Tartan Day Events Around the World

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Introduction
In 1998 the US Senate designated 6 April each year as Tartan Day "in recognition of the monumental achievements and invaluable contributions made by Scottish Americans." Previously, in some parts of the US, and in other parts of the world (notably Canada where a Tartan Day was already in place) special events had been held to celebrate this day. But the Senate resolution has provided a further impetus and a growing number of organisations and individuals are having their own local festivities. So that these events can gain further publicity within the world-wide Scottish community, and to allow as many people as possible to participate, the details of a number of these celebrations are listed below. So if there is a Tartan Day function in your area, come along and join the other folk who have a pride in Scotland who will be there!

Thanks are due to the many people who have contributed to this listing. If you know of an event in your part of the world, send an e-mail to Scottie with the details.

List of Locations
You can browse through the events listed below or click on the index to jump to a particular location.






Adelaide, South Australia
Tartan Day will be celebrated in Adelaide by
Port Adelaide Caledonian Society (PACS) at their hall at 189 Semaphore Road EXETER on Saturday 5th July, starting 7.30 pm with an evening of entertainment from the PACS Choir, Highland Dancers, Country Dancers and more. BYO drinks and glasses, shared Basket Supper. Check their website Events Page.

Akron, OH
The
Scottish American Society located in Northeast Ohio, will celebrate Tartan Day at Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S Main St., Akron Ohio. It begins at 1:00 on April 14th, 2013. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be dancers, a piper, and very likely a sing-a-long. Most years everyone in the restaurant gathers around to enjoy the celebration to make it a fun afternoon. For reservations, e-mail Margaret Frost, or Frances Acar.

Alexandria, VA
The Tartan Day Festival in Old Town Alexandria (six miles south of downtown Washington, D.C) will return this year and be held for the first time at Waterfront Park on Saturday, 5 April. It will be open to the public, at no charge, from 9am throughout the afternoon until 5pm. Pipers, fiddlers and dancers will entertain; vendors and clan societies will set up their tents around the square. The local chapter of the Scottish American Military Society (SAMS), will partner with the National Capital Tartan Day Committee (NCTDC) on this event. See also
National Tartan Da\y Events in Washington DC.

Arbroath, Scotland
The historic town of Arbroath, birthplace of the famous Declaration of Arbroath of 1320 is at the heart of Scotland's Tartan Day celebrations. The Tartan Day Scotland Festival takes place at the beginning of April each year. The Festival is a 10 day programme of very special events which commemorate all that is best about Scotland and the Scots, home and away. In 2013 the event runs from 5 April to 13 April. See a
Tartan Day Scotland for events details.

Auckland, New Zealand
The Scottish Clans Association - Auckland District Incorporated, celebrate Tartan Day on the nearest Sunday to the 1st. of July each year. See
www.scottishclans.co.nz.

Bloomington, IN
The
Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington will be celebrating Scottish Tartan Day Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 5 pm at College Mall near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Members of the society will be on hand to discuss family tartans and assist with Scottish family heritage research. There will be a demonstration of Scottish country dancing and the public can join in Ceilidh dancing.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The
Australian Scottish Community in Brisbane, Queensland are organising their Tartan Day Festival on Saturday 5th July 2014. There is a full programme of events between 9am and 4pm which includes the massed pipe bands in King George Square, between Ann and Adelaide Streets in front of the Brisbane City Hall. Entertainment includes Kathleen Procter-Moore, Pipe Bands throughout the day & Highland Dancers, Scottish Country Dancers, Scotch on the Rocks Band, Scottie dogs, Celtic display, Scottish genealogy, Scottish information stall and stalls selling all things Scottish. See the Australian Scottish Community, Queensland or contact Vice-President of the organisation.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires Tartan Day 2014 will be celebrated on Saturday 5 April next to the City Hall at the corner of. Mayo Ave. and Bolivar Street at 12 pm. There is a Celtic and Nordic Fair on the street at 2pm and opening celebrations on the stage in front of the City Hall that will include the installations of the Grand Marshal and the Key Bearer of the symbolic key to the gate of Arbroath's Abbey and continuing with the Bussing and Casting of the Colours of the City of Buenos Aires and a call to the Gathering of the Clans displaying the Crann Tara. The signing of the Declaration of Arbroath will be re-enacted by the group A.R.M.E. The Buenos Aires Scottish Guard will then lead a parade along Mayo Ave. followed by various Scottish interest groups and friends. The participants will remember their cultural heritage and the contributions of Scots and Scots-Argentines to the history and development of Argentina. At the end of the walk, pipers will entertain the public and music and dances will be presented on the stage. This year’s celebration is dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn and various medieval re-enactors will participate. The event will be closed with a Highland Toast made by the authorities of the Scottish Argentine Society and the City Hall, honouring Tartan Day.

Cape Cod, MA
The
Highland Light Scottish Society on Cape Cod is celebrating Tartan Day on Saturday 6 April 2013 at Yarmouth Senior Center 528 Forest Road West Yarmouth, Cape Cod from 11:30 – 3:30. $3 Adults (16 and under free). There will be demonstrations of traditional dancing, music including harp, fiddle, ceilidh music, and The Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band will play at 12:30 PM. There will also be demonstrations of spinning, face painting for kids, and local vendors. Scottish food from Cameron's of Kearny, beverages and delicious home baked desserts will be served See also Scots on Cape Cod Highland Light Scottish Society.

Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Coumbia, Canada
In years gone by, Chemainus, Vancouver Island, B.C. was known as Scots Town. For Tartan Week in Chemainus, Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society usually arranges for a number of local store windows to be decorated with tartan during the first ten days of April and for an article in the local paper to inform the community of the display locations to honour the contributions of the Scotish pioneers in Canada.

Chicago, IL
In Chicago, the
Illinois St Andrew Society has organised several events for Tartan day and Scottish week including the Annual Pub Crawl in a neighborhood still to be determined on Saturday, April 5, 2014 starting at 5.0pm until 11.0pm. Everyone over the age of 21 is welcome! Cost: $25 each (includes t-shirt) - Member Discount Available. More details to follow and contact details on Illinois St Andrew Society web page.

Coldwater, MI
Scottish Society of South West Michigan are celebrating Tartan Day April 6th by going on a road trip to Coldwater Michigan, dinner at the Club House on Narrows Road, one of the members will give a short program on the Declaration of Arbroath, door prizes, great food.

Columbia, SC
The fourth annual Tartan Day celebrations in Columbia take place in Cayce, a suburb of Columbia, South Carolina, at the Historic Columbia Speedway on 3rd - 6th April 2013. Celebrating all things Celtic. Enjoy music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations including herding, swordplay & birds of prey. Learn more about Celtic heritage from special organizations in attendance and trace the roots of those Scots, Irish, Welsh and other Celts that settled in the region. Shop for unique items in the Celtic marketplace and check out the vehicles on display from the British Isles. For tickets and information see
Tartan Day South Carolina.

Denver, CO
Colorado was the second state to designate a State Tartan and and further details of their Tartan Day events can be found at the
Colorado Tartan Day website. This year's Tartan Festival is on Saturday - April 5, 2014 in Longmont, CO. at a new location) - in Roosevelt Park at 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501. Learn about Scottish/Irish/Celtic History from various clans. Performances by Bagpipe Bands, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers and Historical Re-enactors.

Detroit, MI
Join the
Scottish American Society Of Michigan as they host the the State's 11th annual "official" Tartan Day Ceilidh celebration on Saturday, April 5th from 5:30 to 10 pm at the Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Road in Warren. That night the group will also celebrate its official 5th anniversary as a Society. The Scottish American Society of Michigan (SASM) aims to preserve and further Scottish heritage throughout Michigan and beyond, as well as to help others. The combined Tartan Day - Anniversary Ceilidh will feature Bagpiping, Raggle Taggle Band, Highland Dancers, Full Fish and Chips Meal with dessert, Raffles, 50/50 and more. The event is open to anyone from Scotland, people of Scottish lineage, or folks that just love Scottish culture. The group encourages anyone of all ages, especially kids, to come see what they are all about. Tickets are only $25 each for adults, $15 for kids under 10, and are now available for purchase at Scottish American Society Of Michigan or by sending a check to Tartan Day, 826 Edgewood Drive, Royal Oak, MI 48067. This is Michigan's "official" Tartan Day Ceilidh as decreed by the Governor's office in 2010 and funds raised will go to provide a fine arts scholarship for a student at Alma College. No tickets at the door!

Dunedin, FL
Sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Denedin is celebrating its Annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival on Saturday April 5, 2014 in Highlander Park, Dunedin, Florida. Gathering of the Clans & Parade of Tartans, Massed Pipers, Drummers & Dancers,Massed Drum Salute. They are also hosting a Pipe Band March through Downtown Dunedin on Friday evening, April 4th, the night before the Highland Games. See their
Web Site for more information.

Ellis Island, NY
“Tartan Day on Ellis Island” – the nation’s largest Tartan Day celebration - returns for its 13th annual observance with the opening of “Scots in the American West.” The exhibition, produced by Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming opens on Friday, March 28 and runs through Sunday, March 30. The exhibition documents the individual accomplishments of Scots in the American West. “Tartan Day on Ellis Island” is produced by the Clan Currie Society – one of the country’s leading Scottish heritage organizations. The Ellis Island event will open NY Tartan Week – a two-week festival of all things Scottish, including a musical tattoo, Scottish fashion show, whisky tastings, a gala dinner and the annual parade. For more details, see
Scots in the American West and also www.tartandayonellisisland.com.
There is no admission charge to the Tartan Day events or the immigration museum. Passenger ferries run from Battery Park in New York City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. For complete ferry schedules to Ellis Island, visit www.statuecruises.com.

Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Tartan Day events will take place on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12-5pm, in Fergus, Ontario. New this year are the Heavy Events Demonstrations and McKiddie Highland Games beside the Fergus General Store (1pm-4pm). Find your fortune in a cup at The Bookery tea leaf readings (1pm-4pm), feast on Scottish Cream Teas and hear Tartan Tales at The Fergus Grand Theatre (1pm-4pm) or relax at the Children’s Story Time at Roxanne’s Reflections. All this and plenty of Scottish Sweet Treats at Fergies and the Scottish Corner Shop. Always a fan favourite is the free historical walking tour. Costumed characters will help you discover hidden treasures of the rich, colourful and Scottish past of this Grand town. Tour meets in front of Fergus Library at 2pm.
With three wandering pipe bands to tilt yer kilt to, you’ll be toe tapping in no time! Fergus Pipe Band and Grand Celtic Pipe Band return along with Men with Small Pipes. Join the kilted krawl and let the pipers parade you to all 6 venues en route. Performing at each venue will be well known favourites of the festival. Grab a seat and join the fun at the Breadalbane Inn, Brew House on the Grand, Van Gali’s, O’Briens Tap House, D’s Sports Bar and Grill, and the Goofie Newfie. It’s a great way to step proudly out of winter and into a kilt, get “oot and aboot”, enjoy our vibrant downtown and celebrate all things Celtic.
For more information please visit
Downtown Fergus or call Elora Fergus Tourism at 1-877-242-6353.

Franklin, NC
There will be a free Celtic Harp program by Jennifer Love at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, NC April 1st at 6 pm. It will be preceded by a covered dish supper sponsored by The Tartan Museum.

Fremont, CA
Fremont Tartan Day Scottish Faire 2014 will be held on Saturday April 5th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Ardenwood Historic Farm 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont, San Francisco East Bay Area, CA. Bagpipe bands, Highland and Scottish Country dancing, authentic Scottish food, folk singers, craft and jewelry vendors, clan booths, Scottish fiddlers, harpists, historical re-enactment groups, birds of prey demonstrations, and lots more entertainment and things to see and buy! For more information visit
tartanday.eastbayscots.org. Admission (tickets at the gate only) $10 adults, $6 seniors (62+), $5 children (4-17 yrs), kids 3 & under are free. Free onsite parking.

Greensboro, NC
A Tartan Day event which is ppen to the public is being held on Saturday, April 5th 2014 from 10am to 2pm at the David Caldwell House at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, 1105 Hobbs Rd. Greensboro, NC 27410. There will be clan tents, displays of weaponry, children’s crafts - and Shortbread.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
The concept of "Tartan Day" began at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia (now named "The Federation for Scottish Culture in Nova Scotia") on 09 March 1986 and an annual Tartan Day was proclaimed in Nova Scotia on 6 April 1987. The traditional Stewart-Stuart Association in Nova Scotia Tartan Day Dinner, with a full evening of events, will be held on April 6th at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Robie St. Halifax, N. S. Highlight of the evening is a story about the MacKintosh and Farquharson dilemma upon the arrival of Prince Charlie in Scotland. A hot dinner, dancing, poetry, auction and bake sale. Contact
Jean Watson for tickets. The Tartan Day Celebrations in Halifax this year will be observed on the 5th of April at Government House. The residence of the Lieutenant Governor, on Barrington st.-->

Havana, Cuba
There will be a Tartan Day Ceilidh from 2pm-6pm on 6 April 2013 at Las Estaciones pub, 254 Armagura in Old Havana Cuba. Fiddlers Chrissy Crowley and Anna Ludlow with the Cuban Celtic Duo Sean Am host an open session of Scottish and Cape Breton tunes. All welcome. For more information visit
Celtic Music Sessions in Havana, Cuba on Facebook.

Laurinburg, NC
The Scottish Heritage Center at St Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC will be performing a Musical Celebration of National Tartan Day as part of its Scottish Heritage Symposium during the weekend the 4th through the 7th April 2013. It features the St. Andrews University Pipe Band and Fiddler Jamie Laval with accompanist Roger Gold. There is free entry to the public on 5 April. For more information, see the brochure at
St. Andrews University, Laurinburg

Los Angeles, CA
The
St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles and Ventura Seaside Highland Games will once again jointly sponsor a gala Tartan Day Dinner at the historic Tam O'Shanter Inn, a favorite Scottish gathering spot in Los Angeles, on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Music by St. Andrew's Society Piper Cindi McIntosh and Susan Craig Winsberg – flute and vocals. The beautiful Bonnie Prince Charlie Room will be packed to the rafters with tartan-garbed Scotophiles from near and far. Dinner will be a selection of special entrees including the Lawry's Restaurant chain's famous prime ribs of beef! Learn a bit of Tartan Day history and just what part tartans have played in our Clans' lives throughout history. Come to L.A. and join in on April 6th for a grand time! See St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles - Tartan Day Dinner or call 818-886-4968 for more information.

Martha's Vineyard, MA
Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard will celebrate National Tartan Day, at Oak Bluffs Library Meeting Room, Saturday, April 5 2014. For more information contact Ed Pierce or phone 508-560-0490.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Tartan Day in Melbourne, Victoria, is held on July 1st each year with a Service in Scots Church, Melbourne, followed by lunch and entertainment in the Church hall. See also
Scots of Victoria, Australia. Mesa, AZ
Mesa Caldeonian Pipe Band is hosting its 15th annual Tartan Day Gala on March 29, 2014 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel and Convention Center, in Mesa, Arizona. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. For reservations by phone or email, contact
Christopher D. Hossack . Se also Web site at Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band.

Minden, LA
Scottish Society of the Louisiana Hielands is sponsoring the 13th Annual Scottish Tartan Festival on April 5 2014 in Minden, Louisiana. celebrating Scottish culture and heritage through living history exhibits, Scottish cattle herding, demonstration of the Highland games, Gaelic language seminar and bagpipe music. There will be a dog show competition, a children’s area with hayride, Broadsword demonstrations, clan tents, genealogy, Scottish Highland beef burgers, and music, music, music! Performers include traditional Scottish band, Smithfield Fair, Traditional Celtic group, Seamus Stout and Scottish-Irish American folksinger, Jed Marum along with numerous local musicians. There will also be performances by the Jackson Irish Dancers of Jackson, Mississippi and the Port Belly Project of Shreveport, Louisiana. Entry into the festival is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for children aged 6-12, ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Scots and the Minnesota Coalition of Scottish Clans have organised a Tartan Day Capitol Event on April 5, 2014 at the Minnesota Capitol in Minneapolis-St Paul featuring a procession of Scottish Clans with their banners up to the steps of the Capitol, drummers, Highland dancers, historical Scottish regiment re-enactors and of course, bagpipes and presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Cogswell, President of the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games Board.
2:00pm - Gather at the Veteran's Service monument and assemble for procession up the Mall. Bring your tartan flag and march with the procession
3:00pm - Process up the Mall to the Capitol steps for the Tartan Day program featuring Clans, Dancing, Music and the presentation of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Following the Capitol program join the participants at Merlin's Rest (3601 E Lake Street in Minneapolis.

