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April 2018

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 United Kingdom

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 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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The 24th Burns Night Gala Celebration

January 18
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Honor and celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, in words and music with The American-Scottish Foundation. A wonderful evening in true Scottish style and tradition at the University Club. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Winter Storm Weekend

January 18 - January 20
Kansas City, MO MO United States

The Pipes and Drums event in Kansas City, with world-class concerts, competitions, and master classes. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 19 - January 20
Winter Springs – USA Winter Springs, FL USA

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit. Presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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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Robbie Burns Night

January 25
Bethlehem, PA PA United States

Celebrate the life and times of Scotland’s most famous historical figure, Robbie Burns. Come dressed in your best Scottish or Formal Gear to honor the occasion at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub, 534 Main St. Info: www.redstagpub.com

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Robert Burn’s Night

January 25
Denver – USA Denver, CO USA

To support NSI research at Children's Hospital Colorado at Wellshire Inn. Info: www.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/events/nsi-burns-night.html

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Burns Supper

January 26
Charleston – USA Charleston, SC USA

Come celebrate the birth of Robert Burns with the Scottish Society of Charleston. A night of good food, good drink, and good fellowship at Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

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Saint Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles Burns Supper

January 26
Los Angeles, CA CA United States

Celebrate Robert Burns with food, music, poetry and fun. Info: www.saintandrewsla.org

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25th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

January 26
Sarasota, FL FL United States

Gather up your family and friends and come discover the rest of your Clan at Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Robert Burns Supper

January 26
Hollywood, FL United States

The Scottish American Society of South Florida invites you for a Dinner, Concert & Dance at the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club 400 Entrada Dr. Info: 786 205-5350 or www.sassf.org

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2019 Scottish Universities Burns Night & Ceilidh

January 26
Washington, DC DC United States

The Alumni Clubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, with the support of the Scottish Government, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel. Info: [email protected]

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Robert Burns Supper

January 26
Tallahassee, FL FL United States

Presented by the St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee, FL. Come join us for our Burns' Birthday Celebration on January 26. For more info contact [email protected] or www.facebook.com/standrewtallahassee

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Burns Night with the Talcott Mountain Highlanders

January 26
Simsbury, CT CT United States

Burns Night is almost here! Come out, show your highland heritage (or love of highland heritage) and support Simsbury’s bagpipe band,the Talcott Mountain Highlanders on January 26th from 6-11pm at the Simsbury Inn in Simsbury, CT. Enjoy great food, music, Scottish Highland dancing and Silent Auction. Please purchase tickets on our Facebook page and follow ... Read more

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February 2019

Tartan Kilt Skate NYC

February 2
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Gather the Clan for NYC's first kilt skate at Bryant Park, 6th Avenue at W 42nd St. Info: www.kiltskate.com/new-york-city-2019

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Leominster Burns Night Supper

February 2
Leominster, MA MA United States

Join in the festivities to celebrate the life and works of the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Erdman Way. Info: (978) 870-2769 or [email protected]

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Robert Burns Celebration

February 2
Contoocook, NH NH United States

Hosted by New England Scottish Arts Centre at Saint Methodios Faith & Heritage Center, 329 Camp Merrimac Rd. With pipers, dancers, dinner, Haggis and more. Info: www.nescottishartscentre.com

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Robert Burns Supper

February 2
Dallas, TX TX United States

The Dallas Knights of St. Andrew invite you to celebrate the birthday of the National Bard of wee bonnie Scotland, Robert Burns at Crystal Dining Room, Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral, 500 S. Harwood St. Info:  (817) 680-6090 or visit https://squareup.com/market/dallas-knights-of-st-andrew.

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Robert Burns Supper

February 8
San Francisco, CA CA United States

Celebrate the Bard with The Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco at The City Club. Info: www.saintandrewssocietysf.org

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Seventh Annual Celtic Family Jamboree

February 8 - February 9
Brookesville, FL FL United States

Celtic music and fun with free workshops, Highland athletics and sheepdog herding demos at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Rd. Info: www.celticheritageproductions.com

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Burns Night at Historic Beale Manor

February 9
Parkesburg, PA PA United States

The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation cordially invites you to Burns Night at Historic Beale Manor, 200 South Church St. Info: www.facebook.com/events/318172138777139/

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St. Columba’s Valentine Dance

