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

3rd to 25th 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



24th to 25th 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

28th August to 2nd Sept

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 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 song fest).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.


31st August & 1st September

154th 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


6th 7th 8th 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


8th  September
Fresno Highland Gathering and Games

The 38th 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


8th September 10:00am to 4:00pm
Apple and Thistle Celtic Music Festival

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

8th- 9th September

 Truckee Ren Faire


8th September 7:00pm

15th Annual Celtic Concert
An Claidheamh Soluis/The Celtic Arts Center of Southern California Presents their 15th Annual Celtic Concert at the beautiful John Anson Ford Amphitheatre Tickets: calling 323-461-3673l John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. 2580 Cahueng a Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068 www.fordamphitheatre.com
For directions, click here:http://fordtheatres.org/en/visit/directions


14th 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 14, from noon to 5pm. 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 setup. 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

27th-28th 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 photo ID before entering the festival.
24701 Jefferson Ave. • Murrieta, CA 92562



28th Sept 9:00am to 5:00pm

19th annual Dixon Scottish festival

A wee bit of Scotland will come to Dixon for the 17th 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


4th-6th 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.


11th-12th October

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


11th to 12th Oct
Folsom Renaissance faire.
Folsom City Lions Park will be transformed to 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 and over 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


12th Oct 11:00am to 4:30pm

St Andrews Society of Sacramento fall ceilidh

St Andrews, Callie Club, & other Celtic groups from Sacramento Highland Dance Schools, Athletes, Skye Highland Outfitters and more.Northumbrian piping & Celtic story telling to pipers, dancers, & bands. Jeremy Lopez will be back with his Fuzion Eatz gourmet food truck & has promised a special treat. Josh Brown will be there with a Highland clothing Display & eager to talk about custom and off the rack Highland wear. Jim Sinclair is going to have an athletics display including throwing implements for visitors to inspect.
Details for this and other events at http://www.2jamisons.com/calendar.htm  

Carmichael Park Band Shell, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608


12th-13th October 9:00 am til 5:00 pm

17th 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


20th 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
There will be a luncheon following the church service. : "For details please contact SAS Chaplain Chuck Robertson at chuckrobertson39@gmail.com



27th October 2:00pm
House of Scotland

Lawn program

Annual Lawn Program.At the International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego.
This even 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, membership application is open to any person who wishes to learn about Scotland or Scottish culture
he 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

27th October 10:30 am.

Kirkin' o' the Tartan

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 a 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,

27th 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 honoured '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 honoured 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 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 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

2nd November 6:00pm - 11:30pm

55th Annual Heather Tartan Ball

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



9th November 6:00pm-11:00pm

71st Annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh

The Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band of San Diego will be hosting their 71st Annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh and fund raising raffle.
No Host Cocktails at 6:00 P.M., Dinner at 7:00 P.M. ends at 11:00 P.M. Highland Floor Show and dancing to the music of The Hot Pursuit Band.
Tickets $55 for adults and $25 for children and are available online at www.camerons.org/store.   Tickets: 1-619-248-3179 also available by mail. Ticket prices go up by $10 October 1.  It will be held at the Scottish Rite Events Center,  1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108.


Sunday 10th Nov 3:00pm.
The Royal British legion.

39th Annual Service of Remembrance,
The members, of California Branch No 1, The Royal British Legion, extend to you your family and guests a most cordial invitation to attend a Service of Remembrance, honoring those who fought and laid down their lives in the service of their country. The Service will be a celebration of peace, recalling the valor of those who experienced the brutality of war and the true cost of peace. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. We will also pay homage to those brave men and women currently engaged in the international campaign against terrorism. This, our 39th Annual Service of Remembrance, will take place at, Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco.
Preceding the Service, the Salvation Army Band, will present a concert starting at 2:30 p.m.

11th November.

Rememberance 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

16th November
Cameron's 71st 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

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 to 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 Scotlands winter festivals


7th-8th December 8:00pm
The Pipes of Christmas!

