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September 2017

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Estes Park, CO United States

Immerse yourself in Celtic culture at the highland festival in Estes Park. Info: (800) 90ESTES, 970-586-6308 or www.scotfest.com

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Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival

September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Edinboro, PA United States

Featuring music, dance, athletics, art, food, and family gatherings at Edinboro University. Info: 888-8GO-BORO or www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games

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Columbus Scottish Festival

September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Columbus, IN United States

A full weekend of Scottish fun at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Info: www.scottishfestival.org.

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games 2017

September 9, 2017
Hermitage, TN United States

In the heart of Music City Nashville focusing on the Highland athlete and to honor its growing amateur competitions. Also an outstanding musical talent from the area providing entertainment throughout along with a great Clan experience often described as a big family reunion at The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Scottish American History Forum

September 9, 2017
North Riverside, IL United States

At the Scottish Home (Heritage Hall) 2800 Des Plaines Ave. Open to the public and free to attend. Info: 708 447 5092.

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4th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival and Highland Games

September 9, 2017
Quarryville, PA United States

Celebrate Scotland at 1199 Valley Rd. Info: www.oldcovchurch.com

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MacMillan Pipe Band Celtic Ceilidh

September 9, 2017
Gaithersburg, MD United States

Come join us for a special evening to support the MacMillan United Pipe Bands at Gaithersburg Hilton Inn, 620 Perry Parkway. Info: [email protected]

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New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Lincoln, NH United States

A celebration of Scottish heritage at Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Rd. Info: 1-800-358-7268 or www.nhscot.org.

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Scottish Weekend

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Timber Ridge, WV United States

Scottish country dance event which emphasizes the best in live music, fine teaching, and "controlled abandon." Info: www.scottishweekend.org

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17th Niagara Celtic Festival

September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Olcott, NY United States

Celebrating the best in music, food, culture and fun at Krull Park, 6108 Lake Rd. Info: 716 778 5730 or www.niagaraceltic.com

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Fresno Scottish Gathering and Games

September 16, 2017
Fresno, CA United States

Celebrating 40 years of Scotland at Kearney Park, presented by the Fresno Scottish Society. Info: www.fresnoscottishsociety.org

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Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Bethlehem, PA United States

Celebrate Celtic culture in historic Bethlehem at 532 Main St. Info: 610-868-9599  or www.celticfest.org

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First Annual ACGA Fèis

September 22, 2017
Ligonier, PA United States

At the Antiochian Village and will include presentations on Gaelic tradition, song and instrument workshops. Info: www.gaelicusa.org

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The Colorado Military Taptoo

September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO CO United States

Military Music Spectacle at the Pikes Peak Center. Info: www.heroshow.org

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Dixon Scottish Highland Games

September 30, 2017
Dixon, CA United States

Celebrate Scotland at Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. Info: www.scotsindixon.org

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October 2017

16th Annual Kilted Classic Golf Tournament 

October 5, 2017
Woodridge, IL IL United States

Dressed in kilts of every color, golfers follow the skirl of a bagpiper around a course and play the game that many regard as one of Scotland's greatest inventions, presented by Chicago Scots at Seven Bridges Golf Club. Info: 708 426 7126 or www.chicagoscots.org/kiltedclassic2017

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Scotland County Highland Games

October 7, 2017
Laurinburg, NC United States

Celebrate Scotland at the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, 13040 X-Way Rd. Info: www.schgnc.org

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Pipes & Pours 2017 – LVPB’s Annual Whisky Tasting Fundraiser

October 7, 2017
Henderson, NV United States

Pipes & Pours whisky tasting fundraiser, benefiting Las Vegas Pipe Band , a registered local non-profit, and the annual Celtic Thanksgiving Concert. This event brings you the perfect traditional Scottish pairing of whisky and bagpipe music at 1794 Amarone Way. Info: www.lasvegaspipeband.org

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Aztec Highland Games

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Aztec, NM NM United States

The largest Celtic music festival in the Four Corners at Riverside Park, 500 South Light Plant Rd. Info: www.aztechighlandgames.com

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Chesapeake Celtic Festival

October 7, 2017
Snow Hill, MD MD United States

A great event for the whole family-Celtic dancing, Celtic bands, bagpipes & drums, storytelling, artisans, historic ales & speciality beers, whiskey tasting & more at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, 3816 Old Furnace Rd. Info: www.furnacetown.org

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The 27th Annual Reno Celtic Celebration

October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Reno – USA Reno, NV USA

Presented as a community and family event to celebrate Celtic culture at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Info: www.renoceltic.org

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Ventura Seaside Highland Games

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Ventura, CA United States

The premier Scottish Event on the Central California Coast at Seaside Park, Ventura Co. Fairgrounds. Info: 818-886-4968 or www.seaside-games.com

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Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival

October 14, 2017
Indianapolis, IN United States

Presented by The Scottish Society of Indianapolis and The Scottish Foundation of Indianapolis at German Park, 8600 S Meridian St. Info: www.indyscotgamesandfest.com

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New Jersey Celtic Fest

October 14, 2017
South Amboy, NJ NJ United States

Show off your kilt and your brave heart and join us at the New Jersey Celtic Fest in County Middlesex at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, John T. O’Leary Blvd. Info: 855-478-6888 or www.irunnewjersey.com

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45th Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Atlanta, GA United States

On the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park the sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games presented in a uniquely southern style. Info: 770 521-0228 or www.smhg.org.

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Sarasota Celtic Music Festival

October 21, 2017
Sarasota, FL United States

Celebrate Celtic culture at Nathan Benderson Park. Info: www.celtoberfest.org

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2017 Celtober Highland Games

October 21, 2017
Denton, TX TX United States

Presented by the Texas Celtic Athletic Association at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Ln. Info: www.txceltics.org

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Samhain Celtic New Year Festival & Concert 2017

October 21, 2017
Salem, OR OR United States

Celebrate Celtic culture through a day of hands-on experience at the Ceili of the Valley’s 2nd annual Samhain Celtic New Year Festival at Grant Community School, 725 Market St. NE. Info: www.celticfestival.info

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CFD Pipes and Drums 10th Anniversary Benefit Party

October 21, 2017
Merrionette Park, IL IL United States

Join the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums in celebrating 10 years of service on October 21, 2017, 4pm-8pm at 115 Bourbon St. Info: 773-800-1742 or www.chicagofirepipers.com

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Carolina Caledonian Fest

October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Fayetteville, NC United States

A festival honoring the Argyll Colony, America's most significant Highlander settlement at Campbellton Landing. Info: www.caledonianfest.com

