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June 2019

National Clan Sinclair Canada Gathering

June 19 - June 23

Clan Sinclair Members from around the world will be arriving in Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Clan Sinclair Association of Canada with events, talks and more .Info: George Sinclair 705 756-8889, [email protected] or www.clansinclair.ca

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 21 - June 22
Caledonia, ON Canada

Artisans, Celtic entertainment, pipes & drums, heavy events and Highland dancers. Discover your Celtic roots by visiting the Clan tents and trace your family heritage. Share a sláinte! with friends at the beer tent and satisfy your cravings at one of the food vendors at 151 Caithness Street East. Info: www.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 22
Kingsville, ON Canada

The Kingsville Highland Games will once again grace the north shores of Lake Erie in a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture. Beautiful Lakeside Park provides the backdrop for the skirl of the bagpipes, the triumphant roars of the caber tossers and the energetic highland dancers. Info: 519-733-2305.

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The Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 22 - June 23
East Selkirk, MB Canada

A family fun filled, community designated over 50 years old event which strives to preserve, promote, nurture, educate and share Scottish Culture and Heritage, arts, sports and agriculture at Legacy Park. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.com

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Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

June 23
Edmonton, AB Canada

Be stirred by the sounds of pipes and drums, the sight of Highland and country dancing, the thrill of heavy events (like the hammer throw and caber toss) and the fun of it all. Info: https://sites.google.com/view/edmontonscottishsociety/highland-gathering

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Stanley Bridge Hall Ceilidh

June 24
Stanley Bridge, PE Canada

This popular Ceilidh returns on Monday nights at the historic Stanley Bridge Women's Institute Hall! This traditional Ceilidh is a down home kitchen party and will feature lively maritime music, champion step dancing, traditional fiddling and lots of laughter! Info: [email protected] or www.peiceilidhs.com

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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 29 - July 6
Halifax, NS Canada

A show inspired by Military Tattoos given by military bands and display teams at Scotiabank Centre. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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July 2019

Embro Highland Games

July 1
Zorra, ON Canada

Family fun with a Scottish flair on Canada Day at 355644 35th Line. Info: www.embrohighlandgames.ca

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FiddlyNess 2019

July 1 - July 5
Big River, SK Canada

Traditional fiddle music has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. FiddlyNess will feature jam sessions for all levels, exciting concerts, old time dances, new friends and new tunes, all in the beautiful setting of Ness Creek. Info: www.fiddlyness.com

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Great Scots: Canadian Fiction Writers with Links to Scotland

July 4
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Join Douglas Gibson, editor, publisher, author and performer, as he presents the Toronto premiere of Great Scots, recounting the literary contributions of Scottish-Canadians from 1867 to present at the Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre, Third Floor. Info: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

July 5 - July 7
Kincardine – Canada 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.kincardinescottishfest.com

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Almonte Celtfest

July 5 - July 7
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

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

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The Penticton Scottish Festival

July 6
Penticton, BC Canada

A one day event that combines traditional Scottish Highland Games of musical and athletic competition with Celtic cultural expos of entertainment and family fun at King’s Park, 550 Eckhardt Ave. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

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The 156th Annual Antigonish Highland Games

July 7 - July 14
Antigonish – Canada Antigonish, NS Canada

The Games feature athletic competitions such as the Elite Mile, Scottish Heavy Events, and a  Tug-Of-War, as well as competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands and Highland Dance at Columbus Field. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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Herbs and Medicines of Outlander

July 13
Aldergrove, BC Canada

Come along to the farm where we will explore the herbs and medicines of Clare Fraser from the hit TV show, Outlander. We will see some of the botanicals growing on the farm and develop a basic understanding of how herbal medicines were utilized in the show. We will discuss tincture, salves and teas. The ... Read more

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Scottish Festival Orillia

July 19 - July 21
Orillia, ON Canada

The Scottish Festival is an annual event celebrating Scottish culture & heritage in Orillia. We are sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 Orillia at Couchiching Beach Park. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

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Cambridge Scottish Festival

July 19 - July 20
Cambridge – Canada Cambridge, ON Canada

Piping & drumming with over 150 competitors including mass bands where you can see all of the bands perform together. Info: www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

