The Granddaddy of them all is back! The 60th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is 9-12 July. Picnic, Torchlight Ceremony, Heavy Athletics, Piping and Drumming, Marathon, Sheep Herding, Genealogy, Scottish Country Dancing, Parade of Tartans, the list goes on and on!! It’s a jam-packed weekend of fun! This year the Celtic Rock Concert will be on Friday night and the Celtic Jam will be Saturday night. Don't miss either one of these great concerts!
The 152nd Antigonish Highland Games in Nova Scotia ~ The main weekend for the Highland Games will be July 10, 11 & 12, 2015 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) featuring competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Ancient Scottish Heavy Events and Track and Field along with Concerts, Ceilidhs, Clan Gatherings and much more.
The Jersey Shore Celtic Festival will have vendors selling everything from traditional American fare to authentic Celtic dishes, jewelry, pottery and more, a fantastic time was had by all. In October 2012 the Jersey Shore was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy and unfortunately our beloved 2013 festival was put on hiatus.
In 2014, the festival reemerged as the JERSEY SHORE CELTIC FESTIVAL! They continue to offer an Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSBPA) sanctioned pipe, drum & band competition with vendors, crafters and more! Over 200 pipers and drummers from all over the east coast here to the beautiful Jersey Shore.
The pipe and drum competition at the festival is the largest in New Jersey offering 30 events for our competitors and is sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA).
On the west coast, the Athena Caledonian Highland Games take place in Athena, Oregon from 10-12 July. The centennial year of 1999 was a great year for the Caledonian Games. Athena’s friendly tradition is still extended since over 100 years ago. They are still “small, fun, relaxed, and friendly.” Those words describe Athena’s tradition for a century. People come here and remember. So gather your clan and bring them all here to Athena."
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