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Clan Calendar of Events 2014

For event listing, please contact the Webmaster, Ekena B. Parkinson, at ekenab@yahoo.com. Include date, links, contact information and other details. Inclusion is subject to executive approval.


January

January 15
Clan Graham News deadline
Submit items to the Editor, Ekena B. Parkinson, at ekenab@yahoo.com.

January 18-19, 2014
Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
Winter Springs, Fla.
http://www.flascot.com
A group of Grahams, headed by Doug Graham, is proudly present at the clan tent. Stop by and say “hi”!

January 25
Robert Burns Day
Learn more about Scotland’s national bard at the Robert Burns Country site at http://robertburns.org

February

February 1
Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Sarasota County Fair Grounds
Sarasota, Florida 

http://www.sarasotahighlandgames.com/

A group of Grahams, headed by Doug Graham, is proudly present at the clan tent. Stop by and say “hi”!

February 15
Queen Mary Scots Festival

Aboard the Queen Mary
in Long Beach, Calif.
http://www.queenmary.com/ScotsFestival/ 


February 22
Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games and Festival (Clay County)

Green Cove Springs, Fla.
http://www.neflgames.com/ 


March

March 1

Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
http://www.sassf.org/events/festival/festival.html


March 5-9
StAnza - Scotland's International Poetry Festival
St. Andrews University, Scotland
http://www.stanzapoetry.org
The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, this years festival will look at what “home” means to poets in Scotland and beyond, with a theme centering on the Commonwealth and Poetry in Motion, all to celebrate through poetry the Commonwealth Games and Scotland's cultural connections with the Commonwealth.

March 7
The St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival
Francis Field on Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine, Fla.
http://celticstaugustine.com

March 7-8
New Zealand Pipe Band Championships
Tauranga Domain, New Zealand
http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz
The 2014 championship will involve up to 60 pipe bands competing in music and marching events, with one of the highlights being the street march of all bands through the CBD on the Saturday morning followed by a massed bands street march.

March 21-23
Arizona Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

Phoenix, Ariz.
http://www.arizonascots.com/05games.shtml 


April

April 5

Due date to register for the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM)


April 5
Bundanoon Highland Gathering

New South Wales, Australia

http://www.brigadoon.net.au
Lady Kirstie Graham, Chieftain of Clan Graham Australia, welcomes Grahams around the world to attend this event Down Under. 


April 5
Kern County Scottish Games, Gathering and Ceilidh
Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, Calif.
http://www.kernscot.org/Scottish_Games___Ceilidh.php

April 5
Dunedin Highland Games
at Highlander Park

Dunedin, Fla.
http://www.dunedinhighlandgames.com/
A group of Grahams, headed by Doug Graham, is proudly present at the clan tent. Stop by and say “hi”!

April 5-6
Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games
McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
(Normally held at Kapiolani Park, which is undergoing renovations in 2014.)
Hawaii State Convener Kurt Richter says “aloha, e komo mai” (“hello, welcome”) to the Grahams at the clan table.
http://www.scotshawaii.org/

April 6
Tartan Day
(worldwide)

April 6
Tartan Day Dinner in Los Angeles, Calif.
Tam O'Shanter Inn
(2980 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039)
Contact John Lowry at (818) 886-4968. Dinner is $55.

April 12-13
Rural Hill Scottish Festival/Loch Norman Highland Games

Huntersville, N.C.
http://ruralhillscottishfestivals.net/
Southeast Regional Commissioner Barrett Graham invites all to stop by the Clan Graham tent.

April 12-13
Las Vegas Celtic Gathering and Highland Games

Las Vegas, Nev.
(Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs)
http://www.lasvegascelticsociety.org/ 


April 13-17
Clan Galbraith Association Gathering
Charleston, S.C.
http://www.clangalbraith.org/2014Gathering/2014Gathering.htm

April 15
Clan Graham News deadline
Submit items to the Editor, Ekena B. Parkinson, at ekenab@yahoo.com.

April 26-27
Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival
Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, Calif.
http://www.saccallie.org/games/games.php

April 26-27
Scottish Heritage Festival and Highland Games
“Iron Thistle” presented by the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma
Kirkpatrick Family Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd., Yukon, OK 73099
http://www.uscoscots.org/Festival%20News%202011.htm
South Central Regional Commissioner Scott Graham Long invites all to stop by the Clan Graham tent.

