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July 2019

Waipu Museum Art’nTartan

July 19 - July 20
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Wearable Art is for everyone. Celebrate the migration of the Scottish settlers to Waipu, and revel in the vibrant multi-cultural Waipu of today. The designers' creations will be front and centre, as Art'nTartan continues to develop its reputation as a very creative wearable arts event at Waipu Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre. Info: 0800 BUY ... Read more

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Robert Burns’ Winter Dinner

July 20
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

An evening of fine tradition that is Robert Burns' Winter Dinner hosted by the Manawatu Scottish Society. Enjoy the fantastic three-course traditional meal, superlative entertainment, lively speakers and unique warmth of atmosphere at Manawatu Scottish Hall, 52 Princess St. Info: Neil Doherty or Brent Le Quesne on 06 354 2370 or 027 289 8711 respectively.

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Gaelic Ball 2019

July 27
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish music, food and dance hosted by Wellington Gaelic Club (Communn Gaidhealach Wellington). Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Ceilidh – Scottish Evening

August 3
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Featuring Papakura Pipe Band, Pukekohe & Districts RSA Pipe Band and The Barnstormers.Come along for a night of Scottish dancing, pipe bands, Highland dancing, whisky toss and the famous haggis at Karaka War Memorial Hall, Cnr Linwood and Blackbridge Roads, Karaka. Info: Buy Tickets – 0211645297 or www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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Mosgiel Piping & Dancing Society Competition

August 3
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Featuring:6 x Otago Championships. Merit Awards & Trophies for selected events. Special prizes for selected events. Info: www.facebook.com/Mosgiel-Piping-Dancing-Society

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Canty Caledonian Highland Dancing Party Day

August 3
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Hosted by Canterbury Caledonian Society Highland Dancing. Theme - Ribbons, Bows and Ties at 5 Michelle Rd, Wigram. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Ceilidh – Put On Your Dancing Shoes and Bring Your Friends

August 11
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place, at Christchurch Folk Music ... Read more

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Capital City and Johnsonville Shared Annual Dance

August 24
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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September 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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New Zealand Solo Drumming Championships

September 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The competition will take place at Rangi Ruru Girls' School in the Merivale Lane Theatre in their wonderful Performing Arts Building on the same day as the 2019 RNZPBA Conference. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz

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October 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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NZ Young Piper of the Year

October 5
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

This exciting one day event consists of two core sections: a standard style competition during the day for ALL AGES and graded events including a full list of Novice, D, C, and B Grade Piobaireachd and light music followed by a concert style event in the evening for those entered in the Under 21 MSR ... Read more

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Mini Pipe Band Contest

October 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

New Zealand's top mini pipe bands will battle it out at Murphys Law Irish Bar. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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November 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 1
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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The Hororata Highland Games

November 9
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

The event attracts over 300 competitors who compete in Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Tug O’ War and the Oceania Heavyweight Championship (professional Scottish heavy athletics). 100s of stalls from Clans to crafts with thousands of visitors, a great Scottish day out. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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The Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

November 23
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The region's largest celebration of Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more at the Ellerslie Event Centre. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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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December 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Christmas Celebration with a Celtic Spirit

December 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Celebrate the holiday's with a Celtic spirit at Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Road /222 Langdales Rd. Info: 03 342 1033.

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40th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 14
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 Highland Pipe Bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers and solo drummers will converge on The Square, with an extra special element this year in celebrating this milestone. Info:  Brent Le Quesne on 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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2019-20 RSCDS New Zealand Branch Summer School

December 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Cambridge New Zealand

Scottish country dance classes and events at St Peters School. Info: https://ss2019.waibopscd.org.nz

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January 2020

Turakina Highland Games

January 25, 2020
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

Featuring the NZ Open Solo Piping Championships at Turakina Domain. The event is a family friendly day including Pipe Bands, solo piping & drumming, Highland and National Dancing, traditional field events, children's events, Clan & market stalls and an evening ceilidh. Free on site parking and camp sites available @ $5. Entry $10 per person, ... Read more

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 26, 2020
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual Pipe band music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Info: Peter MacLean: [email protected]

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February 2020

Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

February 8, 2020
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

The 27th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Paeroa Domain. What started out as a small Pipe Bands Competition has grown over the years, and today is a fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one ... Read more

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Pipes In The Park 2020

February 15, 2020
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and Craft Markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country. A fun family day out at Waitangi ... Read more

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March 2020

DramFest

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest whisky tasting and education festival and an iconic event in the drinks industry calendar at Christchurch Town Hall. Info: or 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz |

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Pipe On In NZ Pipe Band Championships 2020 Invercargill

March 13, 2020
Invercargill New Zealand

A day of celebration as some of the worlds best bands gather for two days at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships 2020. Pipe, drum, eat and drink in true southern style along side bands from NZ, Australia and the USA compete for the NZ title at Queens Park. Info: www.facebook.com/events/329868521068407/

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