Happy Burns Night

Nationwide

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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Boozy Burns Night

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

Celebrate the life and poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a Boozy Burns Night. A night of tributes, songs, haggis bites, music, comedy, and whisky at Secret Secret Club, 4 Bond St. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/boozy-burns-night/wellington

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Burns Night Dinner 2023 – Burns and Politics

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin

Join Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Burns Club to consider thoughts on Burns and politics from former Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins and Taieri MP Ingrid Leary. Enjoy Traditional Scottish food and drink, kick your heels up at the ceilidh with music from the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. Cheer the winning entries of the 2021 ... Read more

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Turakina Highland Games

Turakina - New Zealand Turakina

A festival celebrating all things Scottish with activities and entertainment for all ages. There will be Highland & National dancing, pipe bands, solo piping and drumming competitions and traditional Scottish Field Events, a range of local market stalls with crafts, food and refreshments. Info: www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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RNZPBA Canterbury Centre Blenheim Pipe Band Contest

Blenheim - New Zealand Blenheim

Annual Pipe Band Contest usually held in Christchurch, but this year held in Blenheim at Lansdowne Park. Celebrating our Scottish culture. There will be 12 Pipe Bands, including youth bands competing both days in a build-up to the NZ National Contest in Christchurch, two weeks later. Saturday morning will commence with a Street March in ... Read more

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DramFest 2023

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

New Zealand's largest Whisky Festival at Te Pae Christchurch Convention & Exhibition Centre. Info: www.dramfest.co.nz

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Pipes in the Park

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A celebration of Scotland and Wellington's very own Highland Games at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

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New Zealand & South Pacific Pipe Band Championships

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

Pipe band competitions which includes South Pacific Championship status, following a recently signed agreement between the Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands’ Association and Pipe Bands Australia at Hagley Park. Info: www.rnzpba.com

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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The Proclaimers New Zealand Tour

Nationwide

Scottish legends, The Proclaimers, featuring twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their superb four-piece band will perform Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings, Palmerston North, Wellington, Blenheim, Christchurch, Oamaru and Dunedin. Info: www.plus1.co.nz/proclaimers23

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Te Anau Tartan Festival

Te Anau - New Zealand Te Anau

A fantastic family festival in Te Anau, Fiordland celebrating the south's Scottish roots. Includes Piping & Dancing, & Highland Games for the whole family. The Te Anau Tartan Festival is held over Easter weekend at Real Journeys Fiordland Community Event Centre and adjacent Memorial Park. Info: www.teanautartanfestival.co.nz

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Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Hastings - New Zealand Hastings

Includes Highland & National Dancing and Solo Piping Competition. Info: www.facebook.com/HBEasterHighlandGames

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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125th Mackenzie Highland Show 2023

Fairlie

The largest one day agricultural show how in New Zealand, with pipe bands, sheep dog trials, Highland dancing, piping and solo drumming com petitions and more. Info: www.mackenzieshow.co.nz

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World Whisky Day

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

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Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi Twist! Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, stalls, Clans , heavy event sand more at the Hororata Domain. 45 minutes inland of Christchurch. Info: www.hororata.org.nz/highland-games

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Auckland Highland Games

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish dance and more at new venue, Lloyd Elsmore Park. Info: www.facebook.com/aucklandhighlandgames

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