May

May 2-3
Triad Highland Games in Greensboro, N.C.
http://www.triadhighlandgames.org
Kathleen Wheeless will greet the Grahams at the clan tent with homemade graham crackers!

May 10
Bethabara Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Winston-Salem, N.C.
http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/historic-bethabara/hbp-events-listing/bethabara-highland-games
Kathleen Wheeless will greet the Grahams at the clan tent with homemade graham crackers!

May 10-11
Prescott Highland Games
Watson Lake Park in Prescott, Ariz.
http://prescotthighlandgames.com

May 16-18
Clan Graham Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Fair Hill, Md.
http://fairhillscottishgames.org
The 2014 AGM coincides with the Colonial Highland Games (May 17). MidAtlantic Regional Commissioner Ramsey Graham Freiland is the chairperson of the AGM.

May 16-17
Smoky Mountain Highland Games
Maryville, Tenn.
http://smokymountaingames.org
Our Membership Vice President Cliff Fitzsimmons is the president of this annual event.

May 24-25
Scotsfest Highland Games
Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif.
http://www.scotsfest.com
Southwest Regional Commissioner Scott Graham and company welcomes Grahams at the clan tent.

May 25
Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans
Anderson Auditorium, Montreat, N.C.
http://www.montreatscottish.org/index.htm
The guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Tom Currie, dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, N.C.

June

June 7
Modesto Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans
Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto, Calif.
http://www.standrewsmodesto.org/Hgames.php

June 12-15
Taste of Scotland and Celtic Festival
Franklin, N.C.
http://www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org/Festival/

June 13-15
Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport, Ore.
http://www.ncfhg.com/Celtic_Festival.html

June 13-15
Kansas City Scottish Highland Games
E.H. Young Park in Riverside, Mo.
http://kcscottishgames.org

June 20-21
Chicago Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Itasca, Ill.
http://www.chicagoscots.org

June 20-21
Pikes Peak Celtic Festival
Colorado Springs, Co.
http://www.pikespeakcelticfestival.com

June 28-29
San Diego Highland Games
Vista, Calif.
http://www.sdhighlandgames.org
Southwest Regional Commissioner Scott Graham and company welcomes Grahams at the clan tent.

July

July 4-6
Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Victoria Park on the shores of Lake Huron near downtown Ontario, Canada
http://kincardinescottishfestival.ca
Join Bill Richardson, Clan Graham Society’s Canadian Vice President, and many other clan members from Canada at these Games for a great Graham time!

July 10-13
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, N.C.
http://www.gmhg.org
Kathleen Wheeless will greet the Grahams at the clan tent with homemade graham crackers! Also, come taste her famous shortbread cookies!

July 15
Clan Graham News deadline
Submit items to the Editor, Ekena B. Parkinson, at ekenab@yahoo.com.

July 18-19
Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
Foxglenn Park in Flagstaff, Ariz.
http://www.nachs.info/festival.shtml

July 18-19
Portland Highland Games
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Ore.
http://www.phga.org

July 26-27
The Highlands of Durham Games
Elgin Park, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
http://highlandsofdurhamgames.com
Join Bill Richardson, Clan Graham Society’s Canadian Vice President, and many other clan members from Canada at these Games for a great Graham time!

August

August 1-2
Glengarry Highland Games
Maxville Fairgrounds at 34 Fair Street, Maxville, Ontario, Canada
http://glengarryhighlandgames.com/
Join Bill Richardson, Clan Graham Society’s Canadian Vice President, and many other clan members from Canada at these Games for a great Graham time!

August 2-3
Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif.
http://www.montereyscotgames.com

August 8-10
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Fergus, Ontario, Canada
http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com
Join Bill Richardson, Clan Graham Society’s Canadian Vice President, and many other clan members from Canada at these Games for a great Graham time!

August 9
High Desert Celtic Festival and Highland Games
The Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Redmond Ore.
http://www.hdcs.net

August 9-10
Colorado Scottish Festival
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
http://www.scottishgames.org

August 16-17
Celtic Highland Games and Clan Gathering
Riverbend Park in Winston, Ore.
http://www.dcscots.org

August 23
Long Island Scottish Festival and Games
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, N.Y.
http://www.liscots.org/festival_and_games.htm

August 23
Kalamazoo Highland Games
Kalamazoo, Mich.
http://www.kalamazooscottishfest.org

August 23
Lucas Highland Games
Lucas, Kan.
http://lucashighlandgames.com/

August 23-24
Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival
Marcus Daly Mansion
251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton, Mont.
http://www.bitterrootscottishirishfestival.org
Come visit the Clan Graham tent at this festival! For more information, contact our Graham representative, Julie Bushmaker, at juliebushmaker@gmail.com.

