ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIII at Queen Mary Feb. 13-14

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ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIII Celebrates The Queen Mary’s Heritage Feb. 13-14

Experience Highland Athletics & Dancing, Whisky & Beer Tastings and Authentic Scottish Music and Food
Tickets on-sale NOW at

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIII February 13-14 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. 

ScotsFestival: Feb. 13-14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Burns Supper: Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Rock Yer Kilt Concert: Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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ScotsFestival one-day GA: $19 online
ScotsFestival one-day child (ages 4-11): $10 online
ScotsFestival one-day VIP: Feb. 13, $35 online & Feb. 14, $27 online
VIP includes Rock Yer Kilt Concert (Feb. 13 only), VIP shaded bar and 2 drink tickets
Rock Yer Kilt: $15 online
Burns Supper (21+): $99 online
Craft beer tastings (21+): $12 online
Whisky tastings (21+): $18 online
Barrel room tastings (21+): $15-$18 online

  • Piping Competitions
    • ScotsFestival features a wide range of piping competitions, including solo piping, ensemble piping, and of course, the incredible pipe band ensemble. Watch the pipe bands march together in perfect unison while playing traditional Scottish favorites likes, “Scotland the Brave” and “Amazing Grace.”

  • Robert Burns Supper (Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.)
    • Celebrate Scotland’s best-loved bard, Robert Burns, with a traditional Burns Supper including haggis, whisky, traditional Scottish music and dancing in the Queen's Salon aboard the World Famous Queen Mary. Following the evening’s finest bit of pomp – the piping in of the haggis, guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail followed by a delicious four-course dinner showcasing the very best of Scotland's larder. Our formidable host, John Hannah will guide you through an evening devoted to the man, the poems and the haggis.
  • Whisky and Craft Beer Tastings
    • Swirl your Scotch and spout a slur of whisky knowledge with the best of ‘em after a crash course in aged malts. Whisky tastings, craft beer tastings, barrel room tastings and reserve scotch flights can be added onto any ScotsFestival activities.
  • Illumination Candle Shop
    • Scottish candle making and shopping.
  • Enchanted Forrest Hedge Maze
    • Hedge maze and scavenger hunt experience fun for all ages.

Tickets to ScotsFestival are on sale now. Tickets start at $10 online for ages 4-11 and $19 online for guests 12 and over. VIP tickets and hotel packages are also available.  Visit for more details and to purchase tickets online.

  • Highland Games
    • For centuries, Scots have been honoring the ancient Celtic tradition of competing in Scottish Highland Games - tests of physical strength, skill and technique. ScotsFestival will present the Olympic-like athletic competitions in caber toss, throwing the weight for height and distance, the hammer throw, putting the shot, sheaf toss and darts.

  • Official Opening Ceremonies
    • Official ScotsFestival Opening Ceremonies begin with the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands with an Address to the Haggis. Daily festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Scots Greys Calvary, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Celtic Harp & Wren Iniquity Ensemble and historic re-enactments.

  • Wee Athletics
    • Kids will have the opportunity to participate in Scottish games and athletics specially designed for the wee ones to enjoy.
  • Highland Dancing
    • Traditional Highland dancing was once considered an athletic event due to the stamina and physical strength required to perform a variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and the Scottish Lilt, all of which will be performed at ScotsFestival.

  • Rock Yer Kilt Concert (Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m.)
    • Experience live music from the best Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic artists including the WICKED TINKERS and more.  This year’s concert will be held outside in front of the majestic ship and will celebrate Scotland's favorite son and beloved poet and lyricist, Robert Burns! This Burns Night revelry will be packed with rockin' yer kilt, trivia and recital contests with prizes, pub games, live music, traditional Scottish fare and of course, Scotch Whisky.