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 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.

5 - 7 Edinboro, PA - Edinboro Highland Games
Highland Games and Scottish Festival featuring US National Scottish Fiddle Championships, Celtic Harp Competition, Amateur Heavy Athletics, Pipe Band and Solo Competitions, Highland dance competitions, Clan gatherings and more.

13 - 14 Columbus, IN - Columbus Scottish Festival
A full weekend of Scottish fun at Columbus Fairgrounds. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

19 - 21 Lincoln, NH - The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
The largest  Scottish cultural festival in the Northeast, is presented by The New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Inc., with music, dance, Clans, vendors, athletics and more at Loon Mountain. Info: 1 800 358 7268 or www.nhscot.org.

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

20 Eminence, KY - Kentucky Celtic Festival & Highland Games
At Renaissance Faire Grounds, 955 Elm St. Info: www.kyhighlandgames.com

20 Fresno, CA - Fresno Highland Gathering & Games
At Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd. Info:  559 250 1758 or www.scottishsociety.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.

26 - 28 Grass Valley, CA - Celtic Festival & Marketplace
At Nevada County Fairgrounds with Celtic music and markets. Info: 530 265 9073 or www.kvmr.org/celticfestival

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

27 Hartford, CT - 2014 Pipes in the Valley
At Riverfront Plaza. Info: www.pipesinthevalley.com

27 Dixon, CA - Dixon Scottish Games
At Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St. Info:  707 678 8814 or www.scotsindixon.org/games

27 Dandridge, TN - Dandridge Scots-Irish Music Festival
In historic downtown Dandridge, 100 W Main St. Info:  865-397-7420 x17 or www.scots-irish.org

 October 2014
4 - 5 Reno, NV - Reno Celtic Celebration
Celtic music, dance and fun. Info: www.renoceltic.org

4 - 5 Aztec, NM - Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Celebrate the culture of the Scottish Highlands with an American Southwest twist at Riverside Park. Info: (505) 716-3003 or www.aztechighlandgames.com

Laurinburg, NC - Scotland County Highland Games
At John Blue Home and Historical Complex. Info: www.schgnc.org

New Market, AL - North Alabama Scottish Festival
At Sharon Johnston Park, 783 Coleman Rd. Featuring Clans, vendors, music and heavy athletics. Info: www.tennesseevalleyscottishsociety.org

Radford, VA - 19th Radford Highlanders Festival
Games, music and entertainment for festival-lovers of all ages. Info: (540) 831 6255 or www.radford.edu/content/festival/home.html

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.

11 Indianapolis, IN - The Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival
At German Park, 8600 South Meridian Street. Info: http://indyscotgamesandfest.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.

24 - 25 Charlotte, NC - A Reel Scottish Weekend
At British American School Gymnasium, 7000 Endhaven Ln. Sponsored by Charlotte Scottish Country Dance Society. Info:  Jack Pressley 704 814 9647,  Jpres79334@aol.com or charlotteScottishDance@wordpress.com.

25 - 26 Richmond, VA - Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games
At Richmond Raceway Complex. Info: 804 356 1093 or www.vacelticfestival.com

25 Murray, KY - Murray Highland Festival
At Central Park, a full day of Scottish events from 9:00am. Info: www.murraykyhighlandgames.com

 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

7 - 9 Moab, UT - Moab Celtic Festival
Celebrate the heritage and culture of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at Old Spanish Trails Arena, 3641 S Highway 191. Info: www.moabcelticfestival.org

14 New York, NY - The American-Scottish Foundation Wallace Award Gala Dinner
The ASF Gala Celebration. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.com

15 - 16 Biloxi, MS - Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Athletic demonstrations, jousting by Knights of Valour, entertainment by Father of Waters P&D, Strathspey & Reel Society, clan tents honoring Clan MacKay, traditional Scottish foods & merchandise, Ceilidh Sat. night, Medieval village and more. Info: mshighlandsandislands@gmail.com

22 Dunedin, FL - 2014 Dunedin Celtic Festival
At Highlander Park an annual event centered around Celtic rock music, craft beer, & the gathering of the clans. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com

 December 2014
13 Volcano, CA - Mother Lode Scots Candlelight Christmas Walk
At Volcano Armory, 4:30 pm. Info: www.motherlodescots.com

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.

 January 2015
25 Nationwide - Burns Night
January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Celebrate the Bard by going to a Burns Supper or hosting your own.

 February 2015
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

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