For the last 10 years or so, Amy and I have attended the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games.
The annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIII will be held this year on February 13-14 from 9AM-6PM. It is held each year on Presidents Day weekend. You will be able to experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine that truly honors the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
Did you know that construction of the Queen Mary began in Scotland? Eighty-six years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary. Each year the ship’s heritage is celebrated through the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.
ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a pre-cursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.
Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult festivalgoers while the wee laddies & lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies and even take part in the Wee Highland games.
General Admission: $19 online
Child (4-11): $10 Online
For more information about the ScotsFestival, please visit http://www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival/
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