottish heritage. Info: (877) 342-0738 or www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival

28 Sarasota, FL - Sarasota SCD Ball
The Sarasota Scottish Country Dancers will be having their 2015 Sarasota Ball at the Bayfront Community Center,  803 N Tamiami Trail. Info: 941-923-2431 or www.sarasotascd.org

28 Green Cove Springs, FL - Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival
Gather and enjoy the athletics, music, food and fun of the games at the Clay County Fair Grounds. Info: (904) 725-5744 or www.neflgames.com

 March 2015
6 - 8 Sonora, CA - 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire
Celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and all Celtic Nations with the 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Info: www.sonoracelticfaire.com

Panama City, FL - Panama City Highland Games & Scottish Festival
At Gulf Coast State College. Info: 850 556 5714 or www.panamacityhighlandgames.com

Punta Gorda, FL - 15th Annual Peace River Celtic Festival
The longest continually-running Celtic Festival in Southwest Florida at The Celtic Ray Public House, 145 Marion Ave. Info: 941 625 8544 or www.celticheritageproductions.com

14 Midland, TX - Midland Scottish-Irish Faire
Come join us at the Midland Horseshoe Arena for Celtic festivities. There will be live music, clan booths, and many vendors. Info: 432 362 6620 or www.chspb.org

14 Moorhead, MN - 12th Annual Fargo Park Celtic Festival
The festival features entertainment stages, several presentations about folk traditions of the past and present, activities booths and Celtic foods at Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave N. Info: 701 499 6060 or www.fargoparks.com/event-detail/celtic-festival

20 - 22 Darien, GA - Scottish Heritage Days
At Ft. King George Historic Site, 302 Mcintosh Rd SE, a wide variety of historical presentations with the focus being on Scottish history. Info: 912 437 4770 or www.gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

21 - 22 Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games
At Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Road. Info: 480 788 6694 or www.arizonascots.com

21 Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Scottish American Society of South Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games
At Fort Lauderdale Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. 4th Ave. Info:954-577-9010 or www.sassf.org

27 - 29 Dunedin, FL - Dunedin Tide Festival of Piping
At Dunedin Community Centre-a weekend of world class piping workshops for all ages and abilities run by The National Piping Centre of Scotland. Instructors include Glenn Brown, Margaret Dunn, Bruce Gandy, Finlay MacDonald, Roddy MacLeod, and Robert Mathieson. Info:  www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/DunedinTide

27 - 29 College Park, MD - A Scottish Country Dance Weekend Workshop
 At Cherry Hill Park Convention Center, a weekend of Scottish dance instruction and fun. Info: 301 564 0097 or www.capitalweekend.org

28 Dunedin, FL - 49th Annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival
At Highlander Park, a full day of Scottish events. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

28 Minden, LA - Scottish Tartan Festival
Celebrate Scottish culture at Scotland Farms of Louisiana. Info: 318 393 2693 or www.scotlandfarms.com

 April 2015
10 - 12 St. Charles, MO - Missouri Tartan Day
Family-friendly festival and sample traditional Scottish fare, the sounds of pipers at Frontier Park. Info: www.motartanday.com

11 - 12 Helotes, TX - San Antonio Highland Games
At Helotes Festival Grounds, 12210 Leslie Rd. Info: www.sahga.org

12 Dunedin, FL - The Dunedin Military Tattoo
An exhibition of marching bands, bagpipe bands, brass bands, highland dancers, and more at Dunedin Memorial Stadium, Dunedin High School. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com/tattoo

17 - 19 Melrose, MA - RSCDS Boston Branch Highland Ball Weekend
With Welcome Dance, Highland Ball and brunch events. Info: www.rscdsboston.org.

18 - 19 Ormond Beach, FL - Ormond Beach Celtic Festival
Celtic music, Clans, whisky tasting and more at Rockefeller Gardens. Info: www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com

18 - 19 Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Highland Games
Presented by the Las Vegas Celtic Society. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

25 - 26 Woodland, CA - 139th Anniversary Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival
At Yolo County Fairgrounds presented by The Caledonian Club of Sacramento. It was established in 1876 and is a non-profit organization formed to preserve Scottish heritage, culture and traditions. Info: www.saccallie.org/games

25 - 26 Houston, TX - Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games
A full weekend of Scottish fun. Info: www.houstonhighlandgames.com

26 St. Leonard, MD - Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering
The oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Info: 410 586 8501 or www.cssm.org/events/festival

 May 2015
1 - 3 Bridgeport, WV - North Central West Virginia Scottish Festival & Celtic Gathering

Greensboro, NC - Triad Highland Games
At Bryan Park. Info: www.triadhighlandgames.org

8 - 10 Arlington, TX - Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
A great weekend of Scottish events at Maverick Stadium, 1307 West Mitchell. Info: 1-800-363-SCOT (7268) or www.texasscottishfestival.com 

9 - 10 Prescott, AZ - Prescott Highland Games
Presented by the Prescott Area Celtic Society at Watson Lake Park. Info: 928-379-9523or www.prescotthighlandgames.com

Mt. Airy, MD - Frederick Celtic Festival
9:00-6:00, dancers, highland games, clans, acoustic stage, Celtic rock stage, food, children's tent, dogs, vendors and more at Mt Airy Carnival Grounds. Info: www.FrederickCelticFestival.com
16 Fair Hill, MD - 54th Annual Colonial Highland Gathering
presented by The Scottish Games Association of Delaware at Fair Hill Race Track. Info: www.fairhillscottishgames.org

23 - 24 Baton Rouge, LA - Highland Games of Louisiana
Sanctioned Amateur Athlete Highland Games, bagpipe bands, dancing, clan and society tents, children's activities, Scottish heritage booths, and more at LSU Rural Life Museum. Info: www.HGofLA.org

29 - 31 Glasgow, KY - Glasgow Highland Games
At 1149 State Park Rd. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

 June 2015
5 - 7 Beloit, WI - Midwest Scottish Weekend
At Beloit College hosted by Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee Scottish Country Dance Groups. Info:midwestscottishweekend@gmail.com
Diana Hankes (262) 679-8522.

26 - 27 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Highland Games
The sights and sounds of Scotland come to South Puget Sound. Info: www.tacomagames.org

 October 2015
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

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