Hebridean Baker At Home North American Book Tour

Various locations , United States

International bestselling author, Coinneach MacLeod , The Hebridean Baker shares stories and adventures alongside his best selection of recipes at book signing events across the US and Canada. For cities, dates and tickets see: https://hebrideanbaker.com/tour

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

Sydney, NSW , Australia

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Eight Week Course (5 February - 25 March) - Classes run for 90 ... Read more

Social Scottish Dancing Introductory Classes

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Learn the steps, formations and easy dances in this 8 week beginner course, ready for the New Dancers’ Social on Saturday 13 April. No partner required. Dancing for all ages and backgrounds. Classes are provided by the Sydney Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Inc, at Reg Byrne Community Centre, Wentworthville. Enquiries & ... Read more

Phoenix Scottish Games

Gilbert AZ, United States

A weekend of Scottish celebration, entertainment and friendship at Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. Queen Creek Rd. Info: www.phoenixscottishgames.com

The Scottish Club Of Windsor Ceilidh

Windsor, ON , Canada

A traditional evening of Scottish music, with a live band, dancing and fun at The Scottish Club of Windsor, 1340 Tecumseh Rd E. Info: Isobel at 519 971 1575 or www.facebook.com/ScottishClubWindsor

Pipes in the Park – Wellington

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A celebration of Scotland in the heart of Wellington at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

40th Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Plantation, FL FL, United States

A celebration of Scottish culture with something for the whole family including Scottish dance, music, Clans and art at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave), 9am-7pm. Info: www.sassf.org

Panama City Beach Scottish Festival

Panama City Beach, FL FL, United States

The largest and longest running Scottish Festival in Northwest Florida. Scotland comes to the beach at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Info: https://panama-city-beach-scottish-festival.ticketleap.com/pcbscottishfestival

Intro to Curling Social

Toronto, ON , Canada

The St. Andrew’s Society is running another Intro to Curling Social. This event is geared towards beginners and will feature a combination of instruction and play. There will be drinks after the on-ice session to raise a glass with teammates and new friends. Info: https://standrewstoronto.ca/sast_event/intro-to-curling-social

Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Ceilidh

Exeter, SA , Australia

A programme of dancing through the evening, remembering the old and maybe learning some new for others at Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Hall, 189 Semaphore Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/portadelaidescots

Scots on The Glen

Kambah, ACT , Australia

Immerse yourself in some high end cultural entertainment for another year of Scots on The Glen. With performances by Canberra College Pipe Band, Highland Dancing display, Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band and Canberra City Pipes & Drums at the Canberra Burns Club. Info: www.burnsclub.com.au/100-years

ScotWeek

Los Angeles, CA CA, United States

A festival that highlights both the proud history of Scottish culture as well as its special bond with the United States and its people moving forward into the future. Info: www.scotweek.org.

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St Augustine FL, United States

Experience top international & U.S. Celtic bands, highland games, parade, whiskey tasting, workshops, lectures, Celtic food, and more. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

The Hayland Gathering

Hay, NSW , Australia

Fun for all the family with Riverina Highland Dancing Titles, Highland Muscle heavy events, pipe bands, stalls, and kids events at Hay Oval NSW, from 9.30am. Also a Ceilidh Dinner hosted at the Services Club with fireworks. Info: [email protected] or 0417 052 491.

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

Quirindi, NSW , Australia

Celtic fun for the whole family with  Celtic entertainment, market stalls, food trucks and entertainment for the kids. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.facebook.com/LiverpoolPlainsMilitaryTattoo

A Scottish Ceilidh

Mitcham, SA , Australia

An evening of Scottish entertainment with dancers and pipe bands at Mitcham RSL. Info: Hamy Marcelin 08 8332 3520.

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Kilmarnock-Scotland , United Kingdom

The world’s largest schools pipe band competition, returns to East Ayrshire at the William McIlvanney Campus. There are eight competition categories, beginning with quartets and culminating with the Juvenile category for bands, plus the hugely enjoyable and popular Freestyle. Info: www.thechampionships.org.uk

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide

Listen of play some pipes today! This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Celebrate Glasgow's status as the funniest city in the world at venues across the city. Info: www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com

Govan Music Festival

Govan, Glasgow , United Kingdom

The festival has become an annual celebration with Govan’s creativity at its heart, with a diverse programme spanning folk, Gaelic, fusion, classical and hip-hop music and more to be staged in venues across the area. Info:  www.glasgowbarons.com

2024 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The contest will offer the full suite of grades from Grade 4B through to Juvenile and Grade 1, at the Onewa Domain. It is compulsory for all bands to compete in the Street March competition - unique to the Southern Hemisphere. Info: https://rnzpba.com/2023/05/26/2024-nzpb-champs

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Get your Clan together to enjoy a stellar line-up of Celtic musicians across 3 indoor stages in this community event that promises the best Craic in town on St Paddy’s Day. Info: www.melbournecelticfestival.com.au

Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos

CelticFest Vancouver

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Every year CelticFest brings the local community together in a week-long festival celebration of Celtic culture culminating in a free, all-ages, outdoor, weekend festival in downtown Vancouver. Info: www.celticfestvancouver.com

The Almonte Celtfest Bonspiel

Almonte, ON , Canada

Back at the Almonte Curling Club, join for a great day of curling. Info: www.facebook.com/AlmonteCeltfest

Cullen Skink World Championships

Cullen , United Kingdom

The competition pits the best Cullen Skink makers against each other with judging undertaken as a blind tasting with the highest score being declared the Cullen Skink World Champion. Come along, spectate and sample the competition entries and see who you think is the world champion. There will be stalls, stands, and fundraising raffles and ... Read more

Highland Shortbread Showdown 2024

Inverness - Scotland Inverness, Scotland

A shortbread bake off in the Highlands capital. The public are invited along to try samples of the shortbread and vote for their favourite at Eden Court. Info: www.visitinvernesslochness.com/shortbread-showdown

Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival

Evanston WY, United States

A jam-packed festival full of Celtic music, food, vendors, beverages, workshops, and activities for all ages, with headliners from Scotland Skerryvore, at Wyoming's Historic Roundhouse & Railyards Complex. Info: www.theartsinc.com/events/celtic-festival

Melbourne Celtic Festival ‘ON TOUR’

Frankston, VIC , Australia

A Celtic celebration of music, dance and culture for one show only at Frankston Arts Centre. Info: https://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Season-Shows/Melbourne-Celtic-Festival-On-Tour

The Niel Gow Festival

Dunkeld & Birnam , United Kingdom

A weekend of music performances and workshops celebrating the life of Perthshire fiddle legend Niel Gow, with events taking place across the villages of Dunkeld and Birnam. Info: www.nielgowfestival.co.uk

West End Workshop Toronto

Toronto, ON , Canada

Scottish Country Dancing Workshop includes two classes with live music, lunch and a tea dance plus treats. Pre-registration required. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC , Australia

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Metropolitan Melbourne's only Highland Games. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Ceilidh dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St, with live music by Calanais from 8 – 10:30.  All dances taught, walked and called.  No partner or experience necessary.  Wear loose clothing (dancing is warm work) and flat, soft soled shoes.  Lots of fun and refreshments. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW , Australia

Solo and pipe band competitions and displays, Highland dancing, Highland Games and stalls in Australia's very own Scottish town over the  Easter long weekend. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

Champion of Champions Melbourne 2024

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Welcoming dancers from far and wide to Melbourne for a big weekend of Highland dance and competitions. Info: www.vschdi.org.au

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The UK’s largest Science Festival with a programme of exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, screenings and discussions between some of the world's foremost scientific minds. Info: www.sciencefestival.co.uk.