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Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games

October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Richmond, VA United States

A weekend of Celtic fun at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave Info: 804-356-1093 or www.vacelticfestival.com

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Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival

October 28, 2017
Bakersfield, CA United States

The great tradition of Scottish and Irish music at Kern County Fairgrounds. Info: www.kernscot.org

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Louisiana Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 28, 2017
Zachary LA United States

Featuring traditional Highland games, Scotch and Irish country dancing, bagpiping, heritage events, foods and much more at Zachary Youth Park, 1650 E Mount Pleasant Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/LAHighlandGamesCelticFest

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Fall Ceilidh

October 28, 2017
Hollywood, FL United States

With a Hallowe'en flavour at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1805 Pierce St. Info: www.SASSF.org

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Kirkin of the Tartan

October 29, 2017
Modesto CA United States

The Modesto St. Andrews Society will honor traditions of the past with its bi-annual "Kirkin' of the Tartan" at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1528 Oakdale Rd. Info: www.standrewsmodesto.org

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November 2017

A Spooky Night

November 1, 2017
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Join the American-Scottish Foundation in association with Burns Society NY at Cafe Tallulah, 70th Street & Columbus Ave. Celebrate the "Halloween" of Robert Burns with verse and music. A haunting fun evening for all. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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The Association of Scottish Games and Festivals Conference

November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Myrtle Beach, SC United States

A conference of resources and information to assist in the production of Highland Games throughout the United States. Info: www.asgf.org/conference

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2017 St. Andrew’s Gala

November 4, 2017
Denver, CO United States

Presented by St. Andrew Society of Colorado at Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Info: www.coloradoscots.com

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53rd Annual Heather Tartan Ball & Silent Auction

November 4, 2017
Seattle WA United States

Featuring pipe band performances, auction, Scottish country dancing & music. Presented by the Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association at Seattle Latvian Center 11710 3rd Ave NE. Info: www.sshga.or

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Austin Celtic Festival

November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Austin – USA Austin, TX USA

Multi-stage and programming of all things Celtic out at the beautiful Pioneer Farms in North Austin. Info: www.austincelticfestival.com

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Tripoli Scottish Highlanders Tartan Ball

November 4, 2017
Milwaukee, WI WI United States

Scottish music, food and fun at Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Info: www.highlandertartanball.com

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St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee Kirkin’ of the Tartans

November 6, 2017
Havana, FL FL United States

At Havana Presbyterian Church, 213 1st St NE, Info: www.saintandrewtallahassee.org

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Asilomar Scottish Country Dance Weekend & Workshop

November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Pacific Grove, CA United States

Scottish country dance weekend & workshops at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Info: Patti Cobb, Asilomar Weekend Chair (510)858-7588 or www.Asilomar.rscds-sf.org.

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Balmoral Classic

November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Pittsburgh PA United States

Weekend includes a Friday night reception, the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Solo Snare Drumming Championships on Saturday, and a Saturday night concert featuring Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas. Info: www.balmoralclassic.org

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

November 18, 2017
Dunedin, 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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Fraser and Haas in Concert at Balmoral Classic

November 18, 2017
Pittsburgh PA United States

Scottish traditional music on Scots fiddle and cello at the Balmoral Classic. Pittsburgh’s Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie at McGonigle Theatre, Central Catholic High School, 4720 Fifth Ave. Info: 412 323- 2707 or www.bagpiping.org

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Celtic Festival at the Farm

November 25, 2017
Parker, TX United States

Spend a beautiful fall day with us on a working farm, where Celts and Celts-at-heart will gather to enjoy live bagpipe music, Scottish food, gift vendors, kids games and crafts, historic costumes, silent auctions, Outlander fan meet-up, and more at Jacob's Reward Farm 4308 Church Lane. Info: www.facebook.com/metroplex.united

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Celtic Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

Las Vegas Pipe Band's annual Celtic Thanksgiving concert showcases the best of Southern Nevada's diverse Celtic performing arts community on one stage: Scottish & Irish dancers, Celtic singers, bagpiping & Scottish drumming at Clark County Library 1401 East Flamingo Rd. Info: www.lasvegaspipeband.org

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Eve of St Andrew’s Day Dinner

November 29, 2017
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with the Scottish-American Foundation with Scottish food, drink and cheer at Maggie Place, 21 East 47th St. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2017
Nationwide, United States

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church Kirkin of the Tartan and Evening Prayer Service

November 30, 2017
Alexandria, VA VA United States

St. Andrew, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, is the Patron Saint of Scotland. The service will include a blessing of Scottish tartans, a bagpiper, and the Scottish music. It will be followed by a reception with Scottish foods and beverages, and the Scottish Fiddling Society will perform. The church is located at 402 E. Monroe ... Read more

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December 2017

Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance

December 1, 2017
Bellevue, WA United States

World-Class violinist and Scottish fiddler, Brandon Vance, is an innovative performer-composer, creating new music in a traditional style, while honoring the classics of the Scottish fiddling tradition at SOMA Towers 288 106th Avenue Northeast. Info: www.resonance.events

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St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee St. Andrew’s Day Dinner

December 1, 2017
Tallahassee, FL FL United States

Celebrate Scotland's patron Saint at Tallahassee Women’s Club featuring the Seven Nations Band. Info: www.saintandrewtallahassee.org

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Scottish American Society St. Andrews Celebration

December 1, 2017
Akron, OH OH United States

Potluck dinner served at Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. Info: www.scottishamericansociety.org

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47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Alexandria, VA VA United States

Thousands will join us for a full line up of festivities that will celebrate the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria. Info: www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend

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NY Metro Pipe Band Christmas Ball

December 2, 2017
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Christmas and the band at the Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral, 26 Quealy Pl. Info: www.nymetropipeband.com

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Join Clan Forbes marching Scottish Christmas Walk

December 2, 2017
Alexandria, VA VA United States

Come and march with Clan Forbes members and friends. If you haven't marched before, it's a lot of fun. Info: [email protected]

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The Scottish Exploration – Scotch Whisky Dinner at The Haven

December 12, 2017
Boston, MA United States

Scottish dinner with a superb accompaniment of single malt scotch at The Haven, 2 Perkins St. Info: www.thehavenjp.com

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Celtic Christmas

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Atlanta – USA Atlanta, GA USA

Fiddlers, dancers, harpists, singers, Highland pipers, and bards from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian traditions have enchanted Atlanta audiences of all ages at Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth Street Northwest. Info: (404) 413-9TIX (9849) or www.rialtocenter.org

