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February 2021

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks in February 2021

February 1 - March 22
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 (1, 8, 15, 22 February and 1, 8, 15, 22 ... Read more

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Scots Day Out

February 27
Bendigo, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Scots Day Out a great Scottish community event filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and athletics and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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​​Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival

February 27
Green Cove Springs, FL FL United States

Bringing a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fairgrounds. Info: www.neflgames.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh & AGM

February 27
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

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 27
Toronto, ON Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates. If the public health protocols permit, we will host a community kilt skate on February 27. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Pipes in the Park

February 27
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games! Pipe Band competition, solo piping, Highland Dancing, Irish dancing, Clans, castles (of the bouncy kind) and craft markets. A fun family day out, bring your best tartan picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

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Virtual Highland Games 2021

February 28
Virtual event

Chuck N Big presents in partnerships with Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival.VHG 2021 Celtic Collabration with Heavy Games events,Highland Dancing displays and children tutorials, bands and pipes and more. These events will be pre-recorded and then live streamed via Chuck N Big Facebook page and many other platforms. Completely free to viewing audience. This ... Read more

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March 2021

Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 5
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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A Celtic Adventure

March 5 - March 10
Adelaide, SA Australia

Be mesmerised by the unique soundscape of 8 harps playing together as the SA Celtic Harp Orchestra takes you on a journey through the folk music of Scotland and Ireland. Featuring guest performances by acclaimed Adelaide Celtic duo Telenn Tri and harpist-singer Emma Horwood, this is a feast for the senses at Carclew House, North ... Read more

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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 6
Quirindi, NSW Australia

The Annual Military Tattoo is held every 1st Saturday of March in the town of Quirindi’s Longfield Park on the Liverpool Plains of NSW. The event is free entry & open to patrons of all ages with the aim to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the ... Read more

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Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Games

March 6
Plantation, FL FL United States

With deep regret and a heavy heart we must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games, save the date for March 5, 2022. Info: www.sassf.org

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Canterbury Centre Piping Contest

March 6 - March 7
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The annual Centre Contest will be held at Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Full music events and a Street March. Info: Kim Robertson 0272227330 or [email protected]

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StAnza

March 6 - March 14
Online event United Kingdom

A hybrid festival, largely digital, with a few live exhibitions and socially distanced outdoor events. The festival will include readings, round table events, interactive poetry installations and more to celebrate Scotland’s magnificent culture and artistic talent. Info: https://stanzapoetry.org/festival

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Warwick Caledonian Society 150th celebrations

March 6
Warwick, QLD Australia

The Warwick Caledonian Society turns 150 in 2021, and will celebrate the milestone in true Celtic style, with an afternoon Pipe Band Muster with 10 pipe bands and an evening Scottish gala dinner at the Warwick Showgrounds. Info: [email protected] or 0401 846 445.

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

March 10th every year: a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. www.bagpipesociety.org.uk

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

March 10th every year: a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. www.bagpipesociety.org.uk

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

March 10th every year: a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. www.bagpipesociety.org.uk

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

March 10th every year: a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. www.bagpipesociety.org.uk

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

March 10th every year: a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. www.bagpipesociety.org.uk

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

March 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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2021 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 13 - March 14
St Augustine, Florida.

Romanza’s Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, the event will return in 2022. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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West Texas Celtic Fair

March 13 - March 14
Midland, TX TX United States

A celebration of Celtic culture at at the Horseshoe Pavilion. Info: www.westtexascelticfair.com

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2021 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

March 19 - March 20
Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

Pipe Bands from around New Zealand will gather to compete in a variety of music and pipe band events. The Champion Band in each grade is decided over two music events while all bands will take part in the stirring Street March. Info: www.nzpbchamps.nz

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Scottish Heritage Weekend

March 20
Virtual event

St. Andrews University/Scottish Heritage Center presents the 31st Annual Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Symposium online. Info: www.sa.edu/scottish-heritage

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2021 Geelong Highland Gathering

March 21
Geelong, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-One of Victoria’s largest and top Highland Gatherings, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

March 24
Virtual event

Prof. Tanja Bueltmann (Strathclyde University) will present the Annual McKenzie Lecture which she has titled: Global Scotland: Migration, ethnic association and the making of the Scottish Diaspora. Tanja is a German historian and academic, who holds the Chair in International History at the University of Strathclyde. She specializes in the history of migration and diaspora ... Read more

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Tartan Day South

March 25 - March 28
Cayce, SC SC United States

After considerable deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Tartan Day South 2021. We look forward to returning March 31st through April 3rd, 2022. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

March 27
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

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West End Workshop and Tea Dance via Zoom

March 27
Virtual event

Plant some Spring into your step with splendid Teachers: Sue Porter (Oban, Scotland) and Fiona Miller (Lethbridge, Alberta) Tea Dance Musician: Don Bartlett Programme: Sign In at 12:15; Two Classes (attend one or both as desired): 1st class for Basic/Intermediate and 2nd class for Intermediate/Advanced, Tea Dance at 3:00 p.m and Socializing Time between events. ... Read more

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Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival

March 28
Wantirna, VIC Australia

Postponed to October- A venue for Celtic culture, music, dance, kinship and Celtic crafts at J W Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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April 2021

116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 2 - April 3
Maclean, NSW Australia

Easter weekend with bagpipes in Australia's "Scottish town", with Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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!

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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!

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250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott

April 7
Virtual event

Join us as we explore the life and legacy of Sir Walter Scott - 250th Anniversary - 6pm - 8pm, Zoom Event presented in association with Abbotsford Trust, with insight from Professor Caroline McCracken Flesher. Professor McCracken-Flesher is a past Convenor of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literature, an honorary fellow of ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

April 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Sounds From Scotland

April 9 - April 10
New York, NY NY United States

Join as the American Scottish Foundation, in association with Bryant Park, on the Fountain Terrace for "Sounds from Scotland" - bringing musicians and dancers together as a part of the Celebration of New York Tartan Week - Free for the community to enjoy. This event will follow social distancing protocols and masking up. Friday April ... Read more

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The Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 10 - April 11
Maryborough, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Pipe Bands Australia diamond jubilee year Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas with a full program of events which include Highland dancing and Scottish stalls. Info: 03 5461 1480 or https://highlandsociety.com.au/index.php/about-us/2020-australian-pipe-band-championships/

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New York City Tartan Day Parade

April 10
Virtual event

This event has been cancelled and back for 2022, however a virtual celebration will still take place. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Dressed to Kilt

April 10
Long Island, NY United States

This event has been postponed to summer 2021, please see website for more details. The largest and most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world honoring Sir Sean Connery at the Mill Neck Manor Estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Info: www.dressedtokilt.com

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Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

April 13
Virtual event

Prof. Timothy Shannon (Gettysburg College) will present The Curious Career of Peter Williamson, or How a Scottish Indentured Servant in America Became Edinburgh's King of the Indians. Timothy won last year's Frank Watson Prize for his book Indian Captive, Indian King which tells the story of “Indian Peter,” the Aberdeenshire boy taken to Philadelphia and ... Read more

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Clan MacLeod World Gathering

April 14 - April 18
McLaren Vale, SA Australia

The anticipated April 2021 Clan World Gathering at McLaren Vale near Adelaide South Australia has been cancelled by the South Australian Regional Clan Society due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Info: www.cmssa.org.au

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Virginia International Tattoo

April 15 - April 18
Norfolk, VA VA United States

The Virginia International Tattoo scheduled for April 2021 is being rescheduled for June 2021. The Tattoo will honor the Greatest Generation in an emotional and unifying celebration of our World War II Veterans. Join us as we reignite the Virginia International Tattoo Tradition in 2021 with an unforgettable Salute to the Greatest Generation at Scope ... Read more

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ScotWeek

April 16 - April 17
Virtual event

ScotWeek will host virtual events promoting Scottish heritage, contemporary culture and charity to provide opportunities for education and scholarship. Info: www.scotweek.org

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 17
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish celebration with pipe bands, heavy events, Scottish dancing & entertainment, Clans village, stalls and much more. A great day for the entire family in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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Virtual Spring Fling

April 17
Virtual event

Hosated by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, the Virtual Spring Fling and Fringe event can be accessed completely online. Info: https://abzspringfling2021.wordpress.com

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Caledonian Society of WA ANZAC Ceilidh

April 24
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

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Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

April 24 - April 25
Woodland, CA CA United States

This event has been cancelled due to Covid, and back in 2022. Info: www.woodlandcelticgames.org

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National Piping Centre Spring Adult Online Gathering

April 26 - April 29
Virtual event

A fantastic four days of piping with masterclasses, workshops, one-to-one lessons, group lessons and more. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/learn/seasonal-schools/npc-gatherings

