Join us for our 53rd year of bringing the music, food, athletics, and performing arts of Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales to the Monterey Peninsula.


[Monterey, CA, March 2022] — Don’t miss the 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival hosted by the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Association. The festival will be held on July 16 and 17, 2022 on 22 oak-studded acres at the beautiful Monterey County Fair and Event Center. On a mission to become the premier food, music, and celtic festival on the west coast, this year includes exciting new additions -

●     Six traditional and local food vendors

●     New beer garden with traditional and local craft favorites

●     New VIP Lounge for sponsors and VIP ticket holders

●     Two whisky tastings per day

●     Twice as many performers across two stages

●     Over nine pipe bands

●     Three world champion judges

●     Twice as many sheep and agility dog trials

●     New host hotel at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa

●     New kitchen piping contest with over 10 competitors

●     New Saturday night ceilidh* at the host hotel ballroom

Host hotel, ticket details, live music line up, and more are available on montereycelticfest.com. A detailed daily schedule will be available online soon.

Festival sponsors are still being sought and more details and benefits are available at montereycelticfest.com/sponsors.

Tickets are available at montereycelticfest.com/tickets - children 12 and under are free.





Adult - One Day


Adult  - Two Day


Teen (ages 13-18) - One Day

(12 and under free)


Teen (ages 13-18) - Two Day

(12 and under free)


Senior (65+) - One Day


Senior (65+) - Two Day


Military - One Day


Military - Two Day



About the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

For over 53 years, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Association has supported our mission of bringing our community together to experience the rich and multi-faceted Celtic culture, values, and history. The Association is a group of community leaders strengthening the social fabric of our community through educational events, philanthropic activities, and the growth of the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.

This popular Celtic celebration for all ages brings music, dance, food, and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands.

Featuring talented Highland dancers, internationally known Celtic entertainers, athletes, clans, kids’ games, whisky tasting, delicious food, beer garden, great crafts, sheepdog herding, and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletic competitions, the festival is a celebration full of demonstrations, performances, 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 rich Celtic culture. 

The festival also presents fascinating historical re-enactments portraying life in 16th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate attendees through the medium of living history. On site again with outstanding demonstrations, 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.


For more information - visit montereycelticfest.com, email [email protected], or call 831-298-0009