Scottish Games & Festivals 2018 - USA

Highland Games are events held in spring and summer in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. Certain aspects of the games are so well known as to have become emblematic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, the kilt, and the heavy events, especially the caber toss. While centered on competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, the games also include entertainment and exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture.

Games & Festivals are listed by State and not in chronological order.

Times, Dates and Locations are subject to change. Please check the Festival's website before attending. Times, Dates and Locations were accurate at the time of this posting as per each organization's website.

 

 

 

Arizona

Sept. 14-16, 2018 Prescott Highland Games at Lock Watson
Website: http://prescottareacelticsociety.com/
Loch Watson (Watson Lake)
3101 N State Route 89
Prescott, AZ
July 21-22, 2018 Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
Website: http://www.nachs.info/festival.shtml
Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Nov. 2-4, 2018 Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games
Website: www.tucsoncelticfestival.org
Rillito Downs
4502 N. 1st Ave.
Tucson, AZ

Arkansas

April 13-15, 2018 39th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival
Website:https://lyon.edu/about-lyon/scottish-heritage/37th-arkansas-scottish-festival
Lyon College
2300 Highland Rd
Batesville, AR 72503

California

February 2018 Queen Mary Scotsfestival
Website: www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival/
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
March 8-10,2019 Sonora Celtic Faire
Website: www.sonoracelticfaire.com
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
220 Southgate Drive
Sonora, CA 95370
April  6-7, 2019 Kern County Scottish Games & Gathering
Website: http://kernscot.org//
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street
Bakersfield, CA
April 28-29, 2018 Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival
Website: http://sacramentoscotgames.org/
Yolo County Fairgrounds
1250 E Gum Ave
Woodland, CA 95776
May 26-27, 2018 Scottish Fest USA
Website: http://www.scottishfest.com/
Orange County Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cancelled until 2019 36th Annual Modesto Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Website: http://www.standrewsmodesto.org/Hgames.php
Tuolumne River Regional Park
1200 Tioga Dr
Modesto, CA 95354
June 9-10, 2018 The Mother Lode Highland Games
Website: http://www.themotherlodegames.com/
Amador County Fairgrounds
18621 Sherwood St
Plymouth, CA 95669
June 2018 San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Website: http://www.sdhighlandgames.org
Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace Dr
Vista, CA 92084
August 4-5, 2018 Monterey Scottish Games
Website: www.montereyscotgames.com
Monterrey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
Postponed Frolic on the Glen Highland Games
Website: www.northcoastscots.org/frolic---highland-games.html
Rohner Park
Fortuna, CA
Sept. 1-2, 2018 153rdScottish Highland Gathering & Games
Website: www.thescottishgames.com
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Sept. 15, 2018 Fresno Highland Gathering & Games
Website: http://www.fresnoscottishsociety.org/games.html
Kearney Park
6725 W Kearney Blvd
Fresno, CA 93706
Sept. 28-30, 2018 KVMR Celtic Festival
Website: http://kvmrcelticfestival.org/
Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA
Sept 29, 2018 17th Annual Dixon Scottish Games & Gathering
Website: http://www.scotsindixon.org/scottish_games.html
Dixon Fairgrounds
655 S. 1st St.
Dixon, CA
October 2018 Big Trees Scottish Gathering & Highland Games
Website: http://bigtreescots.com/
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Rd
Felton, CA 95018
October 13-14, 2018 Ventura Seaside Highland Games
Website: http://www.seaside-games.com/
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W Harbor Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001

Colorado

June 15-17, 2018 Pikes Peak Celtic Festival
Website: http://pikespeakcelticfestival.com/festival-info/
Memorial Park
At the corner of S Union Blvd and Memorial Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
July 21-22, 2018 The Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Website: The Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Casey Jones Park
4189 Highway 86
Elizabeth, CO 80107
August 4–5, 2018 Colorado Scottish Festival
Website: www.scottishgames.org
Town Park
Snowmass Village, CO
Sept. 6–9, 2018 Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival
Website: www.scotfest.com
Estes Park Events Complex
1125 Rooftop Way
Estes Park, CO 80517

