1. English-Irish-Scottish-Welsh-Events.

Dear friends:
Please check any events listed before you attend.
Please wear your face mask to protect others from COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)



24th October 10:30 am.

 Kirkin' o' the Tartan

Canceled due to OVID-19.(Novel Coronavirus).


The North County Scots is sponsoring a Kirkin' o' the Tartans

While the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service celebrates Scotland and Scottish heritage, it is truly a Scottish-American custom. If one searches the Internet for information, stories abound of the Kirkin’s roots being in days of the Act of Proscription, when the wearing of the kilt was banned in the Highlands – according to the legend, Highlanders hid pieces of tartan and brought them to church to be secretly blessed at a particular point in the service. Ask any Scot or Scottish expatriate about the Kirkin’, and chances are you will be met with a questioning look and an admission of ignorance of this supposedly centuries-old Scottish tradition 

Location the Village Community Presbyterian Church,

located at 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday.

24th October 11:00 am.

Kirkin' o' the Tartan service

Saint Andrew's Society of Los Angeles
The traditional service will include the 'Ceremony of the Sword' the time-honored 'Calling of The Tartans' when all members with a clan affiliation or ancestry will be invited to have their name, clan, and clan motto announced. This is a time-honored observation of the time when The Act of Proscription following the Battle of Culloden outlawed the wearing of tartan cloth. So the story goes highlanders would smuggle bits of tartan cloth into a church for the pastor to bless; however the root of this tradition is a little murky. Our Society piper will lead the processional into church playing Highland Cathedral. Following the service and the rendition of 'Amazing Grace' on pipes with the choir the recessional leaves the church to the strains of  'Flower of Scotland'. We hope you will join us for this unique and traditional service that salutes the culture and history of Scotland.
No formal RSVP is required. An informal lunch following the service will be arranged.
Saint Andrew's Society of Los Angeles
Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.
505 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210

6th November 6:00pm - 11:30pm

57th Annual Heather Tartan Ball

and Silent Auction plus Pipe Band Performance and dancing
happening at Northgate Community Center. 10510-5th Ave, NE.Seatle WA. 98125.



11th November.

Remembrance Day


If you haven't already ordered your Remembrance Day Poppies, then contact  michaelbarnes@britishsocialnews.org 
You may also obtain individual poppies by sending a donation and stamped address envelope with the check made out to The Royal British Legion
To M Barnes. 9921 Maple Street, Bellflower CA 90706

13th November

Cameron's 73rd Annual Tartan Ball

Cameron Highlanders
Enjoy an evening of great dining and dancing. Highland Floor Show, opportunity Drawing,
at the SDSU Parma Payne Alumni Center, 5250 55th St., San Diego, CA, 92182
Ticket Information: Elaine Shoemaker  619-483-0477 or P/M Charles R. Rosenberger at (619) 992-0479
Highlanders offer free instruction in Piping and Highland Drumming Wednesday nights at Helix High School, La Mesa, CA
for Ticket information and on joining or hiring the band call,
 Elaine Shoemaker at 619-463-0477
or visit www.camerons.org


28th November 2:00 pm

House of Scotland

Canceled due to OVID-19.(Novel Coronavirus).

Lawn program

Annual Lawn Program.At the International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego.
This event takes place every year on the last Sunday in October.
So come and enjoy the sound of bagpipes played by The House of Scotland Pipe Band!
Highland Dancers and Scottish music performed by the House Of Scotland Ceilidh Band.
Meat Pies, Bangers, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Lots of Great Desserts.Served from 11 am - 4 pm
The House of Scotland is a cultural organization whose purpose is to keep before the general public the music, traditions, history, and culture of Scotland. While most people join because either they, their spouse or their ancestors were born in Scotland, a membership application is open to any person who wishes to learn about Scotland or Scottish culture
. House of Scotland is one of the International Cottages organized within the House of Pacific Relations to further the pursuit of "pacific" or peaceful relations among nations. House of Scotland. Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11.30 am at the House of Scotland, International Cottages, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Dianne Schultz (dschultz@cox.net) Club President. www.houseofscotland.org

30th November
Saint Andrews Day.

St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland, and in many countries with Scottish connections, St Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music, and Ceilidhs. St Andrew's flag is in the form of a white X on a blue background and is commonly known as The Saltire, and is the flag of Scotland. Besides being the patron of Saint to fishermen, his patronage extends to fishmongers, singers, spinsters, maidens, old maids, and women wishing to become mothers. St Andrew's Day marks the beginning of Scotland's winter festivals.


Robert Burns Events


On January 25th, 1759 Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, was born in Alloway Scotland. For a century or more, the Scots and their far-flung descendants have celebrated the anniversary with feasting and  recitations from the poet's works, which custom decrees should include two or three verses of his renowned poem Address to a Haggis


8th January 6:00 pm
Jackson Burns Supper
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The Mother Lode Scots and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort are proud to present the Robert Burns Supper in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. In honor of great Scottish poet Robert Burns, The Celebration to the Bard is hosted each year. Guests will enjoy traditional bagpipes by Abraham McCarty, readings of Robert Burns’ poetry by the Mother Lode Scots, toasts, entertainment by Golden Bough, and a true Scottish meal. The evening will end with a rousing rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” nThe menu for the evening is Traditional Haggis, Scotch Broth Soup, Leafy Baby Gem Lettuce Salad, the choice of one of the entrée: Chicken Bonnie Prince Charlie or Prime Rib, and Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Coffee, Tea, and Water. The Mother Lode Scots was founded in 1979 in Amador County to provide an association for Scots and descendants of Scots who migrated to the United States. Like their counterparts across the world, the Mother Lode Scots participate in Scottish celebrations and traditions to proudly display their heritage. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at JacksonCasino.com or the Casino Cashier’s Cage. Doors open with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact the Special Events & Sales Department at (209) 223-8589. Special Hotel Rate available at (800) 822-9466, ask for the Robert Burns Dinner Room Block.
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson CA 95642

14th January 6:00 pm

Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Burn's Supper

Sharp Park Golf Club Restaurant, Pacifica

Info: 1st Chieftain George McCombe

408 226-4410


15th January 5:00 pm
Western Sierra Celtic Society.


Will host a Dinner to honor 18th-century Scotsman, Robert Burns
The 259th birthday of Scotland’s beloved poet and songwriter, Robert Burns, will be celebrated with a Scottish ceremonial dinner. This gathering will include Burns’ 18th-century poems and songs; Scotch whisky toasts; raffle prizes; men in kilts and a delicious potluck meal, including Scottish haggis. Tickets are $20 each, which must be purchased in advance. Guests are asked to bring a potluck dish.
For more details please visit www.SierraCelts.org or e-mail kiltguy@aol.com.

15th January 6:00pm until 9:45pm
United Scottish Society.

Annual Robert Burns Dinner,
Please join us for an evening of Robbie Burns Songs Piping and drumming, dancing, and fine dinner. Burns Dinner Piper" Eric Rigler. Eric will perform on the Great Highland Pipes, Pipe in the Haggis, Pipe for the Highland Dancers, and play the Uilleann Pipes during dinner service Christopher Yates - Master of Ceremonies Christopher performs at Scottish Festivals throughout the Country No Host Cocktails Toast to the Haggis, and Toast to the Lads & Lassies.  Tickets are $40:00 per person. At the Toyota Auto Museum. 19600 Van ness Ave. Torrance CA. For reservations for a table of ten. Please list the names of the people in your party, mail your reservation form and payment to the United Scottish Society
Contact: is David Mc Lintock email address daviehome@ earthlink.net phone (562) 868 6521.
  or www.unitedscottishsociety.com/burns

15th January: 6:00 pm

11th Annual Robert Burns Dinner Arrowhead Country Club,

San Bernardino.

Reservations: Bob Leeton at ipabob@earthlink.net or 909-425-8427.


