For the last 14 years or so, Amy and I have looked forward to attending the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games. This year is no different! We have ordered our Lochness Monster & Scottish Thistle cakepops from Albert’s Petite Sweets. Reservations have been made to stay overnight on the Queen Mary Friday night and rented a Celtic Cabana for Saturday. We even have a couple surprises in store for the weekend. We are looking forward to this annual tradition.
The annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV will be held this year on February 18-19 from 9AM-6PM. It is held each year on President’s 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.
Queen Mary celebrates the rich history of their heritage. Did you know that construction of the Queen Mary began in Scotland? Almost ninety years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary.
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 precursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill, and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.
Whiskey 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.
Special Events & Pricing
Feb. 17, 6:45 p.m.
Tickets: $99 online / $125 Door (Age 21+)
(Admission included in Rock Yer Kilt on Saturday evening)
Rock Yer Kilt
Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Tickets: $15 online / $20 Door
Feb. 18-19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $10 online for ages 4-11 and $19 online for guests 12 and over. VIP tickets, two-day festival passes and hotel packages available.
Update as of February 8, 2017
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For more information about the ScotsFestival, please visit http://www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival/
1126 Queens Highway • Long Beach, CA 90802
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Disclaimer: Amy and I will be provided admission tickets to the Queen Mary ScotsFestival, media rate for our overnight stay, but purchased the Celtic Cabana on our own dime. As always, all thoughts are our own.