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Hastings - New Zealand Hastings, New Zealand

Includes Highland & National Dancing and Solo Piping Competition at Lindisfarne College, Frimley. Info: www.facebook.com/HBEasterHighlandGames

Tartan Day on Ellis Island

New York, NY NY, United States

Returning to Ellis Island with performances and displays celebrating Tartan Day. Celebrated since 2002, the highlight of the nine-day residency will be a spectacular mass Highland Fling on Sunday, April 7.  Info: www.facebook.com/ClanCurrieSociety

126th Mackenzie Highland Show

Fairlie , New Zealand

The largest one day Show in New Zealand, includes pipe bands, Highland dance,  dog trials, Scottish heavy events, equestrian events and more. Info: www.mackenzieshow.co.nz

Highland Storm

Te Anau - New Zealand Te Anau, New Zealand

Electrifying fusion of pop, Celtic and Kiwi music. A one-night-only show in Te Anau of Celtic entertainment at Realnz Fiordland Community Events Centre. Info: www.teanautartanfestival.co.nz

Tartan Day Tattoo DC 2024

Alexandria, VA VA, United States

A spectacular evening of music and dance showcasing the very best of American and Scottish cultures, presented live on stage in a public theatre for the first time in the Washington DC area, at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 Netherton Dr. Info: www.thewashingtontattoo.com

Clan MacFarlane 51st Annual World Gathering

San Antonio, TX TX, United States

Join Clan MacFarlane for a rootin' tootin' good time and round up your fellow MacFarlanes and mark your calendars for this unforgettable celebration of our clan's rich heritage and cowboy spirit. Info: www.macfarlane.org

Kilts & Cowboy Boots

San Antonio, TX TX, United States

The clans, Colquhoun, MacFarlane, MacEwen, Graham, Buchanan, and Hunter will be coming together in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition. Bringing together all six of the Loch Lomond “brother” clans for a weekend of fellowship and feasting. All six clan chiefs from Scotland plan to attend this unique event. Info: www.clancolquhoun.com/san-antonio  

Tartan Day South

Cayce, SC SC, United States

Honors the Celtic culture and heritage in South Carolina’s Midlands region. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

The British Isles Heritage Weekend

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day in Vancouver. Featuring England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and Cornwall at Vancouver Arty Gallery North & South Plazas. Info: www.facebook.com/BritishIslesinCanada

The Scottish Club Of Windsor Ceilidh

Windsor, ON , Canada

A traditional evening of Scottish music, with a live band, dancing and fun at The Scottish Club of Windsor, 1340 Tecumseh Rd E. Info: Isobel at 519 971 1575 or www.facebook.com/ScottishClubWindsor

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW , Australia

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. A great family day of Scottish celebration. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

Dressed to Kilt

Toronto, ON , Canada

This will be the first time that the Dressed to Kilt show, the most prestigious and largest Scottish fashion show in the world, has been held outside the United States. The theme of the Toronto fashion show will be “Dress for Adventure – From Caledonia to Canada”. This is a tribute to the fashion of ... Read more

New York City Tartan Day Parade/Week

New York, NY NY, United States

A celebration of Scotland in the heart of NY for Tartan Day celebration, on Tartan Day itself, with the main parade in addition to events around NY during the week. Info: www.nycTartanWeek.org

Happy Tartan Day

Nationwide

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Honolulu, HI HI, United States

A celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, dancing, Celtic music and more at Jefferson Elementary in Waikiki. Info: www.hawaiianscottishassociation.com

Pittsburgh Tartan Day

Bethel Park, PA PA, United States

Celebrate Tartan Day with entertainment, clans, workshops and more at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. Free event. Info: www.standrewspittsburgh.org

Tartan Day Pub Night

Toronto, ON , Canada

Tartan Day is annual celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. It is a day for Canadians to recognize the incredible contributions of Scottish immigrants and their descendants to our country. Come celebrate with the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto at The Rivoli, 332 Queen Street West. There will be food, drinks and amazing music! Kilts ... Read more

Tartan Day Reception

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa is hosting a Tartan Day Reception to support the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band's trip to Scotland. Come along for an evening of music, dance, and a free reception - all while enjoying the lovely Sacred Space at Beechwood. Tickets are on sale now for only $20.00 plus fees at Eventbrite. ... Read more

Tartan Day Celebration

Hardisty, AB , Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day at the Elks Hall in Hardisty for an evening of entertainment with the Battle River Pipes and Drums. Info: www.flagstaffscottishclub.com

Winnipeg Scottish Festival

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

A day of mesmerizing solos and band performances from many of the top pipers and drummers from across the Prairies, at Canadian Mennonite University Shaftesbury Campus.  Info: www.winnipegscottishfestival.com

Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

Dunedin, FL FL, United States

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland with great music, dancing, athletics, good food, drink, and friends! The flags are flying, the Celts are gathering, and everyone is a Celt for the weekend at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd. Info: www.dunedinsafoundation.com/highland-games

R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia Ernest Dowler Memorial Competition

Payneham, SA , Australia

Every year in April, the Society conducts a piobaireachd competition to honour the late Pipe Major Ernest Dowler OAM. Ernie was a long standing member of the Society and former Pipe Major of the Adelaide University Regiment Pipes and Drums. This competition consists of three grades at Payneham RSL, 360 Payneham Rd. Info: www.rubrown.org.au  

A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures

New York, NY NY, United States

The evening will include live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind prizes, a whisky tasting, a meal among friends in The Metropolitan Club’s spectacular dining room, and Scottish cèilidh to end the festivities. Info: www.ntsusa.org/about-us/celebration-gala

2024 Australian Pipe Band Championships

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

Pipe Bands Australia Victoria Branch and the Maryborough Highland Society will present the Australian Pipe Band Championships at Princes Park, which all grades competing.  Also a post championship event at the Maryborough Highland Society from 5:30pm is scheduled to include impromptu piping and drumming performances on stage. Info: www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au

Las Vegas Highland Games

Las Vegas, NV NV, United States

With music, athletics, shopping, eating, piping and more at Craig Ranch Park. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellingon , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland End of Year Concert

Perth - Scotland Perth , Scotland

The NYPBS round off our 2023-2024 programme with our flagship concert at Perth Concert Hall, which will feature three ensembles comprising around 135 young people for a night of incredible music. Info: www.nypbs.co.uk/eoyc2024

