The Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering , supported by Hobsons Bay City Council and Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival, will return for a second season of fun and excitement on Saturday, October 28th, 2023. The Gathering is a celebration of all things Scottish/Celtic at the Seaworks Maritime precinct in Williamstown, featuring five hours of non-stop entertainment., including dancers, pipers, folk bands, martial arts, re-enactments and much much more.
The Gathering will also showcase the rich and diverse heritage of the Scottish and Celtic people, with Scottish Clans and Celtic community groups displaying their history and traditions. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet and interact with them and learn about their culture and customs. The day will include some demonstrations by Glen Lachlan Martial Arts, Roman Re -enactors and various activities for younger children. Popular Folk music including Blairdardie on the stage and with the Newport Bush Orchestra in the Pirates bar to
entertain in a comfortable social environment.
The Gathering will also offer a variety of vendors selling Celtic products such as apparel, jewellery, and food. Those attending can sample some delicious Scottish delicacies such as haggis, neeps, and tatties, or try some other cuisines from around thew world.
The festival will commence with an opening ceremony at 10:00am, and conclude at 3:00pm.
This event is a family-friendly activity that is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $25. For adults, $20 for concession holders and free for children under 16.
You can buy you tickets online or at the gate on the day.
This is an opportunity for all to connect with their inner Scottish/Celt and have a blast at Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering.