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:

Stories of Scotland-Canadian Tour

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

Bruce Fummey tells stories from Scotland's history live across Canada. Bruce brings history with humour and if you have an interest in Scotland, it's humour, people and it's history then this is not to be missed. Info:

Highland Harmony 2: Celebrating Scottish Music & Dance

Dartmouth, NS , Canada

With band and solo performances by Dartmouth & District Pipe Band (Grades 5 and 3), the 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band (Grade 1), and Highland dancers. Info:

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

World Whisky Day


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


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:

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:

Hamilton Police Pipe Band Rise Again Concert

Hamilton, ON , Canada

A concert event celebrating the next chapter of Hamilton Police Pipe Band, with friends at the Scottish Rite Hamilton, 4 Queen St South. Info:

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: or

The Gathering of the Scots

Perth-Andover, NB , Canada

Celebrating 20 years of Scottish culture and athletics.  Info:

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:  

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:


Coquitlam, BC , Canada

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

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

KitchenFest-Féis a’ Chidsin

Cape Breton, NS , Canada

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

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:

Gathering of the Clans

Pugwash, NS , Canada

Celebrate Canada Day with a touch of Scotland. Info:

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:

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:

Penticton Scottish Festival

Penticton, BC , Canada

Scottish entertainment and celebration atKing's Park. Info:

Antigonish Highland Games

Antigonish, NS , Canada

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

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:

Orillia Scottish Festival

Orillia, ON , Canada

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

Cambridge Scottish Festival

Cambridge, ON , Canada

Celebrating Scottish culture and heritage at Churchill Park. Info:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB , Canada

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

Québec City Celtic Festival

Québec, QC

A celebration of Celtic culture in beautiful Québec City. Info:

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:

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].

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:

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:

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!

Happy Hogmanay


The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2025!

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