Saturday,7th Dec.2:00pm & 7:00pm Central Presbyterian Church 70 Maple Street Summit, NJ 

Sunday, 8th Dec. 3:00 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church 900 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street) New York, NY

Sunday tickets available by mail order and via SmartTix by phone at (212) 868-4444 

or online at www.SmartTix.com



10th December 11:30am-1:00pm

Caledonian Club

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2nd Tuesday Lunch 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Streets Pub 18th and J, Sacramento. CA

Parking in restaurant lot. No host. No program. Wonderful people breaking pasta together and enjoying great company. Sponsored by the Caledonian Club and the Shamrock Club of Sacramento and invite interested people to join them for a no-host Informal lunch. There is no formal program, and the purpose is simply to get people together who have an interest in things Celtic, Many work, and this is one of the few events they attend. There is no charge for attending .Also, let's wear our kilts and test the rumor that that entitles us to a dollar off a beer. Over the years the Shamrocks and Caledonians have shared hosting this party, enjoying this season of fellowship and good will. Guests welcome.Events posted as they become available.
Please wear your name badge. More information at 916 539 8931 Sharon Young  rsharonyoung@gmail.com
There is parking on the street or in back of the pub.
Please join Callie and Shamrock clubs and guests for a jabberfest.  And maybe even some Scottish eggs.

14th December.2:00pm
North County Scots - Christmas Party.
North County Scots. dedicated to All Things Scottish.
Dinner. Ham, Mashed Potatoes and Veggies. Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Santa will arrive around 2.00 – 2.30 for children 11 and under Please supply name, age and sex for Santa gifts to Janette McLintock. 760-726-3691 by Dec 5th. We will have a gift exchange for youth 12 – 20 followed by the adult gift exchange.Family, Relatives and friends are invited.
Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus Ave.Vista. Ca. 92084
NCS offers year round entertainment involving family get togethers. All 760-758-8096 or visit the website at www.northcountyscots.com

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

11th 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.”
The 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

17th January 6:00pm

Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Burn's Supper

Sharp Park Golf Club Restaurant, Pacifica

Info: 1st Chieftain George McCombe

408 226-4410


17th January
Burn's Supper

18th January 4:00pm-9:00pm

St Andrews Society of Sacramento

The Saint Andrew's Society of Sacramento Presents their Burns Supper, in celibration of the 260th Anniversary of the Bard’s birth.  With Traditional Scottish Food, Drink and Entertainment!  Roast Beef, Tatties & Neeps, Haggis, Atholl Brose Cream, Whisky, Bagpipes, Highland Dancers, and Silent Auction. Price: $65.00 per person **Advance Payment Required by December 31, 2018** (No tickets sold at the door). Members - please register online.  ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
4:00 - 5:00 PM No Host Bar. Dinner Seating and Entertainment begins at 5:00.  
Questions? Bruce Locken 916-719-5725, standrewssac@gmail.com
The Saint Andrew's Society of Sacramento, North Ridge Country Club 7500 Madison Ave. Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

18th January 6:00pm

Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Burn's Supper

Sharp Park Golf Club Restaurant, Pacifica

Info: 1st Chieftain George McCombe

408 226-4410

18th January 5:00pm
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.

18th 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 his characters 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 United Scottish Society
Contact: is David Mc Lintock email address daviehome@ earthlink.net phone (562) 868 6521.
  or www.unitedscottishsociety.com/burns


18th January: 6:00pm
9th Annual Robert Burns Dinner Arrowhead Country Club,

San Bernardino.

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

18th January

Sacramento St Andrews Society Burns Supper

The 262nd Anniversary of the Bard’s birth will be celebrated with Traditional Scottish Food, Drink and Entertainment

Roast Beef, Tatties & Neeps, Haggis and Whisky Bagpipes, Highland Dancers, and a Silent Auction

4:00 - 5:00 P.M. No Host Bar Dinner Seating and Entertainment begins at 5:00

Price: $65.00 per person. **Advance Payment Required by December 31, 2018 (No tickets sold at the door)

All proceeds go to the scholarship fund, Send your check payable to: St Andrews Society of Sacramento, 5150 Fair Oaks Boulevard, #101-167. Carmichael, CA 95608

North Ridge Country Club. 7500 Madison Ave. Fair Oaks, CA
Questions?  Bruce Locken   916-719-5725, standrewssac@gmail.com



19th January 4:30pm

19th Annual Robert Burns Celebration

The Celtic Arts Center invites you to join us as we pay tribute to Scotland's favorite poet Robert Burns with a traditional evening of food, poetry readings, Highland bagpipes and Scottish dancing.The price of admission includes a full meal with a choice of one of the following entrees: Scottish Meat Pie, Shepherd’s Pie, or Vegan Shepherd’s Pie. Includes a taste of Haggis, Tatties & Neeps, Dessert, and a dram of Whisky for toasting.  
The Salute begins at 5:00pm, doors open at 4:00pm at The Mayflower Club - 11110 Victory Blvd, N. Hollywood,CA 91606. This is a Semi-Formal Affair

ADMISSION: $45/person for non-members; $35 for Members of The Celtic Arts Center & The Mayflower Club

[Payable in cash or check only at the door with prior reservation]*

= ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED = Please make a reservation by Jan. 17th.