February 10
Greenbelt, MD MD United States

Scottish Country Dance event at Greenbelt Community Center Gym. Info: www.rscds-greaterdc.org/events

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St. Louis St. Andrew’s Society Social Night

February 14
Webster Groves, MO MO United States

These are informal gatherings where everyone is welcome and can bring guests too. Throughout the year, some social nights will have specific Scottish topics at Weber's Front Row, 8169 Big Bend Blvd. Info: www.stlstandrews.com

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The Metro Cup-Premier Solo Piping and Drumming Competitions

February 15 - February 16
Newark, NJ NJ United States

Players have been invited based on results from Major Contests in Scotland, Canada and the United States at the Ramada Plaza. Info: www.themetrocup.com

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ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI

February 16

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics at the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway. Info: www.queenmary.com

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March 2019

Scottish Cultural Celebration

March 1
Norwood, MA United States

Come taste your way through a palate pleasing selection of some of Scotland's most exciting exports. With an industry expert on hand to help guide you through the history, distillation process, and bouquet of flavors that we'll have the opportunity to sample at Orient Lodge 76 Day St. Info: Rick Cushing [email protected] or 508-259-2675.

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55th Anniversay Phoenix Scottish Games

March 2 - March 3
Phoenix – USA Phoenix, AZ USA

Presented by The Caledonian Society of Arizona at Steele Indian School Park, highlights include: Genealogy tent, traditional and modern Scottish tunes, competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British car exhibitions and more. Info: 480-788-6694 or www.arizonascots.com

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Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 2
Plantation – USA Plantation, FL USA

Celebrate Scotland at Plantation Heritage Park with pipe bands, Clans , Scottish dance and more. Info: www.sassf.org

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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 8 - March 10
St. Augustine, FL FL United States

Celtic artisans, Celtic food, and more in America’s Oldest Celtic City at Francis Field, 29 W Castillo Dr. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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Sonora Celtic Faire

March 8 - March 10
Sonora, CA CA United States

A full weekend of Celtic fun, including the International Ultimate Jousting Championships at Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Dr. Info: www.sonoracelticfaire.com

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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Scottish Folk and Baroque

March 10
Bellevue, WA United States

Scotland’s natural beauty and rich heritage has inspired musicians for centuries. Internationally acclaimed fiddler and violinist Brandon Vance joins harpsichordist and guitarist Henry Lebedinsky invite you to explore the interplay between art and folk music in 18th century Scotland. Sonatas by Oswald, MacLean, Munro, and Marshall dance alongside traditional reels, Strathspeys, jigs, and marches in ... Read more

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Southeast Alabama Highland Games

March 16
Dothan, AL AL United States

Family friendly Highland games at the Houston County Farm Center at:1701 E Cottonwood Rd. Info: www.wiregrasshighlandgames.com

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38th Annual Highland Ball

March 23 - March 24
Washington, PA PA United States

The 38th Pittsburgh Highland Ball and Workshop will once again be at the Washington Elks Lodge Ballroom.Excellent music will be provided by Highland Square. Info: www.pscds.org

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Sherman Celtic Festival & HighlandGames

March 23 - March 24
Sherman, TX TX United States

Celtic music, Pipe Band Competition, Celtic dogs, Scottish athletics and more at 2190 Fallon Dr. Info: www.shermancelticfest.com

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Madison Scottish Country Dancers Ball Weekend

March 29 - March 31
Madison WI United States

Madison Scottish Country Dancers are thrilled to welcome A Parcel of Rogues back to the shores of Loch Mendota at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union's newly renovated Great Hall their 41st Scottish country dance ball. Info: www.madisonscottishcountrydancers.org

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CelticFest Mississippi

March 29 - March 30
Jackson, MS MS United States

A celebration of Celtic culture at the MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum, I-55 & Lakeland Dr. Info: www.celticfestms.org/wp

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The Louisiana Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 30 - March 31
Gonzales, LA LA United States

Scottish entertainment, Clans and athletics at Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Info: www.lahgcf.com

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Pub Night With Greater Midwest Pipeband

March 30
Troy, MI MI United States

Come see the 2015 North American Champions, Greater Midwest Pipeband for a night of Pipes and Drums featuring Greater Midwest Pipeband at Kilgour Scottish Centre of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit. Info: www.greatermidwestpb.org

