Originally founded in 1981 as the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, the Games are one of the oldest Scottish Festivals in the country. In 2010, a new home was established in the city of Maryville on the grounds of historic Maryville College. Now in 2022, we have moved the event to a larger venue just down road in Townsend, TN.
Everyone is Scottish (for at least one weekend). Each June, they turn the Chicago suburb of Itasca into Aye-tasca with a family-friendly, two day festival. About 15,000 people attend each year for a variety of Scottish activities and attractions from the iconic caber toss to the largest bagpiping and drumming championship in North America.
700 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206-3718, United StatesMap
The FREE annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival brings together the local community and visitors to celebrate the uniquely Nashville dish, Hot Chicken.
It all kicks off on July 4 at noon with the Fire Truck Parade led by the Nashville Pipes and Drums. Visitors can enjoy Hot Chicken from Nashville's best Hot Chicken establishments, cold beer from Yazoo, and other delicious edibles from local vendors.... See MoreSee Less
Make the pilgrimage! High in the Mountains of Western North Carolina the ancient Celtic spirit beckons. Answering the call, as hundreds of tartan banners unfurl, are the sounds of bagpipes echoing through the valley, and once again, thousands of kilt-clad Scots make their way to MacRae Meadows for their annual gathering and games. Nowhere in the New World is there a place more reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands than the home of America’s grandest Highland Games—Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina.... See MoreSee Less