GKP498 Pipers at the Crieff Highland Games, Crieff, UK. 21st Aug, 2016. UK. © Credit: Cameron Cormack/Alamy Live News

The American-Scottish Foundation is delighted to update our members and friends on the most recent data we’ve been able to find on upcoming highland games, Celtic festivals and related events.  We are delighted that public health concerns are less worrisome than last year and that many more live events are scheduled for this late Summer/early Fall period throughout the country, but we also note a sad trend in several games and festivals losing their longtime event sites.  Please remember to support the Scottish-American community by attending these events and – if possible – volunteering.  They are a vital part of Scottish culture for those of us living in the Americas. We hope it helps many of you with family event  planning.  We have included a few ‘Heritage’ festivals that offer plenty of Scottish content, but not Irish Festivals or Viking weekends.  Moving ahead, the ASF would like to attend more of these events than we now have staff or volunteers to cover.  If you are interested in staffing an ASF tent in your area, please email us:  americanscottishfoundation@gmail.com.  Our list of St. Andrews’s Night events is by no means complete – please check with Scottish American groups in your area for details on the event closest to you. We have not even attempted to compile a list of the various Hogmanay events planned on December 31 this.  Check with your local groups for any such festivities.

Please note the following events, with details always subject to change (in some cases new locations, some events at different times of the year, some renamed – and last year, two of the November events were canceled at the last moment ):

Live Events through the end of December, 2022

October 7-15, 2022 Celtic Colours International Festival (NS)

October 7-9, 2022 Seaside Highland Games (CA)

October 8, 2022 Radford Highlanders Festival (VA)

October 8, 2022 South Jersey Celtic Festival (NJ)

October 9, 2022 Scotland Connecticut Highland Games

October 11-13, 2022 Association of Scottish Games & Festivals Annual Conference

October 14-16, 2022 Stone Mountain Highland Games (GA)

October 14-16, 2022 Arkansas Scottish Festival

October 14-16, 2022 Moab Celtic Festival/Scots on the Rocks (UT)

October 21-23, 2022 Oklahoma Highland Gathering

November 1, 2022 Colorado Scots & St. Andrew’s Gala

November 2, 2022 Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games

November 5, 2022 Tartan Ball (DC)

November 5, 2022 Scottish American History Forus (IL)

November 5-6, 2022 Austin Celtic Festival (TX)

November 6, 2022 Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering (SC)

November 11-13, 2022 Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games (TX)

November 12, 2022 Balmoral Classic (PA)

November 12, 2022 Clover Highland Games & Scots-Irish Festival (SC)

November 12-13, 2022 Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highland Games 

(MS Highland Games)

November 18, 2022 St. Andrew’s Society Annual Banquet (NY)

November 19, 2022 Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival (FL)

November 30, 2022 Celtic Fest on the Farm (TX)

December 2, 2022 Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend (VA)
December 3, 2022 Scottish American History Forum (IL – another one)

December 3, 2022 Mother Lode Candlelight Christmas Walk ( CA)

December 31, 2022 Hogmanay! (nearly everywhere)

Canceled Events through the end of December 2022

Richmond Highland Festival (VA-lost their venue)

Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival (IN – not held since 2019)

Kerr County Celtic Festival (TX – nothing on website, not even a cancellation notice)

Central Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival (CA – not held since 2019)

St. Andrew’s Night Gala Dinner Dance (Dedham, MA – nothing on the web)

St. Andrews’s Dinner & Dance (Dallas, TX – lost their venue)

Feast of the Haggis (IL)

Portsmouth Old Town Scottish Walk (VA)

Events Postponed to February  2023 from fall 2022

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Games (FL)

Games reported by Michael Reid

Upcoming Events

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