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April 2019

9th Annual Tartan Day South Celebration

April 4 - April 7
Cayce, SC SC United States

A four day event honoring Celtic heritage with an array of different events at many different venues featuring unique sports, incredible music, great foods and interactive as well as interesting exhibitions. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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Tartan Day on Ellis Island

April 4 - April 15
New York – USA New York, NY USA

The 18th annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island program will celebrate “Scots of New York”. To commemorate National Tartan Day in song and dance, Ellis Island will also play host to a company of pipers, drummers, Highland Dancers, storytellers and more during Tartan Day Weekend, April 5-7. Admission is to the exhibit is free. Info: ... Read more

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Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

April 6
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Pipe bands, Scottish dancing, entertainment, athletics and more at Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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New York Tartan Day Parade

April 6
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Tartan Day in the Big Apple. The Parade starts at 2.00pm at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th St. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

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San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

April 6 - April 7
Helotes, TX TX United States

A kilt-filled weekend for all ages at Helotes Festival Grounds, 12210 Leslie Rd. Info: www.sahga.org

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Ardenwood Tartan Day Scottish Faire

April 6
Fremont, CA CA United States

The pipes are calling, and the bold Scottish tribes will gather once again for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Info: 510 544-2797.

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24th Annual Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering

April 6 - April 7
Bakersfield, CA CA United States

This event has something for every member of the family. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland firsthand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine at Kern County Fairgrounds. Info: Email [email protected] or call 661-865-8890.

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Pittsburgh Tartan Day 2019

April 6
Bethel Park, PA PA United States

The members of the St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh will host visitors between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The event is free to the public. There will be entertainment from bagpipers, fiddlers, and dancers. Food, raffles, Celtic workshops, and a variety of gifts can be purchase. Info: www.standrewspittsburgh.org

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House of Scotland Pipe Band Tartan Day

April 6
San Diego – USA San Diego, CA USA

There will be music, dancing, children's activites, shopping, bagpipers, bagpipe competitions, pipe bands, Highland dancers, country dancers, stage entertainment, traditional foods including haggis, meat pies, and more at Balboa Park. Info: www.hospb.org

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National Tartan Day Concert

April 6
Fergus, CA CA United States

An evening of Scottish music and song with Alyth McCormack (Isle of Lewis), Tony McManus, Julia Toaspern, trad trio NUA and Michael Baker on bagpipes. Afternoon music workshops. More info at www.weealec.com

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Loch Norman Highland Games

April 12 - April 14
Huntersville, NC NC United States

The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill is a family friendly event presented by Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd. Info: www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net

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Scottish & Celtic Heritage Festival

April 20
Parkersburg, WV WV United States

The festival will feature day long entertainment with Scottish, Irish bands, Highland dancers, bagpipers, raffles, Celtic ware vendors, crafters, genealogy, local history and more at the City Park Pavilion. Info:[email protected]

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Virginia International Tattoo

April 25 - April 28
Norfolk – USA Norfolk, VA USA

Mounting a mighty spectacle that changes every year, the Virginia International Tattoo summons more than 1,000 performers including fife and drum corps, bagpipers, military bands and precision drill teams at Scope Arena. Info: www.vafest.org/tattoo

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Woodland Celtic Games

April 28
Woodland, CA CA United States

Pipe bands, music, ceilidh and more at Yolo County Fairgrounds. Info: woodlandcelticgames.ticketspice.com/2019

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May 2019

28th Annual Ball Weekend of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch

May 3 - May 5
Ames, IA IA United States

Presented by the Royal Scottish Dance Society of Central Iowa with Scottish Country Dance events at ISU Memorial Union, Iowa St University, 2229 Lincoln Way. Info: www.rscdscentraliowa.org

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Savannah Scottish Games

May 4
Savannah, GA GA United States

A Celtic cultural celebration for the entire family. Music, dancing, athletic competition and more. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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The Texas Scottish Festival

May 10 - May 12
Decatur, TX TX United States

The skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers at 3101 FM 51. Info: www.texasscots.com

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 18 - May 19
Maryville, TN TN United States

Bring your whole clan for a weekend of authentic Scottish Highland festivities in the Great Smoky Mountains at Maryville College. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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World Whisky Day

May 18
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 18
Elkton, MD MD United States

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

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Finger Lakes Celtic Festival

