The Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

2024 Dates: August 31 - September 1

Official Description

This 2-day event features Heavy Events Championships, the U.S Drum Major Championships, the Western U.S. Open Highland Dancing Championships and various grades of Pipe Band competitions. Other competitive events include the Kilted Mile Race and Soccer, Shinty and Rugby competitions. Visitors to the Games can enjoy Scottish Country Dancers, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers and other traditional entertainment on the Celtic Heritage stages. Other events include Birds of Prey and Archery exhibitions, historical re-enactments, historic British cars and motorcycles, sheep dog trials, the Clan Glen and Children's Glen, Clydesdale horses and Highland cattle. In addition, there is more live entertainment in the Irish Pavilion, Traditional and Celtic Rock Bands on the Entertainment Stages and whisky tasting and master classes with 'Whisky Live'. Finally, each day, the Games Grandstand Show features the ceremony, competition, and entertainment of the Games including the hugely impressive March of the Massed Bands with over 600 pipers and drummers.


  • Fair type: Celtic
  • Founded in 1866

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4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566, United States

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Last updated on May 21, 2024.
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