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Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

April 27
Virtual event

Amy Beingessner (University of Guelph) will present Highwaymen, Scandal and Haggis: Recipes from the Cleikum Inn. Amy is PhD candidate in History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph. Amy’s current research engages with early modern interpretations of stone monuments in Scotland. Her work explores the ways in which interpretations of ancient history were ... Read more

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Spirit of Speyside Festival

April 28 - May 3
Speyside – Scotland Speyside, Scotland

The Speyside region is home to some of the biggest names in Scotch whisky, and the Festival is a five-day celebration comprising more than 500 different events.Info: www.spiritofspeyside.com

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40th Shetland Folk Festival

April 29 - May 2
Shetland – Scotland Shetland , Scotland

*POSTPONED TO APRIL 2022-This internationally renowned festival - the most northerly folk gathering in the UK - hosts eclectic line-ups of folk, blues, jazz and swing with a programme of workshops, sessions and concerts. It's famous for showcasing Shetland musicianship, especially the unique fiddle tradition. Info: www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

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The Texas Scottish Festival

April 30 - May 2
Decatur, TX TX United States

The skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers reminds all Scots of our rich and glorious heritage at Wise County Fairgrounds. Info: www.texasscots.com

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May 2021

Australian Celtic Fringe Festival

May 1 - May 2
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

In 2021 join us for the first Australian Celtic Fringe Festival, with a free Celtic market area and 5 Concert Sessions in a ticketed space. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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Savannah Scottish Games

May 1
Savannah, GA GA United States

In light of the continued spread of the virus, the Games Board of Directors must cancel the 2021 event and look forward to being able to hold our 44th Savannah Scottish Games and Celtic Festival in May 2022 on the beautiful grounds of The Bethesda Academy. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Ngaio Annual Dance – 50th Anniversary

May 8
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 15 - May 16
Maryville, TN TN United States

East TN's premier celebration of Scottish culture and heritage at Maryville College. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival

May 21 - May 23
Regina, SK Canada

The Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival regrets to announce that the 2021 outdoor event has been cancelled. This event will return May, 2022. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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A Night in Scotland

May 21
Gold Coast, QLD

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John's Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $150pp including Welcome Drink, 3 Course Dinner, ... Read more

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 22
Berry, NSW Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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The Gathering

May 23
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance. In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Spectacular, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 29
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

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Alma Highland Festival and Games

May 29 - May 30
Alma, MI MI United States

Due to reasons involving the Covid pandemic this event has been cancelled for 2021. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com/www.facebook.com/almahighlandfestival

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Scottish Fest

May 29 - May 30
Costa Mesa, CA United States

Southern California's largest Scottish Highland Games and Gathering. Annual Scottish and Celtic American Festival held every Memorial Day Weekend at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr. Info: www.scottishfest.com

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West Lothian Highland Games

May 29
West Lothian

The Games are looking to return for 2021. Info: www.westlothiangames.com

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Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

May 29 - May 30
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

The annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders and the Highland Games at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. Info: https://blair-castle.co.uk/scottish-highland-castle/atholl-highlanders-parade-gathering/

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Blackford Highland Games

May 29
Blackford – Scotland Blackford, Perthshire Scotland

The 150th Gathering with events including throwing the hammer, tossing the caber, putting the shot, tug o’ war, athletics, track and field events, Highland dancing, etc. Info: www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk

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June 2021

Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

June 5
Helensburgh – Scotland Helensburgh , Scotland

A spectacular event of traditional sport, dance & Scottish heritage. Info: www.facebook.com/HLHighlandGames

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

June 5
Wingham, NSW Australia

One day only in 2021.A free community event at Central Park, celebrate Scotland with music, dance, stalls and more. Info: https://bwsf.zyrosite.com/

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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National Celtic Festival

June 11 - June 14
Portarlington, VIC Australia

Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Georgetown Highland Games

June 12
Georgetown, ON Canada

A celebration of Scotland at Georgetown Fairgrounds. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

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2021 Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games

June 12 - June 13
Blairsville, GA GA United States

Due to Covid restrictions we are very sad to say Festival has been canceled for 2021. Info: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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57/58th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 18 - June 19
Cobourg, ON Canada

Includes Friday Night and Saturday Night Ceilidhs. Saturday will provide a full days entertainment with the Solo Piping and Drumming, Heavy Event competitions starting at 8 am and the Highland Dancing competitions starting at 9 am at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games

