Events List

Hunter Valley Scots Club Burns Night

February 4
Argenton, NSW
Australia

Join the Hunter Valley Scots Club and celebrate the bard at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne 73rd Annual Burns Supper

February 4
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Join the Robert Burns Club of Melbourne in celebrating the life of Scotland’s poet Robert Burns at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, Moonee Ponds. Info: Michael 0407 051 748.

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Burns at Carlyle

February 4
Townsville, QLD
Australia

A traditional Burns Supper with lots of entertainment, dinner and great company at Carlton Theatre, Carlyle Gardens. Info: [email protected] or sms 0413 456 542.

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

February 13 - April 3
Sydney, NSW
Australia

Our next Beginners Course starts on Monday 13 February 2023 at Glebe Town Hall – for more details and booking a place go to: www.trybooking.com/BYVYN

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Scotland! @ Fringe World Perth 2023

February 14 - February 19
Perth, WA
Australia

Come along for a wild ride with fishing, hunting, whisky, shortbread, rhythm, folk songs and the spirit of Scotland! A hilarious, award-winning physical comedy.Info: www.fringeworld.com.au

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Del Amitri Australian Tour

February 18 - February 28
Various venues
Canada

Del Amitri, one of Scotland’s finest exports, has announced a long-awaited return this summer, their first since the 1990s. The national tour will see founding members and songwriters Justin Currie (vocals/bass) and Ian Harvie (guitar) reunited with Andrew Alston (keyboards/accordion) and Kris Dil...

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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2023

February 24 - March 11
Various venues
Canada

10 shows across Australia (Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne & Adelaide) as part of their current world tour. Info: www.theproclaimerstour.com.au

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High Tea

February 25
Toowoomba, QLD
Australia

Join the Society of St Andrew (Darling Downs Branch) at the Burke & Wills Hotel. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2684258341704791

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

February 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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Ballarat Pipe Band Contest

February 25
Ballarat, VIC
Australia

Pipe Bands Victoria and Ballarat Grammar School are proud to bring the 2nd Pipe Band Contest of the 2022/2023 Victorian competition season. Info: www.facebook.com/pipebandsvic

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Scots Day Out

March 4
Bridgewater on Loddon, VIC
Australia

Scots Day Out reboots along with pipe bands, dancers and Scottish diaspora organisations, the central Victorian event for 2023 will be held in the Loddon River community of Bridgewater. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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The Hayland Gathering

March 11
Hay, NSW
Australia

The inaugural Hayland Gathering will include pipe bands, Scottish dancers and Scottish heavy events. Info: [email protected]

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The Scots School Albury Highland Games & Tattoo

March 11
Albury, NSW
Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2024-Pipe bands, stalls and more at The Scots School Albury, 393 Perry St. Info:Rowena Newcomen 026022 0000, 0417 428 579 or www.scotsalbury.nsw.edu.au

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Melbourne Celtic Festival

March 17
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

Unique Spaces in the historic Mission to Seafarers complex will burst to life with special international guest artist Scottish guitarist Tony McManus, Celtic rock and traditional music, Scottish smallpipes, Celtic harp, jigs, reels, beautiful singing and great craic. Info: www.melbournecelticfestiva...

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Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 26
Croydon, VIC
Australia

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 1
Bundanoon, NSW
Australia

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

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The Glen Innes International Celtic Art Festival

April 3 - May 8
Glen Innes, NSW
Australia

Running in conjunction with the Australian Celtic Cultural Awards at Australia’s largest Celtic festival, the event will end in a charity auction. Info: [email protected]

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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 7 - April 8
Maclean, NSW
Australia

Listen to the stirring sounds of the pipes and drums and a variety of solo competitions. Highland dancing, Scottish stalls and more at Maclean Showground, in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Australian Celtic Festival

May 4 - May 7
Glen Innes, NSW
Australia

Celebrating year of Scotland with a great range of Celtic entertainment, stalls and more amongst the Australian Standing Stones. Come and experience this unique Festival in the spectacularly colourful autumn that is a highlight of the cool New England climate. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancel...

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World Whisky Day

May 20

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

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 27
Berry, NSW
Australia

The Knights, pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

June 3
Wingham, NSW
Australia

Pipe bands, Scottish dancers & entertainment, Scottish Clans & community groups on display at Central Park. A free community event. Wingham is a small township 20min drive west of Taree on the beautiful mid-north coast of New South Wales. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

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National Celtic Festival

June 9 - June 12
Portarlington, VIC
Australia

The National Celtic Festival, Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture ,held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Clydesdale Spectacular 2023

June 17 - June 18
Boonah, QLD
Australia

A 2 day Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Experience featuring a Scottish Highland Gathering with pipe bands at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: 1300 259 343 or www.clydesdalespectacular.com.au.

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24th International Tartan Day

June 17
Brisbane, QLD
Australia

A celebration of Scotland, includes the the 2023 Qld State Pipe Band Championships, at Brisbane Boys’ College, Toowong. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

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Townsville Tartan Day

June 18
Townsville, QLD
Australia

The day the Scots of Townsville and everyone who loves all things Scottish come together for a free community event in conjunction with the Cotters Market. Info: www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots

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Mid-Winter Scottish Night & Ceilidh

June 24
Bathurst, NSW
Australia

Celebrate the Winter in Bathurst with pipes and drums of the Parramatta Caledonian Pipe Band, Scottish Highland Dancing, songs and poems of Robert Burns, kilts and traditional dancing. Join in lots of dancing with the Ceilidh Dance Band in the ballroom and plenty more at Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir...

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 1
Aberdeen, NSW
Australia

Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Kilted Warriors to enjoy as well as three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround t...

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Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 2 - July 23
Melbourne, VIC
Australia

The 2023 MTF Program will begin on Sunday 2nd July (TBC) with the annual Kirkin ‘O the Tartan service at The Scots’ Church, Collins Street. Melbourne Tartan Day Parade on Collins Street will be on 9th July at 2.00pm. MTF Gala Dinner & Concert will be on Saturday 22nd July at Melbourne Town ...

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Tasmanian Whisky Week

August 7 - August 13
Hobart, TAS
Australia

A celebration of the numerous Tasmanian distilleries, their spirits and whisky. Info: www.taswhiskyweek.com

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Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships

September 28 - October 1
Warwick, QLD
Australia

This inaugural event will commence with focused development opportunities such as workshops and recitals for developing youth Pipe Band organisations and will culminate to showcase Australia’s best pipers and drummers in the Australian Piping and Drumming Solo Championships, followed by the Austra...

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2023 Canberra Highland Gathering

October 7
Canberra , ACT
Australia

Pipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship as well as the community pipe band elements. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also be other music types throughout the day, massed pipe band performances and other historic re-ena...

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Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run

October 8
Armadale, WA
Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia at Minnawarra Park. Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clan Village and the Perth Kilt Run – the only charity fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt! Info: www.perthkiltrun.com.au

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 2
Daylesford, VIC
Australia

This Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at Victoria Park, also a variety of Scottish Clans and clubs, stalls and more. The end of the day is heralded spectacularly with the Massed Bands, which is a spine tinglin...

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