Kelso Highlander Festival
Tam O'Shanter Park
Kelso, WA 98626
When: September 9th & 10th 2023
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.
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
At beautiful Tam O'Shanter Park on Saturday, September 9th, 2023 the festivities begin. At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition. 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 11:00 the Silent Auction begins. 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: Beltaine and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Tacoma Scots. This is located under the covered area.
Sunday, September 10th, 2023
At 8:00 AM please join us for the Kirkin' of the Tartan Worship Service at Tam O'Shanter Park and again at 11:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way. 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 Beltaine.
The Kilted Klassic Golf Tournament at Three Rivers Golf Course will be held on July 31st. Contact Mike Fowler 360-749-4925 if interested