Tartan Day Kilt Up, Curl & Ceilidh

Ottawa, ON

Come for the curling, stay for the Ceilidh, or come just for the Ceilidh. If you are a musician, bring your instrument. Fun, curling, prizes, pizza dinner and music at Rideau Curling Club. Tickets and details: https://ottscot.ca/kilt-up-curl-celtic-jam-session

On the Road to Holland

Ottawa, ON

Join the RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers for an afternoon of music and dance as they prepare to travel to the Netherlands at Orleans United Church 1111 Orléans Blvd. Info: http://bit.ly/3WQAKN6

Happy Tartan Day


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!

Tartan Day Pub Night

Toronto, ON

The St. Andrew’s Society is pleased to announce an evening of Scottish-Canadian hospitality with a night of Celtic music, culture and fun at Noonan's Pub. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

Maggie The Musical

Hamilton, ON

World premiere of "Maggie" at Theatre Aquarius: Meet Maggie, a Scottish single mother of three boys. Set between 1954 and 1976, Maggie tells the inspirational tale of a fiery school cleaner living in the mining town of Lanarkshire, Scotland. After suffering an unthinkable loss, Maggie must rely on her strength, sense of humour and fiercely ... Read more

Monthly Cèilidh – Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto

Virtual event

Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto is inviting you to a Zoom Cèilidh. Join us to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together. Info: [email protected] or www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com/friday-night-ceilidh.html

National Tartan Day

Ottawa, ON

A grand celebration of heritage and tradition for everyone - with a parade from the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa to Parliament Hill, come along in your tartans and enjoy the pipes and drums, dancing, and the corgis! We welcome guest players and dancers to register on the band website to take part, and everyone ... Read more


Montréal, QC

Join us for 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

Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival

Regina, SK

Pipers, drummers, dancers, heavy events athletes, and enthusiasts from all over Western Canada come to southern Saskatchewan each year on the May long weekend to participate at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

World Whisky Day

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

Spring Fling 2023 Toronto

Toronto, ON

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society are delighted to welcome dancers to Toronto for the first Spring Fling event held in North America. Info: www.rscds.org/events/spring-fling-2023-toronto

Gathering of the Scots Festival

Perth-Andover, NB

Visitors from across the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario and the U.S. come together for 3-days of public interactive and entertainment venues. Activities regularly include: Scottish Athletics, Tug-o-War, Rugby, Massed Pipe Bands, Live Music, Dance, Falconry, Jousting, Workshops along with retail and refreshment venues. Info: www.gatheringofthescots.com

Grande Prairie Highland Games

Grande Prairie, AB

Heavy Events include top American and Canadian throwers. Pipe Bands, entertainment by Adam Fancey and Highland Dancers in the Beer Tent. Sheep dog demonstrations. All things Scottish available to purchase from the vendors. Enjoy the Ceilidh in the evening. At Montrose Cultural Field 9839-103 Ave. Info: www.gphighlandgames.ca

The St. Andrew’s Society’s Annual Spring Dinner

Toronto, ON

This event will be back at The Chefs’ House, an innovative restaurant that operates as part of the Hospitality & Culinary Arts Program at George Brown College. A brand ambassador from Spirit of York Distillery will be onsite to sample one of their gins. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

Moncton Highland Games

Moncton, NB

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

59th Cobourg Highland Games

Cobourg, ON

Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, heavy events, ceilidh, Clans and more at at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

Maggie The Musical

Charlottetown, PEI

Maggie tells the inspirational tale of a fiery school cleaner living in the mining town of Lanarkshire Scotland at the Charlottetown Festival. Info: www.maggiethemusical.com

Kingsville Highland Games

Kingsville, ON

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

Manitoba Highland Gathering

Selkirk, MB

Highland Dance Competition, Pipe & Drum Competition, Heavy Games Competition, Clans and more. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

Red Deer Highland Games

Red Deer, AB

Held in Red Deer since 1947, and are known as the kickoff to the outdoor Highland Season in Alberta. The Highland Games are an integral part of our community identity and a well-loved event at the start of the summer at Harvard Business Park, Springbrook. Info: www.reddeerhighlandgames.com

Edmonton Highland Gathering

Edmonton, AB

From the grace of Scottish Country dancing to traditional Scottish events and activities for the Wee ones - there is something of appeal to all ages. The 50th Highland Gathering by The Edmonton Scottish Society at 3105-101st SW. Info: www.edmontonscottishsociety.org

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax, NS

This fast-paced show continues to captivate audience members young and old alike year after year. The Tattoo is a masterpiece of colour, music, artistry, athleticism and nostalgia at Scotiabank Centre> Info: www.nstattoo.ca

Embro Highland Games

Embro, ON

Celebrate Scotland and Canada at the oldest Scottish games in Ontario. Info: www.embrohighlandgames.ca

Happy Canada Day


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

Antigonish Highland Games

Antigonish, NS

The longest running Highland Games outside of Scotland at Columbus Field. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Kincardine, ON

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

Almonte Celtfest

Almonte, ON

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

Cambridge Scottish Festival

Cambridge, ON

The Games will once again showcase talented pipe bands, dancers, and athletes from throughout Ontario and beyond. Learn more about Scottish heritage in the ‘Avenue of the Clans’ and the Heritage Tent at Churchill Park. Info: www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

Sherwood Highland Gathering

Sherwood Park, AB

The event consists of piping and drumming competitions, massed band performances, highland dance competitions, and Scottish heavy games at Broadmoor Lake Park. Info: www.sphg.ca

Uxbridge Scottish Festival

Uxbridge, ON

A full Scottish festival, including pipe bands, highland dancers, Scottish clans, dog show, vendors and much more. Info: www.uxbridgescottishfestival.com

New Brunswick Highland Games

Fredericton, NB

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

Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville, ON

Since the first Games were held in 1948, thousands of people find themselves drawn each year to Maxville to witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

Montreal Highland Games

Montreal, QC

Bringing together Montrealers of all backgrounds to celebrate Scottish sport, music and culture at ​Douglas Hospital grounds, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Fergus, ON

Pipe bands, Clan village, Scottish dance, entertainment and more at one of Canada’s largest Scottish events. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Goderich, ON

On the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, there is something for every Celtic music fan. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

Miramichi Scottish Festival

Miramichi, NB

A weekend of Scottish events at on the grounds of the gorgeous historical MacDonald Farm. Info: www.highlandsociety.com/scottish-festival

National Capital Highland Games

Ottawa, ON

A celebration of Scotland in Canada's national capital at the Rideau Carleton Raceway & Casino. Info: www.nationalcapitalhighlandgames.com

Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB

Thrill to the sounds of the pipes in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, a great weekend of Scottish celebration featuring pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancing and more. Info: 403-678-9454 or www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

Maggie The Musical

Glace Bay, NS

Maggie tells the inspirational tale of a fiery school cleaner living in the mining town of Lanarkshire Scotland at the Savoy Theatre. Info: www.maggiethemusical.com

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton, NS

A Celtic music festival held annually in communities on Cape Breton Island. Info: 1 888 355-7744 or www.celtic-colours.com

Happy St Andrew’s Day


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!