Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scottish Festival Coming to The Queen Mary Feb 18-19 Tickets Available Now

The Queen Mary - Scots Festival On Its Way....


ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV Celebrates The Queen Mary’s Heritage Feb. 18-19


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 I have a soft spot for all the dancing, athletic competitions and of course drinks that the wonderful Scottish culture brings... my sister in law is Scottish and I have tasted some of the most amazing foods that hold tradition of years being passed down. 

My favorite is the meat pies that our extended family "Granny Goose" as we call her, brings down for us to eat! Delish.

Bringing some of that cultured fun to SoCal, the Queen Mary will be home to the Scottish Festival!

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Here are all the deets on the food, music, drinks, fun and much more...

Experience Highland Athletics & Dancing, Whisky & Beer Tastings and Authentic Scottish Music and Food 

WHAT:
The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIV February 18-19, 2017 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 all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. 

ACTIVITIES:
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.
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.

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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.
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.” 
Forty members of the US Marine Corps Pipe Band are set to perform a traditional hymn with the LA Scots Grade 1 Pipe Band, the premier pipe band in the United States.
Robert Burns Supper (Feb. 17, 6:45 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. Hosted by the formidable John Hannah, the supper experience includes a complimentary cocktail, the piping of the haggis, a traditional four-course dinner and all the Scottish entertainment imaginable.
Rock Yer Kilt Concert (Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. -12 a.m.) Experience live music from the best Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic artists this side of the pond including Sligo Rags, Semi Permanent Fennigans., and the Pat Benatar cover band Best Shot. Nominated by L.A. Music Awards for “Best Tribute Band”, Bonfire, the AC/DC tribute band, is set to headline this year’s Rock Yer Kilt ScotsFestival concert.
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.
Merchant Mile and Celtic Culinary Corner Shop for your favorite Scottish treasures in the Merchant Mile and learn how to cook and sample some of your favorite traditional Celtic cuisines in the Celtic Culinary Corner.
WHEN:
Burns Supper: Feb. 17, 6:45 p.m.
ScotsFestival: Feb. 18-19, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Rock Yer Kilt Concert: Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
WHERE:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKETS:
Purchase tickets online at QueenMary.com/ScotsFestival
ScotsFestival one-day GA: $19 online
ScotsFestival one-day child (ages 4-11): $10 online
ScotsFestival one-day VIP: Feb. 18, $45 online & Feb. 19 $35 online
VIP includes Rock Yer Kilt Concert (Feb. 18 only), VIP shaded bar and 2 drink tickets
Rock Yer Kilt: $15 online
Burns Supper (21+): $99 online
Weekend Pass with Rock Yer Kilt: $48
Celtic Cabins (Saturday Only): $149 online
Craft beer tastings (21+): $12 online
Whisky tastings (21+): $18 online
Barrel room tastings (21+): $15-$18 online
PARKING:
$20 upon entrance

You can also get more info by clicking HERE!

Head out to the Queen Mary the weekend of February 17th thru 19th and experience everything Scottish! I would love to hear about the fun you had and what you loved most if you do attend!!
Penny