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 16, 2017
New York – USA New York, NY USA

NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas event at 2 pm, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave. Info: www.facebook.com/ThePipesofChristmas

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 17, 2017
Summit NJ United States

NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas event at 2 & 7pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St. Info: www.facebook.com/ThePipesofChristmas

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2017
Nationwide, United States

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

December 30, 2017
Tryon, NC NC United States

An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories which hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. Info: 828-859-8322 or www.tryonarts.org

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Olde Towne Scottish Walk

December 31, 2017
Portsmouth, VA United States

Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession of families, friends and visitors led by bagpipe-and-drums. Info: 757-650-3052 or www.portsvaevents.com

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2017
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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January 2018

Florida Keys Celtic Festival

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Marathon – USA Marathon, FL USA

Show your Clan pride at Marathon Community Park, MM49 US Hwy 1 Ocean Side. Info: www.floridakeyscelticfestival.com

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Winter Storm

January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Kansas City, MO MO United States

The pipes and drums event; consisting of master classes, concerts, and competitions. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Winter Springs, FL United States

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Dr. Info: www.flascot.com

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Burns Celebration & Whisky Tasting

January 13, 2018
Sacramento, CA United States

Hosted by Kilwinning Lodge 203, a celebration of the Baird himself at Oak Point Event Center, 4366 Auburn Blvd. Info: www.facebook.com/Kilwinning203

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The American-Scottish Foundation 23rd Burns Night Gala Celebration

January 19, 2018
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Honor and celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, in words and music at The University Club, One West 54th St. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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2018 SASC Burns Supper

January 20, 2018
Denver, CO United States

Presented by St. Andrew Society of Colorado at Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Info: www.coloradoscots.com

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Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society Burns Dinner 2018

January 20, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA United States

Annual Robert Burns dinner at St. Wenceslaus Church. Info: www.haggis-iowa.com

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St. Andrews Society of Southern Nevada Burns Supper

January 20, 2018
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

Celebrate the Bard with the the St. Andrew's Society of Southern Nevada at Sunset Gardens, 3931 E Sunset Rd. Info: www.sassn.com

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Flathead Celtic Festival

January 20, 2018
Kalispell MT United States

Music, history, ancestry, language, food, crafts and more celebrating Celtic nations at Herron Park. Info: www.flatheadcelticfestival.com

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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The Scottish American Society 3rd Annual Burns Dinner

January 26, 2018
New Franklin, OH OH United States

Haggis, neeps & tatties, pipers, Highland dancers and more at the Syb Party Center, 4157 Hudson Dr. Info: Margaret Frost 330 903-4573 or www.scottishamericansociety.org

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The 15th Annual Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Fort Myers, FL United States

Celtic music and more at Centennial Park. Info: 941-625-8544 or www.celticheritageproductions.com/caloosahatchee.htm

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Hudson Highlands Pipe Band Burns Night Supper 2018

January 27, 2018
Beacon, NY United States

12th annual traditional Burns Night Supper honoring the Scottish poet Robert Burns at Roundhouse, 2 East Main St. Info: www.hhpb.org

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Robert Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Modesto CA United States

Celebrate with the Saint Andrew's Society of Modesto at The Fruit Yard Restaurant, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Info: www.standrewsmodesto.org

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Hollywood, FL United States

Celebrate the bard at Orangebrook Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Info: www.SASSF.org

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Loch Lomond Celtic Society Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Scotts Valley CA United States

A night of music, food, drinks, friends and poetry at Bruno's Banquet room, Upstairs at Brunos BBQ, Kings Village Shopping Center. Info: www.lochlomondceltic.org

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Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Charleston – USA Charleston, SC USA

The Scottish Society of Charleston presents its annual Burns Supper, a celebration of the life and works of Scotland's Poet Laureate, Robert Burns. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

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Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival

January 27, 2018
Sarasota – USA Sarasota, FL USA

The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, Irish dancing (Sarasota Highland Feis) and athletic events at Sarasota Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Robert Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Studio City CA United States

Presented by the Saint Andrew's Society Los Angeles at Sportsmen's Lodge Event Centre, 12833 Ventura Blvd. Info: (818) 755-5000 or www.saintandrewsla.org

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Celtic Arts Foundation Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Mount Vernon – USA Mount Vernon, WA USA

Scots around the globe gather each year to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. The Celtic Arts Foundation marks this festive evening with a dinner honoring the great bard at Littlefield Celtic Center. Info: 360-416-4934 or www.celticarts.org

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February 2018

The Caledonian Society of Arizona Burns Supper

February 3, 2018
Chandler, AZ United States

Celebrate the bard with music and food, co-sponsored with the Daughters of Scotia at American Legion Post 35. Info: www.arizonascots.com

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Burns Night at Colonel Patterson Bell’s Bellbank

February 3, 2018
Kirkwood PA United States

The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation cordially invites you for this festivity to celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns at Colonel Patterson Bell’s Bellbank, 601 Bell Rd. Info: Donna McCool (610) 593-6989 or www.facebook.com/events/831933217013438/

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55th Annual Burns Night Supper and Dance

February 3, 2018
Cranston – USA Cranston, RI USA

Presented by the Burns Anniversary Committee of Rhode Island at Rhodes-on-the Pawtuxet Ballroom, 60 Rhodes Place. Entertainment will be provided by The Irish Express and RI Highlanders Pipe Band. Info: [email protected], 401 434 0386 or https://sasri.org/upcoming-events

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Celtic Arts Winter School: Highland Pipes & Drums

February 5, 2018 - February 9, 2018
Seabeck WA United States

Each year the Celtic Arts Foundation brings some of the world’s most accomplished Celtic musicians from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the US to teach aspiring musicians at Seabeck Conference Center. Info: www.celticarts.org

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Celtic Family Jamboree

February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
Brooksville FL United States

Celtic music, goods and more at t The Rustic Sertoma Youth Ranch 85 Myers Rd. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com/fj.htm

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2018 Robert Burns Supper

February 10, 2018
Dallas, TX TX United States

Celebrating the birthday of the Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. Hosted by the Dallas Knights of St. Andrew, this fundraising event at the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral, 500 South Harwood St. Info: 214-264-7879 or www.knightsofstandrew-dallas.org

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Piping & Drumming Workshop & Recital

February 10, 2018
Dunedin – USA Dunedin, FL USA

Workshop and recital of the best in piping and Scottish drumming with Callum Beaumont and Steven McWhirter presented by the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation. Info: www.dunedinscottishartsfoundation.com

