Tartan Day Events Around the World
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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!
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- Australia, Melbourne, South Australia
- California - Fremont
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- California - San Diego
- Canada - Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
- Canada - Fergus, Ontario
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- Canada - Québec
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- Florida - Sarasota
- Illinois - Chicago>
- Louisiana - Minden
- Massachusetts - Cape Cod
- Massachusetts - Martha's Vineyard
- Michigan - Detroit
- Michigan - Coldwater
- Minnesota- Minneapolis
- Missouri - St Charles
- Nevada - Reno and Carson City
- New York - New York
- New York - Rochester
- New York - Ellis Island
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- New Zealand - Auckland
- North Carolina - Fuquay-Varina
- North Carolina - Laurinburg
- North Carolina - Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill
- Ohio - Akron
- Oregon - Portland
- Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
- Scotland - Arbroath
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- Utah - Salt Lake City
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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 6th 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.
The Tartan Day Event organised by the Scottish Associations of South Australia will take place at the Burnside Library, of the University of Adelaide at the corner of Greenhill and Portrush Roads, Burnside, South Australia. The Official opening by the Hon. Dr E.P. Mullighan QC, will take place at 10.30 a.m. Events and tastings of Scottish Fare will take place through to 8.30 p.m. For details contact Trevor Powell at 08 84491847.
The Scottish American Society located in Northeast Ohio, will again celebrate Tartan Day at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant (buffet brunch), 4919 Mt. Pleasant Road, North Canton, Ohio 44720 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. The price is around $15 adults, $8 for children 4-10. 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>. Scottie>
National Tartan Day is being celebrated at Market Square, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday, 7 Apr 2012 from: noon - 6:00 P.M. There will be Scottish Music and Entertainment, Vendors and Crafts, Scottish Clan and Society Tents. Entry is free. -->
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 29 March to 7 April. See aTartan 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.
There will be a State of Texas ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, from 11am to 2pm on April 6th, with a piper playing and Scottish dancers in honour of Tartan Day. Official reading of the National Tartan Day Proclamation is scheduled for Noon in the Rotunda - free to the public. See also Texas Scottish Heritage Society. -->
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Australian Scottish Community in Brisbane, Queensland are organising their Tartan Day Festival on Saturday 6th July 2013. There is a full programme of events between 9am and 4pm which includes the massed pipe bands at 12.30pm. 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.
The Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington along with Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums and Scottish Dancers of Greater Bloomington will celebrate Tartan Day April 14th at their local College Mall from 2pm to 5pm. Any questions, call 812-336-5574. -->
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.
In Chicago, the Illinois St Andrew Society has organised several events for Tartan day and Scottish week including a "meet the artist" event on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 for Andy Scott at the John David Mooney Gallery on Kinzie from 5:30p to 7:30p. He is the sculptor of the Kelpies that are being displayed on lake Michigan -among many others. This is a free event.
Also the Annual Pub Crawl in the Northcenter/Ravenswood neighborhood is on Saturday, April 6, 2013 starting at 4.0pm at the Grafton Pub on Lincoln Ave. Price is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes a pub crawl shirt. Everyone over the age of 21 is welcome! More details to follow and contact details on Illinois St Andrew Society web page.
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.
The third annual Tartan Day celebrations in Columbia take place in Cayce, a suburb of Columbia, South Carolina, at the Historic Columbia Speedway on 4th - 7th April 2013. On the evening of 5 April, KFT Seven Nations (original members) 20th anniversary reunion will be performing with Cutthroat Shamrock and Gypsies Ginger. Plus, on 6 April the Tartan day einclude 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 vintage vehicles on display from the British Isles. For tickets and information see Tartan Day South Carolina.
April 5 - The Scottish Society of Dallaswill hold their annual Tartan Day Ceilidh on Sunday, April 7th 2013 from 1pm to 5pm. This free event will be held, as usual, at Winfrey Point House on White Rock Lake in Dallas, adjacent to the Dallas Arboretum. Bring a blanket as there is a picnic area available and you can and enjoy the beauty of White Rock Lake in the springtime. For more information folks can go to Scottish Society of Dallas - Tartan Day. This year, they will have the N. Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums; Seamus Stout; demonstrations of Highland dancing, courtesy of the Dallas Highland Dancers; traditional Scottish country dancing and more. There is also a large educational display that addresses why Tartan Day is celebrated in the first place. The event is sponsored by Walker's Shortbread.
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 celebrations take place on Saturday - April 6th, 2013 in Olde Town Arvada. from 9 am to 5 pm at McIlvoy Park (Admission is Free). Learn about Scottish/Irish/Celtic History from various clans. Performances by Bagpipe Bands, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers and Historical Re-enactors.