15th January

Sacramento St Andrews Society

North Ridge Country Club
7600 Madison Ave. Fair Oaks, CA
Send the form (attached) and your check payable to:
St Andrews Society of Sacramento. 5150 Fair Oaks Boulevard, #101-167 Carmichael, CA 95608


21st January 6:00 pm

34th Annual Burns Supper

Orange County Burns Club

Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
6:00 pm No Host Bar/Cocktails.  7:00 pm Ceremonies Begin 7:20 pm Dinner Traditional Scottish Fare including haggis, Burns poetry readings, Highland bagpipes, Scottish music. Ticket Prices;  $50.00 by January 20th, 2019 $60.00 at the door Please make checks payable to; Orange County Burns Club,  
Mr.Iain Dover (714) 396-6558  ussthrowers@aol.com 15811 Las Nubes Street, Westminster CA 92683

21st January 6:00 pm

34th Annual Burns Supper

Canceled due to COVID-19.(Novel Coronavirus). 

Orange County Burns Club
Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We sincerely hope this correspondence finds you safe and well as you navigate your way through these strange and uncertain times.
We are sure that it will come as no surprise that the ongoing Covid-19 emergency has forced us into canceling plans for the 2021 Orange
County Burns Club Dinner, traditionally held on or around January 25, each year.  We delayed this decision in the hope that life as we knew it
would return to some semblance of normality, but unfortunately, as we are all too keenly aware, this has not been the case.
We hope that on January 25th, 2021, you will have the opportunity, regardless of your location, to raise a glass and offer a toast to Burns and
pause a moment to wish all our members, their friends, and their families, be they near or far, the Happiest, HEALTHIEST and Most Prosperous
of New Year’s. On behalf of the Orange County Burns Club Board

21st January
The Caledonian-St. Andrew's Society of Seattle

Burns night celebration along with the Alba and Alki Lodge will be jointly celebrating this event. and will include a buffet dinner, a silent auction, a pipe band, and other entertainment. Tickets will be $30 each - at the Alki Masonic Lodge (4736 40th Ave SW) in West Seattle contact Don Moore atdonmoore@seanet.com or 206-440-7697.


22nd January 5:30
28th Annual PBFSCO Burns Event.
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Featuring Men of Worth
The purpose of Pleasanton-Blairgowrie-Fergus Sister City Organization (PBFSCO) is to promote understanding and friendship between,
the citizens of Pleasanton in the San Francisco bay area and its twinned cities in Blairgowrie Scotland and Fergus in Canada.
5:30 pm No Host Bar/Registration ❖ 7:00 pm Dinner Pleasanton Marriott.
Dinner Ticket $85 Advanced Reservations Required by January 18, 2021, Unfortunately, there are no refunds.
Get your paid registration in by December 31, 2021, and be entered into a drawing to win a bottle of Single Malt Scotch.
For your convenience, you can register and pay through our website www.PBFSCO.org  OR http://burns2020.brownpapertickets.com
For information please visit www.PBFSCO.org Susan Spiegel 650.799.9001 or susan@celtic-lass.com
Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, California.

22nd January 5:00 pm

Robert Burns Supper

St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles 

Join them at the Altadena Town & Country Club at 6:00 pm to pay homage to Scotland's national Bard.

The Society's annual Robert Burns Supper is a celebration of Robert Burns Scotland's National Bard, and all he gave to Scotland and the world. Our celebration includes a No-host bar, Reception, and Whisky Tasting, a three-course dinner, all the traditional toasts, including the time-honored procession of the Haggis, the Address to A Haggis by our acclaimed Bard and the evening will conclude with music and dancing. Please contact Kimberlee with any questions you may have.
St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles.  kvbbradford@gmail.com  Phone 310-614-0814
Altadena Town & Country Club. 2290 Country Club Drive. Altadena, CA 91001

22nd January. 5:00 pm

Rabbie Burns Dinner in Carlsbad

Holiday Inn 2725 Palomar Airport Rd Carlsbad CA 92009
Dress – Kilts or Semi-Formal
Choice of Entrée: Blackened Salmon, Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Chicken Chardonnay or Vegetarian.
NCS Members $50 per person.  
Non Members $55 per person.
Cocktail Hour 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
6.00 pm  Program and Dinner.  RSVP Required by Jan.10th.
can be mailed to PO Box 1953, Vista, CA 92085-1953, Attn: Janette McLintock

