Events List

Scottish County Dance Beginners Course

May 8 - June 12
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

The course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys (unique to Scottish Country dancing) and will learn a series of beginner friendly dances. Six Weeks (8, 15...

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A Night in Scotland

May 21
Gold Coast, QLD

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John’s Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $150pp including Welcom...

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 22
Berry, NSW
Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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The Gathering

May 23
Ipswich, QLD
Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance. In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Spectacular, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A High...

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 29
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

June 5
Wingham, NSW
Australia

One day only in 2021.A free community event at Central Park, celebrate Scotland with music, dance, stalls and more. Info: https://bwsf.zyrosite.com/

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Commemoration Service Honouring the Scottish Presbyterian Early Settlers of the Manning Valley

June 6
Wingham, NSW
Australia

The Service will be held at the Wingham Presbyterian War Memorial Church, 32 Moon St at 11 am. All welcome. After the Service people may like to “car pool” and take a 10 minute drive to see the site of the original Ashlea Presbyterian Church at Dingo Creek, off Wherrol Flat Rd. Info: Mave Richar...

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National Celtic Festival

June 11 - June 14
Portarlington, VIC
Australia

Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Townsville Tartan Weekend

June 11 - June 13
Townsville, QLD
Australia

Townsville’s largest Scottish event with Heavy Games Competition, Scottish Music Workshop, Clansmen’s Ceilidh and Townsville Tartan Day. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

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Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 12 - June 13
Boonah, QLD
Australia

The Fassifern Highland Gathering is part of the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular. Clydesdale events, other events include; grand parade, calling the clans, Scots cuisine, heavy events, workshops, history, along with pipe band, Highland dancing and Scottish music performances at Boonah Showgrounds. ...

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Scottish Week

June 25 - June 30
Sydney, NSW
Australia

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council’s Scottish week will be back this year. It will be a shorter but eventful and Covid safe celebration. It will include a Scottish/Celtic dinner with entertainment, online history talks and a visit to the Mosman Cairn with BBQ lunch. Keep checking the website...

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 26
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Tennents Tartan Day Tattoo : A Gathering of Clans

June 26
Wongawallan, QLD
Australia

On July 1, 1746 British made rule that tartans are banned and prison for anyone wearing one representing an uprising of the highlands. On this special occasion they celebrate what people sacrificed themselves for and that family and country always comes first. Brisbane City Pipe Band will perform on...

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RSCDS Sydney Annual Ball

June 26
Carlingford, NSW
Australia

Scottish Country Dance event at Don Moore Community Centre, North Rocks Rd & Farnell Ave. Music by Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt. Info: [email protected]

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International Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

Celebrated on July 1, the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable. Wear some tartan today with pride!

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The 2021 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 2 - July 4
Camperdown, VIC
Australia

The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria with lectures, music and more. Info: https://camperdownburnsfestival.com.au and our www.facebook.com/robertburnsfestival

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 3
Aberdeen, NSW
Australia

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong M...

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Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

July 10
Mackay, QLD

A great celebration of everything Pipes, Drums & Scottish on the banks of the beautiful Bluewater Pioneer River. All totally free to enjoy. Info: [email protected]

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Melbourne Scottish Festival

July 11 - July 24
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of events in Melbourne, Gala Dinner & Concert, Tartan Day Massed Pipe Band Parade, Whisky Tasting and more. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Caledonian Night

July 17
Teralba, NSW
Australia

Scottish fun and music at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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RSCDS Adelaide Ball

July 17
Adelaide, SA
Australia

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Adelaide’s premier event of the year. Open to spectators to enjoy the atmosphere and music. Open to dancers looking for a special evening. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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International Tartan Day 2021

July 24
Brisbane, QLD
Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BACK 2022-The Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc is proud to present International Tartan Day at King George Square. Free community event with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, entertainment and more. Info: www.facebook.com/AustralianScottishCommunity

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Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July Ceilidh

July 31
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

August 9 - September 27
Sydney, NSW
Australia

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Fee $100pp at Fort St School, Wentworth Park, Ultimo. Info...

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Scots in the Bush

August 19 - August 22
Boondooma QLD
Australia

A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 28
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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TASCAL 10th Anniversary Weekend

September 3 - September 5
Hobart, TAS
Australia

Celebrate the Tascal Scottish Country Dancers (Hobart) Inc. 50th Anniversary with dancing events, socials and a Ball. Info: Denice Walter: [email protected] or 03 6224 1105.

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Clans on the Coast

September 18
Nelson Bay, NSW
Australia

Postponed for 2021 and back September, 2022. Info: www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 25
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 3
Croydon, VIC
Australia

Pipe bands, Heavy Games, Clans and more at Eastfield Park, 119 Eastfield Rd. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 9
Canberra , ACT
Australia

Celebrate Scottish heritage at the Canberra Burn’s Club Highland Gathering at Kambah Playing Fields., Free event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, entertainment and Scottish stalls. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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Celtic Spectacular

October 9
Brisbane, QLD
Australia

Think Riverdance, Scottish kilts and pipes, Irish whistles and fiddles, tender love lilts with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Gregory Moore, Sarah Calderwood,  Kevin Higgins, the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the OzScot Highland Dancers and the BBC Pipes and Drums at QPAC 2:30pm & 7:30pm...

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Scotland The Brave Pipe Celebration Dinner

October 15
Wongawallan, QLD
Australia

On arrival be welcomed by the entire Brisbane Pipe Band. As the evening progresses so does the entertainment with fantastic not to be forgotten performances right up close and personal. If you’re a passionate Scot or just love the pipes then this is an event not to be missed at Fox & Hound...

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 17
Kanahooka, NSW
Australia

Pipe bands on display, stalls, food, presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Info: James: 0422 699 513, , [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 30
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 5 - November 7
Beechworth, VIC

A celebration of Celtic culture with Celtic music and events in historic Beechworth. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

November 27
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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St Andrews Day Ball

November 27
Perth, WA
Australia

Come and join the St Andrews Day celebrations at one of the top events of the year with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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St Andrews Scottish Evening

November 27
Wongawallan, QLD
Australia

St Andrews Scottish evening with live pipes and drums and $59pp 3 course dinner, at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Australia
Nationwide, Australia

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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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 4
Daylesford, VIC
Australia

Gather your clan and come to Daylesford on the 1st Saturday in December for a ‘wee’ bit of Scottish culture with a full day of piping, drumming & dancing. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA
Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2022
Wongawallan, QLD
Australia

Burns Supper with Address to the Haggis, music, 3 course dinner $59pp or reduced Table D’Hote at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 2, 2022
Bundanoon, NSW
Australia

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

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