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Fred Morrison in concert with the Prince Charles Pipe Band

February 15, 2018
San Francisco CA United States

Experience a rare journey through Celtic music in the hands of world-renown piper Fred Morrison at the United Irish Cultural Center 2700 45th Ave. Info: www.pcpb.org

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Annual Aloha Winter Weekend of Scottish Country Dancing

February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Honolulu – USA Honolulu, HI USA

An event-filled weekend of dance lessons, social dances and a ceilidh, with live music for all, with music provided by The Humuhumunukunukuapua'a and Strathspey Society Band. Info: www.rscdshawaii.org

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The Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games

February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Long Beach – USA Long Beach, CA USA

Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Info: 877 342-0738 or www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival

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Metro Cup Solo Invitational Piping Competition

February 17, 2018
Newark NJ United States

Each February the premier solo bagpipe competitors meet face to face to compete for some of the biggest prizes in the world at Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport, 160 Frontage Rd. Info: www.themetrocup.com

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Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

February 24, 2018
Green Cove Springs – USA Green Cove Springs, FL USA

A "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Road 16 West. Info: (904) 725-5744 or www.neflgames.com

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St. Andrew’s Society of Mid-Maryland Burns Nicht Supper

February 24, 2018
Frederick MD United States

Traditional and unique supper at 3620 Urbana Pike, Rt. 355. Info: www.sasmm.com/burns2018

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March 2018

Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3, 2018
Panama City Beach, FL FL United States

Celebrate Scotland at Frank Brown Park, join the fun from 9-4. Info: www.pcscotfestival.com

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34th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3, 2018
Plantation – USA Plantation, FL USA

Pipe bands, Clans, dance and more at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave). Info: 954 460 5000 or www.sassf.org

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54th Phoenix Scottish Games

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Phoenix – USA Phoenix, AZ USA

Competitive Highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British cars, over 50 Clans and more at Steele Indian School Park 300 E Indian School Rd. Info: 480-252-0152 or www.arizonascots.com

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8th Annual St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018
St Augustine, Florida.

3 days of fun in America’s oldest Celtic city. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Sonora Celtic Faire

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Sonora – USA Sonora, CA USA

Celebrate Celtic heritage, includes the International Ultimate Jousting Championships at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Info: www.sonoracelticfaire.com

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Fargo Celtic Festival

March 10, 2018
Fargo ND United States

A celebration of the rich culture of the seven Celtic Nations featuring the intriguing history, arts and traditions of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Info:www.fargoparks.com

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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The Southeast Alabama Highland Games

March 17, 2018
Dothan AL United States

Family friendly celebration of Scotland at Houston County Farm Center, 1701 E Cottonwood Rd. Info: www.wiregrasshighlandgames.com

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Tartan Day South

March 22, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Columbia SC United States

A celebration honoring Celtic heritage at Carolina Ale House-Vista. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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Cocoa Beach Scottish Dance Spring Fling

March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Cocoa Beach FL United States

35th annual Cocoa Beach, Florida, Scottish Dance Spring Fling. Evening dances on Friday and Saturday nights with a workshop taught by Kay Munn of Kingston, Ontario during the day on Saturday. Info: James [email protected] or www.rscdsorlandobranch.org

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CelticFest MS

March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Jackson MS United States

Celtic music and fun on the grounds of the MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum, I-55 & Lakeland Dr. Info: www.celticfestms.org

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Saltwater Highland Games & Heritage Festival

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Little River SC United States

Celebrate Celtic Heritage through music, athletics and customs at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex , 150 Citizens Lane. Info: www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com

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Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Bakersfield – USA Bakersfield, CA USA

Scottish music, food and fun at The Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 South P St. Info: www.kernscot.org

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April 2018

Happy Tartan Day

April 6, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish Heritage that is held on April 6th, the day on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The concept of Tartan Day began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on 09 March 1986 by Scottish Banner reader Jean Watson.

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Scottish National Tartan Day Celebration

April 6, 2018
Bethlehem – USA Bethlehem, PA USA

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be celebrating National Tartan Day, which recognizes the contributions of Scottish Americans to our culture and our way of life and marks the Declaration of Scottish Independence at Life in Christ Church, 51 E. Hillmond St. Info: www.celticfest.org/national_tartan_day

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St. Andrew’s Society of Central Florida Tartan Day Celebrations

April 6, 2018
Winter Springs – USA Winter Springs, FL USA

April 6th marks the 20th anniversary of the recognition of National Tartan Day in the US. Wear your clan tartan or your favorite kilt out to Fiddler's Green, 544 W Fairbanks Ave. Drop by and share a pint or two and celebrate your Scottish heritage and love for tartans. Info: www.standrewscfl.com

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New York Tartan Day Parade

April 7, 2018
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Scotland with thousands of people enjoying Clans, tartan, dogs, pipe bands and much more. One of North America's premier Scottish events. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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A Scottish Ramble

April 7, 2018
Saint Paul, MN United States

Celebrate Scottish culture, music, dancing, history, food and merchandise at Landmark Center, 75 5th St W. Info: www.scottishramble.org

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52nd Dunedin Highland Games

April 7, 2018
Dunedin – USA Dunedin, FL USA

A great day of Scottish events, entertainment, fun and friendship at Highlander Park Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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San Antonio Highland Games

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Helotes, TX United States

A weekend of Scottish music, culture fun and friendship at Helotes Festival Grounds 12210 Leslie Rd. Info: www.sahga.org

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Saint Andrew’s Society Los Angeles Tartan Day Celebrations

April 7, 2018
Los Angeles CA United States

Celebrate Tartan Day at the InterContinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars. Info: 310 284-6500 or www.saintandrewsla.org

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6th Annual Piping on The Green, a Celtic Musical and Craft Faire

April 7, 2018
Tullahoma TN United States

Featuring The Highland Rim Scottish Society Kilted Honor Guard, Highland and Celtic entertainment such as bagpipers, bands, dancers, and more at The Green of The Celtic Cup Coffee House, 106 N. Anderson St. Info: Desireé Porter, 931-581-3076 or www.facebook.com/PipingOnTheGreen

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Dressed to Kilt

April 7, 2018
Houston – USA Houston, TX USA

Considered the largest and most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world, Dressed to Kilt will again earn the attention of A-List celebrities and world-class athletes from both sides of the Atlantic with its enchanting evening of Scottish culture. Info: www.fromscotlandwithlove.net

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Scottish Arts Indoor Festival

