Maine Celtic Celebration

Belfast ME, United States

A family-oriented weekend celebrating the rich Celtic heritage, culture, and hospitality found along the Coast of Maine, at the Commons and at Steamboat Landing Park. Info: www.mainecelticcelebration.com

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Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

Enumclaw, WA , United States

Bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest for over 70 years through the skirl of the Pipes and Drums, the beauty of Highland Dancing, the brawn of Scottish athletics, and the sharing of clan history. Info: www.sshga.org

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North American Clan MacLeod Gathering 2024

Livonia, MI , United States

The first Post Covid North American Gathering will take place at Livonia (near Detroit) . It will be centred at the Detroit Marriott and clansfolk will have a variety of activities on offer, including a Highland Games. Info: www.clanmacleodusa.org

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Spokane Scottish Highland Games

Spokane, WA , United States

Enjoy the traditional features of Scottish Highland Games, such as massed bands, pipe band exhibitions, individual piping, heavy athletics, and highland dancing at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Info: www.spokanehighlandgames.net

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Mòd Chesapeake

Laurel MD, United States

At Mòd Chesapeake, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Gaelic language and song through a series of workshops tailored for both beginners and advanced learners. Led by experienced instructors, these workshops offer a unique avenue for participants to deepen their understanding of Gaelic culture and elevate their language skills, at St. Vincent ... Read more

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Colorado Scottish Festival

Sedalia CO, United States

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish dance, Celtic entertainment and more at Denver Polo Club, 6359 Airport Rd. Info: www.scottishgames.org

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Sparta Celtic Festival

Sparta MI, United States

Highland Games, three stages filled with music and dancing, historical encampments, Scottish clans and more at Rogers Park, 152 N. State St. Info: www.spartacelticfest.org

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Ohio Celtic Festival

Painesville Township OH, United States

A weekend of great music, Celtic magic and family fun at Lake County Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohiocelticfestival.com

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CNY Scottish Games

Syracuse, NY New York, United States

Pipe band competition and Celtic activities at Long Branch Park on Onondaga Lake. Info: www.cnyscottishgames.org

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Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

Hamilton, MT , United States

Continuous live music concerts on two stages, dancing, pipe bands and more at Daly Mansion. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Return to Lallybroch

Huntersville, NC NC, United States

The event is inspired by, but not affiliated with, the hit television series, Outlander. Guests are invited to come experience the magic of the Scottish Highlands through performances, storytelling, workshops such as lantern making and whisky tasting, and a lively marketplace at Historic Rural Hill. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/return-to-lallybroch-tickets-777739940097

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Maggie: A New Musical @ The Goodspeed

East Haddam CT, United States

The American premiere of Maggie: A New Musical. A Scottish mother’s unbreakable love for her three sons is tested in an inspirational new musical about family bonds and changing times. After suffering the unthinkable loss of her husband, Maggie must rely on her strength, sense of humor and fiercely loyal friends to protect her family ... Read more

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Wisconsin Highland Games

Waukesha, WI WI, United States

Labor Day Weekend with Clans, Heavy events, Highland dance, pipe bands and more at Waukesha Expo Center. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

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158th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

Pleasanton, CA CA, United States

A Bay Area tradition since 1866, California's largest Scottish Games celebrates the very best of Scottish competition, culture and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. Labor Day Weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

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Virginia Scottish Games

The Plains, VA , United States

A celebration of Scotland on Labour Day Weerkend at 5089 Old Tavern Road. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

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Capital District Scottish Games

Altamont NY, United States

Pipe band and Highland dance competitions, Clans, Celtic entertainment, Scottish dogs and more at Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Edinboro Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Edinboro, PA PA, United States

Revel in the rich traditions of Scotland on PennWest Edinboro's picturesque campus during the 30th annual event. Info: www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games

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Union County NJ Celtic Festival

Clark NJ, United States

Family friendly event celebrating Celtic culture and heritage at Oak Ridge Park. Info: www.unioncountycelticf.wixsite.com/union-county-celtic

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Kalamazoo Scottish Festival

Parchment MI, United States

Full fare of fun - including music, piping, dancing, children's games,  Highland athletics and more at Kindleberger Park, 122 N Riverview Dr. Info: www.kalamazooscottishfest.org

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Columbus Scottish Festival

Columbus, IN , United States

A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

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Flathead Celtic Festival

West Kalispell MT, United States

A celebration of Celtic culture with pipe bands, clans and more at Centennial Farm, 563 McMannamy Draw. Info: www.flatheadcelticfestival.com

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Oregon Celtic Festival

Canby OR, United States

Immerse yourself in the magic of the festival as you explore an array of Celtic crafts, indulge in delicious traditional delicacies, and join in the spirited ceilidh dances, at Clackamas County Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave. Info: www.orcelticfest.com