Halifax Celtic Festival

Halifax, NS , Canada

An annual gathering to celebrate Celtic heritages through the cultural expressions of music, song, dance, languages, genealogy, arts and crafts, and histories at the Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor St. Info: www.hfxcelticfest.ca

Virginia International Tattoo

Norfolk, VA VA, United States

The largest military tattoo in the United States, featuring a US and international cast at Scope Arena, 201 E Brambleton Ave. Info: www.vafest.org/tattoo

RSCDS Vancouver 60th Anniversary Ball

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of RSCDS Vancouver with guest musicians from Scotland Marion Anderson at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

Loch Norman Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Huntersville, NC NC, United States

The festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture through a variety of events, activities, and competitions at Historic Rural Hill. Info: www.lochnorman.com

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

Ormond Beach, FL , United States

A Florida Celtic  festival that incorporates music, food, fun, family entertainment. Info: www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com

Scottish Tartan Festival

Minden LA, United States

From the skirl of the bagpipes to the cheers for the Highland Games, from traditional and modern Celtic music to Scottish Highland Dance, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Miller Quarters. Info: www.scottishtartanfestival.com

ScotStringNZ

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and immerse yourself in the music and traditions of Scotland. Specialist teachers from Scotland will offer lessons for strings, keyboards and accompaniment instruments, as well as band work. Info: www.scotstring.nz

Tartan Day Weekend

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Music, dance, song and tradition which includes: Tartan Day Expo, Mosaic Convention Centre, 3750 N Bowesville Rd & National Tartan Day on Parliament Hill. Info: www.sospb.com/tartan-day-celebrations.html    

Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Ceilidh dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St, with live music by Calanais from 8 – 10:30.  All dances taught, walked and called.  No partner or experience necessary.  Wear loose clothing (dancing is warm work) and flat, soft soled shoes.  Lots of fun and refreshments. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

Mull Music Festival

Tobermory, Isle of Mull , United Kingdom

Get ready for a weekend of soulful Scottish music, with folk-rock groups, Scottish dance bands, traditional musicians and singers, all taking place on the stunning Isle of Mull on the west coast. Info: www.facebook.com/MullMusicFestival

Paisley Food and Drink Festival

Paisley - Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Two days of top street food from across Scotland, fantastic local traders, live music, food workshops and more. Info: www.paisley.is

Run Balmoral

Ballater , United Kingdom

North east Scotland's biggest running event, with races for all age groups held in the stunning Royal Deeside scenery, at Balmoral Castle. Info: www.balmoralcastle.com

​Celtic Festival of Southern MD

St. Leonard MD, United States

On the banks of the Patuxent River at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, in beautiful Southern Maryland, enjoy music, food, dance and other Celtic attractions. Info: www.cssm.org

Kelpies 10

Falkirk - Scotland Falkirk, Scotland

A special one-off event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the multi-award winning visitor attraction, the Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures at the Helix Park in Falkirk. Info: www.thehelix.co.uk/whats-on/kelpies-10

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Etape Loch Ness

Loch Ness - Scotland Loch Ness, Scotland

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness, offering the chance to cycle 66 miles around the loch on traffic free roads. Info: www.etapelochness.com

Glasgow Kilt Walk

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Wear your tartan with pride and join in with your fellow walkers, as this event aims to raise money for charities. This year there are three distances to choose from; 26 miles, 13 miles or the Wee Walk of 6 miles, all of which finish at Moss O' Balloch Park. Info: www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/glasgow

Haileybury College Contest

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

The first Victorian Pipers Association contest of the 2024 season will be at Haileybury College, Keysborough Campus. Info: www.pipingvictoria.com

Beltane Fire Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Celebrate the start of summer at this event which combines a mix of fire, drumming, and pagan performance at Calton Hill. Info: www.beltane.org

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside - Scotland Speyside, Scotland

The doors to Speyside’s world-famous distilleries open, inviting visitors from across the globe to meet the makers, taste the world’s finest whiskies and discover the passion behind them. But that’s not all, there are events fit for a foodie, live music, talks, tastings, tours and more. Info: www.spiritofspeyside.com

Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture held in Glen Innes Highlands at the Australian Standing Stones, celebrating the Year of Ireland & The Isle of Man.Celtic music, entertainment, vendors and more. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

Shetland Folk Festival

Lerwick, Shetland , United Kingdom

The UK's most northerly folk festival. Concerts are organised throughout the isles, consisting of some of the best International, British and Shetland music that the world has to offer.  Info: www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

KVMR Celtic Festival

Grass Valley CA, United States

Featuring five musical stages and six demonstration stages, the festival brings international performers to Nevada County, at Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Info: www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

A festival showcasing the very best in traditional arts with an unmissable line-up of live music, talks, new commissions, and traditional storytelling. Info: www.edinburghtradfest.com.

The 49th Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

Girvan , United Kingdom

The finest in traditional music and song at one of Scotland's longest established gatherings of traditional musicians. Info: www.girvanfolkfestival.org.uk

Savannah Scottish Games

Savannah, GA GA, United States

A celebration of Scottish heritage, with Celtic music, Scottish clans/societies, pipe bands, highland dancing, heavy athletic events, children's activities, sheep herding, falconry, genealogy and more held on the grounds of Historic Bethesda Academy. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

Great Basin Scottish Highland Games

Sparks NV, United States

Come see Nevada Mesh with Scotland in this fun crowd pleaser. Heavy Athletics, Vendors, Food, Music, Scottish Dancers, Bag Pipes and more at Gandolpho Rodeo Arena, 2200 Loop Rd. Info: www.nntco.org

The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Come dressed in your Tartan and share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info: www.facebook.com/WarringahScottishSociety

Clan Arthur International Gathering

Dalmally , United Kingdom

Members of Clan Arthur will meet on the banks of Loch Awe and the Portsonachan Hotel. Info: http://clanarthur.org/events/clan-arthur-international-gathering

The Scottish Club Of Windsor Ceilidh

Windsor, ON , Canada

A traditional evening of Scottish music, with a live band, dancing and fun at The Scottish Club of Windsor, 1340 Tecumseh Rd E. Info: Isobel at 519 971 1575 or www.facebook.com/ScottishClubWindsor

Loch Badin Celtic Festival

Badin NC, United States

Heavy athletics, music, Clans and vendors on the rolling grounds of the historic 1913 Badin Inn, 107 Spruce St. Info: www.facebook.com/events/741332393784579/

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Ngaio – Annual Dance

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

Gourock Highland Games

Gourock - Scotland Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

There will be pipe band and drum major competitions; Highland dance competitions; heavyweight events; mini Highland Games; children’s entertainment; gift and craft stalls – a great day out for all the family at Battery Park. Info: www.facebook.com/GourockHighlandGames or  http://inverclyde.gov.uk/ghg-24

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

Townsend, TN Tennessee, United States

Pipes, drums, dancers, athletes, entertainers, and authentic food and wares. At the Townsend Visitor Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos

World Whisky Day

Nationwide

World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Events are taking place all over the globe.  Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

Fair Hill Scottish Games

Elkton, MD MD, United States

A day of athletics, music, dancing, food, and arts celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. Info: www.fairhillscottishgames.org

Finger Lakes Celtic Games & Festival

Canandaigua NY, United States

This event includes: Highland Heavy Games, bag pipes, dance exhibitions, demonstrations, a large gathering of Scottish Clans, historical & heritage societies, artisans, kids activities, Celtic music with the headlining band 1916, and more. Info: https://flceltic.org/#/

Blue River Highland Games

Shelbyville IN, United States

60 athletes competing in each of the 9 Highland Games events at Shelby County Fairgrounds. Info: www.shelbyparks.com/highland-games

Gordon Castle Highland Games

Fochabers, Aberdeenshire , United Kingdom

Pipe bands, athletics, Highland dance and a  Gordon Setter canine gathering at  Gordon Castle. Info: www.gordoncastle.co.uk/gordon-castle-highland-games-2024

WhiskyFête

Montréal, QC , Canada

An evening of unique and rare whiskies in aid of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at Mount Royal Club, ​1175 Sherbrooke Street West. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

Fèis Ìle-Islay Festival

Isle of Islay - Scotland Isle of Islay, Scotland

A gathering of whisky and Islay fans from across the globe, bringing with it a wealth of music, song, dancing, chatting, meeting new people and savouring a dram or two of Islay whisky along the way. Info: www.feisile.co.uk

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW , Australia

A great family day out with pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

Scottish Fest

Costa Mesa, CA , United States

Two packed days of family fun with bagpipes, drums, Highland dancing, Scottish clans and genealogy, Scottish athletics and more at the OC Fair & Event Center. Info: www.scottishfest.com

Alma Highland Festival

Alma, MI MI, United States

Gather on Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate all things Scottish. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com

Okanagan Military Tattoo

Vernon, BC , Canada

Featuring internationally renowned military bands, dancers, musicians, and marching troops, this riveting and immersive show seeks to bring people together through music, dance, and the commemoration of Canadian military and monarch history. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

Spring Fling Open Studios Weekend

Dumfries and Galloway , United Kingdom

A record-breaking 104 studios will be welcoming in the public for Dumfries and Galloway’s 22nd annual Spring Fling Open Studios Weekend. Renowned as the foremost event of its kind in Scotland, Spring Fling embraces everything from paintings, original prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture, photography and textiles to experimental and installation art. Info: www.spring-fling.co.uk.  

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. All ages welcome. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Atholl Gathering

Blair Atholl - Scotland Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland

The Atholl Highlanders officially open the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led by the sound of their pipes and drums. Strongmen from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out and much more at Blair Castle. Info: www.atholl-estates.co.uk/events/atholl-gathering

Winnipeg Police Pipe Band -Scotch Tasting & Cigars

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

Join the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and celebrate their 100th anniversary at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St. Info: www.wppb.ca or www.facebook.com/WinnipegPolicePipeBand

Bellingham Scottish Gathering

Blaine, WA WA, United States

Pacific Northwest beauty abounds with the new home of the Bellingham Scottish Gathering in Blaine, WA. The annual festival features the City of Bellingham Open Highland Dancing Championship, bagpipe, drum and band competitions, food and merchandise vendors, clan tents, athletics, Scottish breed animals and the Scotland FOREver Golf Tournament. Nestled between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, ... Read more

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW , Australia

A free community event with pipe band displays, re-enactors, Clans, daning and more at Central Park. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

Garrett County Celtic Festival

Friendsville, MD MD, United States

Celebrating heritage of the Scots, the Irish, the Welsh and all things Celtic with music, dance and fun at Friendsville Community Park. Info: www.gccelticfestival.com

Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

Helensburgh - Scotland Helensburgh , Scotland

Featuring a variety of traditional Highland Games Competitions like the Sheaf Toss, Hammer Throw and of course the world-famous Caber Toss. Info: www.hlhighlandgames.scot

Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Dust off your dancing shoes, and get your tartan pieces together to join Sydney Thistle for another fun and spectacular Ceilidh, at Petersham Town Hall. Info: www.sydneythistle.com or  www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1186058

The Gathering of the Scots

Perth-Andover, NB , Canada

Celebrating 20 years of Scottish culture and athletics.  Info: www.gatheringofthescots.com

MacEwen Family Convention

Otter Ferry, Argyll , United Kingdom

with the MacEwen surname, spelling broadly defined, are invited to attend the MacEwen Family Convention. This meeting will seek to affirm the Clan’s position on the matter of the Chiefship of MacEwen, a post which has been vacant for more than 500-years. Info: www.ClanMacEwen.com

National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture with live performances, workshops and cultural events on the June long weekend. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com.

The Australian Highland Cattle Society 2024 National Show

Geelong, VIC , Australia

The Australian Highland Cattle Society will be hosting the 2024 National Show at the Geelong Showgrounds. This event is unique in that it is both an agricultural and cultural event, celebrating both the tradition and beauty of the Highland cattle but also showcasing traditional Scottish foods and culture. Info:  Hugo Howse 0452 539 708 or ... Read more

The Reeling

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland’s newest traditional music festival, is set to return to Glasgow’s Rouken Glen Park with a spectacular line up and even bigger programme of activities for all. The single biggest weekend of traditional music in the Central Belt. Info: thereeling.com

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Blairsville, GA GA, United States

Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage at 490 Meeks Park Rd. Info: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

Georgetown Highland Games

Georgetown, ON , Canada

Boasting over 1,000 competitors who gather to compete in Piping, Drumming, Highland Dancing & Heavy Weight events throughout the day.Traditional Highland Games at Georgetown Fairgrounds. Info:  https://georgetownhighlandgames.com  

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

British Pipe Band Championships

Forres - Scotland Forres , Scotland

With pip ebands from across the UK competing across various grades at Grant Park. Info: www.rspba.org

Strathmore Highland Games

Glamis , United Kingdom

 The traditions of Highland Games held on the glorious grounds of Glamis Castle in Angus. Info: www.strathmorehighlandgames.co.uk

Greater Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival

Moncton, NB , Canada

Events includes highland dance, pipes & drums, heavy events, and sword competitions  as well as demonstrations, workshops, live entertainment, and cultural exhibitions at at the Hal Betts Sportsplex,  corner of Assomption Blvd and Vaughn Harvey Blvd. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

ScotFestBC

Coquitlam, BC , Canada

The British Columbia Highland Games-with Scottish entertainment, information, displays and competitions. Info: www.scotfestbc.com

10th Townsville Tartan Weekend

Townsville, QLD , Australia

Celebrate Townsville Tartan Day with the Townsville Scottish Community Inc. Includes street parade with the largest display of Clan Banners in Australia, pipe bands, Kirkin’ of the Tartans, Scottish dancing and more. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or  www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots

2024 Clan Urquhart International Gathering

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

A gathering of Urquhart's, their descendants and members of families to gather from across teh world. Info: www.clanurquhart.org

