The 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival is returning to Grand Park at Market Common on March 24-25. The Highland Games are popular throughout the Carolinas and are renowned for its outstanding entertainment, top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion Bagpipe & Drum Bands from all over the Southeast. This festival be on your things to do list in Myrtle Beach. An exciting array of authentic food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase.
Here is an overview of the fun-filled event:
The Opening Ceremonies will feature a Mass Pipe Band Performance, a Parade of Tartans, the March of the Clans and Societies, as well as National Anthems performed from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States.
Music: The high-energy Celtic rock group ‘Tuatha Dea” will delight audiences along with the band SYR (sire) from Columbia, South Carolina. The event will feature the Ripley’s Rutkus Drum Corps along with the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band and others from across the Southeast.
“Can’t Miss” Events: Professional “Heavy” athletics, The Medieval Times Patron Games, Ripley’s Kids Glen games & activities, Educational Clan Booths, Scotch Whisky Tastings, Border Collie demonstrations, a featured Céilídh (pronounced kay-lee) Welcome Party on Friday night, and much, much more.
Food: Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, meat pies, and bangers will be available as well as American festival foods.
Stuff to buy: Vendors with a wide variety of merchandise from Scotland & Great Britain will be displaying their inventory of authentic tartan wear, kilts for the gentlemen and ladies, crafts, books, and gift items. Also find unique Celtic designed crafts, jewelry, and art.
Todd Cartner, the festival’s Event Director says, “This is one of the most family oriented events to come to Myrtle Beach in many years. There are so many ways for people to participate in this festival; through sponsorship, advertising, performing, volunteering or just attending – everyone has an opportunity to take part in the festival’s success while having a great time.”
Tentative plans for the Myrtle Beach festival include:
A Céilídh (‘kay-lee’ or community welcome party) on Friday Night from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (free)
The Highland Games & Heritage Festival on Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Highland Games sanctioned and judged by the Southeastern Highland Athletics Group
• a Kilted Fun Run for the Kids
• a Celtic March of the Tartan’s
• Live performances of traditional and modern Celtic music
• Live performances of Bagpipe and Drum corps
• Live entertainment of Border Collie demonstrations
• A British Car Display
• Celtic themed arts and crafts, food, beverage and business vendors
• Heritage displays featuring family history and genealogy comprar viagra para mujeres of the clans
• Audience participation events for both adults and children
Tickets: can be purchased now on the website www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com/tickets
Adult (13+) Presale: $12 Gate: $15
Children (6-12) Presale: $5 Gate: $5
Children (5 and under) FREE FREE
Seniors (65+) Presale: $8 Gate: $10
Military (with Valid ID) Presale: $8 Gate: $10
Whisky Tastings Online Presale Only: $35 (Limit 40 per tasting)
Questions, contact Todd Cartner, Director at 843-492-0515 or [email protected]