June 18 - June 19
Coquitlam, BC Canada

Pipe bands, Tartan Run, Clans, entertainment and more at Lafarge Lake Park. Info: www.scotfestbc.com

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Greater Moncton Highland Games

June 18 - June 20
Moncton, NB Canada

Features highland dance, pipe, drum, and pipe band competitions as well as dozens of workshops & demonstrations at the Hal Betts Sportsplex. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

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Cupar Highland Games

June 20
Cupar – Scotland Cupar, Scotland

The Committee of Cupar Highland Games wishes to announce that the Games of 2021, due to take place in June, are now cancelled. We will see you all in 2022. Info: www.cuparhighlandgames.org

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 25 - June 26
Caledonia, ON Canada

It is with regret that we once again have to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Caledonia Celtic Festival have had to make the decision to cancel our 2021 Caledonia Celtic Festival, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Info: hwww.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 26
Kingsville, ON Canada

The Town of Kingsville and the Kingsville Highland Games Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 games scheduled for June 26th. The decision was made after consultation with the Pipe Band and Highland Dancing communities along with our local Health Unit. We are looking forward now to the promotion of our 2022 ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 26
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

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 26 - July 3
Halifax, NS Canada

For over 40 years, the Tattoo has been dazzling audiences by bringing Canada’s rich history and culture to life. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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July 2021

Embro Highland Games

July 1
Embro, ON Canada

Family fun with a Scottish flair. Info : www.embrohighlandgames.ca

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East Neuk Festival

July 1 - July 4
East Neuk of Fife – Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

World class music & more in the beautiful, restful East Neuk o' Fife. Info: www.eastneukfestival.com

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Almonte Celtfest: 25th Anniversary

July 2 - July 4
Almonte, ON Canada

A weekend of Celtic music, events and friendship at Gemmill Park. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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Penticton Scottish Festival

July 3
Penticton, BC Canada

Family entertainment, pipeband & solo competitions, kid's zone, highland dance, heavy events, beer garden, & more. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 3
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 Tartan ... Read more

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 8 - July 11
Linville, NC NC United States

4 day annual festival and largest Gathering of the Clans in the US. Info: www.gmhg.org

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Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

July 10
Mackay, QLD

A great celebration of everything Pipes, Drums & Scottish on the banks of the beautiful Bluewater Pioneer River. All totally free to enjoy. Info: [email protected]

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Melbourne Scottish Festival

July 11 - July 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of events in Melbourne, Gala Dinner & Concert, Tartan Day Massed Pipe Band Parade, Whisky Tasting and more. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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HebCelt Festival

July 14 - July 17
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

Multi-award winning International music festival set in Stornoway, Outer Hebrides,celebrating 25 years-A "hybrid" festival featuring some live performances and "unique digital content" is now being planned instead as traditional event has been cancelled. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Cambridge Scottish Festival

July 16 - July 17
Cambridge, ON Canada

A fun-filled weekend celebrating Scottish heritage and the Cambridge community at Churchill Park. Info: www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Caledonian Night

July 17
Teralba, NSW Australia

Scottish fun and music at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Stonehaven Highland Games

July 18
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

It is with much disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Stonehaven Highland Games. We will be back bigger and better in 2022. Info: www.facebook.com/stonehavenhighlandgames

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New Brunswick Highland Games

July 23 - July 25
Fredericton, NB Canada

Be a Scot for the weekend on the beautiful grounds of historic Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

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2021 Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 23 - July 24
Armstrong, BC Canada

The Okanagan Military Tattoo is a heart stirring musical extravaganza featuring pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers, First Nations, and singers of all ages at Armstrong Fair Grounds. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca or tickets 1 866 311 1011.

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International Tartan Day 2021

July 24
Brisbane, QLD Australia

The Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc is proud to present International Tartan Day at King George Square. Free community event with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, entertainment and more. Info: www.facebook.com/AustralianScottishCommunity

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Glengarry Highland Games

July 30 - July 31
Maxville, ON Canada

The Games is most disheartened to not be hosting one of the premier Highland Games in North America in 2021. In the meantime, the Games are monitoring the covid situation and developing ideas on how the spirit of the Games can be celebrated in some fashion. Keep checking back on the Games website and social ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July Ceilidh

