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)


12th to 19th July

46th 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

16th -17th July
38th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival returns to San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Lake Park on July 16th and 17th with over 500 costumed entertainers and four stages filled with live entertainment.  This marks the 38th 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.

16th to 17th July
73rd Seattle Scottish Highland Games

The  Association presents their 73rd 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/

16th-17th July 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Activities include:
At Fort Tuthill County Park.
2446 Fort Tuthill Loop; Flagstaff AZ.

18th July
Willits Renaissance Fair


23rd July
Spokane Highland Games

South Lawn Spokane County Fair and Expo Center,
404 Havana Street, Spokane, WA 99202

23rd - 24th 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.


28th - 31st July
Amador County Fairgrounds Plymouth CA

18621 Sherwood St, Plymouth, CA 95669
Phone: (209) 245-6921


31st July 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 fair is held on every weekend in August. All profits are donated to local educational and scholarship funds.
 Pedersens Mill, 39115 Rim of the World Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 237-0448


6th-7th August

54th 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

6th-7th August

San Jose Fantasy Faire
The San Jose Fantasy Faire offers visitors the opportunity to step into 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 a 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

13th -14th August
Douglas County Celtic Highland Games.

2022 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

13th-14th August
Bitterroot Scottish Irish

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




Games kick-off night

Grab your kilt or tartan and join PBFSCO on Thursday evening August 25th 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 25th!
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.


26th to 29th 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

26th to 29th 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, and 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 by 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.


2nd-4th September

Long’s Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

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

3rd September 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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

3rd-4th September

157th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games

Ladies and Gentlemen, Lads and Lassies,
On Labor Day Weekend (September 3-4), California's oldest Scottish Highland Gathering and Games will be back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton for two days of traditional Scottish competitions, ceremonies, and entertainment.  This outdoor-only event features Scottish country and Irish dancing, Celtic heritage stage, folk singers, heavy athletics, gathering of the clans, highland dancing, living history, piping and drumming, ceremonies, Scottish food, and goods vendors, and whisky tasting!
The Fairground Gates are open from 8:00 am with festivities taking place throughout the day until around 6:00 pm when the Massed Bands of the Pipes and Drums march off to end the Games Closing Ceremonies - a truly special sight to see and hear. To learn more about this year's 155th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games and get tickets for all the family, go to http://www.TheScottishGames.com Tickets are only $15 per adult, $10 for Youths and Seniors, and free for children under 12. Please note that as the Fairgrounds no longer operates a box office facility, entrance tickets can only be purchased online. If you have any questions about the event, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the bottom of the Home page on the website, before replying to this email address, which is not monitored regularly. Thank you, and look forward to seeing you all at the Games!
Information only: (925) 5501011
Order Tickets at  Website: www.TheScottishGames.com
Alameda County Fairgrounds. Pleasanton, California




Truckee Ren Faire



4th September 7:00 pm

18th 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


17th September
Fresno Highland Gathering and Games

The 41st 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


17th 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 17th, from noon to 5 pm. Grant is a native of Scotland. He has already coordinated with Liz Tubbs's 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.
Idol Brewing Company  100 South Sacramento Street Lodi, CA

24th Sept 9:00am to 5:00pm

22nd annual Dixon Scottish festival

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-2nd October

 Las Vegas Renaissance Festival

For the 22nd 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.


7th 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


8th-9th October 9:00 am til 5:00 pm

Seaside Highland Games

49th Seaside Highland Games Ventura.
The Seaside Scottish Festival is 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.

For details contact Nellie at SeasideChief@aol.com

23rd 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 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.

23rd 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


4th-6th November.

Tucson Celtic Festival

For more information on the Tucson Celtic Festival Association in Southern Arizona.
At the Rillito Raceway Park 4502 N. First Ave. Tucson, AZ 85718
Contact: Don Burns (925) 809-5654 -- cell phone e-mail at kiltguy@aol.com
Oro Valley, Arizona.


11th November.

