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January 2021

Trans Atlantic Robert Burns Day Celebration Virtual Event

January 22 - January 25
Virtual event

Gather your family ‘round for a Robbie Burns Night at home! The Greater Moncton Scottish Association is hosting a virtual Trans Atlantic celebration, featuring top Celtic artists from Canada, the United States, and Scotland. Performances include: • Gaelic singer Patricia Murray & family • North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame member Ivan Hicks & Vivian ... Read more

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 23
North Glengarry, ON Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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The Scottish Society of Ottawa Burns Supper

January 23
Virtual event

The Gala Burns Supper will be held on January 23rd with the delivery of a gourmet dinner to your home in the National Capital Region. You will also receive (or can purchase separately) a link to the virtual traditional celebration. The line-up includes celebrity guests Graham McTavish who will deliver the Immortal Memory, Donnell Leahy ... Read more

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A Robert Burns Celebration-Online Presentation

January 23
Coquitlam, BC Canada

Dust off your kilts, grab your tartans and charge your whisky glasses for the first-ever ScotFestBC Robert Burns Celebration, an online presentation in collaboration with SFU’s Centre for Scottish Studies. Enjoy piping, songs, poetry and fun — just the way Scotland’s national poet liked it. We’ll have some special performers to lead us through the ... Read more

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In the Footsteps of Galt and Burns-Virtual Event

January 24
Virtual event

“Travel” to the Scottish town of Irvine from the comfort of your home and celebrate Robbie Burns Day online with the Irvine Burns Club. The Irvine Burns Club has prepared an exclusive online program for Guelph Museums that explores the links between Robert Burns and Guelph-founder John Galt. The program includes a virtual tour of ... Read more

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Robert Burns Supper-Online event

January 25
Cobourg, ON Canada

Join the Cobourg Highland Games for a virtual fundraiser. With meal boxes and a video presentation of the "Address to the Haggis", the "Immortal Memory" and the "Toast to the Lassies", as well as the reading of some of Burns' works. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/robert-burns-supper

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Robbie Burns Day in Canmore-Virtual event

January 25
Virtual event

For the enjoyment of all, the Malcolm Hotel and the Games organizers will be providing free access to a local virtual Robbie Burns event. This link will be posted on the afternoon of January 25, 2021 at https://canmorehighlandgames.ca/news and the video will be available for viewing through the remainder of the week.

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February 2021

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 7
Calgary, AB Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates at Calgary Olympic Plaza. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 7
Fergus, ON Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates. This event will depend on public health protocols and may be cancelled. Info: www.kiltskate.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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March 2021

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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May 2021

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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Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival

May 21 - May 23
Regina, SK Canada

Enjoy pipe band, Highland dancing, Scottish athletics and more at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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June 2021

Georgetown Highland Games

June 12
Georgetown, ON Canada

A celebration of Scotland at Georgetown Fairgrounds. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.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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Kingsville Highland Games

June 26
Kingsville, ON Canada

A celebration of Scotland at Lakeside Park. Info: www.facebook.com/kingsvillehighlandgames

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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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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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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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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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Glengarry Highland Games

July 30 - July 31
Maxville, ON Canada

In the course of the day, more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships™, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.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 Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

August 13 - August 15
Fergus, ON Canada

One of the largest and oldest Scottish Festivals in Ontario. Highlights include: Scottish Heavy Events Competitions, Pipe Band Competitions, Highland Dance Competitions, Celtic Music, Clan Gathering, Heritage Tent, McKiddies Centre, Author Series, vendors with Scottish Fare, and much more. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com or 519-787-0099.

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September 2021

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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