1000 Islands Celtic Roots Festival

Mallorytown, ON

Featuring: The Mudmen, The Fiddleheads The Steel City Rovers & The Celtic Kitchen Party at Happy Green Acres. Info: www.happygreenacres.com

Pipe Bands Queensland State Championships

Toowong, QLD , Australia

Queensland State Championships, pipe band competitions and events with Pipe Bands Qld at Brisbane Boys' College. Info: www.facebook.com/BBCPIPEBAND

Clydesdale Spectacular 2024

Boonah, QLD , Australia

Horse displays, working dogs, pipe bands play throughout both days lend a colourful atmosphere to this fabulous event, with every performance proclaiming the Scottish ancestry of the Scenic Rim, at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.clydesdalespectacular.com.au

Water Valley Celtic Festival

Water Valley, AB , Canada

A one day lively and totally unique experience that features talent of all levels involving music, dance and stories performed by individuals and groups covering the range from amateur to professional level. Info: www.watervalleycelticfestival.org

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland

A highlight on the Aberdeen summer calendar, it promises to be a day full of fun for all the family; with traditional Highland Games events at Hazlehead Park. Info: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/leisure-culture-and-parks/major-events-aberdeen/aberdeen-highland-games-2024

Clan MacKinnon Gathering

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Join the Clan MacKinnon Society for local tours, workshops, sightseeing, social time, a banquet, and more... not to mention reconnecting with old friends and making new ones from near and far. Info: www.themackinnon.com/scotland2024.html

Robert Burns Celtic Festival 2024

Camperdown, VIC , Australia

The Robert Burns Celtic Festival is a winter literary and music festival, celebrating Scotland’s national Poet and the Celtic culture in poetry, song, music and dance, in and around the historic buildings of Camperdown, South West Victoria. The 2024 festival will headline The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir, Fiona Ross, Apolline, ... Read more

Holland Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Holland MI, United States

Scottish & Irish music, Clans, Highland Games, Celtic food and more at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 1286 Ottawa Beach Rd.  Info: www.hollandcelticfestival.org

Ohio Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Berea, OH OH, United States

The Games highlight the traditional dance, music and athletics of the ancient Highland Games, at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

St Magnus International Festival

Orkney - Scotland Orkney , Scotland

Each year there are a variety of events in music, theatre, arts, dance, literature, cabaret and folk music alongside community projects, education and learning opportunities all of them set against the backdrop of Orkney's magical midsummer. Info: www.stmagnusfestival.com

The Kingsville-Essex Highland Games

Kingsville, ON , Canada

New venue at the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, 6155 Arner Townline, Kingsville. Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancing, Scottish Athletic Heavy Events, Tug of War, Clan Village, Sheep Herding, Haggis Hurl, vendors and so much more. Info: www.facebook.com/kingsvillehighlandgames

56th Manitoba Highland Gathering

East Selkirk, MB , Canada

Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, Heavy Games, Canoe/Kayak Races, Sheep shearing, Clan booths, Sword demos at Legacy Park. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

Drumtochty Highland Games

Drumtochty, Aberdeenshire , United Kingdom

Known as the friendliest Highland Games in the area they are firmly established in the Scottish Highland Games calendar as one of the most outstanding events, held in the grounds of Drumtochty Castle. Info: www.drumtochtyhighlandgames.co.uk

Tacoma Highland Games

Graham WA, United States

Promoting Scottish culture at Frontier Park, with dancing, piping and drumming and athletics and more. Info: www.tacomagames.org

Tawa Annual Dance

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish country dancing in Wellington at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Rd, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

East Neuk Festival

East Neuk of Fife - Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

Taking place in Crail, Anstruther, Kilrenny, St Monans and St Andrews in a range of quirky and atmospheric venues, from churches, halls, and an ex-nuclear bunker, to caves, an RAF base, a Scout hall, stately homes and gardens. Info: www.eastneukfestival.com

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax, NS , Canada

There’s something for everyone at the Tattoo: marching bands, acrobats, dancers, military displays, pipes and drums, and much more. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

Scottish Week 2024

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Scottish themed events across Sydney which include a Burns Night event, inspection of the Scotland-Australia Cairn at Mosman, history talks, Family Forum, a Kirkin of the Tartan, and more. Info & booking: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

KitchenFest-Féis a’ Chidsin

Cape Breton, NS , Canada

Concerts and céilidhs, pub nights and square dances-a celebration of Gaelic culture.  Info: www.kitchenfest.ca

Alaska Scottish Highland Games

Palmer, AK , United States

Featuring all things Scottish-Bagpipes, Heavy Athletics, Celtic Dance, Drumming, Kilted Mile, Scotch tasting, Salmon Tossing, Highland Coo, Tug-Of-War and more at at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Info: www.alaskanscottish.org

Ceres Highland Games

Ceres, Scotland , United Kingdom

Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland. There has been a market and games held here at the end of June, every year (except for war and during the period of the 1746 Act of Proscription) since 1314. Info: www.ceresgames.co.uk

Happy Canada Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

Wishing all our Canadian readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Canada Day!

Embro Highland Games

Embro, ON , Canada

Ontario's oldest Highland Games, a day of family fun with a Scottish flare at Embro Zorra Community Centre, 355644 35th Line. Info:  www.zorracaledoniansociety.ca/embro-highland-games

Gathering of the Clans

Pugwash, NS , Canada

Celebrate Canada Day with a touch of Scotland. Info: www.pugwashvillage.com/index.php/festivals-and-events/gathering-of-the-clans

International Tartan Day

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

International Tartan Day is held on July 1st. The day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today to celebrate your heritage!

International Tartan Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

International Tartan Day is held on July 1st. The day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today to celebrate your heritage!

Clan MacLennan 2024 International Gathering

Strathpeffer , United Kingdom

Clan MacLennan Scotland invite all MacLennans, and MacLennan descendants, wherever you live, to start thinking about joining them for fun, family and friendship. Events will include the traditional “meet and greet”, a Genealogy Day, a Clan Parliament, a formal dinner on the Saturday, a village hall ceilidh and a range of tours and other events. ... Read more

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Kincardine, ON , Canada

Enjoy three days and nights of lively music, exciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality at Victoria Park. Info: www.kincardinescottishfestival.ca

Almonte Celtfest

Almonte, ON , Canada

Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, performed in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

Penticton Scottish Festival

Penticton, BC , Canada

Scottish entertainment and celebration atKing's Park. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Kilted ... Read more

Luss Highland Gathering

Luss, Scotland , United Kingdom

A range of entertainment including heavies, tug ‘o war and cycling and running races. Info: www.lusshighlandgames.co.uk

Forres Highland Games

Forres - Scotland Forres , Scotland

A spectacular show of Scottish tradition, sport and culture with Highland Dancing, Track and Field, Heavy Events, Tug ‘o’ War, Solo Piping and many more disciplines on display at Grant Park. Info: www.forreshighlandgames.com

The 47th Australian Winter School

Gatton, QLD , Australia

Scottish Country Dance workshops and events with fabulous teachers and musicians from Australia and overseas and we have put together a week of fun, food and dancing at the Gatton Campus of the University of Queensland in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Info: www.qld-winter-school-2024.org.au

Antigonish Highland Games

Antigonish, NS , Canada

A full program of Scottish events, competitions and celebrations-the longest running Highland Games in North America. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

Melbourne Tartan Festival

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

A variety of events across Melbourne including the Tartan Day Parade on Collins Street, a Gala Dinenr at Melbourne Town Hall and more. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Linville, NC NC, United States

Thousands of kilt-clad Scots make their way to MacRae Meadows for their annual gathering and games. Clans, pipe bands, entertainment, vendors and more-one of America's top Scottish events.Info: 828 733-1333 or www.gmhg.org.