May 18
Shortsville, NY NY United States

Become Celtic for a family friendly day with Celtic music, bag pipers, Highland heavy games, dance, pipe band demonstrations, Gathering of the Clans, historical societies, vendors with Celtic products and more. Info: www.flceltic.org

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Greenville Scottish Games

May 25
Greenville – USA Greenville, SC USA

Anchors Gallabrae, and embodies the finest of Scottish traditions brought to new levels of excellence at Furman University. Info: www.gallabrae.com

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52nd Alma Highland Festival

May 25 - May 26
Alma, MI MI United States

A weekend of Scottish music, dance and friendship at Alma College. Info: 989 463-8979 or www.almahighlandfestival.com

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June 2019

Fourth Annual Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival

June 1
Old Orchard Beach, ME ME United States

Featuring Albannach, Charlie Zahm, Scottish Festival Expos - Clan Village, Highland Games, Scottish artisans, Scottish food and more at Veteran's Memorial Park. Info: www.oob365.com

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 1
Friendsville, MD MD United States

Family friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, living history and educational presentations, Celtic Marketplace and more at Friendsville Town Park. Info: http://gccelticfestival.com

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Midwest Scottish Weekend

June 7 - June 9
Beaver Dam, WI WI United States

The Midwest Scottish Weekend is an annual Scottish Country Dance workshop and ball weekend held at Wayland Academy. The weekend includes a welcome dance on Friday night, a formal ball on Saturday night, and classes on Saturday and Sunday. Info: https://sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend

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Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 8 - June 9
Blairsville, GA GA United States

Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage at Meeks Park on Highway 515. Info: 706-745-2161 or www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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Taste of Scotland Festival

June 13 - June 16
Franklin, NC United States

Scottish fun, food, fashion, music, Highland Games, Clans, Border Collie demonstrations, crafters and culture for the whole family. Info: www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org

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Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 14 - June 15
Hamilton Lakes, IL United States

The Scottish Festival & Highland Games features an extravaganza of activities and attractions - from the Caber Toss to Highland Dancing to the Dogs of Scotland. Info: www.chicagoscots.org

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New England Piping & Drumming Academy 2019

June 16 - June 21
Byfield, MA ME United States

Held at the Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, the annual Scottish bagpiping and drumming seminar. Small classes, intense instruction, and great camaraderie make this summer camp a must. Info: Bruce Beavis 773-580-1733 or [email protected]

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The Virginia Piping School 2019

June 16 - June 21
Winchester, VA VA United States

Presented by The National Piping Centre at Shenandoah University. Piping tuition and events with  world-class instructors lined and welcomes all levels of players. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 22 - June 23
Vista, CA CA United States

Heavy Athletics, Dancing - Highland and Scottish Country, Piping and Drumming, Massed Bands, Clans and Societies, vendors and more at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Ohio Scottish Games

June 22
Wellington – USA Wellington, OH USA

Celebrating traditional Scottish Highland Games at Lorain Country Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 29
Palmer, AK United States

Celebrate Scotland at Alaska State Fair 2075 Glenn Hwy. Info: www.alaskascottish.org/highland-games

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Round Hill Highland Games

June 30
Lakeville – USA Lakeville, CT USA

A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park. Info: www.facebook.com/RoundHillHighlandGames

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July 2019

Blue Ridge Scottish Dance School

July 5 - July 11
Boone, NC NC United States

A new adventure in Scottish Country Dancing: The Blue Ridge Scottish Dance School debuts July 5-11, 2020 on the campus of Appalachian State University. Come spend a week or partial week in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina learning Scottish Country Dancing while connecting with new friends or reuniting with old ones. Daily ... Read more

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Pittsburgh PA United States

Piping instruction with guest instructors Andrew Carlisle and Bruce Gandy. Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Carlisle has won the A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. Gandy’s solo piping awards include ... Read more

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 11 - July 14
Linville, NC NC United States

Includes traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: www.gmhg.org

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St. Louis St. Andrew’s Society Social Night

July 11
Webster Groves, MO MO United States

The SSAS hosts 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 at Weber's Front Row, 8169 Big Bend Blvd. Info: www.stlstandrews.com

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 14 - July 19
East Stroudsburg PA United States

Piping instruction with guest instructors Andrew Carlisle and Jimmy Bell. Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Carlisle has won the A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. Andrew Carlisle teaches alongside Jimmy ... Read more

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Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