Provide your full name, how many in your party, your meal choices, and a call-back phone number. E-mail: reservations@celticartscenter.com Phone: 818-760-8322  * We need Volunteers! *

If you're interested in volunteering (set up, serving food, take down, clean up, etc.) please e-mail us at volunteer@celticartscenter.com. Approved volunteers who work the entire night (5:00 - 10:00 pm) get free admission. The Celtic Arts center’s website: www.celticartscenter.com/main.htm

24th January 6:00pm

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

24th January
The Caledonian-St. Andrew's Society of Seattle

Burns night celibration along with the Alba and Alki Lodge will be jointly selibrating this avent. 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.


25th January 5:30
26th Annual PBFSCO Burns Event.
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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.The Evening starts at 5:30pm with a no Host Bar/Registration, followerd at 7:00pm by Dinner. The Dinner cost is $80 featuring Caliban and a special recitation of Tam O’Shanter by Juliet Davoren.
Advanced reservations and payment required by January 19th.
Online reservation and payment can be made via PBFSCO website: http://www.pbfsco.org or
Brown Paper Tickets: http://burns2019.brownpapertickets.com
For information please visit www.PBFSCO.org Susan Spiegel 650.799.9001 or susan@celtic-lass.com
A block of rooms are reserved at the Pleasanton Marriott for $104 + tax, breakfast included.
Room reservations can be made Reserve online: Marriott Burns Supper Reservation
-OR- call the Pleasanton Marriott at 925.847.6000 and ask for Burns Supper block.
Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, California.

25th January.6:00-11:55pm

Robert Burns Supper

St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles 

Join them at the Altadena Town & Country Club at 6:00pm 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 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

25th January.5:00pm

Rabbie Burns Dinner in Carlsbad

Holliday 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

25th January.4:00

The Gold Country Celtic Society

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29th annual Robert Burns Celebration
The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting its 29th 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.
Infomation: Carolyn (530)346-2565  or  carolyn.hatling@yahoo.com     www.nevadacountycelticclub.org
Miners Foundry Cultural Center. 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

1st February 6:30pm

 In celebration of Robert Burn’s 258th 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.

1st February 5:00pm

Dixon Scottish Club
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The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association (DSCA) will host its 7th 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 infomation E-mail kiltguy@aol.com

15th -16th 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-four 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, Calif. kicks off the Scottish Festival and Highland Games seasonoffering 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
The 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.

16th February 4:00-8:30pm
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

22nd- 23rd February 10:00am-5:00pm

Dickens 26th Annual Festival Riverside
Historic Downtown Riverside on the Pedestrian Mall near City Hall
For more information, call 888-987-7565
See 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 complete listing of events online at www.dickensfest.com
Tickets for all events 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.

23rd February 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!

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 Callactus 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



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

15th March 9:00am

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 competitiors INCLUDING Bass drumming!
Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr, Riverside, CA

Hosted by the UCR Pipeband. www.pipeband.ucr.edu

14th to 15th 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

28th 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


28th March10:30am to 5:00pm
Fremont Scottish Games

And Tartan Day Scottish Faire 
The Fremont Scottish Games are at Ardenwood Historical 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).

29th March 10:30am
National Tartan Day
Bear Valley Scottish Pipe Band
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 100 east "E"Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561.

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

4th-5th April
Vacaville Medieval Festival
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Vacaville Medieval Festival.
9th Annual Downtown Medieval Fantasy Festival

4th-5th April
Las Vegas Highland Games

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


4th April to 17th May10:00am-7:00pm
Renaissance Faire Irwindale

The Renaissance Faire celebrates its 51st year as a recreation of a 16th century English sea port  faire and marketplace. Music and mirth fill the air as hundred's 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

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


4th April 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tartan Day Scottish Faire

Celebrate Tartan Day, held at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, Saturday, April 4th, 2020, 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

12th April

Kern County Scottish Society

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

18th April
28th Tulare County Renaissance faire