Join the Scottish American Society Of Michigan as they host Michigan's "official" and biggest Tartan Day Ceilidh celebration - the 10th annual - at Monaghan's Knights of Columbus Hall in Livonia on Saturday, April 6th 2013 from 6:30 until 11:00 pm. The event features Pipes and Drums, Scottish Country Dance Demonstration, Highland Dancers, two meat buffet meal, raffles, door prize and 50/50 cash bar. Ticket prices are adult $25, children under 10 $15. This event is used as an annual fundraiser for the Alma College Fine Arts Camp scholarship provided by The Scottish American Society of Michigan. The hall only seats 300 and because it's the 10th anniversary they are expecting a full house. The Scottish American Society also has its own official Tartan now, designed by Jean Dohanyos and registered with the Scottish Tartan Authority. For tickets for the event, please visit Scottish American Society Of Michigan Web site.
Sister city to Stirling, Scotland is celebrating the its Annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival on Saturday April 13, 2013 in Highlander Park, Dunedin, Florida. Gathering of the Clans & Parade of Tartans, Massed Pipers, Drummers & Dancers,Massed Drum Salute 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
The Tartan Day events that take place on Sunday April 14th, 2013, 12-5pm, in Fergus, Ontario, are a way to brush off the last of winter and prepare the community for the annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games that takes place each and every August. There is a kilted procession through the downtown area with all proceeds going to the local Food Bank plus historical costumed walking tours and Scottish music live in all local pubs and coffee houses. Pipers from two local pipe bands entertain on the streets and encourage folks to a "kilted krawl" leading a merry march to all of the contributing facilities. They also have the tartan police out in force who nab folks not wearing tartan and rewarding the ones that do! For further information contact Deb Dalziel at Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
Fremont Tartan Day Scottish Faire 2013 will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2013, 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.
A Tartan Day event is scheduled for Fuquay-Varina, NC on April 6th at South Park, 820 South Main St, Fuquay-Varina. It will include a demonstration by the Fuquay-Varina shinty team in addition to other entertainment. Tentative time is 1-4 PM. But in case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
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.
Tartan Day in Nova Scotia, sponsored by the Federation for Scottish Culture in Nova Scotia, will be celebrated in 2013 on April 5th at the Provincial Legislative Assembly in Halifax, N. S. beginning at 11:00 a.m. 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.
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.
Jacksonville Landing, FL
On March 26, 2011 St Andrew's Society of Jacksonville is celebrating Tartan Day with a picnic on Saturday April 6, 2013 (location to be advised - check their Web sitr)
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 that weekend the 5th through the 7th April 2013. For more information, phone number is 910-277-5236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org- with Scottish Heritage in the subject line.
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 Saturday, April 6, 2013. Music by vocalist/guitarist Peter Romano of the Ploughboys and piping by Cindi McIntosh, official piper of the British Consul General of Los Angeles Dame Barbara Hay and of the Chief of the Seaside Games John E. Lowry. 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 or call 818-886-4968 for more information.
Martha's Vineyard, MA
Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard will unveil the new Martha's Vineyard District tartan at a celebration of National Tartan Day, at the Chilmark Community Church on April 7, 2013. The festivities will include Scottish music and Scottish egg decorating for the children. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. 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.
The Annual Tartan Day Celebration in Mesa is on Saturday April 6th 2013 beginning at 6:00 pm with dinner & entertainment at 7:00 p.m.at Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel Ballroom, 200 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201. Entertainment is by The Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band and the Arizona Academy Of Highland Dance. Gala Dinner & Silent Auction and No Host Cocktail Hour For reservations by phone or email, contact Dianne Nunez. Se also Web site at Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band.
Tartan Week in Milwaukee includes Kirking of the Tartan at All Saints Cathedral 818 E Juneau Ave. Milwaukee, Wisc. on April 7th 2013. See Milwaukee St. Andrew Society. There will also be reception after the service. The Kirking and Reception are sponsored by Clan Donald and the Milwaukee St. Andrew Society
Scottish Society of the Louisiana Hielands in the Shreveport area have a Tartan Day celebration staged at Scotland Farms, Minden on 6 April 2013 from 10am to 7pm. Entertainment includes the Smithfield Fair band, Scottish-Irish_American folk singer Jed Marum, Cleghorn Texas Celtic Rock Band, fiddle player Frank Walsh, Jackson Irish Dancers and traveling family band the Traveling Murphys. Also clan society tents, a dog show (held at 1:00 pm), a Viking re-enactor along with a replica of a Viking Longship, vendor stalls.
There willalso be a Kirking of the Tartans ceremony held on Sunday morning, April 7th at the Minden Presbyterian Church, 1001 Broadway St. in Minden.
On April 6th, 2013 at the State Capitol at 3pm there is 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. presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Cogswell, President of the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games Board. The timetable is:
11:00am - Gather at the Veteran's Service monument and assemble for procession up the Mall. Bring your tartan flag and march with the procession.
12:00pm - Process up the Mall to the Capitol steps for the Tartan Day program featuring Clans, Dancing, Music and the presentation of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
6:00pm - Tartan Day Ball at Edinburgh in Brooklyn Center. More details to come. See Minnesota Tartan Day Web site.
New York, NY
Tartan Day in New York has become a Tartan Week from April 3rd-9th, 2013 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, 6th 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.
