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20th April
27th 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





 26th to 27th 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 the 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 of performances is available on the website at

www.shastafaire.com

 


 


26th to 27th April

Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

 The 2019 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 enjoys 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,
webmaster@woodlandcelticgames.org



Until 27th April
Escondido Renaissance Faire

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



 

28th April to 25th 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



4th-5th May
Good Queen Bess & the Pirates.
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at Roeding Park, in Fresno. CA 93726
Information and Directions call: 559-392-0965.

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




4th May to 9th June
Crossroads Koroneburg European Old World Festival

 in Riverview Park, Corona-Norco. CA
Information and Directions call: 951-735-0101

www.renaissanceinfo.com/riverview



9th to 10th May
Calaveras County Faire & Jumping Frog Jubilee.
at Calaveras County Faire & Frogtown in Angels Camp 95222
Information and Directions:  www.frogtown.org



25th May
37th Modesto Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans

Tuolumne River Regional Park. Modesto, CA
Information for the 2019, 37th Annual Modesto Highland Games will be updated as received.
For more information please call Vicky Wolff at: (209)529-9430



26th 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 5:00pm

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

www.scottsfest.com

 






Sunday 26th 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

 

25th May to 9th June
Crossroads Koroneburg European Old World Festival

 in Riverview Park, Corona-Norco. CA
Information and Directions call: 951-735-0101

www.renaissanceinfo.com/riverview

 

 

26th May
Daughters of the British Empire

Please visit our booth at the Scottish Games in Costa Mesa over the 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

 

26th May to 2nd June
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 a 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)
 www.valhallafaire.com
The Valhalla Renaissance Faire. At Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe California Information and Directions call: 415-897-4555   www.valhallafaire.com


 

8th -9th June
Scottish Renaissance Festival,

 Explore the History, Myth, & Legend of 16th century Scotland! The culture and heritage represented by the Loch Lomond Highland Games & Celtic Gathering, where bagpipe music permeates the air, men and women compete in traditional Highland athletics, and modern clans share their nowledge of Scottish culture and heritage.Or perhaps you'll join us for dinner, music, dancing, stories, and a few surprises. Tickets are $12.50 each and only available at the Festival. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, Ca 95062.  
www.scottishrenaissancefestival.org

 



9th June
Mother Lode Highland Scots Annual Picnic

Hi there all you Scots, Irish and Celts!, since the Plymouth Highland Games are postponed for a year, the Mother Lode Scots have decided to invite everyone to their annual picnic. At the Deaver Winery in the Shenandoah Valley wine area of Plymouth, CA. This is a pot luck gathering so I must know who will attend to give you your food assignment. Also we need to know how many are attending to get the correct amount of meats for the Barbie!  All are invited so come out with family and friends; bring a musical instrument or two with you!  This is a bring your own drink affair but, of course, there is wine tasting on site!
For more details contact  Stuart McNaughtan  Mother Lode Scots  stuart@volcano.net


Until 9th June

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


15th to16th June
Amador County Fairgrounds Plymouth CA
www.themotherloadegames.com






15th-16th June 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Northern California Pirate Festival Ahoy!
NorCal pirate festival only
Father's Day Weekend

 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 3pm 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 2pm.  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).





15th-16th June 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Irish Fair and Music Festival


The Fair will indeed be held on Father’s Day Weekend, 15th - 16th June.
At Irvine Great Park, Irvine California.
More Deatails:  www.theirishfair.org. or richtheadmiral@gmail.com




16th June
28th Faire Oaks Tudor Fayre

Last year's fayre was great fun!
We would like to thank everyone who participates and makes this event what it is.

We look forward to seeing you all in great weather this year.

If you have any questions regarding the next event
4150 Temescal Street, Fair Oaks, Ca

please feel free to email me at (916)-726-4952

Raelynn@Renaissance-Rose.org     http://www.renaissance-rose.org

 

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 round 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 rancour at the Bailey pub in the city centre, 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



 

22nd - 23rd June

45th Annual Scottish Games
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




6th July 10:00am
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




6th 7th July
Flagstaff, Arizona

16th Arizona Highland Celtic Festival at Foxglenn Park, 4200 East Butler Avenue;Flagstaff, Arizona.
information@nachs.info  or www.nachs.info




13th 14th July
34th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival returns to San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake Park on July 14th and 15th with over 500 costumed entertainers and four stages filled with live entertainment.  This marks the 33rd 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



 



 

13th to 21st July

43rd 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





20th to 21st July

70th Seattle Scottish Highland Games
The  Association presents their 70th 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 fair grounds). 

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

Infomation: http://www.sshga.org/

 





21st July
Willits Renaissance Fair

  Recreation Grove Park, Willits, Ca

www.willitsfaire.com

 

27th July 2019
Spokane Highland Games

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

 



27th - 28th 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 townsfolke, 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




3rd-4th August.

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51st Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
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




3rd-4th 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 delightedby 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





17th -18th August
Douglas County Celtic Highland Games.

2019 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



17th-18thAugust
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 and pipe and drum bands draw world-class competitors from far and wide. Marcus Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Hwy hamilton, MT

www.bitterrootsscottishirishfestival.org


 

 

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
www.bigbarrenaissancefaire.com

 

 

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
www.hoodcanalhighlandfest.org




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

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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



8th- 9th September

 Truckee Ren Faire

www.truckeerenfaire.org

 

 


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

 




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.
www.lvrenfair.com


11th-12th 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

 




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

 



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




27th October 10:30 am.

Kirkin' o' the Tartan

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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 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.

  http://www.sshga.org/home.htm


 

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.