August 22-23
Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans
Friday - “ Kick Off Party” – 6-10:30 p.m.
Saturday – Festival
Mayville Lakeside Park on Route 394  (S. Erie St.) in Mayville, New York 14757
http://www.96thhighlanders.com/festival.html
Northeast Regional Commissioner Jackie Seaman, and her husband Bob, welcome everyone attending this event to stop by the Clan Graham tent.

August 30-31
Scottish Gathering and Games in Pleasanton, Calif.
http://www.thescottishgames.com
Enjoy Labor Day weekend with Grahams! Evelyn Graham Edwards and her husband Troy host the clan tent.

September

September 4-7
Longs Peak Socttish and Irish Highland Games

Estes Park, Colo.
http://www.scotfest.com/Scottish_Festival/Home.html


September 13-14
Highlander Festival
Tam O’Shanter Park in Kelso, Wash.
http://www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival
In addition to the Games, join Janice Graham Walker at a Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans worship service on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the park or at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kelso, Wash.

September 13-14
Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games
6000-6052 E. Main St. in Olcott, N.Y.
http://www.niagaraceltic.com
Northeast Regional Commissioner Jackie Seaman, and her husband Bob, welcome everyone attending this event to stop by the Clan Graham tent.

September 19-21

Oklahoma Scottish Festival
River West Festival Park

Tulsa, Okla.
http://okscotfest.com
South Central Regional Commissioner Scott Graham Long invites all to stop by the Clan Graham tent.

September 19-21
Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festival and Games
Old City Park and Fairgrounds in Buffalo, Mo.
http://swmocelticfestival.com/

September 20
Fresno Highland Gathering and Games
Kearney Park in Fresno, Calif.
http://scottishsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=55

September 20
Ligonier Highland Games
Idlewild Park (Route 30), Ligonier, Pa.
http://www.ligonierhighlandgames.org/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ligonier.Highland.Games
An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach, the Gaelic Society of America, also presents its annual Mòd competition at these Games. A Mòd, meaning “meeting”, or “court” in the old Scottish Gaelic, has developed in Scotland to be an event in which fluent speakers, as well as learners, sing, dance, recite prose and poetry, and put on plays, all in Scottish Gaelic, and are assessed and adjudicated in order to find the best of the best. Both Gold Medalists, Eilidh Munro and Robert Robertson, from Scotland’s Royal National Mòd will be attending this event. The Gaelic Society of America’s website is http://www.acgamerica.org.

September 26-27
McPherson Kansas Scottish Games
Lakeside Park, McPherson, Kan.
http://www.macfestival.org/

September 26-27
St. Louis Scottish Games
Forest Park near the tennis courts, south of the Missouri History Museum
http://www.stlouis-scottishgames.com

October

October 4
Scotland County Highland Games
Laurinburg, N.C.
http://www.schgnc.org
Southeast Regional Commissioner Barrett Graham invites all to stop by the Clan Graham tent.

October 4-5
Reno Celtic Celebration

Bartley Ranch Regional Park

Reno, Nev.
http://www.renoceltic.org

October 11-12
Seaside Highland Games

Ventura, Calif.

http://www.seaside-games.com
John Lowry, husband of Nellie Graham Lowry, Clan Graham Society genealogist, is chief of the Games. Join the Grahams at this picturesque venue.

October 17- 19
Stone Mountain Highland Games

Near Atlanta, Ga.
http://www.smhg.org

Richard Graham, North American Chieftain of the Clan Graham, and his wife Kate, extend their Scottish and Southern hospitality to all at this event.

October 30
Clan Graham News deadline
(Normally October 15, the deadline is extended to accommodate autumn games reports.)
Submit items to the Editor, Ekena B. Parkinson, at ekenab@yahoo.com

November

November 2-3
Austin Celtic Festival
(Central Texas)
Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Texas

http://austincelticfestival.com

December

December 25

Merry Christmas


December 26
Boxing Day 


December 31
New Year's Eve

Happy Hogmanay!
Learn more about Scottish new year traditions at http://www.clangrahamsociety.org/newyeartraditions.html


Highland Games in Scotland

http://www.shga.co.uk/visitor-events.php