North County Scots. dedicated to All Things Scottish. NCS offers year-round entertainment involving family get-togethers.
 All 760-758-8096 or visit the website at www.northcountyscots.com

22nd January.4:00

The Gold Country Celtic Society

31st annual Robert Burns Celebration
The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting its 31st annual Robert Burns Celebration with a Dinner and a traditional Scottish CeilidhCeilidh: Social Hour starts at 4:00 P.M. with dinner seating 5:30 at Miner's Foundry in Nevada City. This is a special event, so formal or semi-formal Scottish attire, or other formal apparel is appropriate. There will be an Address to the Haggis, Toast to the Lassies and Lads, and the Immortal Memory Address to Burns.  An elegant dinner, catered by "Antonio" will feature a choice of beef, fish, or vegetarian entrees.  Playing of the Pipes and Offerings of Haggis and wee drams  Single-malt Scotch will accompany the traditional toasts:  Entertainment by Black. Tickets: $65.00 member, $75.00 non-member Raffle, and door prizes.
Information: Carolyn (530)346-2565  or  carolyn.hatling@yahoo.com     www.nevadacountycelticclub.org
Miners Foundry Cultural Center. 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA


29th January 5:00 pm

Dixon Scottish Club
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The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association (DSCA) will host its 9th Annual Robert Burns Supper
The event celebrates the life, poetry, and songs of Robert Burns, Scotland's famed 18th-century beloved son. No-host cocktails start at 5 p.m. and The ceremonial dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. It will feature the Scottish folk music duo of Arbroath; Dunvegan Pipe Band; a sumptuous meal, including the legendary haggis; raffle drawing prizes; and several Scotch whisky toasts throughout the evening.  The buffet dinner includes beef, chicken, and vegetarian dishes.
At Lucca Restaurant 16th and J Street Sacramento. California.
Tickets are $60 each please visit:  http://www.scotsindixon.org/burns_supper.html  More information E-mail kiltguy@aol.com


29th January 6:30 pm

In celebration of Robert Burn’s 260th Birthday

Clan Chattan USA with Jose Sais presents a Burns Supper

The Burns Supper includes the Address to the Haggis, Immortal Memory, Burns poetry & song, Scottish dancers and pipers,

Haggis, door prize & opportunity drawing. Cost: $50/Person, Doors Open and No Host Bar 6:00 pm, Program starts 6:30 pm

All at The Blue Prynt Restaurant, 815 - 11th Street, Sacramento, CA

or information, tickets & sponsorship opportunities, contact Jose Saís at 530.277.4094, jsais2001@yahoo.com

for Bill McWood, Chairman of the Board, Clan Chattan USA at b3mcwood@yahoo.com

Scottish attire encouraged, but not necessary. A wee bit of tartan would be nice.

12th -13th February.

The Queen Mary Scots Festival

 Lift Your Kilt at the  Annual Scottish Festival and Games.

Yes, it’s on the Queen Mary's calendar.
Help celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Queen Mary at the annual festival.
Eighty-five years ago, in a small seaside town in Scotland called Clydebank, construction began on the Queen Mary.
Exemplifying the fine craftsmanship of Scotland, the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy is undeniable and today we celebrate our ship’s glorious heritage with a two-day festival honoring Scottish heritage. Queen Mary’s Scots Festival & International Highland Games in Long Beach, Ca. kicks off the Scottish Festival and Highland Games season offering guests a glimpse into Scotland’s rich culture and history featuring an array of activities from Highland athletics and dancing to music and cuisine. 
The applications for hospitality tables are now available: contact Social Media & Marketing at 562-499-1629
Queen Mary. 1126 Queens Highway. Long Beach CA 90802-6390
 Queen Mary.For further information: Long Beach, CA. Tel: 562-499-1659  www.queenmary.com.


February 4:00-8:30 pm
Gung Haggis Fat Choy

A cross-cultural Scottish & Chinese event to celebrate the Year of the Rooster and the 258th birthday of Robert Burns. Gung Haggis Fat Choy is a fundraiser for Chinese and Scottish youth music, dance, and martial arts scholarship programs. Eight-course Chinese banquet, plus Scottish haggis, and Mr. Toddish McWong's famous and amazing rap rendition of Robert Burn's “Address to the Haggis.” Entertainers from Canada and New Mexico will be joining us this year, the Chinese Lion Dance Troupe from NW King Fu and Fitness directed by Sifu David Leong, and Mr. Warren Chang's Asian Youth Orchestra.   

All at the China Harbor restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. North in Seattle
Seating is limited and we expect to sell out early.
For additional information, or to purchase tickets, contact me at (206) 364-6025, or e-mail me at billmcfadden@mindspring.com

18th- 20th February 10:00am-5:00pm

Dickens 27th Annual Festival Riverside
Historic Downtown Riverside on the Pedestrian Mall near City Hall
For more information, call 888-987-7565
See the complete listing of events online at www.dickensfest.com
Tickets for all events are sold separately and available online at www.dickensfest.com
Historic Downtown Riverside on the Pedestrian Mall near City Hall
For more information, call 888-987-7565
See a complete listing of events online at www.dickensfest.com
Tickets for all events are sold separately and available online at www.dickensfest.com
"Pickwick's Pub" on Friday night, Feb. 22nd.
You can see more details on our website which is

To register with the organization to receive future invitations, announcements, and “Dickens Diary” e-newsletter,
the public can contact the office at 888-987-7565 or contact Linda Dilday @ ld4dickens@gmail.com.


1st March

Saint Davids Day Wales 1120

Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot, and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, he was one of many early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain. St David's Day, as celebrated today, dates back to 1120, when Dewi was canonized by Pope Callistus II, and March 1st was included in the Church calendar. David's popularity in Wales is shown by the Armes Prydein Vawr c.930,  a popular prophetic poem in which the poet prophesied that in the future when all might seem lost, the Cymry (the Welsh people) would unite to follow David as their leader:
A lluman gl & acirc; n Dewi a ddyrchafant (And they will raise the pure banner of Dewi) and defeat the English. http://www.saintdavid.org.uk


6th-8th March
Sonora Celtic Faire

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The fair takes place at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, CA. The fairgrounds are on Highway 49 (a.k.a. "Stockton Street") just outside downtown Sonora.
The fairground address is 220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA 95370.

7th March 5.30 pm

The Scotsman’s Ball.

Sponsored by Clan Donnachaidh for men in kilts and the women who love them.

The Grand at Willow Street, Long Beach CA. 90815. Details: 323-839-5555 or


7th March
Agoura Renaissance Pleasure Faire
 at the Paramount Ranch

8th March 1:00 pm
The Sexiest Kilt Competition

will be held again on Sunday, at Muldoon's Pub & Country Kitchen Public is invited.
Go online for details. Contestants are wanted. Great Fun and Prizes!
Andy Scott is the MC (Funny guy and a bagpiper)
202 Newport Center Dr.Newport Beach, CA
Call: 949 640-4110 www.muldoonspub.com!


12th to 13th March

Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

 Steele Indian School Park

300 E Indian School Road in central Phoenix.
Nearby parking or use Metrorail. Tickets: $16 or under.
The Caledonian Society, of Arizona

P.O. Box 5853, Scottsdale, AZ 85261 Information: www.ArizonaScots.com


13th March 9:00 am

Harry Moore Memorial Solo Piping

and Drumming Competition Join us as the University of California Riverside Pipe Band will be hosting a competition at the beautiful, exclusive Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside California. Open to Grades 3 & 4 Piping and Drumming competitors INCLUDING Bass drumming!
Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr, Riverside, CA
Hosted by the UCR Pipeband.

26th March
North County Scots Annual Casino Night.

Come and join us for some high-rolling, high-action fun! Play Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps; win tickets for a chance to win the Bucket Prizes. We are looking for Table sponsors, you or your business can sponsor a full table. North County Scots. dedicated to All Things Scottish. Held at Vista Masonic Lodge,
761 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista Ca 92084. Call  760-758-8096 or visit the webs

26th March10:30am to 5:00pm
Fremont Scottish Games

And Tartan Day Scottish Faire 
The Fremont Scottish Games are at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard, Fremont, CA which is 14 miles southwest of Pleasanton. The entrance is just north of Highway 84 Gates open at 10 a.m. and $12 general admission, $8 for seniors, and $5 for youth (ages 4 to 17).

27th March 10:30 am

National Tartan Day
Bear Valley Scottish Pipe Band
They Will be holding their annual Kirkin of the Tartan service, starting at 10:30 am at the Community Congregational Church United Church of Christ.
There will be pipers for this event at 100 east "E" Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561.

Reservations required.:  661-821-0493.    Details from:   James Carmichael   jpcarmichael90717@yahoo.com

2nd-3rd April
Vacaville Medieval Festival
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Vacaville Medieval Festival.
10th Annual Downtown Medieval Fantasy Festival

2nd-3rd  April
Las Vegas Highland Games

Canceled due to COVID-19. (Novel Coronavirus).

At Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. 9200 Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas. NV 89131
Located 10 miles north of Las Vegas


2nd April to 15th May10:00am-7:00pm
Renaissance Faire Irwindale

The Renaissance Faire celebrates its 52nd year as a recreation of a 16th-century English seaport faire and marketplace. Music and mirth fill the air as hundreds of performers bring Shakespeare's England to life with parades, pageants, and offering continuous entertainment of an international variety spread throughout the village.  From the comedy show Hey Nunnie Nunnie to the sizzling sarcastic swordplay of the Manly Men in Tights.
Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California at Santa Fe Dam, Irwindale. CA
www.renfair.com     Ph: 626.969.4750

2nd April
Tartan Day Scottish Faire

Celebrate Tartan Day, held at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, 10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Join in the pageantry as Scottish folk from all over the area gather their clans and celebrate their heritage. Enjoy bagpipe bands including a bagpipe competition, highland dancing, traditional Scottish food, and historic re-enactments. There will also be Clan Society exhibits and a special Children’s Glen where they can partake in Highland games, a traditional haggis toss, arts & crafts, storytelling …and perhaps find fairies!  New this year, enjoy refreshments at the ale garden. Musical entertainment provided by Sligo Rags; Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County  Music Award for Best Folk Band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly Bluegrass attitude.
Ardenwood Historic Farm: 34600 Ardenwood Blvd  Fremont, CA 94555
925) 462-1400 Info: 510-818-4218  510-496-6036www.eastbayscots.org

6th April  
National Tartan Day

"There's a wee bit o'Scotland in everyone"
Tartan Day derives from the US Senate Resolution 155, passed in March 1998, to recognize the contribution that Scottish Americans played in the founding and shaping of the United States. In the United States, it is estimated that there are 6 million people who claim Scottish Descent. Tartan Day is held on April 6, the anniversary of the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was created in 1320, the first known formal Declaration of Independence. National Tartan Day is an opportunity to celebrate all Americans who claim Scottish ancestry, and we are especially grateful for the service in our Armed Forces of Scottish Americans who have answered the call to protect our Nation. Info:info@tartandaysd.com


10th April

Kern County Scottish Society

The Bakersfield Gathering and, Kern County Fair Grounds
Call 661.393.6765 for more details

16th April
30th Tulare County Renaissance Faire

Tulare County Renaissance Festival is brought to you by the Guild of St. Mortimer, a Tulare County not-for-profit organization. Our goal is to educate people about life during the 16th Century in Europe, particularly England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. To sweeten the deal, we present our educational material in the form of a Renaissance Festival, which we hold every year. At Plaza Park in Visalia CA 93277Information: 559-627-8337

www.stmortimer.org or www.renregister.com


16th-17th April

Bakersfield Games
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The Bakersfield Highland Games and Gathering will be held on April 16-17, 2022. It'll feature traditional Celtic music and Celtic rock bands, clans,
herding dog demonstration, jousting, Viking demonstrations, petting zoo, reenactment, heavy Scottish athletics competition, kids athletic area, haggis hurl or bonny knees contest, raffle, vendors, scotch tasting, food, and more.  
Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA

22nd to 23rd April

Shasta Dragonwood Celtic Faire

This year's event will celebrate the spirit of  Celtic Nations with a host of great entertainment including music, Highland games, a renaissance village, amazing one-of-a-kind wares for sale. Guests will enjoy ethnic food and drink and a host of cultural exhibits and merchandise native to Scotland and the Celtic fringe. A highlight of the weekend will be a hard-hitting joust provided by nationally acclaimed Knights of Avalon. At Anderson River Park More Info on performances is available on the website at


22nd to 23rd April

Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

The 2021 Woodland Celtic Games & Festival is on its way, with all the elements you’ve loved through the years, along with new activities that will feature the Irish, Welsh, and Cornish cultures. Our committee, all volunteers, really enjoy presenting our event.  We have so much fun that we hope you will want to join us.  If you’d like to learn more, please email our Games Manager via webmaster@woodlandcelticgames.org and find out what you can do at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, California.
Bring your friends and join in the activities.
At Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland
For more information about the Club and its events,

Until 23rd April
Escondido Renaissance Faire

At Felicita Park
805-496-6036 www.goldcoastfestivls.com


27th April



The tradition began in America over 80 years ago on Sunday evening, April 27, 1941, in Washington, D.C, at a special service led by Peter Marshall, famed pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.  Designed to raise funds, this Kirkin service sought to aid Scottish churches during the early days of World War II, as well as the British war effort, by providing a mobile kitchen, according to the church bulletin. This initial, service later evolved into what is today the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan held in many locations across America. Contact Rev. Charles Robertson for details: chuckrobertson@dslextreme.com
Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.505 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 9021


7th -8th May

Good Queen Bess & the Pirates.


at Roeding Park, in Fresno. CA 93726
Information and Directions call 1-559-392-0965.


7th to 8th May
Calaveras County Faire & Jumping Frog Jubilee.
at Calaveras County Faire & Frogtown in Angels Camp 95222
Information and Directions:  www.frogtown.org

20th to 29th May
Valhalla Renaissance Faire

Two weekends of fun & excitement for the whole family.
Rub elbows with nobility, immerse yourself in the Renaissance village, enjoy continuous entertainment in the streets provided by close to 900 costumed actors, action-packed stage shows, music, jesters, Shakespearean vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling, archery tournaments, and much more.
First Weekend:
Scottish invasion! The first weekend is geared more toward younger audiences with tons of shows, dancing, theater plays, and music for your whole family.
Second Weekend:
Pirate and Barbarian Hordes invade the festivities. Let loose and have a jolly good time while you participate in Scavenger Hunts, Costume contests, and Talk Like a Pirate Competitions.
Mid Week
We welcome students from surrounding districts to learn about the Renaissance Period.
We will open the fair (a condensed version of the show)

The Valhalla Renaissance Faire. At Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe California Information and Directions call: 415-897-4555   www.valhallafaire.com

20th May to 19th June
Crossroads Koroneburg European Old World Festival.
In Riverview Park, Corona-Norco. CA
Information and Directions call: 951-735-0101



28th - 29th May 9:00am-5:00pm
Memorial Day Weekend

Scottish Festival and Highland Games. is a  Scottish Festival of Celtic Entertainment and Food
The Massed Bands will perform at the opening ceremony on Saturday starting at 12:00 Noon, and at Closing Ceremonies, held both days starting at 5:00 pm

Orange County Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California



28th - 29th May
Daughters of the British Empire

Please visit our booth at the Scottish Games in Costa Mesa over Memorial Day weekend.
All ladies with British Commonwealth heritage are eligible to join DBE in the USA.
For more information contact: State President   Carole Thomas at Tel: 714-486-3246, DBE in California

Sunday 29th May

Welsh Choir to Sing at Scottish Festival

Memorial Service in Costa Mesa

A service to honor all veterans from the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and elsewhere -
are honored during the ceremony.
Costa Mesa Fairgrounds * Costa Mesa, California
Contact Caroline: 
cariadcaroline@yahoo.com   or 562.209.8184

Hope to see you there. Details: www.ScotsFest.com


Until 5th June
Crossroads Koroneburg European Old World Festival
in Riverview Park, Corona-Norco. CA
Information and Directions call: 951-735-0101

11th-12th June
Amador County Fairgrounds Plymouth CA

11th-12th June 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Irish Fair and Music Festival