Remembrance Day


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

12th 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,

27th November 2:00 pm

House of Scotland

Lawn program

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


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

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

13th 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

28th January 6:00 pm

Mother Lode Scots

Jamison Celtic Burns Supper
 Burns Supper will be held on Saturday, at American Legion Hall 11350 American Legion Drive, Sutter Creek, CA as it has been for the last few years.
 The cost is $70.00 per person as of December 16th.
 We are pleased to have Golden Bough back with us again this year; terrific music! Abe McCarty will be piping for us and Kyla Greoschel's Highland Dancers will perform throughout the evening!
As always, the many traditions of a Burns Supper will be honored and shared. And as always, seating is limited so SIGN UP SOON!!!!!!
Go to www.motherlodescots.com, opening page,
Stuart McNaughtan stuart@volcano.net
(209) 304-3821
Mother Lode Scots

14th January 5:00 pm

Western Sierra Celtic Society.

Will host a Dinner to honor 18th-century Scotsman, Robert Burns

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

14th 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

14th 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.



14th January

Sacramento St Andrews Society

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


15th January 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Celtic Arts Center 21st Annual

Robert Burns Evening.
Please join us at The Mayflower Club for the celebration of Robert Burns
Please remember, the pandemic is not over yet, so we are doing everything possible to obey Los Angeles County Public Health office mandates in order to keep everyone safe. Masking indoors is required of everyone (regardless of their vaccination status). Please wear a mask when not eating, drinking. (We will have free disposable masks and hand sanitizer available.) Tables and chairs will be set up socially distanced for your comfort and safety. The dart room, the green room, the upstairs, and other small spaces are off-limits at this time.
Adult beverages are from the bar. Looking forward to celebrating together once again!
A Claidheamh Soluis / The Celtic Arts Center is a federally recognized 501.c3 cultural arts organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support and see you Monday at The Mayflower Club N.Hollywood. 11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Also on 3rd,10th,17th,24th, and 31st Jan

Call for Directions and Info 818-769-9805


20th January 6:00 pm

35th 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



20th 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.


21st 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

21st January. 5:00 pm

Rabbie Burns Dinner in Carlsbad

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

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

21st January.4:00

The Gold Country Celtic Society

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32nd Annual Robert Burns Celebration
The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting its 32nd 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

28th January 5:30
27th 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.
5:30 pm No Host Bar/Registration ❖ 7:00 pm Dinner Pleasanton Marriott.
Dinner Ticket $95 Advanced Reservations Required by January 20, 2023, Unfortunately, there are no refunds.
Get your paid registration in by December 31, 2022, 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.

28th 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

28th January 6:30 pm

In celebration of Robert Burn’s 260th Birthday

Clan Chattan USA with Jose Sais presents a Burns Supper

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

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

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

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

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

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

29th January 12:00-8:30 pm

Gung Haggis Fat Choy

A cross-cultural Scottish & Chinese event to celebrate the Year of the Tiger and the 260th 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, 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


25th-26th February 10:00am-5:00pm

 Dickens 27th Annual Festival Riverside
Historic Downtown Riverside on the Pedestrian Mall near City Hall
For more information, call 888-987-7565
See the complete listing of events online at www.dickensfest.com
Tickets for all events are sold separately and available online at www.dickensfest.com
Historic Downtown Riverside on the Pedestrian Mall near City Hall
For more information, call 888-987-7565
See a complete listing of events online at www.dickensfest.com
Tickets for all events are sold separately and available online at www.dickensfest.com
"Pickwick's Pub" on Friday night, Feb. 25th.
You can see more details on our website which is

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

1st March

Saint Davids Day Wales 1120

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



5th-7th March
Sonora Celtic Faire

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

6th 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


6th March
Agoura Renaissance Pleasure Faire
 at the Paramount Ranch

7th March 1:00 pm
The Sexiest Kilt Competition

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



11th to 12th 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

12th March 9:00 am

Harry Moore Memorial Solo Piping

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

25th 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 website www.northcountyscots.com

25th March 10:30am to 5:00pm
Fremont Scottish Games