April 7, 2018
Nashua NH United States

A day of solo Piping, drumming, fiddle, Highland Dance and Pipe Band competitions along with Scottish vendors, foods and "try it" sessions. Admission $20.00 Friday night Piobaireachd competition and Saturday Night concert featuring Bruce Gandy at Nashua High School South. Info: www.scottisharts.org

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39th Arkansas Scottish Festival

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Batesville – USA Batesville, AR USA

A weekend full of piping competitions, delicious food, and unique handmade crafts at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Rd. Info: www.lyon.edu/arkansas-scottish-festival

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14th Annual Las Vegas Highland Games

April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

A massive festival for the community featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at Floyd Lamb Park. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

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Robert Burns Association of North America AGM & Conference

April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Philadelphia PA United States

A weekend conference for the Robert Burns Association. Info: [email protected] or www.rbana.org

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Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Ormond Beach – USA Ormond Beach, FL USA

Celtic music and events at Ormond Beach. Info: www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com

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Scottish & Celtic Heritage Festival

April 21, 2018
Parkersburg, WV WV United States

Daylong entertainment featuring Scottish, Irish bands, Highland dancers, bagpipers, children games, activities, raffle of Scottish sword with display case; Celtic ware vendors, crafters, genealogy, local history, food, Bonnie knees competition, Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt, cartoonist, and more at Parkersburg City Park Pavilion, Park Ave. Info: Pam Brust 304-488-8009.

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Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Woodland, CA CA United States

Enjoy the caber toss, Highland dancing, pipe bands, historic groups, entertainers and more at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Info: www.woodlandcelticgames.org

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40th Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

April 28, 2018
St. Leonard – USA St. Leonard, MD USA

The oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland at the Jefferson-Patterson Park and Museum. Info: www.cssm.org/events/festival

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May 2018

Savannah Scottish Games

May 5, 2018
Savannah – USA Savannah, GA USA

A day of Scottish celebration at Bethesda Academy Main Campus 9520 Ferguson Ave. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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14th Annual Pipes of Spring

May 6, 2018
Redlands, CA CA United States

An afternoon of bagpipes, drums, organ, highland dancing, and more at University of Redlands, 1200 E Colton Ave. Info: www.blandfordbands.org

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Scottish Music Sessions

May 6, 2018
Mount Vernon, WA WA United States

Musicians from around the region gather for a music session at the Littlefield Celtic Center. Info: www.celticarts.org

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World Whisky Day

May 19, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Albuquerque – USA Albuquerque, NM USA

Two days of food, drink, live music, athletic competitions, Celtic vendors, and more. Info: www.celtfestabq.com

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58th Annual Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 19, 2018
Elkton MD United States

A day of athletics, music, dancing, food, and arts celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture at Fair Hill Race Track, 4600 Telegraph Rd. Info: www.fairhillscottishgames.org

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Finger Lakes Celtic Games & Festival

May 19, 2018
Shortsville, NY NY United States

A wonderful array of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and Cornish performers, vendors, and food. Info: [email protected]

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Maryville – USA Maryville, TN USA

At Maryville College, East Tennessee's premier celebration of Scottish culture and history. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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16th Eugene Scottish Festival

May 26, 2018
Eugene United States

Scottish family day with music, Clans and more at Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr. Info: www.eugenescottishfestival.com

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51st Alma Highland Festival

May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Alma – USA Alma, MI USA

A great weekend of Scottish entertainment, Clans, dance and more at Alma College. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com or 989 463-8979.

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Greenville Scottish Games

May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Greenville – USA Greenville, SC USA

Celebrate a great weekend of Scotland at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway. Info: www.gallabrae.com

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June 2018

Glasgow Highland Games

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Glasgow – USA Glasgow, KY USA

Annual festival celebrating heritage and traditions of all Celtic people. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 2, 2018
Friendsville MD United States

Celebrates the heritage, arts, and culture of the Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. Info: www.gccelticfestival.com

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Shotts Highland Games

June 2, 2018
Shotts – Scotland Shotts, Scotland

Traditional Highland games featuring Highland dancing, a pipe band competition and heavy events. Info: www.shottshighlandgames.org.uk

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Milwaukee Highland Games

June 3, 2018
Wauwatosa – USA Wauwatosa, WI USA

Celebrate Scotland at Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. Info: www.milwaukeescottishfest.com

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Clan Leslie International Gathering

June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Salt Lake City – USA Salt Lake City, UT USA

Join Clan Leslie Society International and special guests The Honourable Alexander Leslie & Miranda Leslie. Info: www.clanlesliesociety.org

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Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Salt Lake City – USA Salt Lake City, UT USA

A weekend of Scottish fun and friendship at the Utah State Fair Park 155 N 1000 W, presented by the Utah Scottish Association. Info: www.utahscots.org

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Midwest Scottish Weekend, Wisconsin

June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Beaver Dam WI United States

Enjoy a wonderful weekend of music and Scottish country dancing with renowned musicians and teachers at Wayland Academy, 101 N University Ave. Info: [email protected]

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Mother Lode Highland Games

June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Plymouth – USA Plymouth, CA USA

A full weekend family friendly event, filled with Scottish Heavy Athletics, Highland Dancing, hundreds of bagpipes, Scottish & Celtic foods, music and entertainment at Amador County Fair, 18621 Sherwood St. Info: www.themotherlodegames.com

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Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Blairsville – USA Blairsville, GA USA

Celebrate Scotland at Meeks Park. Info: 706 745-5789 or www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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Taste of Scotland Festival

June 14, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Franklin – USA Franklin, NC USA

A celebration of Scotland with music, food and family fun. Info: www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org

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Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 15, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Itasca – USA Itasca, Il USA

An extravaganza of activities and attractions - from the Caber Toss to Highland Dancing to the Dogs of Scotland at Hamilton Lakes, 900 Thorndale Ave. Info: www.scottishfestivalchicago.org

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College of Piping California Summer School of Piping

June 15, 2018 - June 22, 2018
San Diego – USA San Diego, CA USA

Held once again at the Army and Navy Academy of Carlsbad – a superb, beachside location conducive to learning – this is the ideal location in which to improve on your piping and drumming. Info: www.collegeofpiping.org

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Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival

June 16, 2018
Mt. Airy – USA Mt. Airy, MD USA

Celtic music and events at Mt. Airy Fire Dept Fairgrounds, 1003 Twin Arch Rd. Info: www.midmarylandcelticfestival.com

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Prosser Scottish Fest

June 16, 2018
Prosser WA United States

Central Washington's premier Scottish Fest and Highland Games at Prosser Wine and Food Park. Info: www.prosserscottishfest.org

