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October 2021

Bringing the Bards Home

October 21
Virtual event

Presented by The American-Scottish Foundation. A talk on the important Scottish manuscripts which the National Library of Scotland, together with the National Trust for Scotland and the Abbotsford Trust, intend to acquire for the nation.Thursday October 21s 7 pm Est via zoomReservations required, registration $25: https://americanscottishfoundation.com/events/2021-Bringing_Home_Bards.html

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CelticFest Mississippi

October 23 - October 24
Brandon, MS United States

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

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Richmond Highland Games

October 30 - October 31
Richmond, VA VA United States

Given the on-going and ever changing COVID circumstances, after much discussion, we have decided to postpone this year’s games. Info: www.vacelticfestival.com/

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November 2021

35th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games

November 5 - November 7
Tucson, AZ AZ United States

A celebration of Celtic culture including dancing, bagpipes, music, Highland Games, vendors and our Clans at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Info: www.tucsoncelticfestival.org

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Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

November 6
Charleston, SC United States

The Scottish are coming to Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

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Austin Celtic Festival

November 6 - November 7
Austin, TX

Austin Celtic Festival, TX  The Festival is postponed until 2022. Info: www.austincelticfestival.com 

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Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

November 12 - November 14
Salado, TX United States

The three-day event includes the skirl of the bagpipes, the wearing of the tartan, tossing the caber, Highland dancing, Celtic entertainers, shopping, food and fun. Info: www.saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games

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Balmoral Classic: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

November 13
Pittsburgh, PA PA United States

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented Californian cellist Natalie Haas has revived the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. Appearing with Fraser & Haas will be the winning piper and drummer from the 2021 Balmoral Classic US Junior Solo Piping & Drumming ... Read more

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The Balmoral Classic

November 13
Virtual event

The 15th Annual Balmoral Classic, the only junior solo competition for both bagpipers and drummers in the USA, will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. This will be a virtual event, with competitors submitting videos to our panel of world-renowned judges. Info: https://balmoralschoolofpiping.org/

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Mississippi Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival

November 13 - November 14
Gulfport, MS MS United States

The Covid-19 situation has caused the event to cancel this year's Games. Info: www.mshighlandsandislands.org

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

November 20
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Traditional and Contemporary Celtic music and both local and national craft beer at  Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com

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195th Caledonian Society of Cincinnati St. Andrew’s Ball

November 27
Cincinnati, OH United States

The 195th St. Andrew's Ball at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Hall of Mirrors, 35 W 5th St. Info: www.caledoniansociety.org

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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 2021

Scottish North American Community Conference

December 10 - December 12
Virtual event

The Conference, now in its 19th year, is presented annually by founding partners, The American-Scottish Foundation and CHICAGO SCOTS in association with St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, Council of Scottish Clans & Associations (COSCA), Clans And Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC), the Toronto, Ontario-based Scottish Studies Foundation and the University of Guelph. The Conference is an opportunity for those in the Scottish North American ... Read more

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 18
New York, NY NY United States

2021 marks the 23rd year of The Pipes of Christmas, NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas concert . By popular demand, their 'Festival of Advent' program returns online Sundays during Advent. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 19
Summit, NJ NJ United States

2021 marks the 23rd year of The Pipes of Christmas, Celtic Christmas concert at Central Presbyterian Church. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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Happy Christmas

December 25

Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022!

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January 2022

Florida Keys Celtic Festival

January 8, 2022 - January 9, 2022
Marathon, FL

The Florida Keys Celtic Festival features family-friendly Celtic rock and Traditional music, Irish & Scottish Dancing, Sheep-dog herding, Pipes and Drums, a Children’s Glen with games, face painting and fun activities, and fabulous Celtic (and Keys) foods and crafts vendors. Highland Athletics, the original Strongman sport, features a sanctioned Woman’s Highland Athletics Competition and Men’s ... Read more

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Winter Storm

January 13, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Kansas City, MO MO United States

Cancelled due to Covid restrictions. Winter Storm is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Kansas City in 2023, January 12-15. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 15, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Winter Springs, FL FL United States

Presenting a taste of Scotland & celebrating Scottish heritage at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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The 27th Annual Burns Night Gala Celebration

January 21, 2022
New York, NY NY United States

Celebrate Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns.Hosted by the American Scottish Foundation and University Club, New York. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Scotfest Burns Night 2022

January 22, 2022
Broken Arrow, OK OK United States

Join Scotfest as we celebrate Scotland's prodigal son, poet laureate and philosopher, Robert Burns. Fantastic food, Single Malts, drinks, poetry and lots of frivolity and fun at Stoney Creek Hotel Tulsa. Info: www.facebook.com/OKSCOTFEST

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2022

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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February 2022

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 4, 2022 - February 5, 2022
Sarasota, FL FL United States

February 4th,7PM-10PM Ceilidh, followed by a full day of Scottish celebration February 5th, 9AM-5PM with the Games at Sarasota County Fairgrounds. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Balmoral Winter Workshop Online

February 4, 2022 - February 6, 2022
Virtual event

Beginning in February 2021, Balmoral is offering weekend-long Winter Workshops for Pipers and Drummers. Workshop attendees receive instruction on the Great Highland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, Scottish snare drum and more. Info: www.balmoralschoolofpiping.org/winter-workshop

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City of Dunedin Pipe Band presents “Highland Roads,” LIVE in concert

February 5, 2022
Alexandria, VA VA United States

The City of Dunedin Pipe Band, Grade 1 Champions, present "Highland Roads," LIVE in concert, along with a WORKSHOP for pipers & drummers at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Dr. Info: www.cityofdunedinpipeband.com/events

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Asheville Celtic Festival

February 19, 2022
Fletcher, NC NC United States

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: www.ashevillecelticfest.com

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March 2022

Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 5, 2022
Plantation, FL FL United States

A celebration of Scottish culture at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave), presented by  Scottish American Society of South Florida. Info: www.sassf.org

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The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 12, 2022 - March 13, 2022
St. Augustine, FL FL United States

Find the Celt in you at America’s oldest Celtic city at the multi-award winning St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, a weekend of great Celtic entertainment. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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April 2022

24th Annual NYC Tartan Day Parade

April 9, 2022

The swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers of thousands of spectators await. This beloved celebration of Scottish-American culture promises to be extraordinary in scope, talent and turnout as we gather in person for the first time since 2019. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Las Vegas Highland Games

April 9, 2022 - April 10, 2022
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

A festival for the community presented by the Las Vegas Celtic Society, featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at Floyd Lamb Park. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

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The 2022 Virginia International Tattoo

April 28, 2022 - May 1, 2022
Norfolk, VA VA United States

The Tattoo will return to its longtime home at Scope Arena in Downtown Norfolk; international performers will be back with a renewed desire to share their music, culture and traditions; and the free preshow Tattoo Hullabaloo will once again wow crowds for hours every day. Info: 757-282-2800 or www.vafest.org/tattoo

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May 2022

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 6, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Decatur, TX TX United States

The sounds of bagpipes and Celtic music will fill the air at the 36th Annual Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games celebrate everything "Scottish" at the Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 FM 51, in Decatur, Texas.  #TEXASSCOTS. Info: www.texasscottishfestival.com

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July 2022

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

July 16, 2022 - July 17, 2022
Monterey, CA CA United States

Live music performers, bagpipe competitions, Celtic cuisine and more at Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd. Info: www.montereycelticfest.com

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