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 April 7 2013 with a wonderful day of heritage, piping, song, dance, drums and tradition. National Tartan Day Celebrations will take place on Parliament Hill at 12 noon to 1 pm on Sunday, April 7 with and of course piping & drumming by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band! Participate in the event by wearing your kilt, tartan hat, scarf, tie or sash. Entry is free! Note that April 6 is officially Tartan Day in Canada, but come out on the 7th to mark this achievement in Ottawa.
Arizona Caledonian Society is holding a special event on Thursday April 12th to celebrate Tartan Week at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central, Phoenix 85004 (ICC parking: at rear of Best Western Hotel’s lot – turn right). After their Monthly Meeting at 6:30 pm there is a presentation on Tartan Day History folowed at 6:45 pm by a Cookout (free for members, new & old!) with Burgers, Hotdogs, Cold Drinks, Cash Bar.
The 2013 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 20 2013 in the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion! It will be even bigger and better than last year and the Akron Ceili Band will be playing for the 2013 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. Tickets are $5 at the door/kids 12 and under are free. See also their Web site: Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival.
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
Second Annual Tartan Day Celebration at Paddy's Bar and Grill, 65 SW Yamhill Street in Portland, Oregon is scheduled for Friday April 6th 2012 starting at 8 pm. Featuring live music by Kilty by Association, Halley the Harper and live bagpipes, a special Scottish menu, Scottish ale on tap and one of the largest selections of Scotch in the Northwest. No admission charge - contact email@example.com.
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 at the library in Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC from 11:45 to 4:30 PM on Saturday. April 6th 2013 to include the NC State Pipe Band, highland dancers, Bonnie Knees contest, poetry, Scottish surname identification, and other musical performances.
Reno and Carson City, NV
In 2013 there are two separate events in Reno:
The Scottish American Military Society “Edward M. Cobbs” Post 1864 will be hosting a Tartan Day event at Foley’s Irish Pub, 2780 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502, on 5 April 2013 from 1100 to 2000. Foley’s turns Scottish for the Day to Celebrate Tartan Day. There will be special food and drink prices as well as Scottish Fare. SAMS will be raffling off a bottle of Scotch Whisky and a Beautiful New Basket Hilt Sword. Music will be provided throughout the day, so please join them for the festivities and celebration. Also see the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans website for more information on tartans and find a link to your own.
The Scottish American Military Society “Edward M. Cobbs” Post 1864 will also be hosting a Ceilidh at Studio on 4th, 432 E. 4th St Reno, NV 89512, on 6 April 2013 from 1700 to 2100. There will be Scottish Fare, Music and Socializing. There will be a $10.00 cover charge to benefit the SAMS Scholarship program for non-musicians and performers. So please come join themes for a great time.
See also Nevada Society of Scottish Clans.
The annual Rochester Tartan Day Celebration will be on Saturday 6 April 2013. For contact details, see Rochester Tartan Day Web site.
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Scottish Association is holding a Tartan Ball on Saturday April 13th 2013. Venue to be arranged. See Uth 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 Friday 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 6 and 7th, 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 2013 with a festival at the International Cottages, Balboa Park on Saturday, April 6, 2013 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 5, 6 and 7, 2013 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.
The “Scotland the Brave” – National Tartan Day Celebration is being organised on April 6, 2013 at 4:00 at the Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL. The Jacobite Pipe and Drum Band is teaming up with The First Brass and in addition to the Brass, bagpipes, and drums; the Scottish dancers and fiddles will round out this exciting show. 15 year old Maria Wirries will be featured as she brightens the stage with her wonderful voice and connection with the audience. This concert will honour Sheila Jackson, owner of Scots Corner, for all the hard work she has done over the years promoting and supporting the heritage of the Scottish community in the Sarasota area. Ticket prices are $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. They can be purchased at Jacobite Band or First Brass.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The first official Annual Tartan Day in Toronto took place on April 13th, 2007. This year's event is on Friday 6th April when they will be celebrating everything Scottish in Toronto with the biggest tartan event in the city. They are in the process of arranging this event, so register your interest now by signing up on their Web site at tartanevents.com. A good way to support Tartan Day is to wear a Kilt at home, work or even at your school/university. This is day is about having some fun and supporters of Tartan Day (heritage or no heritage) are very welcome to join in.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
The St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society and other Scottish groups in Victoria, British Columbia have arranged for the members of the Victoria Joint Scottish Council to have a public celebration of Tartan Day at Market Square on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Guest of Honour will be the Victoria City Mayor and among the performers will be the National Mod prize winning Victoria Gaelic Choir as well as the Victoria Police Pipe Band. The Victoria Joint Scottish Council, through newspaper ads etc., encourages people to wear their tartan on April 6/7.
The Victoria Joint Scottish Council is sponsoring the annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10:00 am in St. Aidan’s United Church. So put on your tartan and celebrate Tartan Day at this annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service. Please bring along a plate of goodies to share after the service.
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