Robert the Bruce Heritage Day

Maybole, Ayrshire , United Kingdom

Robert the Bruce led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent kingdom and is now revered in Scotland as a national hero. The 750th anniversary of his birth will be on 11 July 2024 and should be a cause of national ... Read more

Stonehaven Folk Festival

Stonehaven - Scotland Stonehaven

Some of the best traditional and contemporary folk music, concerts, ceilidh, sessions, singarounds and workshops, plus the famous aqua ceilidh and world paper’n’comb championships. Info: www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk/34th-stonehaven-folk-festival

Payson Scottish Festival

Payson, UT

A celebration of Scottish culture at Memorial Park, free admission. Info: www.paysonscottishfestival.org

Saline Celtic Festival

Ann Arbor MI, United States

A family-oriented event with something for everyone at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds: 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Rd. Info: www.salineceltic.org

City of Inverness Highland Games

Inverness - Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Traditional games with pipe bands, athletics, whisky, clans and more at Bught Park Pitches, Bught Rd. Info: www.invernesshighlandgames.com

Robert Burns Commemorative Supper

Tulsa OK, United States

The Robert Burns Commemorative Supper is held by the Scottish Club of Tulsa (S.C.O.T.) in the fashion, honor and tradition of the first Burns Supper on July 21st of 1801. We endeavor to provide an experience that embraces the ceremony and the spirit of that august and auspicious event. The evening is divided into three ... Read more

Kamloops Highland Games

Kamloops, BC , Canada

Take in all the sights and sounds of a traditional Highland games. This annual festival will be the host to many activities including Scottish heavy athletics, highland dance, music and more at Albert McGowan Park, 2025 Summit Dr. Info: www.kamloopshighlandgames.org

Clan Gregor 2024 International Gathering

Scottish Highlands , United Kingdom

Clan Gregor will be hosting a spectacular International Gathering and tour of the Scottish Highlands to celebrate the Society’s 200th anniversary. You’ll meet fellow MacGregors from Australia, Canada, Europe and the USA. Info: www.clangregor.com/post/clangregorinternationalgathering

RSCDS Summer School 2024

St Andrews, Fife, , United Kingdom

With Scottish country dance classes for all ages and abilities including Junior Summer School and various social dancing programmes, there is something for everyone at RSCDS Summer School. Info: www.rscds.org/events

Inveraray Highland Games

Inveraray - Scotland Inveraray, Scotland

Celebrate Scotland's rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping, highland dancing competitions and heavyweight events on the grounds of Inveraray Castle. Info: www.inveraray-games.co.uk

HebCelt-Hebridean Celtic Festival

Isle of Lewis , United Kingdom

HebCelt passionately protects and promotes its heritage, including the vibrant Gaelic and traditional music that is both part of its history and its contemporary life. It mixes the best local talent with leading Scottish, UK and world artists and brings together household names and emerging talent to provide a feast of music to appeal to ... Read more

Speyfest

Fochabers - Scotland Fochabers, Scotland

The best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music in the form of concerts, ceilidhs, stomps, fairs and workshops, plus bustling craft fair, food and drink, and Speyfest Family Sunday. Info: www.speyfest.com

Orillia Scottish Festival

Orillia, ON , Canada

Celebrating Scottish culture & heritage at Couchiching Beach Park. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

Maine Celtic Celebration

Belfast ME, United States

A family-oriented weekend celebrating the rich Celtic heritage, culture, and hospitality found along the Coast of Maine, at the Commons and at Steamboat Landing Park. Info: www.mainecelticcelebration.com

Sherwood Park Highland Gathering

Sherwood Park, AB , Canada

The event consists of piping and drumming competitions, massed band performances, Highland Dance competitions, and Scottish heavy games, held on the Salisbury High School Athletic Fields in Broadmoor Lake Park. Info: www.sphg.ca

Upper Hutt Annual Dance

Upper Hutt - New Zealand Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Scottish country dancing at Wesley Centre, Benzie Ave. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

Royal Deeside Golf Week

Aberdeenshire - Scotland Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Annual golf tournament held over four courses in Aboyne, Ballater, Banchory and Braemar. Info: www.royaldeesidegolfweek.co.uk

New Brunswick Highland Games

Fredericton, NB , Canada

Workshops, entertainment, competitions giving visitors an opportunity to learn more about Scottish heritage,  on the beautiful grounds of historic Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

Enumclaw, WA , United States

Bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest for over 70 years through the skirl of the Pipes and Drums, the beauty of Highland Dancing, the brawn of Scottish athletics, and the sharing of clan history. Info: www.sshga.org

Scottish Pipe Band Championships

Dumbarton , United Kingdom

More than 100 bands from all over Scotland and the UK gather to compete Leven Grove Park. Info: www.rspba.org

North American Clan MacLeod Gathering 2024

Livonia, MI , United States

The first Post Covid North American Gathering will take place at Livonia (near Detroit) . It will be centred at the Detroit Marriott and clansfolk will have a variety of activities on offer, including a Highland Games. Info: www.clanmacleodusa.org

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The 2024 show is called Journeys and will feature the military at the heart of the showcase. Audiences can expect the magnificent sounds of the Massed Pipes and Drums filling up the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade alongside performances from the incredibly talented Tattoo Pipes and Drums and Tattoo Dancers. International acts will join the 2024 line ... Read more

75th Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville, ON , Canada

One of Canada's top Scottish events and including the North American Pipe Band Championships. Witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe, the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet at venues across Edinburgh. Info: www.edfringe.com

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The International Festival presents some of the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre at venues across the city. Info: www.eif.co.uk

Fringe by the Sea

North Berwick , United Kingdom

A 10-day arts festival taking place in North Berwick, offers up 250+ music, comedy, book, family events and more from its hub in The Lodge Grounds. info:  www.fringebythesea.com

The Warringah Scottish Society Ceilidh

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info: www.facebook.com/WarringahScottishSociety

Spokane Scottish Highland Games

Spokane, WA , United States

Enjoy the traditional features of Scottish Highland Games, such as massed bands, pipe band exhibitions, individual piping, heavy athletics, and highland dancing at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Info: www.spokanehighlandgames.net

Montreal Highland Games

Montréal, QC , Canada

Every year, the Games brings together Montrealers of all backgrounds to celebrate Scottish sport, music and culture at Douglas Hospital. A great family fun day out. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

Clan MacAulay International Gathering

Cape Breton, NS , Canada

We  welcome MacAulays of all spellings and friends, and friends of friends, to join us at our 2024 International Gathering in Baddeck. Meet MacAulays and friends from around the world. Info: www.clanmacaulay.org.uk/2024-clan-gathering-annoucement

Fergus Scottish Festival

Fergus, ON , Canada

An annual three-day event that celebrates local Scottish heritage and features world-renowned talent and entertainment. Featuring: Heavy Events Competitions, Pipe Band Competitions, Highland Dancers, over 50 Clans & Heritage Village, Whisky Tasting, McKiddie’s Centre, Celtic musicians and international vendors featuring Scottish wares and more. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival 

Goderich, ON , Canada

An annual celebration of the music, craft, and culture of the seven Celtic nations, at Lions' Harbour Park on the shores of Lake Huron. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

Piping Live!

