Floriade, Canberra

Events 2019

Tartan Day: July 1, Nationwide

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of the tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan with pride today!

Robert Burns Scottish Festival: July 3 - 7, Camperdown, Vic

With great music, guest performers and lecture series co-ordinated by the Camperdown Historical Society, highland dancing, poetry, golf day, pipes and drums. New events will include music workshops and masterclasses, in-schools music program, dinner at the masonic lodge with haggis and a Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robbie Burns.*

The Melbourne Tartan Festival: July 12 - July 21, Melbourne Australia

A diverse range of Scottish events across Melbourne including Ceilidh dance, Gala Dinner, Genealogy Day, Pipe Bands and more. Info: 0417 125 013 or visit http://www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

The Celtic Shindig: July 20, Morley Western Australia

Perth Metro Pipe Band is hosting a Christmas in Julyevent as part of the 2019 Celtic Shindig. It promises to be a great night filled with music, dancing, games and prizes.

More information: https://www.trybooking.com/BAPME

International Tartan Day: July 20, Brisbane, QLD

King George Square, 9am - 4pm. A free day of family entertainment including pipe bands, highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, Celtic choir, famiy history, genealogy and much more. Call (07)3359 8195 or visit http://www.aussie-scots.org.au

Clans on the Coast: September 21, Nelson May NSW

Everything from Scottish pipe bands, celtic bands, variety and celtic stalls, caber toss, tug-of-war, celtic dancers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, dog parade, Rusty Harper Irish Folk Band, Vanguard Medieval fighting demonstrations and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, 4981 Nelson Bay Road. Call Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or visit http://www.clansonthecoast.com.au

Armadale Highland gathering and the Perth Kilt Run: October 6, Armadale Western Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland gathering event held in Western Australia! Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event. The morningbegins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun run in Australia that's done in a kilt!*

Canberra Scottish Ball: October 12, Canberra ACT.

Presented by Canberra and district Scottish Country Dancing at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt.

More information: http://www.rscds-canberra.org

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: October 17-19, Sydney Australia

One of the greatest shows on earth! Featuring more than 1200 performers from around the world, the Tattoo heads to Sydney direct from its annual season on the esplanande of Edinburgh Castle. ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.

More information: http://www.edinburghtattoosydney.com.au

St Andrews Day - Kirkin' o' the Tartan Service: November 24

Forrest, ACT 9.30am St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, State Circle, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers - please arrive in time to marshal. More information contact Susan Cooke info@scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

Sydney, NSW 10am St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie Street. All welcome. Clan Banner bearers - please arrive in time to marshal. More information contact Susan Cooke info@scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

Daylesford Highland Gathering: December 7, Daylesford, Vic

Gathering includes a captivating Street March i the main street of Daylesford and then a full day of drumming, piping and dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, located at the southern entrance of Daylesford.

More information: http://www.daylesfordhighland.com

The Maryborough Highland Gathering: January 1, 2019, Maryborough, Vic

Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands. Scottish dance, athletics and more at Princes Park.

More information: http://www.highlandsociety.com.au or call (03) 5461 1480.5