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Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

Lockport, NY NY, United States

Be immersed in the traditions and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and all things Celtic at Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave. (Rte. 78). Info: www.niagaraceltic.com

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Ligonier Highland Games

Ligonier, PA PA, United States

Pipe bands, Scottish dogs, Clans, Highland dance, athletics and more at Ildewild Park. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Kelso Highlander Festival

Kelso, WA WA, United States

Come taste a wee bit o' Scotland in the city named after its ancestral roots. Experience pipe bands, heavy Scottish games, Scottish dance competition, food and craft vendors, and musical guests such as the Wicked Tinkers. Free entry and parking. Info: www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival or www.facebook.com/highlanderfestival

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Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival

La Veta CO, United States

The festival celebrates the living legacy of the worldwide Celtic cultures and traditions with opportunities to experience the diversity of Celtic spirit through creative interaction, education and performances. Info: www.celticmusicfest.com

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New Hampshire Highland Games

Concord, NH NH, United States

A celebration of Scottish heritage at Loon Mountain Resort with: Scottish music, dance, food, and fun to heavy athletics, sheep dog trials, and crowd-favorite, massed bands. Info: www.nhscot.org

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Boise Scottish Heritage Festival

Boise ID, United States

Be a part of Scottish culture and experience music, dance, athletics, sporting events, food and vendors of Scottish related goods at Expo Idaho, 5610 North Glenwood St. Info: www.scottishsocietyswi.org

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Celtic Classic

Bethlehem, PA PA, United States

The largest free Celtic festival in North America. Info: www.celticfest.org

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North Georgia Highland Games

Clayton GA, United States

Clans, athletes, vendors, entertainment at Rabun County Civic Center, 201 West Savannah St. Info: www.northgeorgiahighlandgames.com

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2024 Scottish Athletics Masters World Championships

Green Cove Springs, FL FL, United States

The Foundation for Scottish Athletics (FSA) is honored to host the 2024 Masters World Championship for the Scottish Masters' Athletics International at Clay County Fairgrounds. Info: www.2024mwc.com

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Scotland County Highland Games

Laurinburg, NC NC, United States

Scottish entertainment, performanes and more at  at the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, 13043 X-Way Rd. Info: www.carolina-highlandgames.com

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McMinnville Scottish Festival

McMinnville OR, United States

A weekend of music, Clans, heritage, dancing and more at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Info: www.celticheritage.org/mac-scottish-festival

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Tyler ScotFest

Tyler, TX TX, United States

​ Witness true tests of strength and skill in the Highland Games. Cheer for your favorite Scottish performers, discover the rich traditions of Clan history  and explore the beautiful South Spring Baptist Church campus as you enjoy this unique celebration of Scottish heritage. Info: www.tylerscotfest.org

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Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Aztec, NM NM, United States

The Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture at Riverside Park. Info: www.aztechighlandgames.com

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Harpers Ferry Highland Games

Harpers Ferry WV, United States

 Celtic music, events and more at Sam Micheals Park, 235 Sam Michael's Lane. Info: www.hfccs.org

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Oklahoma Highland Gathering

Choctaw OK, United States

A celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture at Choctaw Creek Park. Info: www.unitedscotsok.com/festival

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CelticFest Mississippi

Brandon, MS , United States

Traditional Irish & Scottish Festival in Central Mississippi since 1991, at 1112 North Shore Parkway. Info: www.celticfestms.org

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Houston Highland Games

Humble, TX TX, United States

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

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Seaside Highland Games

Ventura, CA CA, United States

A celebration of Scotland in Southern California at Ventura County Fairgrounds. Info: www.seasidehighlandgames.org

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Radford Highlanders Festival

Radford, VA VA, United States

Includes heavyweight games; sheepherding; live entertainment; clans and more at Radford University. Info: www.radford.edu/content/festival/home.html

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ScotsFest-Arkansas Scottish Festival

Batesville, AR

Every year Arkansas’ oldest city, Batesville, plays host to one of America’s most popular Scottish festivals. Pipers, drummers, dancers, athletes, Scottish clans, and vendors travel from all corners of the country to attend the event at Lyon College. Info: www.arscottishfest.com

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Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Stone Mountain, GA , United States

Stone Mountain will be featuring colorful pipe bands, Scottish Athletics, Piping and Drumming competitions, Highland dancers competing, Country Dancing, Scottish Harping and Fiddling, Scottish foods and drink, clan tents and more. Info: www.smhg.org

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Crystal Coast Highland Games

Beaufort NC, United States

Pipe bands, Highland dance, vendors, clans and more at Gallants Channel 293 West Beaufort Rd. Info: www.crystalcoasthighlandgames.com

