Charleston Scottish Games

November 6th, 2021

At Riverfront Park

Our History

With its inaugural event in 1971, the Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering is the second oldest event of its kind in the southeast. Drawing visitors from around the country and abroad, the Games brings in over 8,000 guests, immersing visitors in Scottish heritage and history.

“Where Scottish History & Heritage Go Hand in Hand”

The Scottish people have made a large impact on South Carolina, helping it to become the state it is today. From music and food, to political and scientific contributions, Scottish heritage is something to be celebrated and promoted in modern life. The Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering is on a mission to do just that. The Games showcases Scottish traditions, culture, and history in a fun and interactive way for people all over the world.

The Games are On,
Become a Sponsor

We have been dedicated to spreading our unique Scottish heritage throughout the Lowcountry since 1971 and you can take on an important role in our mission. Help younger generations learn Scottish history, help Scottish people connect and keep their culture thriving in the Charleston area, and help educate people from all over about the great contributions of Scottish people. Become a sponsor today!

Come with us to Scotland for the day! Get your tickets here.

Schedule Highlights

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Patrons & Sponsors Reception

Enjoy the sweet sound of Celtic music, southern cuisine, a glass of whiskey, and the aesthetic wonder of the banks of the majestic Cooper River.

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Opening Ceremonies

Experience the thrill of the traditional Opening Ceremonies as bagpipes play and drums roll.

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Athletic Games

Watch professional and amateur athletes compete in traditional Scottish heavy athletic competitions like Weight Throws, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and more.

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Food & Beer

Sample traditional Scottish dishes from haggis to fish ‘n’ chips. Then, rinse it all down with fine craft beer. A large part of Scottish heritage lies in food and drink, and at the Charleston Scottish Games, you get to try them all.

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Live Music

Upbeat Celtic inspired rock and traditional live music fill the grounds with sounds that can’t be missed!

Schedule Highlights

agsdi-champagne

Patrons & Sponsors Reception

Enjoy the sweet sound of Celtic music, southern cuisine, a glass of whiskey, and the aesthetic wonder of the banks of the majestic Cooper River.

agsdi-bookmark-star

Opening Ceremonies

Experience the thrill of the traditional Opening Ceremonies as bagpipes play and drums roll.

agsdi-medal

Athletic Games

Watch professional and amateur athletes compete in traditional Scottish heavy athletic competitions like Weight Throws, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and more.

agsdi-soup

Food & Beer

Sample traditional Scottish dishes from haggis to fish ‘n’ chips. Then, rinse it all down with fine craft beer. A large part of Scottish heritage lies in food and drink, and at the Charleston Scottish Games, you get to try them all.

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Live Music

Upbeat Celtic inspired rock and traditional live music fill the grounds with sounds that can’t be missed!

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Looking for a chance to get an insider’s view of the Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering? Want to learn more about Scottish history while helping the community become immersed in highland heritage and traditions? Want to give some of your time to make a difference while having a lot of fun?

PATRONS RECEPTION

Enjoy the sound of Celtic music, the delectable delight of southern cuisine, the joy of raising a glass of whiskey with friends and peers, and the aesthetic wonder of the beautiful oak trees on the banks of the majestic Cooper River, you won’t want to miss this year’s renewal of The Sponsors & Patrons Reception.

PHOTOS

#WeRScots

FIND US

Riverfront Park
1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
info@charlestonscots.org

Saturday, November 6th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sponsor Reception: Friday, Nov. 5th 6:30-10pm

AREA INFO

 

Riverfront Park

The 50th Annual Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering will be held November 6th at beautiful Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC at the old US Naval Base.

Riverfront Park is open to the public year-round and has become a favorite destination for residents and visitors. Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, the park is adjacent to the historic homes once occupied by Naval officers who were stationed on the Charleston Naval Base, surrounded by graceful grand oak trees and peaceful river vistas. Bordered by Noisette Creek, the park boasts a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion and meadow.

Riverfront Park is home to the Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial, erected in honor of the countless military personnel and civilians that served the United States and the Greater Charleston region while the Charleston Navy Base was operational. The Memorial is the only location in the United States that displays both the Lone Sailor and the Homecoming statues. RiverfrontPark is also the location of North Charleston’s Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. A component of the North Charleston Arts Festival, the Competition and Exhibition features large-scale contemporary sculptures on display throughout the year.

Accommodations

Coming from out of town? You have a choice of accommodations when visiting the Games.

Preferred Games Hotel –  Hampton Inn Mt Pleasant / Patriots Point

255 Sessions Way, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843-881-3300

Please use the link below for a preferred rate of $189. This offer is only good through October 6, 2021.

If you are planning on camping or staying in your RV, there are a few options to choose from. Please use the following links for camping in the greater Charleston area.

For ideas on what to do and sites to see while visiting Charleston, click here.

Do you have questions?

Please visit our Event information page which has answers to frequently asked questions and more event details