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Kelso Highlander Festival
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Kelso Highlander Festival
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Kelso Highlander Festival
Tam O’Shanter Park
Kelso, WA 98626
When:  September 2021

Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games.

At beautiful Tam O’Shanter Park on Saturday, September 2021 the festivities begin, starting at 7:00 am with a Fun Run/Walk 5K road race. At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition, Silent Auction and Highland Games begin. At 10:00 am please join us for the annual Highlander Festival Parade. Also beginning at 10:00 am join us for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show “Journey Through the Highlands”. At 12:30 the Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Clans begins on the field. The Silent Auction ends at 4:00. The entertainment continues all day Saturday with music by Men of Worth, Darby O’Gill, and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Clan Gordon. This is located under the covered area.

The Kilted Klassic Golf Tournament starts with registration at 8:00 AM at the Three Rivers Golf Course on Saturday, September 2021. Tee-off is at 10:00 AM. Contact Mike Fowler 360-749-4925

Sunday, September  2021
At 8:00 AM please join us for the Kirkin’ of the Tartan Worship Service at Tam O’Shanter Park and again at 10:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way. There will be a special tea reception following the Kirkin’ at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a bagpiper and a Highland Dancer performing.

The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00 AM with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park with the Wicked Tinkers, and Men of Worth.

The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships.

Get your Highlander Festival Buttons, on sale July 2021, for only $1.00 each and you could win many prizes which have been donated from various merchants in Kelso, $600 grand prize shopping certificate.