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The Wallace Award

New York, NY NY, United States

The American-Scottish Foundation introduced the Wallace Award in 1970 to recognize the extraordinary diversity of contribution that Scots have made to the world – and, in particular, to recognize one or more living citizens or residents of the United States of Scottish descent for their individual contributions to the well being of this country. Held ... Read more

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Asilomar Weekend

Pacific Grove, CA CA, United States

A magical weekend of Scottish country dancing. Asilomar Conference Grounds promises you an unforgettable weekend dancing in beautiful Merrill Hall, classes with world-class teachers and outstanding musicians. Info: https://sfasilomardance.wixsite.com/asilomarweekend

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Charleston Scottish Games

Charleston, SC , United States

The second oldest event of its kind in the southeast, immersing visitors in Scottish heritage and history,  at Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

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Austin Celtic Festival

Austin, TX

A celebration of Celtic cul;ture with entertainment, retail, and performances at Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr. Info: www.austincelticfestival.com

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Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

Salado, TX , United States

Three days of Scottish celebration, entertainment and events, including the largest gathering of Scottish Clan tents in Texas, at Thomas Arnold Elementary School, 575 Salado School Rd.  Info: www.saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games

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The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society-Dance Around the World

Taking dancers on a journey from Scotland around the world and back, the programme features 12 dances with connections to six continents through devisers, themes and locations, before bringing everyone together with The Homecoming Dance. Dance Around the World will mark one year since the RSCDS Centenary and on this day we want to fill ... Read more

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

Dunedin, FL FL, United States

An annual event outdoor festival featuring multiple musical acts. Each year the main stage features regional, national, and international Celtic music artists along with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band. Info: www.dunedinsafoundation.com/celtic-music-craft-beer-festival

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide

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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Scottish North American Community Conference

Alexandria, VA VA, United States

SNACC 2024 brings in a variety of organizations and individuals who work in fostering Scottish culture in North America. The theme for 2024 is Scottish Roots and Fruits: The Power of Connection and will take place over the weekend of the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk. Info:  www.scottishleadershipconference.com

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Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

Alexandria, VA VA, United States

Dozens of Scottish clans dressed in colorful tartans parade through the streets of Old Town, joined by pipe and drum bands, as well as terriers and hounds, community groups and more. Info: https://visitalexandria.com/holidays/scottish-walk

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Happy Christmas

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers, followers and friends a very Merry Christmas!

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Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide

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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Florida Keys Celtic Festival

Marathon, FL

A weekend of Celtic entertainers, athletics, dancing, music and more at Marathon Community Park, MM49 US Hwy 1 Ocean Side. Info: www.floridakeyscelticfestival.com

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47th Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

Winter Springs, FL FL, United States

Experience traditional Highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture and food at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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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.

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Robert Burns Supper

Fort Lauderdale, FL FL, United States

Join the Scottish American Society of South Florida in celebration of Robert Burns with aScottish dinner, Immortal Memory, toasts, Scottish and social dancing at Tropical Acres Steakhouse, 2500 Griffin Rd. Info: www.sassf.org

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Panama City Beach Scottish Festival

Panama City Beach, FL FL, United States

The largest and longest running Scottish Festival in Northwest Florida. Scotland comes to the beach at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Info: www.pcbscottishfestival.com

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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St Augustine FL, United States

Experience top international & U.S. Celtic bands, highland games, parade, whisky tasting, workshops, lectures, Celtic food, and more. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Sherman, TX TX, United States

Come and enjoy this family-friendly event and experience all things Celtic. Info: www.shermancelticfest.com

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Hoolie in New York

New York, NY NY, United States

Scotland's beloved cultural extravaganza, Hoolie in the Hydro, comes to Carnegie Hall for an unforgettable evening of vibrant Scottish music and culture, showcasing world-renowned talent from throughout Scotland to the Big Apple. Info:  www.anairdevents.com

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Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Honolulu, HI HI, United States

Highland Games, entertainment, Highland dancing, bagpipes, Gathering of Clans and more.  Info: www.hawaiianscottishassociation.com/highland-games

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Stonehenge Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Ingram, TX TX, United States

Celtic entertainment, vendors, dancing and music. A family-friendly good time for all at Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Rd. Info: www.hcaf.com/celtic-festival

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Savannah Scottish Games

Savannah, GA GA, United States

A grand celebration of Scottish heritage, with Celtic music, Scottish clans/societies, pipe bands, Highland dancing, heavy athletic events, children's activities, sheep herding, falconry, genealogy, food, refreshments and fun for the entire family at Bethesda Academy. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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Greenville Scottish Games

Greenville, SC SC, United States

A celebration of Scotland Memorial Day Weekend at Furman University. Info: www.gallabrae.com

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