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The National Piping Centre Virginia Piping School 2018

June 17, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Winchester, VA VA United States

Presented by Glasgow's National Piping Centre with world-class instructors and welcoming all levels of players at Shenandoah University. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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New England Pipe and Drum Academy

June 17, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Newbury MA United States

The New England Academy of Piping and Drumming returns again to the Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center for the annual Scottish bagpiping and drumming seminar. Small classes, intense instruction, and great camaraderie make this summer camp a must. Info: Bruce Beavis 1-773-580-1733 or www.nepada.org

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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s 2018 Summer Music Sessions

June 19, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Indianapolis IN United States

An intensive summer program for pipers and drummers for both beginners and accomplished musicians with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world at University of Indianapolis. Info: 845-389-1774 or www.Bagpiping.org

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The Ohio Scottish Games

June 22, 2018 - June 23, 2018
Wellington – USA Wellington, OH USA

The traditional dance, music and athletics of the ancient highland games. at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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45th San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Vista CA United States

A great family Scottish celebration with music, fun and friendship at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Celtic Fling & Highland Games

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Manheim PA United States

Delight your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this rollicking Celtic celebration at Mount Hope, 2775 Lebanon Rd. Info: www.parenfaire.com/celtic

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49th Annual Tacoma Highland Games

June 23, 2018
Graham WA United States

Celtic concert and Highland games at Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian Ave E. Info: www.tacomagames.org

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The Round Hill Highland Games

June 24, 2018
Lakeville – USA Lakeville, CT USA

A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park celebrating Scottish heritage and culture, holding traditional professional and amateur highland game competitions. Info: www.roundhill.org

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Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 30, 2018
Palmer – USA Palmer, AK USA

Celebrate Scotland at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Info: www.alaskascottish.org

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July 2018

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Wishing all our US readers a happy and fun Independence Day.

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Fort Knox Scottish Tattoo

July 7, 2018
Prospect – USA Prospect, ME USA

This popular annual event is back, featuring traditional Scottish bagpipers, precision marching bands and a patriotic salute to America. Info: 207 469-6553 or www.fortknox.maineguide.com

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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s 2018 Summer Music Sessions

July 8, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Fox Chapel PA United States

An intensive summer program for pipers and drummers for both beginners and accomplished musicians with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world at Shady Side Academy. Info: 845-389-1774 or www.Bagpiping.org

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63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 12, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Linville – USA Linville, NC USA

Hundreds of Clans, Scottish entertainment and more at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: www.gmhg.org

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Payson Scottish Festival

July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Payson UT United States

Come enjoy free of charge the joys and excitement of a Scottish festival with dance, athletic, and pipe band competitions. Learn about your heritage through the many clans in attendance and be entertained by traditional Scottish musicians and dancers at Payson Memorial Park, 250 South Main St. Info: www.paysonscottishfestival.org

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9th Annual Dundee Scottish Festival

July 14, 2018
Dundee NY United States

The festival will feature artists, music, dancers, Highland games and more at the VFW - 125 Seneca Street Extension. Info: 315-729-2124 or www.dundeescottishfestival.com

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Jersey Shore Piping & Drumming Classic

July 14, 2018
Toms River NJ United States

Solo piping and drumming and pipeband competitions at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St. Info: www.jerseyshorecelticfestival.com

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The 24th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games

July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Mount Vernon, WA WA United States

A celebration of Scotland at Edgewater Park. Info: www.celticarts.org

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Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming’s 2018 Summer Music Sessions

July 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
East Stroudsburg PA United States

Two sessions of an intensive summer program for pipers and drummers for both beginners and accomplished musicians with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world at East Stroudsburg University. Info: 845-389-1774 or www.Bagpiping.org

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Maine Celtic Celebration

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Belfast – USA Belfast, ME USA

Celtic music and fun at two adjacent parks in downtown Belfast, Steamboat Landing and Belfast Common. Info: www.mainecelticcelebration.com

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Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

July 21, 2018
Florence – USA Florence, MA USA

Scottish events, entertainment and fun at Look Park , 300 North Main St. Info: www.glasgowlands.org

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Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

July 21, 2018
Eagan – USA Eagan, MN USA

Celebrate Scotland at Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Info: www.mnscottishfair.org

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Dayton Celtic Festival

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Dayton – USA Dayton, OH USA

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

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72nd Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Enumclaw – USA Enumclaw, WA USA

Scotland Comes to the Pacific Northwest at Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 - 284th Avenue SE. Info: 206 522-2541 or www2.sshga.org

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Jackson Highland Games

July 28, 2018
Jackson, MI MI United States

Ancient heavyweight athletics...all with kilts. Come see men and women compete as amateurs in 9 Scottish Heavy events, which include the hammer throw, the sheaf toss and the fan favorite- the caber toss. Info: www.michigan.org/property/jackson-highland-game

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August 2018

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Monterey – USA Monterey, CA USA

The music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland at Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd. Info: 831 682 2022 or www.montereyscotgames.com

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit 168th Annual Highland Games

August 4, 2018
Livonia – USA Livonia, MI USA

A celebration of Scotland at Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.com

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Spokane Scottish Highland Games

August 4, 2018
Spokane – USA Spokane, WA USA

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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55th Annual Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games

August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Edgewater CO United States

Proudly brought to you by the St. Andrew Society of Colorado at Citizens Park, 5401-5499 W 22nd Ave. Info: www.scottishgames.org

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2018 Ceol Mór Pipe and Drum Competition

August 4, 2018
Orangeburg NY United States

Ceol Mór is a festival run by pipers, for pipers, a complete day of competition with individual piping and drumming competition for players at all levels. Info: www.rocklandcountyaoh.com

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77th Central New York Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

August 11, 2018
Liverpool NY United States

A celebration of Scotland at Long Branch Park. Info: www.cnyscottishgames.org

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Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Amherst – USA Amherst, NY USA

Celebrate Scottish cultural heritage at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Info: www.bnhv.org

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Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival

August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Hamilton MT United States

Bagpipes, Clans, Highland games and more at Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Hwy. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Annual Founder’s Day Corn Roast

August 18, 2018
Newtown, OH OH United States

Hosted by Caledonian Society of Cincinnati with food, friendship, games, music and fun for all ages at Moundview Park 3130 Newtown Rd. Info: www.caledoniansociety.org

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2018 Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival

August 18, 2018
Topsham – USA Topsham, ME USA

Celebrate Scotland at Topsham Fairgrounds. Info: www.mainehighlandgames.org

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58th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 25, 2018
Old Westbury – USA Old Westbury, NY USA

