Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 South P St. Bakersfield, CA Gathering & Games 9 am to 5 pm Ceilidh begins 6 pm Tickets are $16 Adult General Admission, $13 Senior Citizens (60 and over), Students & Military with ID, Children 10 and under are free. Ceilidh tickets are $16 or $26 for a combination Games & Ceilidh Ticket
COSTA MESA 2013 ScotsFest Memorial Day Weekend May 25-26, 2013 scotsfest.com
Orange County Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Ca. Adult One Day - $15 Adult Two Day - $22; Age 65 and over/Military/Student One Day-$13, $19 for 2 day pass. Age 5-12 One Day - $3 age 4 and under are free, age 5-12, Two Day - $4 age, 4 and under are free
FREMONT Tartan Day Scottish Faire Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ardenwood Boulevard. The entrance is just north of Highway 84,
Admission (tickets at the gate only) $10 adults, $6 seniors (62+) $5 children (4-17 yrs) kids 3 & under are free Free Onsite Parking No Pets Allowed in the Park Regardless of where your family's history started, it's important to celebrate cultural heritage.
The East Bay Scottish Association is dedicated to celebrating the full, rich culture of Scotland through interactive events such as the Tartan Day Scottish Faire. Tartan Day, as we currently celebrate it every April 6th , started in New York City in 1982 as a celebration of contributions by Scottish Americans to the United States throughout its history. This marks the date a declaration of Scottish independence against Edward I's English rule, known the Declaration of Arbroath, was signed in 1320 and submitted to Pope John XXII. The declaration intended to confirm Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state, defending Scotland's right to use military action when unjustly attacked. Over the next 300 years, thousands of Scots fled their home for a better future in the Americas.
GRASS VALLEY Celtic Festival September 28-29, 2013 kvmr.org/celticfestival
Come for the Music... Stay for the Magic! The 17th Annual KVMR Celtic Festival will be held at The Nevada County Fairgrounds
LONG BEACH 20th Annual Queen Mary ScotsFest February 16-17, 2013 queenmary.com
Celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Queen Mary. This unique ship exemplifies the fine craftsmanship of Scotland and is proud to be the most famous ship built on the River Clyde. We celebrate this legacy today with a festival of Scottish Culture through music and dance.
MONTEREY/SALINAS Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Saturday, July
6 - 7, 2013 montereyscotgames.com
The Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula and The Salinas Jaycees present The 46th Annual event at Monterey County Fairgrounds, Toro Park Highway 68, Salinas, CA
NEVADA CITY Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp Saturday June 15-23, 2013 sierrafiddlecamp.org
A week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland and beyond. 2013 Camp Dates: Shady Creek Camp on the San Juan Ridge near Nevada City, CA Apply to Sierra Fiddle Camp 2013
SAN DIEGO -San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans is June 22 & 23, 2013 sdhighlandgames.org
SAN FRANCISCO - Labor Day Weekend - August 31 to September 1, 2013 caledonian.org
The 148th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
SANTA CRUZ - 30th annual Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School August 23-31, 2013 valleyofthemoon.org
The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School in the northern California redwoods invites you its 30th Annual week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland.
SONORA 27th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire March 8-10, 2013 sonoracelticfaire.com
Friday March 8th, (8:30am- 3pm) tickets are $5 for student with student ID or for Adult $10. gate Saturday March 9th, (10am -9pm), tickets are $ 20.advance/ $25.gate. Sunday March 10th, (10am-5pm), tickets are $18.advance/ $20.gate. For either day, children's tickets (ages 6-12) are always $10 (5 and under are free). A special Friday Night Kick-Off Party, which starts at 7pm, will feature many Celtic bands and dancers at the festivals large pub tavern, cost $15. The largest gathering of Celtic musicians will be one of the highlights at this year's event, from high-energy Celtic rock bands to the most traditional of groups. With 11 musical groups, performing on five stage
VENTURA October 11-13, 2013 Seaside Highland Games seaside-games.com
Seaside Park in beautiful Ventura County, California Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura When: October 11 Whisky Tasting & Scottish evening at the Four Points 5:00 pm til 10:00 pm THE GAMES 9:00 am to 5:00 pm What you'll experience: Large Men Throwing Stuff
Scottish Fiddling Competition
Scottish Renaissance Festival
June 15 & 16, 2013 scottishrenaissancefestival.org
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, CA Scottish Renaissance Festival 10 am to 10 pm Saturday ~ 10 am to 6 pm Sunday Explore the History, Myth, & Legend of 16th century Scotland!
WOODLAND - 137th Anniversary Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival April 27-28, 2013 saccallie.org
Yolo County Fairgrounds Woodland, CA Gates open at 9 a.m. both days Saturday Night Ceilidh – dinner and entertainment start at 5:30 p.m. in the Crown & Thistle Pub and White Heather Stage area. Add to your adventure by planning to go to Ceildh. Event still on the last full weekend of April in 2013.