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Piping Live! returns in full force to the streets of Glasgow in the run up to the World’s once again as Glasgow hosts the world’s biggest week of piping! This year is the 21st edition of the festival which attracts performers and audiences from across the world to venues across Glasgow. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The largest public celebration of the written word in the world. With hundreds of authors and illustrators joining from across the world to share their stories, ideas and perspectives. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

Perth Highland Games

Perth - Scotland Perth, Scotland

See all the traditional Highland events in the heart of Scotland. Info: www.perthhighlandgames.co.uk

Scots in the Bush

Boondooma QLD , Australia

A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia with Celtic musicians, camping, food and more at Boondooma Homestead. Info:  07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au/scots-in-the-bush

The World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Thousands of pipers and drummers in all grades from across Scotland, the UK and globe compete at the annual competition held at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

Highland Spectacular

Ballarat, VIC , Australia

A weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Kryal Castle. Including feats of strength, Clans, pipe bands, historical displays, Scottish dancers and a Highland themed feast. Info: https://checkout.roller.app/kryalcastle/products/highlanderspectacular?date=20240817#/sessions

National Capital Highland Games

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Scootish events such as pipe bands, dancing and athletics at Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino 4837 Albion Road South. Info: www.nationalcapitalhighlandgames.com

Stirling Highland Games

Stirling - Scotland Stirling , Scotland

A cherished annual cultural sporting extravaganza nestled in the heart of central Scotland, seamlessly blending tradition, athletic competition, and entertainment at Stirling Sports Village. Info: www.stirlinghighlandgames.com

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

Hamilton, MT , United States

Continuous live music concerts on two stages, dancing, pipe bands and more at Daly Mansion. Info: www.bcgg.org

Maggie: A New Musical @ The Goodspeed

East Haddam CT, United States

The American premiere of Maggie: A New Musical. A Scottish mother’s unbreakable love for her three sons is tested in an inspirational new musical about family bonds and changing times. After suffering the unthinkable loss of her husband, Maggie must rely on her strength, sense of humor and fiercely loyal friends to protect her family ... Read more

Bute Highland Games

Rothesay, Isle Of Bute , United Kingdom

Experience at first hand the magic of a traditional Highland Games set on a beautiful Scottish island, at The Stadium, High St. Info: www.butehighlandgames.org

North Lanark Highland Games

Almonte, ON , Canada

A one-day outdoor festival in picturesque Almonte, featuring Scottish Dance, Heavyweight Athletic competitions, Pipes and Drums, vendors, FREE kid's admission and activities including Mini-Highland Games! Info: https://almontehighlandgames.com/

R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition

Exeter, SA , Australia

The P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition is held annually, in conjunction with the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society, to honour P/M Fred Adam's contribution to the South Australian piping fraternity. The P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition will be held at the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Hall, 189 Semaphore Rd. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival

Sedgewick, AB , Canada

A fun filled day of Highland festivities such as piping, drumming, Highland dancing, food, music, artisan vendors, and more. Info: www.flagstaffscottishclub.com

Carruthers Clan and Family Gathering

Annan, Dumfriesshire , United Kingdom

Join the Chief and fellow Clan mebers at the Annan Festival. Info: www.clancarrutherssociety.org

Hunter Valley Highland Games

Lovedale, NSW , Australia

Experience Scottish tradition in beautiful Wine Country, with pipe bands, Scottish athletics and dance at Saltire Estate Winery, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: 02 4058 3088 or www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

Cowal Highland Gathering

Dunoon, Argyll , United Kingdom

World-class pipers, dancers and athletes competing in this unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location. Includes the World Highland Dancing Championships. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

Wisconsin Highland Games

Waukesha, WI WI, United States

Labor Day Weekend with Clans, Heavy events, Highland dance, pipe bands and more at Waukesha Expo Center. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB , Canada

A celebration of Celtic culture and tradition in the beautiful Rockies, on Labour Day Weekend. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

Mackay Blue Water Fling

Mackay, QLD

Bagpipes, Drums, Scottish Rock, Celtic Folk, Hielan Dancing, Tartan, Clan banners, Haggis, Scotch Pies, Square Sausage, Scottish Beer and much mair. Info: www.bluewaterfling.com

158th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

Pleasanton, CA CA, United States

A Bay Area tradition since 1866, California's largest Scottish Games celebrates the very best of Scottish competition, culture and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. Labor Day Weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

Virginia Scottish Games

The Plains, VA , United States

A celebration of Scotland on Labour Day Weerkend at 5089 Old Tavern Road. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

The Braemar Gathering

Braemar - Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Held at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park each September in the beautiful Cairngorms village of Braemar, it is the proud continuation of an ancient tradition of Gatherings here — one that can be traced back to the time of King Malcolm Canmore, over 900 years ago. Traditionally the Gathering has been ... Read more

Québec City Celtic Festival

Québec, QC

A celebration of Celtic culture in beautiful Québec City. Info: www.festival-celtique.com

Union County NJ Celtic Festival

Clark NJ, United States

Family friendly event celebrating Celtic culture and heritage at Oak Ridge Park. Info: www.unioncountycelticf.wixsite.com/union-county-celtic

Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games

Blairgowrie - Scotland Blairgowrie, Scotland

A day of Scottish tradition in beautiful Perthshire, at  Bogles Field, Essendy Rd. Info: www.blairgowriehighlandgames.co.uk

Pitlochry Highland Games

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Traditional Highland Games with pipe bands, solos, Highland dance, athletics and more. Info: www.pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

Lockport, NY NY, United States

Be immersed in the traditions and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and all things Celtic at Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave. (Rte. 78). Info: www.niagaraceltic.com

Ligonier Highland Games

Ligonier, PA PA, United States

Pipe bands, Scottish dogs, Clans, Highland dance, athletics and more at Ildewild Park. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

New Hampshire Highland Games

Concord, NH NH, United States

A celebration of Scottish heritage at Loon Mountain Resort with: Scottish music, dance, food, and fun to heavy athletics, sheep dog trials, and crowd-favorite, massed bands. Info: www.nhscot.org