July 31
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

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August 2021

Montreal Highland Games

August 1
Montreal, QC Canada

Over the past 40 years, the Montreal Highland Games has become one of the premier events on the North American Highland games circuit, at ​Douglas Hospital grounds, Verdun, Quebec. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 6 - August 28
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An unforgettable event that combines military precision, live music, breath-taking lighting and special effects and fantastic entertainment.One of the greatest shows on earth at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk or + 44 (0) 131 225 1188.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 6 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Each year, thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for each and every taste. From big names to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, children's shows, music and cabaret. Info: www.edfringe.com

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Brodick Highland Games

August 7
Brodick, Isle of Arran United Kingdom

Traditional village Highland Games with Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Athletics, Children's Races & Fancy Dress and stalls - a great day out for all the family. Info: www.facebook.com/BrodickHighlandGames

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Edinburgh International Festival

August 8 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The International Festival present a programme featuring finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

August 13 - August 15
Fergus, ON Canada

Due to Covid, Fergus Scottish Festival have made the proactive decision to not host our 2021 Festival in person live event, instead they present their second ever virtual Festival and Highland Games featuring: Heavy Events, Highland Dance, Clans & Heritage, and Pipes & Drums as well as special features. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com or 519-787-0099.

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 13 - August 14
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Pipe bands from across the world compete at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Edinburgh Book Festival

August 14 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Book Festival fans can expect a range of live online author talks, workshops and readings as well as, if circumstances permit, some events for live socially-distanced audiences. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

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Cowal Highland Games

August 26 - August 28
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Join around 23,000 people who visit every year to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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60th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 28
Old Westbury, NY United States

Celebrate Scotland at Old Westbury Gardens. Info: www.liscots.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 28
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

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September 2021

The Gathering

September 4
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

A festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland with a focus on folk and trad music alongside local food and drink. A one-day festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland is set to return to The Northern Meeting Park. Info: www.thegatheringscotland.com

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Braemar Highland Gathering

September 4
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Perhaps the most famous and best Highland Games anywhere. It features the finest Pipe Bands, pipers, Highland dancers, and athletes in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills at Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park. The patron of the Gathering is Her Majesty the Queen. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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30th Canmore Highland Games

September 4 - September 5
Canmore, AB Canada

Canmore Highland Games take place annually on Labour Day weekend in Canmore, Alberta - in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

September 10 - September 12
Estes Park, CO CO United States

Celtic music, pipe bands, Scottish Highland athletics, representatives of many Clans at Estes Park Fairgrounds. Info: www.scotfest.com

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Scotfest | Oklahoma

September 17 - September 19
Broken Arrow, OK OK United States

Oklahoma's Flagship Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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Ligonier Highland Games

September 18
Ligonier, PA PA United States

A celebration of Scotland and a tradition of preserving and promoting Scottish arts and heritage at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Isle of Jura Musical Festival

September 24 - September 26
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

Island festival of Scottish traditional music which encourages local talent with concerts, workshops and sessions, and completes the bill with established acts to give them something to aspire to. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 25
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

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The Enchanted Forest

September 30 - October 31
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

A stunning sound and light show that transforms Faskally Wood using dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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October 2021

Arkansas Scottish Festival

October 8 - October 10
Batesville, AR

For the first time ever, the College will combine Homecoming and the Arkansas Scottish Festival into a campus-wide festival, at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Rd. Info: www.lyon.edu/arkansas-scottish-festival

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 9
Canberra , ACT Australia

Celebrate Scottish heritage at the Canberra Burn's Club Highland Gathering at Kambah Playing Fields., Free event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, entertainment and Scottish stalls. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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49th Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

October 15 - October 17
Stone Mountain, GA United States

Celebrate Scotland on the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park located in the Northeast suburbs of Atlanta, GA. Info: www.smhg.org

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 16 - October 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An annual celebration of storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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November 2021

Perthshire Amber

November 5 - November 7
Dunkeld – Scotland Dunkeld, Perthshire Scotland

A traditional music festival taking place across autumnal Perthshire. Expect big names at the afternoon and evening concerts, plus plenty of other activities. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 5 - November 7
Beechworth, VIC

A celebration of Celtic culture with Celtic music and events in historic Beechworth. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

November 20
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow's festival of the national tipple returns for 2021, with more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky gifts in Scotland’s National Stadium-Hampden Park. Info: www.glasgowswhiskyfestival.com

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December 2021

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 4
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Gather your clan and come to Daylesford on the 1st Saturday in December for a 'wee' bit of Scottish culture with a full day of piping, drumming & dancing. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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