The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas

San Pedro, CA CA

California’s favorite Scottish music trio returns to the Annex with their Very Scottish Christmas. Enjoy David Brewer’s unparalleled mastery of the Great Highland Bagpipe, Rebecca Lomnicky’s internationally awarded Scottish fiddling, and Adam Hendey’s warm-emotive voice over a lush foundation of guitar and reed organ. The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas showcases Scottish and Irish dance and ... Read more

Scottish Christmas Party

New York, NY NY

American-Scottish Foundation & Burns Society of New York invite you to a braw wee Scottish Christmas Celebration, with traditional Scottish songs and Christmas carols, at Union Club 101 E 69th St. Info:

The Pipes of Christmas

New York, NY NY

The 24th Pipes of Christmas, a celebration for the soul with Celtic festive performances. The concert presents the music of Christmas accompanied by readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. One show in NY and another in NJ, both dates at 2 & 7 PM. Info:

Happy Hogmanay


The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023!

Florida Keys Celtic Festival

Marathon, FL

A celebration of Celtic culture and entertainment at Marathon Community Park, MM49 US Hwy 1 Ocean Side. Info:

Winter Storm Weekend

Kansas City, MO MO

The Pipes and Drums event in Kansas City. World-class concerts, competitions, and master classes. Info:

Boston Celtic Music Festival

Boston, MA

The 2023 festival will showcase Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic communities. Info:

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

Winter Springs, FL FL

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit at Central Winds Park. Info:

Robert Burns Supper

San Diego, CA CA

Presented by the San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans, celebrate the bard! Info:

The Saint Andrews Society of Jacksonville Robert Burns Dinner

St. Augustine, FL FL

Traditional haggis, bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancer, Scottish poetry, and all the fun toasts that come with celebrating Robert Burns, including the Salute to the Haggis at Palencia Club, 600 Palencia Club Dr. Info:

Burns Supper

Naples FL

Burns Supper at Long Shore Lakes Clubhouse with the Saint Andrew's Society Naples. Info:

Happy Burns Night


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.

Robert Burns Supper

Los Angeles, CA CA

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles in celebrating the bard with food, music and more. Info:

SASSF Burns Supper

Fort Lauderdale, FL FL

Commemorating the 263rd Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns with The Scottish Society of South Florida. A full night of entertainment with the traditional Address to a Haggis, Toasts, Immortal Memory and more at Tropical Acres Steakhouse, 2500 Griffin Rd. Info:

Burns Night Supper

Camp Hill PA

Celebrate the life, poetry, and music of Robert Burns. Sit-down dinner with an address to a haggis, toasts, reflection on Burns, and musical entertainment provided by Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks at Penn Harris Hotel. Info:

Tenth Annual Celtic Family Jamboree

Brookesville, FL FL

Celtic music, workshops,Highland athletics demo, Celtic merchandise and more at the Rustic Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Rd. Info:

MacMillan Pipe Band Live

Germantown MD

Enjoy a 2-hour performance by the award-winning MacMillan Pipe Band at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr. Info:

Great Kilt Skate New Hampshire 2023

Concord, NH NH

Show your pride in Scottish culture by skating in kilts, tartans and other Scottish regalia at the skating pond at White Park. Info:

Tallahassee Highland Games

Tallahassee, FL FL

Featuring multiple All American Highland Games qualifiers, All American Highland Games Caber Toss Championship, Scottish heritage activities, music, dance, food, fun for the kids and more. Info:

Asheville Celtic Fest

Asheville, NC NC

A winter indoor Celtic Festival bringing the Celtic spirit of the Seven Nations to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, will be held inside of the Davis Center at the WNC Agricultural Center. Info:

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

Mount Dora, FL FL

Celebrate the Scottish Culture in Mount Dora with bagpipers, Highland Athletics, Celtic music, dancing, Society and Heritage Clan Village, Shortbread Contest, and more. Info:

​Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

Green Cove Springs, FL FL

Enjoy the athletics, music, food and fun of the Highland Games and a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fairgrounds. Info:

Phoenix Scottish Games

Gilbert AZ

Scotland Returns to the Desert at Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. Queen Creek Rd. Info:

37th Annual Calaveras Celtic Faire

Angels Camp CA

A celebration of Celtic culture, music, events and mnore at Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Info:

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St Augustine FL

St. Augustine, Florida is America’s oldest Celtic city, experience top international & U.S. Celtic bands, Highland games, parade, whiskey tasting, workshops, lectures, Celtic food and more at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Dr. Info:

Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Sherman, TX TX

A family-friendly event featuring some of the best music, dance, and athletic performers at Pecan Grove West Park, 3200 Canyon Creek Dr. Info:

Tartan Day South

Cayce, SC SC

Honors the Celtic culture and heritage in South Carolina’s Midlands region. Info:

Tartan Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA CA

A celebration of Scottish film presented by the St. Andrew's Society LA. Info:

Dunedin Highland Games

Dunedin, FL FL

Highland dance competitions as well as Pipe Band and Heavy Athletics contests. Food, craft beer, Celtic merchandise and more at at Highlander Park. Info:

Dressed to Kilt 20th Anniversary Show

Washington, DC DC

The largest and most prestigious Scottish fashion event in the world. The theme of the 2023 show will be “Country Cool – Twenty Years of Dressed to Kilt”. This show will also be remembering Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Sean Connery, and again raising funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Info:

Colorado Tartan Day Festival

Longmont CO

Celebrate Tartan Day with food, vendors, live music, clans, and more at Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd. Info:

Scottish American History Forum

Chicago, IL IL

Topic: Victorian Travelers in Scotland. Presenter ;Professor Kevin James, PhD, Scottish Studies Foundation Chair, and Professor of History, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. This event is complimentary. To attend email: [email protected]

Charleston National Tartan Day Dinner

Charleston, SC

Honors our Scottish American community and our diaspora. Established by U.S. Senate resolution 155 in 1998. Presented by The Robert Burns Society of Charleston. Info:

25th Annual NYC Tartan Day Parade

New York, NY NY

A celebration of Scotland in the heart of NY for Tartan Day celebration, main parade in addition to events around NY during the week. Info:

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

Ormond Beach, FL

Five stages of live music, traditional Celtic food & vendors, Celtic clans, Highland Games, and plenty of activities for the wee ones. Info:

RedStone Highland Games & Festival

St George, UT

Celebrate the thrill & excitement of the ancient Highland Games at Sandtown Park. Info:

Las Vegas Highland Games

Las Vegas, NV NV

A festival for the community featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at Craig Ranch Park. Info:

Loch Norman Highland Games

Huntersville, NC NC

Come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, Scottish Clan Societies and more at historic Rural Hill. Info:

Virginia International Tattoo

Norfolk, VA VA

The heartbeat of the 2023 Virginia International Tattoo will be its incredible international cast of more than 800 performers, with bands from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps joined by civilian and military performers from 7 nations at Scope Arena, 201 E Brambleton Ave. Info: 757-282-2800 or

37th Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Decatur, TX TX

A celebration of Scottish heritage, history, traditions, and music through educational and entertaining events at 3101 FM 51. Info:

45th Savannah Scottish Games

Savannah, GA GA

At the historic Bethesda Academy for the return of the heavy athletics, pipe bands, Highland dancers, historic reenactors, Scottish vendors, Celtic musicians, and dozens of Scottish Clans at one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Info:

St. Louis Scottish Games

Manchester MO

Celebrate Scotland at Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Rd. Info:

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

Albuquerque NM

New Mexico's oldest Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games at Balloon Fiesta Park. Info:

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

Townsend, TN Tennessee

Pipes, drums, dancers, athletes, entertainers, and authentic food and wares. All set on the campus of historic Maryville College, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Info:

World Whisky Day

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

Alma Highland Festival & Games

Alma, MI MI

Memorial Day Weekend for Scottish dance, music, food, entertainment on the grounds of Alma High School. Info:

Scottish Fest

Costa Mesa, CA

Experience two days of world class Celtic music, piping and drumming competitions, Highland dancing contests, Scottish heavy athletics at Orange County Fair & Event Center. Info:

Ohio Scottish Games

Berea, OH OH

Scottish entertainment, dancing , pipe bands, clans and more at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Info:

San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans

San Diego, CA CA

Some highlights include: Massed bagpipe bands, Scottish Athletics, Kid's area, sheepdog trials, Highland dancing, foot and arts, Scottish clans area, and more at Brengle Terrace City Park. Info:

Alaska Scottish Highland Games

Palmer, AK

Featuring all things Scottish-Bagpipes, Heavy Athletics, Celtic Dance, Drumming, Kilted Mile, Scotch Tasting and more at Alaska State Fair. Info:

Tacoma Highland Games

Graham WA

Pipes and drums, Clans, entertainment and more at Frontier Park. Info:

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Linville, NC NC

Scottish music, dancing, foods, costumes, field games, clans and much more at MacRae Meadows. Info: 828 733-1333 or

The Maine Celtic Celebration

Belfast ME

A family-oriented weekend celebrating the rich Celtic heritage, culture, and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. Info:

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Enumclaw, WA

The 6th oldest Scottish festival in the US featuring the North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, NW Regional Harp Finals, colorful pipe bands, and Highland dancers competing before judges of worldwide renown at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 – 284th Avenue SE. Info:

Dayton Celtic Festival

Dayton, OH

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage at Riverscape MetroPark. Info:

Spokane Scottish Highland Games

Spokane, WA

Celebrating the traditions of Scotland at ​Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Info:

CNY Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Syracuse, NY New York

Central New York hosts a Highland Games, Pipe Band competition and Celtic ethnic activities at the incredible venue of Long Branch Park on Onondaga Lake. Info:

Virginia Scottish Games

The Plains, VA

Celebrating Scotland on Labor Day weekend at Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd. Info:

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

Estes Park, CO CO

The event includes Scottish athletics, the best in Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances, including the Estes Park International Tattoo. Info: 970 586 6308 or

Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Hendersonville, TN TN

Where families come together every year to learn, appreciate, preserve and celebrate Scottish and Celtic traditions for charitable, educational, social, and athletic purposes at Sanders Ferry Park. Info:

Scotfest 2023

Broken Arrow, OK OK

An authentic celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture at Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E. 101st St. Info: 855 411-0090 or

McMinnville Scottish Festival

McMinnville OR

Celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Info:

CelticFest Mississippi

Brandon, MS

A celebration of Celtic culture at Lakeshore Park on the Barnett Reservoir, 1112 North Shore Parkway. Info:

Houston Highland Games

Humble, TX TX

Athletics, piping, clans, Cerltic vendors and more at Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy. Info: