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)


1st-2nd May

Good Queen Bess & the Pirates.

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Canceled due to COVID-19. (Novel Coronavirus).
at Roeding Park, in Fresno. CA 93726
Information and Directions call 1-559-392-0965.

www.renaissance-rose.org
http://www.queenbessandthepyrates.com/




6th to 7th May
Calaveras County Faire & Jumping Frog Jubilee.
at Calaveras County Faire & Frogtown in Angels Camp 95222
Information and Directions:  www.frogtown.org



21st to 30th 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 faire (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


21st May to 20th June
Crossroads Koroneburg European Old World Festival.
In Riverview Park, Corona-Norco. CA
Information and Directions call: 951-735-0101

www.renaissanceinfo.com/riverview

 



22nd - 23rd 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

www.scottsfest.com



22nd-23rd 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 23rd May

Welsh Choir to Sing at Scottish Festival

Memorial Service in Costa Mesa

 A service to honour 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 6th June
Crossroads Koroneburg European Old World Festival
in Riverview Park, Corona-Norco. CA
Information and Directions call: 951-735-0101
www.renaissanceinfo.com/riverview



12th-13th June
Amador County Fairgrounds Plymouth CA
www.themotherloadegames.com




12th-13th June 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Irish Fair and Music Festival


The Fair will indeed be held on Father’s Day Weekend, 12nd-13th June.
Tickets: from www.theIrishfair.org
At the Great Orange Park, 6950 Marine way Irvine, CA 92618

More Details:  www.theirishfair.org. or richtheadmiral@gmail.com




12th-13th June 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Northern California Pirate Festival Ahoy!
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The Northern California Pirate Festival will sail into Vallejo Waterfront Park
Join us as we celebrate ten years of piratical play! The daily children's costume contest at 3 pm on the Treasure Island stage. Meeting above, and below, water the singing, swimming Mermaids in the Siren's Lagoon. The smoke and fire of black powder cannons booming and muskets returning fire in the ship-to-shore cannon battle each day at 2 pm.  Saturday night's separate ticketed event. Buccaneers Bash, an 18+ only after-hours show featuring Bunn y Pistol's Barbary Coast Burlesque, fire dancers.live music.
General admission to the festival is $10.00  Children 11 and under are free.

For more information and advance tickets visit www.norcalpiratefestival.com. 

Take the ferry to the festival, find free street parking, or use the Vallejo Ferry Terminal commuter lots and parking garage ($ 5.00-day rate).



16th June

Bloomsday Celebration

To celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses.BLOOMSDAY (a term Joyce himself did not employ) was invented in 1954, the 50th anniversary, when John Ryan and the novelist Flann O'Brien organized, What was to be a daylong pilgrimage along the Ulysses route? They were joined by Patrick Kavanagh, Anthony Cronin, Tom Joyce, and AJ Leventhal (Registrar of Trinity College). Ryan had engaged two horse-drawn cabs, of the old-fashioned kind, which in Ulysses Mr. Bloom and his friends drive to poor Paddy Dignam's funeral. The party was assigned roles from the novel, planning to travel around the city through the day, visiting scenes of the novel, ending at night in what had once been the brothel quarter of the city, the area which Joyce had called Nightgown? unfortunately, the pilgrimage was abandoned halfway through when the weary Lestrygonians succumbed to inebriation and rancor at the Bailey pub in the city center, which Ryan then owned, and at which, in 1967, he installed the door to No. 7 Eccles Street.
(Leopold Bloom’s front door) having rescued it from demolition.



26th - 27th June
51st Annual Scottish Games

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

Games are held at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Ca. 92084

There is a map on the website, with directions, under Maps & Directions.

San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans

(760)726-3691 / (619) 884-3157

Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net

 PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92085

www.sdhighlandgames.org



3rd July 10:00 am
Green Valley Lake

Music in the Mountains Festival
 Celtic and Traditional American music concerts, workshops, and jams in a mountain meadow.
Great food! For more info. Sandi Huckaby 909 867-7105
Community Center. Green Valley Lake, CA
www.green-valley-lake.com




3rd 4th July
Flagstaff, Arizona

17th Arizona Highland Celtic Festival at Foxglenn Park, 4200 East Butler Avenue; Flagstaff, Arizona.
information@nachs.info  or www.nachs.info




10th -11th July
36th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival returns to San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake Park on July 11th and 12th with over 500 costumed entertainers and four stages filled with live entertainment.  This marks the 36th annual event for History Revisited, the local non-profit organization that produces the festival. Entertainment director Rick Smith of Cambria says that there are over 25 acts performing, including plays, comedy skits, juggling, singing, music, dance shows, storytelling, Shakespeare, acrobatics, a parrot act, and free-flying falconry. “It is going to be a very musical festival this year,” Smith says. “We have half a dozen music acts along with some hilarious stage shows. We’re blessed with an even greater abundance of professional talent this year Laguna Lake Park is a beautiful site between Cerro San Luis Obispo (Madonna Mountain) and Laguna Lake.
www.ccrenfaire.com

 



11th to 18th July

45th Cymdeithas Madog's annual Cwrs Cymraeg

Cymdeithas Madog is pleased to announce its 39th annual Cwrs Cymraeg Welsh language week, come and join old friends and make new ones in our week-long Welsh Course for beginners and accomplished users of the language alike. We will also hold cultural activities in the evenings such as folk dancing, a quiz and pub sing-a-long, a Welsh film, and a talent night or the famous Welsh "noson lawen" and Eisteddfod. An optional trip at mid-week will take us to surrounding sites of interest. Cymdeithas Madog takes its name from Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, a Welsh prince who sailed (according to legend) to America in the 12th century. That makes him a fitting symbol of the cultural and linguistic links which Cymdeithas Madog maintains between Wales and the New World. To learn more about Cymdeithas Madog and its programs, please contact our secretary: Tracy Burr & Karen Miller, secretary@madog.org at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, For more details go to www.madog.org



17th to 18th July

72nd Seattle Scottish Highland Games
The  Association presents their 72nd annual Games at Enumclaw  Come out & have a great Scottish day listening to bagpipes, watching (or participating in) dancing, eat some bangers and mash or fish & chips or pasties or haggis!  At the Expo Center (formerly the fairgrounds). 

 Enumclaw Expo Center. 45224 - 284th Avenue SE. Enumclaw, Washington. 

Information: http://www.sshga.org/

 




19th July
Willits Renaissance Fair

www.willitsfaire.com



24th July
Spokane Highland Games

South Lawn Spokane County Fair and Expo Center,
404 Havana Street, Spokane, WA 99202
www.spokanehighlandgames.org.

 

 


24th - 25th July.

San Jose Renaissance Faire


If you love Renaissance Faires, this full-scale, interactive experience is not to be missed. San Jose Renaissance Faire offers you a chance to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. See brave and bold knights competing for the favor of the Her Majesty's Court and for their lady's affection during full-contact jousts held in the Queen's Tiltyard each day. 700 costumed performers will bring Shakespeare's England to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolk, offering continuous entertainment of spectacular variety. You'll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors drawing you even deeper into the Renaissance.

 http://www.sanjosefaire.com



1st to
29th August
Big Bear City Renaissance Faire
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 We invite you to experience the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. Come and enjoy our clear blue skies, cool nights, and lovely scenery. We hope you will come up for the weekend and enjoy our piece of heaven in the exciting atmosphere of a 16th Century Renaissance Country Faire. Travel back in time to this romantic period and enjoy live musical entertainment, costumed characters, animals, games and activities, crafts, foods, and fun for all. The faire is held on every weekend in August. All profits donated to local educational and scholarship funds.
 Pedersens Mill, 39115 Rim of the World Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 237-0448
www.bigbarrenaissancefaire.com

 

 

7th-8th August

53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

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Canceled due to COVID-19. (Novel Coronavirus).
presented by the Scottish Festival of the Monterey and the Salinas Jaycees, again to the beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds. This outstanding community event allows families to experience the fascinating culture of Scotland and Ireland without leaving Monterey County!  The Festival! Featuring fun activities for the entire family is a wonderful “feast for the senses” that includes authentic Celtic music, colorful Highland, Scottish & Irish dancing, athletic competitions such as the famous Caber Toss, massed pipe bands on parade, children’s games, delicious food, great shopping, and much more. The Festival provides a positive culmination for many of our youth in terms of competition in the area of pipes and drums, athletics, and Scottish Highland and Irish dancing. In addition,it also benefits many local charitable organizations and has donated to Peninsula Outreach, Alliance on Aging, Monterey Schools, Meals on Wheels, Boy Scouts of America, and the Armed Forces Relief Fund. Attendance at the Festival this year is expected to exceed 6,000 people. Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA 93940.
Information : 831-372-5863




7th-8th August

San Jose Fantasy Faire
The San Jose Fantasy Faire offers visitors the opportunity to step into an enchanting fantasy-land, where you will have more fun than you can shake a wand at. Fantasy Faire celebrates the best-loved fairy tales of the old and the present. Nestled on Guadalupe River Park GREEN, this village-style show features a number of characters from Grimm'sfairytales, some portrayed in Disney movies and myriad of others. Visitors can hang out with the various princesses; there's even a handsome prince or two. Little girls of all ages will be delighted by it. Fantasy Faire can be a break for adults, too. It offers a place for families to sit and be entertained. There will be two stages filled with entertainment and close to 300 actors in the streets frolicking and causing mayhem. The atmosphere will be infectious and the crowd will be encouraged to join in singing songs, cheering for heroes, and booing villains. The shows are well-crafted and entertaining for all ages. Some of the characters you'll meet include Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, Troll and Goblin Kings, Viking Gods, Rumpelstiltskin, Fairies and Dragons, Satyrs, Pirates, Mermaids, Witches, and Fairy Godmothers and many more. There will be a Pirate Ship for you to examine and a Steampunk corridor as well. And, if you're lucky you might even get a glimpse at the elusive  Dr. Who at the show.  Additionally, the event will feature a series of fantasy and fiction writers who will be sharing their work with you. Need something new to read? Want to be transported to yet another universe? Meet the authors sharing their works.
San Jose Fantasy Faire. Guadalupe River Park, San Jose, CA
www.sjfantasy.com   https://www.facebook.com/sanjoserenaissance



14th -15th August
Douglas County Celtic Highland Games.

2021 Celtic Highland Games and Clan Gathering.
A family-friendly weekend-long event with spiraling circles of activity: two entertainment stages running simultaneously, three athletics fields in use,
lots to learn, vendors to talk with, and unique purchases to be made; lots to do and see.  Regardless of your cultural heritage, you’re sure to enjoy ours.
Riverbend Park, Winston OR
For more information. email us at  info@dcscots.com
www.dcscots.org



14th-15th August
Bitterroot Scottish Irish
Festival.


The Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival is a community-based event with the primary mission of promoting education, awareness, and pride in our local heritage and history.  Nationally sanctioned competitions for Highland games, Highland dancing, pipe, and drum bands draw world-class competitors from far and wide.
Marcus Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Hwy Hamilton, MT

www.bitterrootsscottishirishfestival.org



26th August

Games kick-off night


Grab your kilt or tartan and join PBFSCO on Thursday evening August 26th at Main Street Brewery in downtown Pleasanton for our annual kick-off to The Caledonian Club of San Francisco’s Scottish Highland Gathering and Games weekend. It is a Scottish evening of music, dance, fun, and merriment to put you in the Games groove! No host food and beverage available for purchase from Main Street Brewery. Hope to see you on the 26th!
Yours aye, Steve Lind
President, Pleasanton-Blairgowrie-Fergus Sister City Organization (PBFSCO)
The purpose of PBFSCO is to promote understanding and friendship between the citizens of Pleasanton, Blairgowrie, and Fergus and their respective regions, and to encourage and facilitate the exchange of people and culture between the communities.

 


27th-29th August

156th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games


The World’s Most Complete
Presented by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco Since 1866
Featuring 35+ Pipe Bands from the U.S. & Canada in competition and Daily Massed Bands Grandstand Show Plus
Famed Canadian Winnipeg Police Pipe Band marching & playing in unison with the famed 3rd U. S. Marine Aircraft Wing Band
44th U.S. Invitational Heavy Events Championship
Western U.S. Open Highland Dancing Championships
5-Stages of traditional to Celtic Rock Entertainment • Irish Pavilion
2 Stages of Celtic Heritage • Living History Reenactments • Children’s Glen
Glen of the Clans • Birds of Prey • Sheep Dog Trials • 100+ Vendors
British Motorcar & Motorcycle Cavalcade • Soccer, Shinty & Rugby Tournaments
British Food & Drink • Whisky Tastings & Master Classes
Special Guest: Gary Lewis, Star of Starz “Outlander” TV Series


Colum Mackenzie, Chieftain of the Clan Mackenzie and Laird of Castle Leoch
Ticket Sales & Information: (925) 997-9047 or Information only: (925) 5501011
Order Tickets at  Website: www.TheScottishGames.com
Alameda County Fairgrounds. Pleasanton, California

 



27th to 30th August
Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival

Sponsored by the North Pacific region Clan Donald USA,
Belfair State Park, 3
151 State Route, Belfair WA 98528 Information: 360-275-4935
www.hoodcanalhighlandfest.org




27th to 30th August
Annual North American Festival of Wales


The North American Festival of Wales is held in a different location each year, in either the US or Canada on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment, and camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage, and culture of Wales. Day activities include presenters from Wales and North America on Welsh language, music, dance, films, customs, historic and contemporary issues. an Eisteddfod competition, a children’s program, a silent auction, and a marketplace offering Welsh cakes, tea, books, and gifts. Every evening will close singing old Welsh favorites. Sunday concludes with a bi-lingual service followed by the 88th Gymanfa Ganu (rousing songfest). We promise a Welsh experience that will not be forgotten. The North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North American Association. For full details of the Festival visit www.nafow.org.

 

3rd-5th September

Long’s Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

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Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Estes Park's Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is the largest gathering of its kind between the Mississippi River and California and traditionally hosts bands from Great Britain, Scotland, Canada, and, of course, the United States.
1209 Manford Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 

Phone:(800) 903-7837   http://www.scotfest.com/Scottish_Festival/Home.html



 

4th  September
Fresno Highland Gathering and Games

 

Canceled due to COVID-19. (Novel Coronavirus).
The 40th Annual Fresno Highland Gathering & Games
by the Scottish Society of Central California.

Gates open @ 9:00 a.m. ~ Competitions start @ 9:30 a.m.

Closing ceremony @ 4:00 p.m. ~ Gates close @ 4:30 p.m 

Kearney Park 7160 West Kearney Boulevard. Fresno, CA 93706-9520

 



4th September 10:00am to 4:00pm
Apple and Thistle Celtic Music Festival

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A great family event and Free to the public, Six hours of Traditional Scottish Music, Pipers,
Scottish Country Dancin, and Irish Dance exhibition
The Apple and Thistle Music Festival is held at Snow-Line Orchards during apple season. Food is for sale including delicious  "apple cider mini-donuts"
Snow-Line Orchard, 39400 Oak Glen Rd. Oak Glenn, CA.

More info: 909 425-8427



4th-5th September
Truckee Ren Faire

www.truckeerenfaire.org

 

 

5th September 7:00 pm

17th Annual Celtic Concert
An Claidheamh Soluis/The Celtic Arts Center of Southern California Presents their 17th Annual Celtic Concert at the beautiful John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Tickets: calling 323-461-3673l John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068 www.fordamphitheatre.com
For directions, click here:http://fordtheatres.org/en/visit/directions



11th September
Scottish games demonstration at Lodi Brewery.

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Grant Hamilton, the owner of Idol Brewing company in Lodi is trying to put together a Scottish games demonstration at his pub in Lodi.  The date is September 11th, from noon to 5 pm. Grant is a native of Scotland. He has already coordinated with Liz Tubbs band (City of Sac PB) and Kyla Groeschel's highland dance school. It would be great if we could get a few clan tents and related groups to set up. There is no fee for participation.
Contact info is Grant Hamilton Phone: (802) 272-2035   idolbeerworks@gmail.com
Idol Brewing Company  100 South Sacramento Street Lodi, CA



25th Sept 9:00am to 5:00pm

21st annual Dixon Scottish festival

Canceled due to COVID-19. (Novel Coronavirus).
A wee bit of Scotland will come to Dixon for the 21st annual Dixon Scottish Highland Games,
Hosted by the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association, the Scottish festival will feature Celtic, Scottish, and Irish rock and folk music; Scottish Highland and Irish-step dancing; region’s finest bagpipe bands; Scottish athletic competitions; Scotch whisky tasting program; rugby tournament; Scottish animal exhibits; sheepdog trials; finding your Scottish ancestry at the many clan information tents; Scottish living-history exhibits; children’s activities and more fun! A wide variety of Scottish foods, beers, and whiskies can be tasted.  Plus gifts handmade crafts, jewelry, and unique clothing items from the British Isles will be sold. General admission is $10 and $8 for youths and seniors.  Children, under age 9, and active-duty military may enter free.  Dogs on leashes are permitted.
All taking place at the Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First Street, Dixon, California (19 miles southwest of Sacramento).
For more details, visit www.scotsindixon.org or E-mail kiltguy@aol.com

 



24th-25th September

Get Shamrocked Festival

After four short years, Get Shamrocked has quickly become the premier Celtic Music Festival on the West Coast. Based in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, the venue at Town Square Park is the perfect site for thousands of festival revelers. With 15 bands gathered from across the planet, this is the perfect place to gather like-minded Celtic music lovers for a festival experience of pure Celtic Magic. This is a 21+ event and all patrons will be required to show a photo ID before entering the festival.
24701 Jefferson Ave. • Murrieta, CA 92562

 



1st-3rd October

Las Vegas Renaissance Festival

For the 21st year, a medieval kingdom will unveil itself at our new location: Silver Bowl Park with lavishly costumed knights, knaves, fine ladies, and wenches as Clark County Parks and Recreation present the annual Age of Chivalry. Renaissance Silverbowl Park. 6800 E. Russell Road, Las Vegas NV.
www.lvrenfair.com

 

8th to 9th Oct
Folsom Renaissance faire.
Folsom City Lions Park will be transformed into a delightful Elizabethan town filled with myriad characters and vignettes resembling those of Shakespeare's plays we so dearly love. In addition, over 900 costumed entertainers, 100 shopkeepers, and artisans will add to the ambiance of the Faire. The Festival is a lively Dionysian party, where the guests enjoy turkey legs, exotic food, and drink as they banter with the myriad performers filling the streets. The event sports one-of-a-kind shows, music, and comedy. Folsom City Lions Park. 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Tickets: 415-354-1773 www.folsomfaire.com

 

 

9th-10th October 9:00 am til 5:00 pm

Seaside Highland Games

48th Seaside Highland Games Ventura.
The Seaside Scottish Festival held every second weekend of October at Ventura County Fair Grounds along Hwy 101 in Ventura, beside the Am-track station, and next to the beach. What better location for a fun-filled experience of pipers, drums, dance, 80+ clans amassed, great entertainers, and some very cute dimply knees.Nellie and John Lowry head this fabulous Scottish festival which grows larger each year, The premier Scottish Gathering on the Central Coast  Seaside Park in beautiful Ventura County, California

Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura. California.
(818) 886-4968 http://www.seaside-games.com
For details contact Nellie at SeasideChief@aol.com



9th-10th October 9:00 am til 5:00 pm

Harp Glen sponsored by Clan Currie will again be presented at the Seaside Highland Games.

Please come and visit and listen to the melodic music of this ancient instrument.
Please login to www.clancurrie.org for more information and how you can participate or volunteer for this very special event.
ALL participants and volunteers will be eligible for 50% discount entrance tickets to the Games

just register at www.clancurrie.com   or email: rees1@mac.com OR aedanm@sbcglobal.net




17th October.11:00 a.m.

Saint Andrew's Society of Los Angeles

On this  Sunday in the Sanctuary, there will be the annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan Service.

The tradition probably began over 68 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
11:00 a.m. Service Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.505 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210



24th October 10:30 am.

 Kirkin' o' the Tartan

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

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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.

http://www.sshga.org/home.htm

 



11th November.

Remembrance Day


Poppies.

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.
Information:
Dianne Schultz (dschultz@cox.net) Club President. www.houseofscotland.org
http://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.



2022

Robert Burns Events


1759-1796 

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 6:00pm
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.

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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.a

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

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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.

http://www.caledonians.com




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.
Checks
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

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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 o’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 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 sold separately and available online at www.dickensfest.com
FREE PARKING
"Pickwick's Pub" on Friday night, Feb. 22nd.
You can see more details on our website which is
http://www.dickensfest.com/

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