Connecticut

TBA 92nd Annual Round Hill Highland Games
Website: http://www.roundhill.org/
Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
October 7, 2018 Scotland Connecticut Highland Games
Website: http://scotlandgames.org/
The Waldo Homestead
96 Waldo Road
Scotland, CT 06264

DELAWARE

May 19, 2018 Fair Hill Scottish Games
Website: www.fairhillscottishgames.org
Fair Hill Race Track
4600 Telegraph Road
Elkton, MD 21921

FLORIDA

January 19–20, 2019 Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
Website: www.flascot.com
Central Winds Park
1000 E. SR 434
Winter Springs, Florida 32708
January 26, 2019 Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival
Website: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com
Sarasota County Fair Grounds
3000 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
February 24, 2018 Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival
Website: www.neflgames.com
Clay County Fairgrounds
2497 FL-16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
TBA Panama City Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Website:
Gulf Coast State College
5230 US-98
Panama City, FL 32401
March 3, 2018 Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Website: www.sassf.org
Plantation Heritage Park
1100 S. Fig Tree Ln
Plantation, FL 33317
TBA Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
Website: http://ci.mount-dora.fl.us/index.aspx?NID=698
Gilbert Park
310 S. Tremain St.
Mount Dora, FL

GEORGIA

May 5, 2018 Savannah Scottish Games
Website: www.savannahscottishgames.com
Bynuh's Field
Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave
Savannah, GA
June 9–10, 2018 Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Website: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.org
Meeks Park
490 Meeks Park Rd
Blairsville, GA 30512
October 19–21, 2018 Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival
Website: www.smhg.org
Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

HAWAII

April 7-8, 2018 Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Website: http://www.hawaiianscottishassociation.org/
Ala Moana Beach Park
McCoy Pavillion
1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

IDAHO

TBA Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Website: http://www.idahoscotts.org/treasure-valley-celtic-festival-and-highland-games.html
Expo Idaho
McCoy Pavillion
5610 N Glenwood St
Garden City, ID 83714

INDIANA

Sept. 8–9, 2018 Columbus Scottish Festival
Website: www.scottishfestival.org
Barthlomew City Fairgrounds
750 W 200 S
Columbus, IN 47201
TBA Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival
Website: www.indyscotgamesandfest.com
German Park
8600 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217

ILLINOIS

June 15-16, 2018 Chicago Scots
Website: www.chicagoscots.org
Hamilton Lakes
333 Pierce Road
Itasca, IL 60143

KANSAS

TBA McPherson Festival of Cultures
Website: http://www.macfestival.org/
Lakeside Park
McPherson, KA

KENTUCKY

TBA Murray Highland Festival
Website: http://www.murraykyhighlandgames.com/
Central Park
Murray, KY 42071

MAINE

June 2, 2018 Scottish Festival at Old Orchard Beach
Website: www.oob365.com
Veteran's Memorial Park
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
August 18, 2018 Maine Highland Games
Website: www.mainehighlandgames.org
Topsham Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds Rd
Topsham, ME 04086

MARYLAND

April 28, 2018 The Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering of Southern MD
Website: www.cssm.org
Jefferson Patterson Park
10515 Mackall Rd
St Leonard, MD 20685
June 16, 2018 Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival – Formerly Frederick Celtic Festival
Website:http://www.midmarylandcelticfestival.com/

Mount Airy Fire Dept Carnival Grounds
1003 Twin Arch Road,
Mount Airy, MD 21771

May 19, 2018 Fair Hill Scottish Games
Website: www.fairhillscottishgames.org
Fair Hill Fairgrounds
4600 Telegraph Road
Elkton, MD 21921
June 2, 2018 Garret County Celtic Festival
Website: http://gccelticfestival.com/
Friendsville Town Park
Friendsville, MD

MASSACHUSETTS

TBA Cape Cod Scottish Festival and Heavy Games
Website: http://www.capecodscottishfestival.org/
Cape Cod, MA
July 21, 2018 25th Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
Website: https://www.glasgowlands.org/

