North America Events

2019 North American Event Calendar

Mar 2-3 Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games (Phoenix, AZ)
Apr 6 National Tartan Day of Washington State (Capitol Building, Olympia, WA)
Apr 12-14 Arkansas Scottish Festival (Lyon College, Batesville, AR)
Apr 27 Southern Maryland Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering (St Leonards, MD)
June 1 Bellingham Scottish Highland Games (Ferndale, WA)
June 1 Allegany County Celtic Festival (Cuba, NY)
June 21-22
June 22-23
Tacoma Highland Games (Tacoma, WA)
San Diego Scottish Highland Games (Vista, CA)
July 27 Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering (Enumclaw, WA)
Aug 23-24 Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival (Mayville, NY)
Aug 31-Sept 1 Virginia Scottish Games (Labor Day weekend) (The Plains, VA-Washington, DC metro)
Sept 14-15 Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival (Olcott, NY)
Sept 20-22 New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival (Loon Mtn, Lincoln, NH- CANCELLED
Oct 19-20 MCSNA Annual General Meeting + Stone Mountain Highland Games (Stone Mtn, Atlanta NE)
Nov 30 St. Andrews Day/National Scotland Day – worldwide
Dec 7 Alexandria Scottish Christmas Parade & Clan Holiday Social (Alexandria, VA-Washington, DC Metro)

Contact the Director of Development for all event inquiries including any interest in new events, fundraising or event hosting /co-hosting.


MCSNA Event Awards

There have been 4 North American Awards since 2014.

Distinguished Clan in 2017

Clan Menzies celebrating with drams of Dewars

Clan Menzies was honored as the Distinguished Clan at the 2017 Loch Norman Highland Games & Rural Hill Scottish Festival at Loch Norman in Huntersville, NC (CharloMetro) in April 2017 where the clan also convened its Annual General Meeting. Our President Rory Menzies and his lovely wife Lisa were Guests of Honor for the weekend and were presented a beautiful framed photograph of our beloved Castle Menzies. This photograph was taken by award-winning Scottish landscape photographer and devoted clan supporter Adrian Jenkins.


Best Clan Tent in 2016

Veteran Co-host Rich Minnis proudly displays our Best Clan Tent award

In May 2016, Clan Menzies was again a winner at the now re-titled Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, in Frederick, Maryland. Clan Menzies won Best Clan Tent for our interesting and informative visual display as well as our enthusiastic visitor experience. As with all our fellow event hosts, we take pride in sharing information about our ancient and important clan, the Castle Menzies Estate and their importance in Scottish and Scottish-North American histories.


Honored Clan in 2016

Clan tent with clansmen

For the second year in a row, we held our banners high as Clan Menzies was the Honored Clan, this time at the Virginia For the second year in a row, we held our banners high as Clan Menzies was the Honored Clan, this time at the Virginia Scottish Games held over Labor Day weekend in early September outside of Washington, DC. in The Plains, VA. Piped in by our very own society member Keaton Adler and the Lyon College Pipe Band (Arkansas), Clan Menzies led the Parade of Clans around the Clan Village and onto the Parade Field for the Opening Ceremonies. We also held our AGM on that sunny Saturday. 


Honored Clan in 2015

Honored Clan VP George M. Menzies accepts the beautiful and cherished Quaich

Clan Menzies was the Honored Clan at the Maryland Celtic Festival located in Frederick, Maryland in May 2015. George M. Menzies (our VP of North American Affairs, and Trustee of the Menzies Charitable Trust), travelled from Edinburgh, Scotland for the event and led the clan as we marched the Parade of Clans onto the festival parade grounds during the Opening Ceremonies. George was presented a beautiful engraved silver quaich for the Society’s behalf. We proudly display the Quaich at many games.