Living in Edinburgh, Scotland was one of the most unique and memorable experiences of my life. The country is breathtaking and the Scots are warm with a strong sense of culture. Ten years later, I still dream of re-visiting the country. Whether you are familiar with Scottish heritage or know nothing about it, the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI celebrates Scottish culture and tradition.
ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI
The Queen Mary will once again host the ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI during the weekend of February 16-17, 2019. The festival welcomes nearly seventy Scottish clans and vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the new All-American Professional 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 through faceoffs in caber toss, throwing the weight, hammer throw, putting the shot, sheaf toss and more.
All-American Professional Highland Games
New this year, the All-American Professional Highland Games will welcome internationally decorated athletes to compete for titles in traditional competitions such as caber toss, throwing the weight, the hammer throw, putting the shot, and the sheaf toss.
The Scots have been honoring ancient Celtic traditions with athletic competitions for centuries, testing physical strength, skill and technique. The All-American Professional Highland Games welcomes some of the most acclaimed athletes to the Queen Mary to demonstrate their ancient warrior skill set, including some local stars who are from Southern California.
ScotsFestival Tickets and Information
Tickets to the 26th Annual ScotsFestival & International Highlands Games are on sale now and start at $25 online (ages 12+) and $12 online (ages 4-11) for one day general admission. VIP tickets start at $45 online. Upgrades, ticket add-ons, and hotel packages will also be available. Discounts are available to military and seniors. Visit queenmary.com for more details and to purchase tickets online.