MICHIGAN

May 26 – 27, 2018 Alma Highland Festival & Games
Website: www.almahighlandfestival.com
Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
August 3- 4, 2018 St. Andrews of Detroit Annual Highland Games
Website: www.highlandgames.com
Greenmead Historical Park
20501 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
August 25, 2018 24th Annual Kalamazoo Scottish Festival
Website: http://www.kalamazooscottishfest.org/
Flesher Field
3663 S. 9th Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan

MISSISSIPPI

Nov. 10-11, 2018 National Tartan Day
Website: http://www.mshighlandsandislands.org/
Beauvoir Fairgrounds
Hwy 90
Biloxi, MS

MISSOURI

Sept. 28–29, 2018 St. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival
Website: www.stlouis-scottishgames.com
Spirit Airpark West Dr.
Chesterfield, MO

MONTANA

Aug. 18-19, 2018 Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering
Website: http://www.bcgg.org/
Daly Mansion
251 Eastside Hwy
Hamilton, MT

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sept. 21-23, 2018 New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival
Website: www.nhscot.org
Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd
Lincoln, NH 03251

NEW MEXICO

May 19-20, 2018 Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival
Website: www.celtfestabq.com
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

NEW YORK

August 11, 2018 Central NY Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
Website: http://www.cnyscottishgames.org/CNY_Scottish_Games/Welcome.html
Long Branch Park
3813 Long Branch Rd
Liverpool, NY 13090
August 18–19, 2018 Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival
Website: www.bnhv.org/scottish
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd
Amherst, NY 14228
August 25, 2018 Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Website: www.liscots.org
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Rd
Old Westbury, NY.
Sept. 1-2, 2018 Capital District Scottish Games
Website: http://scotgames.com/
Altamont Fairgrounds
129 Grant St.
Albany, NY 12009

NEVADA

TBA Las Vegas Highland Games
Website: http://www.lasvegascelticsociety.org/
Floyd Lamb Park.
9200 Tule Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89131

NORTH CAROLINA

April 20-22, 2018 Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games
Website: http://www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net/
Rural Hill Farm
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
May 5, 2018 Bethabara Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival
Website:Bethabara Highland Games/
Historic Bethabara Park
2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
July 12–15, 2018 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Website: www.gmhg.org
MacRae Meadows
Hwy 221 NE
Linville, NC 28646
TBA Scotland County Highland Games
Website: www.schgnc.org
John Blue House Complex
13040 X Way Rd
Laurinburg, NC 28352

OHIO

June 22-23, 2018 Ohio Scottish Games
Website: www.ohioscottishgames.com
Lorain County Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds Road
Wellington, OH

OKLAHOMA

April 27-29, 2018 Iron Thistle - United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma
Website: http://www.unitedscotsok.com/iron-thistle/
Kirkpatrick Family Farm
1001 Garth Brooks Blvd
Yukon, OK
TBA SCOTFEST - Oklahoma Scottish Games
Website: http://www.okscotfest.com/
River West Festival Park
River Parks West Trail
Tulsa, OK 74107

OREGON

May 26, 2018 16th Eugene Scottish Festival
Website:http://www.eugenescottishfestival.com/
Irving Grange
1011 Irvington Drive
Eugene, OR
July 21, 2018 Portland Highland Games
Website: www.phga.org
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
TBA McKenzie Highland Games & Celtic Gathering 2016
Website: http://www.mckenziehighlandgames.com/
Willamalane Sports Complex
250 S 32nd St
Springfield, OR 97478

PENNSYLVANIA

Sept. 6-9, 2018 Edinboro Highland Games
Website: http://www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games/
Edinboro University
219 Meadville St
Edinboro, PA 16444
Sept. 22-23, 2018 Ligonier Highland Games
Website: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org
Idlewild Park
Route 30
Ligonier, PA.
Sept. 28–30, 2018 Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival
Website: www.celticfest.org
532 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA. 18018