Celebrate Scotland at Old Westbury Gardens. Info: www.liscots.org

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13th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and “Gathering of the Clans”

August 25, 2018
Mayville NY United States

A festival atmosphere for the whole family with pipe bands, Celtic bands, dancers, Clans Celtic traders and more at Mayville Lakeside Park. Info: Ph: 814 323 7360 or 716 484 2833 or www.96thhighlanders.com

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Goshen Pipe Band Challenge

August 25, 2018
Campbell Hall NY United States

Bring your family, friends, lawn chair, desire to relax in the scenic landscape of Thomas Bull Memorial Park... and above all your appreciation for pipe band music! Info: www.goshenpbc.org

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The Wisconsin Highland Games

August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Waukesha – USA Waukesha, WI USA

A weekend of Celtic fun for the entire family at Waukesha Expo Center. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

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September 2018

Virginia Scottish Games

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
The Plains – USA The Plains, VA USA

Celebrate Scotland Labor Day weekend at Great Meadow. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

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Capital District Scottish Games

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Altamont NY United States

Something for every Scot at Altamont Fair Grounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Long’s Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Estes Park – USA Estes Park, CO USA

The best in Celtic music at Estes Park. Info: www.scotfest.com

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A Celtic Evening featuring “The American Rogues”

September 7, 2018
Nashville, TN United States

North America’s premier Celtic band, The American Rogues in concert at The Hermitage. The 5 pm performance also features The Secret Commonwealth & Nashville Celts-a great start to the 4th Annual Middle TN Highland Games. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Clan Arthur Chief’s visit to Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival with Clan reunion and AGM.

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Estes Park – USA Estes Park, CO USA

Chief John MacArthur, of that Ilk will be an “Honored Guest” of the above games. The US branch would love to welcome Arthur/MacArthur people from all over the globe to this exciting event and to attend their AGM as a guest. Info: [email protected] or www.facebook.com/groups/2221538694/

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Columbus Scottish Festival

September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Columbus – USA Columbus, IN USA

A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W 200. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

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The Middle Tennessee Highland Games

September 8, 2018
Nashville TN United States

Music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Prescott Highland Games

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Prescott – USA Prescott, AZ USA

A weekend of Celtic celebration at Loch Watson. Info: 928-642-0020 or www.prescottareacelticsociety.com

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ScotFest

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Tulsa – USA Tulsa, OK USA

Oklahoma's premier Celtic music festival & Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities

September 14, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Davenport – USA Davenport, IA USA

Celebrate Celtic culture at Centennial Park on the Davenport Riverfront. Info: www.celtichighlandgames.org

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Big Stone Celtic 2018

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018
Big Stoen Gap VA United States

A celebration of the traditions of the Celtic Nations music, song, stories, food, crafts and dance. Info: www.bigstoneceltic.com

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The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Lincoln – USA Lincoln, NH USA

Don your tartans and enjoy the Loon Mountain Resort with an impressive mix of sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games & Festival. Info: 1-800-358-7268 or www.nhscot.org

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60th Ligonier Highland Games

September 22, 2018
Ligonier – USA Ligonier, PA USA

A celebration of Scotland at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Historic Scottish Gardens and Scots Influences on the Early Gardens of New York

September 25, 2018
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Presented by American Scottish Foundation & National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA in association with the Burns Society of New York. The ASF will speak on the influence of Scots on the early gardens of the United States including the Alexander Hamilton home The Grange and the heather gardens at Fort Totten. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Bethlehem – USA Bethlehem, PA USA

A celebration of all things Celtic and five stages of continuous entertainment. Info: 610-868-9599 or www.celticfest.org

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KVMR Celtic Festival

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Grass Valley CA United States

Includes eleven performance areas including five musical and six demonstration stages and a weekend-long youth arts instruction that has included Celtic music, magic, dance and songwriting. Info: www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

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St Louis Scottish Games & Festival

September 28, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Chesterfield – USA Chesterfield, MO USA

Bagpipes, Clans, Scottish events and more at Spirit Airpark, West Drive. Info: www.stlouis-scottishgames.com

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Dixon Scottish Highland Games & Gathering

September 29, 2018
Dixon CA United States

Lots of Scottish fun , music and more at Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. Info: www.scotsindixon.org

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October 2018

Kilted Classic

October 4, 2018
Woodridge, IL IL United States

Join Chicago Scots for a day a uniquely Scottish golf tournament. Dressed in kilts of every color, golfers follow the skirl of a bagpiper around the course and enjoy one of Scotland’s greatest inventions – the game of golf at Seven Bridges Golf Club. Info: www.chicagoscots.org

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Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival 2018

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Aztec, NM NM United States

The Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture through traditional athletic competitions, music and dance performances, clan representation, and more at Riverside Park. Info: www.aztechighlandgames.com

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The 27th Annual Reno Celtic Celebration

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Reno – USA Reno, NV USA

Celtic music, fun and friendship at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Info: www.renoceltic.org

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Scotland County Highland Games

October 6, 2018
Laurinburg, NC NC United States

The games site provides an immersion into the Scottish-American heritage of this region on the grounds of the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center. Info: www.carolina-highlandgames.com

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Seaside Highland Games

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Ventura – USA Ventura, CA USA

The premier Scottish event on the central California Coast at Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W Harbor Blvd. Info: www.seaside-games.com

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Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games

October 13, 2018
Tyler, TX TX United States

Join the clan as they celebrate the rich traditions of Celtic heritage in a unique community event at South Spring Baptist Church 17002 US Highway 69 S. Info: https://tylerscottishfest.weebly.com

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Gaelic Splendour: Julie Fowlis

October 14, 2018
Rohnert Park, CA CA United States

Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer nominated as ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and ‘Best Artist’ at the Songlines World Music Awards 2015 live at Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Ave. Info: 866 955 6040 or https://gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3769438-julie-fowlis

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Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Stone Mountain – USA Stone Mountain, GA USA

In the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park with Clans, pipe bands, Scottish dancers and more. Info: www.smhg.org

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Scottish North American Leadership Conference 2018

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Troy, MI MI United States

Utilizing panels and the presentations of experts in the genre SNALC will listens for the blended voices of our speakers, our attendees, and our younger guests hosted by participating organizations at Kilgore Centre. Info: www.scottishleadershipconference.org

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Ozark Mouuntain Highland Games

October 20, 2018
Springfield, MO MO United States

Throwing heavy objects for sport, food, & fun. Info: www.facebook.com/OzarkMountainGames