New York, NY
Tartan Day in New York has become a Tartan Week from April 5th-10th, 2014 and details on most of the events are available on the website at
Tartan Week The main event is, of course, the parade organised by The National Tartan Day New York Committee, with over a thousand pipers and drummers marching along Sixth Avenue on Saturday, 5th April. The Tartan Day Parade will start at 2:00 p.m. and proceed north along Sixth Avenue from 46th to 58th Street past Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, finishing just opposite Carnegie Hall, named for the renowned Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.

The New York Tattoo will take place on Saturday April 5th at 7.30pm in Mason Hall, Lexington Avenue, E23rd Street, NYC. Showcasing some of the finest bands, Highland and Irish dancers, in an inspiring 90 minute stage show. With kilts swinging and bagpipes playing the New York Tattoo will feature a cast of over a 100 performers from Scotland, Canada and the USA. For further details see NY Tattoo.

New Zealand
Tartan Day in New Zealand is always the 1st of July. This commemorates the repeal, on 1st July 1782, of the Act proscribing the Tartan. Information of events in New Zealand are available from Ballantrae, P O Box 33581, Takapuna, New Ulster, New Zealand.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The
Sons of Scotland Pipe Band cordially invites everyone to celebrate Tartan Day on Sunday, April 13 on Parliament Hill from 12 to 1 pm. Come out in your tartans and be counted - they record all the tartans worn on that day. Pipes, drums, highland and Scottish country dancing make for a terrific celebration of heritage and culture - after party at D'arcy McGee's Irish Pub at 44 Sparks Street. Note that April 6 is officially Tartan Day in Canada, but come out on the 13th April to mark this achievement in Ottawa.

Parkersburg, W.Va
The 2013 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 19 at the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion. It will be even bigger and better than last year and the Akron Ceili Band and the Appalachian Celtic Consort Band will be playing for the 2014 festival. The festival will feature Scottish dancing, music and food, children's games/crafts including a Design Your Own Tartan coloring contest. There will be genealogy help and local history on hand as well. Great raffle prizes this year including a kilt and a Scottish dirk Tickets are $5 at the door/kids 12 and under are free. See also their Web site:
Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival or email scotandceltfest@aol.com

Pinehurst, NC
A Tartan Day concert is being held in the Lee Auditorium - Pinecrest High School 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2pm. Admission is free and the Featured band is the Blue Ridge Brass and Montreat Pipes and Drums. The concert is sponsored by Scottish Heritage USA and St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina.

Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh’s Tartan Day Celebration – 2014 will be held on Saturday, April 5th form 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Bethel Presbyterian Church at 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE. Come and join them for a day in Scotland. They will have pipe bands, bag pipers, highland and country dancers, and a variety of Celtic entertainment. There will be Scottish foods, clans, raffles, the “Basket of Cheer” raffle, workshops, demonstrations, Scots Gaelic language lessons, children’s activities and much more. For further information, checkout the website at:
www.eventfinda.com/2014/pittsburgh-tartan-day/pittsburgh-metro/bethel-park

Québec, Canada
In 2003, the Québec National Assembly passed an Act recognising that Scottish immigrants first settled in Québec over 400 years ago, making the Scots one of the founding peoples of Québec and that the Scottish community of Québec has significantly contributed to the economic, social and cultural development of the province. The Act also proclaimed Tartan Day to be 6 April in each and every year. Other than the French who constitute the majority of citizens in the province, no other nationality or group of ethic origin has ever received such an honour.

Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill, NC
Scottish Cultural Organization of the Triangle (SCOT) Tartan Day event is a dinner and Scottish Movies (on a 50" TV screen) on Sunday 6 April 2014 at the Hibernian Pub, 1144 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary Dinner is in the enclosed Patio at 6-7pm and the movies are Episode 1 of "Monarch of the Glen" and the main feature is "I know Where I Am Going". For details, see

Reno, NV
The Scottish American Military Society will hold their Annual Tartan Day event at
Studio on 4th in Reno, Nevada from 5p – 9p. There will be a $10 cover charge to raise money for local ROTC programs. There will be music and raffles and the food will be potluck.

Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Scottish Association is holding a Tartan Ball on Saturday April 12th 2014 at 6.30pm at Sons of the Pioneers Building, 3301 East Louise Ave. (2920 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84109 See Utah Scots Events Calendar.

San Antonio, TX
San Antonio will be celebrating their Tartan Day at the Alamo The beautiful ceremony is set against the battle-scarred front of the Alamo on Saturday 5 April 2013--where so many Scots and those of Scottish descent gave their lives. This is followed by the two-day
San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Festival on April 5 and 6th, 2013 at the Helotes Fairgrounds, 12210 Leslie Road, Helotes.

San Diego, CA
Since 2004, a coalition of San Diego's major Scottish organizations have staged Tartan Day celebrations for the San Diego community. The tradition continues in 2014 with a festival at the International Cottages, Balboa Park on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11am to 4pm featuring music and dance from some of southern California’s most exciting Scottish entertainers and displays of Scottish wares. The Scottish Clan and Tartan Information Center will help visitors find their own tartans. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public, and traditional Scottish fare will be available for sale. See
Tartan Day, San Diego for more.

St Charles, MO
The annual Scottish Heritage "Tartan Day Festival" on April 4, 5, and 6, 2014 will again turn Main Street and Frontier Park into a tartan waving, kilt swaying, bagpipe playing, rousing celebration. For more details please visit the
Missouri Tartan Day Festivities Web site.

Sarasota, FL
On April 6th 2014 there will be a Scottish Ceilidh (party) at the Sahib Shrine on Beneva in Sarasota,Fl. hosted by the
Saint Andrew Society of Sarasota. The event will start at 5:00 pm with an open cash bar and a buffet will be available from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for an additional cost of $22.00. Admission tickets will be available in advance for $12.00 and $14.00 at the door. The party will start at 6:00 pm with presentations, anthems and there will be continuous entrainment until 10:00 pm. The musicians and dancers are a part of the fun and at the same time be very entertaining for the paying patrons. The Jacobites Band, the Sarasota Highlanders (Sahib Shrine Pipes and Drums) will be there. The City of Sarasota Pipes and Drums,and possibly the young folks from the Sarasota Military Academy,Pipes and drums will be there too. There will be Ceilidh dancing with folks participating with the Scottish Country dancers and live accordion music for the dances. Scots Corner will have a mini booth to display and sell Scottish Goodies. For more information, contact jackmaccall@comcast.net or the National Tartan Day Coordinator, Florida/West at seaandsun1@verizon.net.

Tartan Day proclamations will be read in City Halls in the area in March/April before the Tartan Day events. There will displays in libraries of Tartans, books , pictures and history of the Tartans and the Clans who wear them.

Tullahoma, TN
The Second Annual Piping on The Green takes place on April 5, 2014, Tullahoma, TN sponsored by the
Highland Rim Scottish Society and The Celtic Cup Coffee House. Pipers, Drummers, Dancers, Crafts and Demonstrations 8am until 5pm, followed by Middle Tennessee's favorite Celtic Band, The Secret Commonwealth.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tartan Day activities run by the Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University this year, features a talk on "Scotland's Future" by Minister Humza Yousef, Scotland's Minister for External Affairs and International Development. Events take place Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Asia Pacific Room of the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
The schedule of events is as follows:
10:00-11:00 am: talk by Minister Yousef on "Scotland's Future" followed by question and answer period
11:00-12:00: entertainment by: the Gaelic Choir, Highland dance champion Fiona Lee and friends; the Junior North Shore Celtic Ensemble.

Washington DC
The Tartan Day Festival in Old Town Alexandria (six miles south of downtown Washington, D.C) will return this year and be held for the first time at Waterfront Park on Saturday, 5 April. It will be open to the public, at no charge, from 9am throughout the afternoon until 5pm. Pipers, fiddlers and dancers will entertain; vendors and clan societies will set up their tents around the square. The local chapter of the Scottish American Military Society (SAMS), will partner with the National Capital Tartan Day Committee (NCTDC) on this event. See also
National Tartan Da\y Events in Washington DC.




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