Lochaber Live

Fort William - Scotland Fort William, Scotland

A whole host of Scottish talent, all with a close connection to the region, play trad music to thousands at a tented venue set out on An Aird shinty field. Info: www.anairdevents.com

Clans on the Coast Highland Celtic Festival

Raymond Terrace, NSW , Australia

Pipe bands, Celtic band, variety and Celtic stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic dancers and more at Lakeside Sports Complex , 13 Leisure Way. Info: Adam Nicholas 0432 187 010 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

Clan Ewing Family Convention

Dumbarton , United Kingdom

The Ewing Family Association is organising a new Family Convention and invites all clansfolk when, unless a hereditary claimant can be securely established, a new chief will be appointed by the clan at Strathleven House, West Dunbartonshire. Info: www.clanewing.uk

The Stewart Society Gathering

Stirling - Scotland Stirling , Scotland

Join the Stewart Society in historic Stirling for a weekend celebrating the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Stewart Society, as well as Stewart and Scottish heritage culture. Visit Bannockburn battlefield, tragic Sauchieburn and dance the night away with us at the celebration ceilidh. Join us for a very special weekend filled with unique ... Read more

Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos

Clan MacNicol 2024 International Gathering

Portree, Isle of Skye , United Kingdom

Clan Chief, John MacNeacail of MacNeacail and Scorrybreac along with Clan Chieftains have decided it's time to return to the land of their forebears and reconnect with their worldwide family. New Chieftain, Donnie Nicolson will be hosting the events such as talks, walks and a ceilidh. Info: www.clanmacnicol.org

The Enchanted Forest

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Set your imagination alight with dazzling visuals and innovative design, all choreographed against an original music score, while you explore the stunning autumn woodland setting of Forestry & Land Scotland’s Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

2024 Scottish Athletics Masters World Championships

Green Cove Springs, FL FL, United States

The Foundation for Scottish Athletics (FSA) is honored to host the 2024 Masters World Championship for the Scottish Masters' Athletics International at Clay County Fairgrounds. Info: www.2024mwc.com

Scotland County Highland Games

Laurinburg, NC NC, United States

Scottish entertainment, performanes and more at  at the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, 13043 X-Way Rd. Info: www.carolina-highlandgames.com

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton, NS , Canada

A unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll discover hundreds of events and activities taking place in communities across the Island. Info: www.celtic-colours.com

Oklahoma Highland Gathering

Choctaw OK, United States

A celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture at Choctaw Creek Park. Info: www.unitedscotsok.com/festival

The Royal National Mòd 2024

Oban - Scotland Oban, Scotland

Oban welcomes back Gaeldom’s premiere musical and cultural event for the 17th time in 2024, continuing its legacy on the West Coast. The event promotes Gaelic language and culture through music, song, dance, drama, literature, and the arts. Info: www.ancomunn.co.uk

Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT , Australia

Pipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship as well as the community pipe band elements. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also be other music types throughout the day, massed pipe band performances and other historic re-enactments and displays. A free community event ... Read more

Houston Highland Games

Humble, TX TX, United States

Athletics, piping, clans, Cerltic vendors and more at Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy. Info: www.houstonhighlandgames.com

ScotsFest-Arkansas Scottish Festival

Batesville, AR

Every year Arkansas’ oldest city, Batesville, plays host to one of America’s most popular Scottish festivals. Pipers, drummers, dancers, athletes, Scottish clans, and vendors travel from all corners of the country to attend the event at Lyon College. Info: www.arscottishfest.com

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Stone Mountain, GA , United States

Stone Mountain will be featuring colorful pipe bands, Scottish Athletics, Piping and Drumming competitions, Highland dancers competing, Country Dancing, Scottish Harping and Fiddling, Scottish foods and drink, clan tents and more. Info: www.smhg.org

Scotch On The Rocks

Hortonville, NS , Canada

Four ½ day Scottish country dance classes at Intermediate-Advanced level, a Scottish ceilidh & a dance with live music in Nova Scotia. Info: 902 542-5320 or [email protected].

Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

Williamstown, VIC , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Seaworks, Williamstown. Celtic music dance, stalls, dancing and more. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au

The Autumn Gathering 2024

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The Autumn Gathering provides an opportunity for Scottish country dancers from across the world to gather over a weekend in Edinburgh. Info: www.rscds.org/events

The Wallace Award

New York, NY NY, United States

The American-Scottish Foundation introduced the Wallace Award in 1970 to recognize the extraordinary diversity of contribution that Scots have made to the world – and, in particular, to recognize one or more living citizens or residents of the United States of Scottish descent for their individual contributions to the well being of this country. Held ... Read more

2024 NSW PBA State Pipe Band Championships

Maitland, NSW , Australia

Bands from around NSW competing at Maitland Regional Sports Ground 9am-3pm.  Featuring competing pipe bands, the HVGS Wind Ensemble Group, along with our award-winning Town Crier Stephen Clarke as MC, stalls and more. A free community event. Info: City of Maitland Pipes & Drums, Greg Queenan: 0409 918 260, [email protected] or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au.

Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi twist! Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, stalls, Clans, heavy events and more at the Hororata Domain. A great family day out with lots of chances to take part and have a go in Scottish events. 45 minutes inland of Christchurch. Info: www.hororata.org.nz/highland-games

St. Andrew’s Charity Ball

Toronto, ON , Canada

The St. Andrew’s Charity Ball is a celebration of Scottish-Canadian culture. Attendees have been enjoying this elegant evening of music, dance and cuisine for over 100 years, at The Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. West. Info: https://standrewstoronto.ca/sast_event/charity-ball

Overnewton Castle Scottish Celebration

Keilor, VIC , Australia

Spend a lovely Sunday soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and sampling the very best Scottish products, food and drinks at Overnewton Castle. Info: https://overnewtoncastle29.rezdy.com/606823/scottish-festival-2024

St. Andrew’s Fall Mixer

Toronto, ON , Canada

Come raise a glass with the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto to celebrate Scotland’s national day. The room will be filled with foot-stomping tunes from both sides of the Atlantic, at  The Rivoli, 332 Queen Street West. Info: https://standrewstoronto.ca/sast_event/fall-mixer

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

RSCDS NZ Branch Wellington Summer School 2024/25

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Join RSCDS NZ at Scots College, Strathmore, Wellington for a packed programme of Scottish country dance classes, socials and formals. Info: www.nzsummerschool2024.nz

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Join revellers from around the globe at incredible events featuring spectacular live music concert, unforgettable fireworks, Street Party extravaganzas and free New Year’s Day family events. Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games in the world every year. With pipe bands, solos, Highland dance, athletics, Clans and more at Caledonian Park. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

DramFest

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Exhibitors representing distilleries, producers and independent bottlers from Scotland, Japan, Ireland and around the whisky world. Info: www.dramfest.co.nz

Orkney 2025 Island Games

Orkney - Scotland Orkney , Scotland

A celebration of sports and island communities. This week-long event will see athletes from up to 24 island groups from across the world compete in 13 exciting sports. Info: www.orkney2025.com

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