Rhode Island

June 9, 2018 Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival
Website: http://www.riscot.org/
Fairgrounds
78 Richmond Townhouse Rd
Richmond, RI

SOUTH CAROLINA

March 23-25, 2018 Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival
Website: www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com
Grand Park Recreational Complex
1004 Crabtree Ln
Myrtle Beach, NC 29577
May 26, 2018 Gallabrae Scottish Games
Website: http://www.gallabrae.com/
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC29613
TBA Clover Scottish Games & Wee Heavy 7's Rugby Tournament
Website: http://cloverscottishgames.com/
New Centre Park
501 Memorial Drive
Clover, SC
Nov, 3-4, 2018 Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering
Website: www.charlestonscots.org
Charleston, SC
See website for event locations

TENNESSEE

May 19–20, 2018 Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games
Website: www.smokymountaingames.org
Maryville College
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN. 37804

TEXAS

Nov. 3-4, 2018 Midland Scottish-Irish Faire & Highland Games
Website: www.chspb.org
Midland Horseshoe Pavilion
2514 Arena Trail
Midland, TX 79706
April 1-2, 2018 San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival
Website: http://www.sahga.org/
Helotes Festival Grounds
12210 Leslie Rd
Helotes, Texas 78023
May 11-13, 2018 Texas Scottish Festival
Website: http://www.texasscottishfestival.com/
Maverick Stadium
UTA Campus
1307 West Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76013
Oct. 6-7, 2018 Kerr County Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games
Website: http://www.kerrcountyceltic.com/
Hill Country Arts Foundation
120 Point Theatre Road
Ingram, TX 78025
November 9-11, 2018 Central Texas Area Museum Gathering of Scottish Clans & Highland Games
Website: http://www.saladoscottishfestival.com/
Central Texas Area Museum
423 South Main Street
Salado, TX 76571

UTAH

June 8-10, 2018 Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Website: http://www.utahscots.org/
Utah State Fair Park
115 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
July 13-14, 2018 Payson Scottish Festival
Website: http://www.paysonscottishfestival.org/
250 S. Main St.
Payson, Utah 84651

VIRGINIA

April 28, 2018 Green Hill Highland Games
Website: https://www.facebook.com/GreenHillHighlandGames
Roanoke, VA
Sept. 1-2, 2018 Virginia Scottish Games
Website: www.vascottishgames.org
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Rd.
The Plains, VA 20198

WASHINGTON

TBA Bellingham Scottish Highland Games
Website:
Belle Wood Acres
6140 Guide Meridian
Lynden, WA
June 23, 2018 Tacoma Highland Games
Website: http://www.tacomagames.org/
Frontier Park
21718 Meridian Ave E
Graham, WA 98338
June 16, 2018 Prosser Scottish Fest & Highland Games
Website: http://www.prosserscottishfest.org/
Prosser Wine & Food Park
1230 Bennett Ave
Prosser, WA 99350
July 28-29, 2018 Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Gathering
Website: www.sshga.org
Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 284th Ave.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Sept. 8-9, 2018 Kelso Highlander Games
Website: http://www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival
Tam O'Shanter Park
Tam O'Shanter Way
Kelso, WA 98626

WEST VIRGINIA

Postponed Scottish Festival & Celtic Gathering
Website: www.scots-westvirginia.com
Bridgeport City Park
515-531 Johnson Ave
Bridgeport, WV.

WISCONSIN

June 2, 2018 Milwaukee Highland Games
Website: http://www.milwaukeescottishfest.com/
Hart Park
7300 Chestnut Street
Wauwatosa, WI
Aug 31 - Sept. 2, 2018 Wisconsin Highland Games
Website: http://www.wisconsinscottish.org/
Waukesha Expo Center
1000 Northview Rd
Waukesha, WI 53188

WYOMING

March 23-24, 2018 Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival
Website: http://theartsinc.com/celtic-festival/
Roundhouse and Rail Yards Complex
1500 Main St
Evanston, WY 82930