53rd Annual Calling of the Clans Ceilidh

Riverfront Park

Friday, November 1st

5:00PM – 9:00PM

When, Where, & Dress

Come join us on the evening of Friday, November 1st, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Riverfront Park for our Calling of the Clans Ceilidh.  Come as you are, Kilt or casual! All are welcome at this fun and energetic kick-off for the Highland Games the whole family can enjoy! Food trucks, beer, live music, merchants, Scotch tasting, and the Calling of the Clans ceremony you won’t want to miss!
Long ago, “Calling of the Clans” was to call the Clans to battle.  Clans announce their presence with a shout of their motto or battle cry. Today the call is not for battle, but for unity as we celebrate our common Scottish heritage and prepare for an exciting day of Highland Games.


The Festivities

It’s been quite a while since all kilt and kin have congregated for this special occasion, to say the least. But in the meantime, we’ve been hard at work putting together an event that we truly believe will be worth the wait. Between the sweet sound of Celtic music (and perhaps a Piper or two), the delectable delight of southern cuisine, the joy of raising a glass of whisky 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 event.

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Food trucks available

5:00 pm-8:45 pm: Beer truck open

5:00 pm-8:45 pm: Scotch tasting tent open

Open tasting of 10-12 Scotches

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Merchandise Vendors Open

5:30 to 6:15 pm: Live Music

6:20-7:00 pm: Calling of the Clans Ceremony

7:15- 8:45pm: Music resumes

9:00 pm: Ceilidh ends

We look forward to seeing you at the fields for our Calling of the Clans Ceilidh and at the 53rd Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering!

Live Music

Charleston Pipe Band

Charleston Pipe Band photo

Moonlight Ale

moonlight Ale Irish Folk Band



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

Friday Night General Admission
$20.00 per person

Friday Night GA with Scotch Tasting
$60.00 per person

Kids: Free