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The Gathering of Pringles

October 20, 2018
Niagara Falls, NY NY United States

All persons of the Pringle surname, or of Pringle descent, are invited to gather for a special Pringle family celebration. This is an opportunity to meet other Pringles, learn of the first Pringles in North America, of our Scottish roots, origin of the name, some famous Pringles, and your place in the Family Tree. Info: ... Read more

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Asilomar Scottish Country Dance Weekend & Workshop

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Pacific Grove, CA CA United States

A weekend of Scottish country dancing, classes, and lots more. Celebrating 60 years since the very first Scottish Country Dance event was held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Info: www.asilomar.rscds-sf.org

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Sarasota Celtic Music Festival

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
Sarasota, FL FL United States

A weekend of Celtic music and fun at Nathan Benderson Park. Info: www.celtoberfest.org

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Fall Halloween Ceilidh

October 27, 2018
Hollywood, FL United States

Entertainment includes pipe & drumming, the fine fiddles & more at the Church of the Little Flower, 1805 Pierce St. Info: www.sassf.org

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November 2018

47th Annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

November 3, 2018
Charleston – USA Charleston, SC USA

Celebrate Scotland at Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

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Wallace Award Dinner for Heritage, Arts & Culture

November 9, 2018
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Presented by the American-Scottish Foundation at the University Club, celebrate the work of the Foundation, honorees and Scottish American heritage in true Scottish style. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Celtic Music Festival and Scottish Highland Games 2018

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Gulfport, MS MS United States

Celtic music festival & Scottish Highland Games at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd. Info: www.mshighlandsandislands.org

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69th Annual Tartan Ball

November 10, 2018
Washington – USA Washington, MO USA

Come experience all the Scottish pageantry and tradition of this grand ball in the Ballroom of the Willard Hotel, hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC. Info: www.tartanball.org

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22nd Annual Clover Highland Games

November 10, 2018
Clover SC United States

A celebration of the traditions brought here by the original Scottish and Irish Colonists. Info: www.cloverhighlandgames.com

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Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York 262nd Annual Banquet

November 16, 2018
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate St Andrew's Day at The University Club, One West 54th St. Info: www.standrewsny.org

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

November 17, 2018
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Presented by the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation is an annual event centered around traditional and contemporary Celtic music and both local and national craft beer at Dunedin's Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com

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St. Andrew’s Society of Central Florida St. Andrew’s Dinner

November 18, 2018
Winter Springs – USA Winter Springs, FL USA

St. Andrew's Society celebration with Scottish food and entertainment throughout the evening at University Club of Winter Park, 841 N Park Ave. Info: www.standrewscfl.com

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St. Andrew’s Day Dinner

November 18, 2018
North Hollywood CA United States

An evening of Scottish celebration with the Saint Andrew's Society Los Angeles at Spumante Restaurant, 11049 Magnolia Blvd. Info: www.saintandrewsla.org

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St. Andrew’s Day Celebration

November 25, 2018
Saratoga Springs, NY NY United States

Celebrate with the St. Andrew's Society of the Adirondacks at a informal gathering and lunch at Harvey's Pub, 14 Phila St. Info: www.adkscot.org

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2018
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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St. Andrew’s Dinner

November 30, 2018
St. Louis, MO MO United States

The Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis is hosting its annual St. Andrew’s Dinner at the Kingshighway Racquet Club. Scottish musical entertainment, raffles, and speeches on Scottish heritage and culture in the 21st century. Info: www.stlstandrews.com

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48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Alexandria, VA VA United States

The Campagna Center presents the 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade. Thousands will join for a full lineup of festivities that will celebrate the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria. Info: www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend

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December 2018

173rd Feast of the Haggis

December 1, 2018
Chicago – USA Chicago, Il USA

Join Chicago Scots for a night of great food, live entertainment, celebratory toasts and more at the Chicago Cultural Center. Info: www.chicagoscots.org

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2018 St. Andrew’s Society of San Francisco’s 155th Annual Banquet & Ball

December 1, 2018
San Francisco, CA CA United States

Featuring the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers, The Prince Charles Pipe Band and accompanying Highland Dancers at Marine's Memorial Club & Hotel, 609 Sutter St. Info: www.saintandrewssocietysf.org

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A Celtic Christmas

December 7, 2018
Campbell, CA CA United States

A festive holiday chorale with Celtic music and dance. Orchard City Community Chorus in Concert with: Santa Clara County Sheriff Pipes and Drums San Jose School of Highland Dancing Soloists and more at Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd. Info: www.orchardcitychorus.org

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Celtic Christmas Concert

December 8, 2018
Marshfield MO United States

A free Christmas concert featuring the traditional Celtic sounds of “Keltic Knot” benefiting Grace Place Children's Home at Temple Baptist Church, 431 S. Olive St. Info: [email protected] or (417) 242-1332.

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A Celtic Christmas: Eric Rigler & Dirk Freymuth

December 9, 2018
Viejo CA United States

The "World's Most Recorded Piper" Eric Rigler (Outlander, Braveheart) and guitarist Dirk Freymuth team-up to create a soundscape of Celtic spirit and energy. Featuring Eric on Irish uilleann pipes, Scottish small-pipes & whistles and Dirk on acoustic guitars at Soka Performing Arts Center. Info: 949 480-4ART (4278 or [email protected]

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Saint Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles St Andrew’s Day Celebration

December 9, 2018
Los Angeles, CA CA United States

Celebrate the Patron Saint of Scotland, St. Andrew, our Scottish heritage, and the camaraderie of your fellow Scots at the Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd. Info: Kimberlee (310) 614-0814 or www.saintandrewsla.org

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St. Louis St. Andrew’s Society Social Night

December 13, 2018
Webster Groves, MO MO United States

A social night to give people a chance to meet officers and fellow members to answer any and all questions they have about the society, everyone is welcome and can bring guests too at Weber's Front Row, 8169 Big Bend Blvd. Info: www.stlstandrews.com

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Pipes of Christmas

December 15, 2018
New York – USA New York, NY USA

20th Anniversary of NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas concert.From the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, the Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave. at 73rd St. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 16, 2018
Summit, NJ NJ United States

20th Anniversary of NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas concert. From the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, the Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2018
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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January 2019

National Shortbread Day

January 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Celebrate the classic Scottish treat today! Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture which is caused by its high-fat content, provided by the butter.   “Shortening” is its related word that refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture.

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New York Metro Pipe Band Pipers Ball

January 12
Rockville Centre, NY NY United States

Celebrate the band with music, food and fun at the Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral. Info: www.nymetropipeband.com

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