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The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

July 26 - July 28
Fredericton – Canada Fredericton, NB Canada

With workshops, entertainment, competitions and an opportunity to learn more about your Scottish heritage at Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 27 - July 28
Vernon – Canada Vernon, BC Canada

A musical extravaganza of pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers and singers of all ages brought together in an action packed, non-stop choreographed two-hour event at Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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August 2019

B in the Park

August 1
Ottawa, ON Canada

The annual "B in the Park" concert presented by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band of Ottawa takes place in Major's Hill Park. A fantastic way to kick off the Glengarry and Montreal Highland Games weekend, this concert is family-friendly, has food and drink options, and features bands from many cities. Tickets for the door ... Read more

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Glengarry Highland Games

August 2 - August 3
Maxville, ON Canada

Over 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. It is a memorable and incredible event. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

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154th Prince Edward Island Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 3 - August 4
Eldon, PE Canada

Heavy athletics, pipes and drum bands, kilted golf tournament and kilted pace harness racing at Lord Selkirk Park. Info: www.caledonianclubofpei.ca

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Montreal Highland Games

August 4
Montréal, QC Canada

Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scottish and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music and culture at ​Douglas Hospital, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 9 - August 11
Fergus – Canada Fergus, ON Canada

Scotland comes to Fergus with highland dance, Clans, pipe bands and much more. One of Canada's top Scottish festivals. Info: 1 866-871-9442 or www.fergusscottishfestival.com. 

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The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 9 - August 11
Goderich, ON Canada

Celtic music and fun in music, song and dance. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

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Campbell River Highland Gathering

August 9 - August 11
Campbell River, BC Canada

Bagpipes and Buzzsaws, a full weekend of Scottish fun, part of the Salmonfest. Info: www.campbellriverhighlandgathering.ca

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North Lanark Highland Games

August 24
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

Celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley, featuring Scottish Dance, Heavyweight Athletic competitions, free kid's admission and Mini-Highland Games, and vendors. Info: www.almontehighlandgames.com

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Canmore Highland Games

August 31 - September 1
Canmore, AB Canada

In the beautiful Canadian Rockies just minutes from Banff. A full weekend of Scottish music, events and fun. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Calgary Highland Games

August 31
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

One of the oldest gatherings in North America at the Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Road SE. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.com

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September 2019

Colchester Games & Gathering

September 7
Truro, NS Canada

Colchester Games & Gathering is a multifaceted event for the whole family combining a traditional Highland Games (Heavyweights, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers) with an array of entertainment for everyone at Bible Hill Ball Fields. Info: www.colchesterhighlandgames.com

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Nova Scotia Harp Festival 2019

September 20 - September 22
Halifax, NS Canada

Friday evening Opening Concert 7:30pm. Saturday all day Classes at the BMO Room Halifax Central Library. Sunday noon - 5 The Old Triangle. Info: www.nsharp.ca

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October 2019

Celtic Colours International Festival

October 11 - October 19
Cape Breton, NS Canada

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people celebrate Celtic cultures. Info: 1-888-355-7744 or www.celtic-colours.com

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2019 Clan Donald Canada Annual General Meeting

October 18 - October 20
St Thomas, ON Canada

Clan Donald Southern Ontario is thrilled to welcome Clan members for their AGM, with ceilidh, formal dinner and friendship. Info: www.clandonaldcanada.ca

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Re-Jigged Festival

October 25 - October 27
Dartmouth – Canada Dartmouth, NS Canada

Re-Jigged is a Celtic Music and Dance Festival with concerts, workshops and a ceilidh. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

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Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans Service

October 27
London, ON Canada

St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street, will be hosting its annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans Service at 10:30am. There will be wonderful music, an inspiring sermon, and Scottish fare to follow. Wear your tartan with pride. Ample Parking. Info: The Rev. Keith McKee: [email protected]

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November 2019

Road to 2020 Ceilidh

November 9
Kimberley, BC Canada

Join the Kimberley Pipe Band and the Liela Cooper and Hail Duncan Highland Dancers for an evening of music, food and fun all with a Celtic twist at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre, 301 North Star Blvd. Info: www.kimberleypipeband.ca

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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!

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