53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival to be held on August 1-2, 2020


The 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival to be held at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center to be held on August 1st and 2nd, 2020.

Enjoy the Fascinating Culture of Scotland, Ireland and England right here on the Monterey Peninsula!

November 2019. Save the Date! Don’t miss the 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival (www.montereyscotgames.com) that will be held at the beautiful Monterey County Fair & Event Center on August 1st and 2nd, 2020.Put on your kilt, bring your family and friends, and visit the mystical lands of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England… without leaving the Monterey Peninsula.  Festival-goers will enjoy the pageantry of a wide array of Celtic music and dancing, competitions, tastings and demonstrations in the Scottish tradition.  

At a Glance

What: 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival 

When: Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 from 9:00 am – 6:00 p.m.

Detailed daily schedule will be posted on www.montereyscotgames.com 

Where: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940

What: This very popular Celtic celebration for all ages brings the music, dance, food and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County.  Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands on parade, including many award-winning California-based pipe bands that compete at the Games.

It features talented Highland dancers, special entertainers including Festival favorite, Seamus Kennedy, athletes, clans, kids’ games, whisky tasting, delicious food, great crafts, sheepdog herding and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and athletic competitions, the Games is a celebration full of demonstrations, performance and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture.  Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the fascinating Celtic culture. 

The Festival presents historical re-enactment portraying life in 16th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate you though the medium of living history. On site again with outstanding demonstrations and lavish costumes and displays will be the St. Andrews Society featuring Mary Queen of Scots and her court, Clan Galbraith, and the Sjórvaldar Vikings who preserve the history of the Viking era.

Tickets: Advance discount presale Monterey Scottish Festival tickets will be available at www.montereyscotgames.com  in April, 2020.

Win Tickets with our 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Photo Contest!

For 2020, entrants are asked to submit one photo from their visit to the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival over the past 3 years at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.  Entrants should email their submission to [email protected]com no later than June 1, 2020. Submitted image should be a JPEG and sized within a maximum 1024 pixels in width and 768 pixels in height. Decisions will be made by July 1, 2020. 

Three winners will receive a pair of tickets ($30 advance price value for each pair) to the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. The photos will be judged by the basic elements of a good photographic image, composition, exposure, subject interest, sharpness, and creativity.  In addition, the photos will be evaluated for capturing the look and feel of the Festival, including excellent action/motion and multigenerational depiction.  For any questions, call (831) 633-4444 or email [email protected]brickmanmarketing.com

Here’s a quick glimpse of a past festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LMYEl8G2UY&feature=youtu.be 

For more information: www.montereyscotgames.com or call 831-682-2022.