July 19 - July 20
Eagan – USA Eagan, MN USA

Celtic Music, Highland Dance Competition, Heavy Games Competition, Pipe Bands Competition and Mass Bands, Scottish Country Dancing, Clan Row and more at Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Pkwy. Info: www.mnscottishfair.org

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Maine Celtic Celebration

July 19 - July 21
Belfast – USA Belfast, ME USA

A weekend of Celtic fun and entertainment on the Belfast Waterfront. Info: www.mainecelticcelebration.com

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Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

July 20
Florence – USA Florence, MA USA

The only Scottish Festival in Massachusetts, and the second largest one in New England, at ​Look Park, 300 North Main St. Info: www.glasgowlands.org

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Portland Highland Games

July 20
Gresham, OR OR United States

For more than 60 years, the Portland Highland Games have delighted participants with a unique, Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, bag pipers and drummers, dancers and athletes at Mt. Hood Community College. Info: www.phga.org

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73rd Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 26 - July 28
Enumclaw, WA United States

Bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest for over 70 years through the skirl o' the Pipes and Drums, the beauty of Highland Dancing, the brawn of Scottish athletics, and the sharing of clan history at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE. Info: www.sshga.org

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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August 2019

Detroit Highland Games

August 2
Livonia, MI United States

The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit is proud to present its Annual Highland Games. The games are the oldest continuous games in North America at Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.com

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Monterey Scot Games

August 3 - August 4
Monterey, CA CA United States

The music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey. Info: www.montereyscotgames.com

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Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

August 17 - August 18
Amherst, NY NY United States

Celebrate Scottish cultural heritage at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Info: 716-689-1440 or www.bnhv.org/scottish

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Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

August 17 - August 18
Hamilton, MT United States

A weekend of Celtic events at Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Hwy. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival & Gathering of the Clans

August 23 - August 24
Mayville, NY NY United States

Pipe bands, Celtic music, Clans and more at Mayville Lakeside Park. Info: www.facebook.com/JamestownRegionalCelticFestival

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Wisconsin Highland Games

August 30 - September 1
Waukesha, WI WI United States

A weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun for the whole family, featuring music, dance, athletics, food, drink, living history, and much more. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

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The Caledonian Club of San Francisco’s Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

August 31 - September 1
Pleasanton, CA CA United States

Labor Day Weekend to celebrate Scottish culture, competition, cuisine and entertainment at its very best at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

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Capital District Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1
Altamont, NY United States

Over 70 years of rich heritage celebrating Scotland at Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Virginia Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1
The Plains, VA United States

A weekend of Scottish events, music and friendship at Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

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September 2019

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 5 - September 8
Estes Park, CO CO United States

Celebrating Over 40 Years in the Celtic Capital of North America with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and more.  Info: (800) 903-7837 or www.scotfest.com

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26th Annual Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival

September 5 - September 8
Edinboro, PA PA United States

Scotland has proud traditions of independent and innovative thinking, and the Edinboro Highland Games celebrates that heritage, featuring exceptional music, dance, athletics, art, food, and family gatherings, the festival offers fun for all ages. Info: www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games

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17th Annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 6 - September 7
Buffalo, MO MO United States

Celebrates the heritage of the Buffalo Head Prairie by the immigrants that settled in the area and created Buffalo, Missouri at Dallas Country Fairgrounds. Info: www.buffaloareachamber.org/celticfestival

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 7 - September 8
Nashville, TN United States

Athletes, Clans, vendors, coos, black faced Scottish sheep being herded, huge kids zone Irish & Highland dance, piping competition, numerous music acts, roving pipe bands & entertainers, food, beer, Scotch tasting etc. at Percy Warner Park, Hwy 100 W @ Old Hickory Blvd. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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6th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival

September 7
Quarryville, PA United States

Held on the grounds of the Octorara Covenanter and Middle Octorara Presbyterian Churches. Entertainment performed throughout the day. Athletes will be competing in the Penn’s Wall Highland Games, pipers will participate in solo pipe competitions and Highland dancers will be competing. Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/901923783221601/

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Dundee Scottish Festival

September 7
Dundee, NY NY United States

Celebrating Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, dancing, kilts and more. Info: www.dundeescottishfestival.com

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Scotfest

September 13 - September 15
Broken Arrow, OK OK United States

Celebrating 40 years in Green Country. Oklahoma's Flagship Celtic Music Festival & Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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61st Ligonier Highland Games

September 14 - September 15
Ligonier, PA PA United States

An annual celebration of Celtic traditions at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

September 14 - September 15
Lockport, NY NY United States

A weekend of Celtic celebration at the Niagara County Fairgrounds. Info: www.niagaraceltic.com

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The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 20 - September 22
Lincoln – USA Lincoln, NH USA

One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in North America at Loon Mountain Resort. Info: www.nhscot.org

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Celtic Classic

September 27 - September 29
Bethlehem, PA PA United States

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Info: www.celticfest.org

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Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 28
Dandridge, TN TN United States

A celebration of Celtic culture with music, dance and friendship. Info: www.scotsirishfestival.com

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Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire

September 28 - September 29
Prescott Valley, AZ AZ United States

A weekend of Celtic fun and events at Granville Vista Point Event Center, 4401 Tuscany Way. Info: www.prescottareacelticsociety.com

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October 2019

Autumn Smallpipes & Fiddle Workshop 2019

October 4 - October 6
Mount Vernon, WA WA United States

Both Smallpipers and Fiddlers enjoy intimate, small-group classes taught by fantastic instructors at the Littlefield Celtic Center. Info: www.celticarts.org

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Scottish North American Leadership Conference 2019

October 4 - October 6
Troy, MI MI United States

Hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, an opportunity for those in the Scottish-North American community to share views, values, experiences and best practices at the Kilgour Scottish Centre. Info: www.scottishleadershipconference.com

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Kilt Fest NJ

October 5
Bordentown, NJ NJ United States

Kilt Fest is a Highland Games and Medieval Celtic festival featuring live bands, axe throwing, sword fighting, vendors, beer and food. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/kilt-fest-nj-tickets-66940218997

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Scotland County Highland Games

October 5
Laurinburg, NC NC United States

A celebration of Scotland held on the grounds of the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center. Info: www.carolina-highlandgames.com

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The Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 5 - October 6
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, 500 S Light Plant Rd, Info: www.aztechighlandgames.com

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 5
Laurinburg, NC NC United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at Scotland Highland School, 1000 West Church St. Info: www.highlandechoes.com/scotland

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 8
Washington, NC NC United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at Arts of the Pamlico Turnage Theater, 150 West Main St. ... Read more

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 10
Bel Air, MD MD United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at The Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St. Info: www.highlandechoesbelair.eventbrite.com

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 11
Alexandria, VA VA United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East ... Read more

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Seaside Highland Games

October 12 - October 13
Ventura, CA CA United States

The premier Scottish event on the Central California Coast at Seaside Park. Info: www.seaside-games.com

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Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival

October 12
Indianapolis, IN IN United States

Pipe bands, Celtic music, Clans, athletics and more at German Park, 8600 S Meridian St. Info: www.indyscotgamesandfest.com

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Radford Highlanders Festival

October 12
Radford, VA VA United States

The festival will feature: The famed heavyweight games; Sheepherding; live entertainment; food; vendors, and festivities for all ages at the Radford University. Info: www.radford.edu/content/festival/home.html

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The Kerr County Celtic Festival Scottish Highland Games and Highland Dance Competition

October 12 - October 13
Ingram, TX TX United States

A weekend of Scottish celebartion at Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Rd. Info: www.kerrcountyceltic.com

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Scottish Pirate Mòd Ceilidh

October 12
Hollywood, FL United States

Join the Scottish American Society Of South Florida for their annual Ceilidh. The theme this year is a Scottish Pirate Mòd with ceilidh/mòd mashup with tartaned/kilted pirates thrown into the mix. Info: www.sassf.org

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Scotland Connecticut Highland Games

October 13
Scotland, CT CT United States

A day of Scottish celebration in Scotland, USA at The Waldo Homestead, 96 Waldo Rd. Info: www.scotlandgames.org

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Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 18 - October 20
Stone Mountain – USA Stone Mountain, GA USA

The impressive mix of sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games presented in a uniquely southern style at Stone Mountain Park. Info: www.smhg.org

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2019 Tartan Ball

October 19
Milwaukee, WI WI United States

Hosted by the Tripoli Scottish Highlanders with Highland Pipes & Drums, Haggis Ceremony, Scotch tasting, Scottish dancing and more at Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 West Wisconsin Ave. Info: www.facebook.com/TripoliScottishHighlanders

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