GAMES DAY GUIDE

Directions to the Games

From Interstate 26 E

Take exit 215 for SC-642 E/Dorchester Rd

Turn left onto SC-642 E/Dorchester Rd

Turn left onto Rivers Ave

Turn right onto McMillan Ave

Turn left onto N Hobson Ave

Turn right onto Shipbuilding Way

Slight left onto Navy Way

Turn right onto Everglades Ave

Riverfront Park is located on the Left

From Interstate 526E

Take exit 20 for Virginia Ave

Turn right onto Virginia Ave

Continue straight to stay on Virginia Ave

Turn left onto Noisette Blvd

Turn left onto Turnbull Ave

Turn right onto N Hobson Ave

Turn left onto Shipbuilding Way

Slight left onto Navy Way

Turn right onto Everglades Ave

Riverfront Park is located on the Left

Maps

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Parking Map

There is NO CHARGE for parking.

Parking is run by the City of North Charleston, the Games is not in charge of parking or managing it.

We will have shuttles running near the parking lots to pick up/drop off for the event. Look for the purple circles on the map as your closest pickup location.

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If you plan on drinking while at the games, we encourage you to have a designated or use a rideshare program, such as Uber or Lyft.

Venue Map

Tickets

To ensure a smooth entry into the games, please have your tickets ready to scan (printed out or on your phone) BEFORE coming to the gate.

You can access your tickets via Eventbrite’s website, the Eventbrite mobile app, or the confirmation email sent to you.

Don’t have your tickets yet? You can purchase them right here!

Download the Eventbrite Mobile Ticketing App

Manage your tickets straight from your phone.

Event Schedule

8:00AM

Gates Open

9:00AM

Competition & Games
Children’s Area Open

9:30AM

Highland Dancing Competition

10:30AM

Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion
Sheep Dog Competition

11:00AM

Scotch Tasting Opens – Scotch Tent

11:30AM

Opening Ceremonies

11:45AM

Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion

1:45PM

Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion
Pipe Band Competition – Piping and Drumming Field

3:30PM

Albannach – Entertainment Pavilion

4:00PM

Scotch Tasting Ends
Awards Ceremony

5:00PM

Closing Ceremonies

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Food & Drink

  • Zeus Grill
  • The Ram and Poni
  • Cameron's
  • The Scottish Cottage
  • Charleston Kettle Corn
  • St Andrew's Square
  • Molly's Fish & Chips
  • House of Douglas Bakery
  • One Nation Coffee
  • The Ice Cream Team
  • Charleston Pops Desserts
  • Funnel Cakes by Pam

Scotch Whisky Tasting

11am – 4pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Beer Tent next to the Scotch tent

This year’s tasting will be an informal tasting, meaning you get to choose which scotches you wish to taste. The tasting will run from 11am till 3pm and will consist of approximately 30 Scotches. There is no appointment time needed, you may come and go as you please, tasting throughout the day if you choose. Entry is 21 years old and older. Upon entry you may purchase tasting tokens or chips for $5. Most Scotch tastes will be set at $5, but there will be some rarer Scotches that will cost two chips or $10 per taste. This year we are honored to have 2 Scotch ambassadors representing some of the most prestigious scotches in the world.

Some of the Scotches that will be included are:
Macallan, Balvenie, Dalmore, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Glenglassaugh, Glenrothes, Highland Park, Jura, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and many more.

Alcohol Policy:

Alcohol can be consumed throughout the venue. Scotch has to be consumed within the scotch tasting tent.

Merchandise Vendors

  • The Celtic Knot/Heelan' Hound
  • Scottish Leather & Lassie Wear
  • Grandfather Scottish
  • The Compleat Knight
  • St Kilda USA
  • Near & Far Scottish/Bold Blades
  • Adrian Jenkins Photography
  • Beautifully Simple Soap
  • Celtic Tides
  • Blade & Bull Axe Throwing
  • Eire's Irish Gifts
  • The Scottish Gourmet
  • Blythe Cottage Designs
  • County Argyle
  • The Argyll Collection
  • Charleston Costumes
  • Union Jack
  • The Larkin Tea Company
  • Armsway Forge
  • The Thistle Faerie
  • Celtic jackalope
  • Craft Celts
  • Timeless Irish Treasures
  • Buston Books
  • Towne Centre Tobacco
  • Bridgette's Book Bag
  • Crafts & Creations by Matthew
  • Cape Woolamai Mercantile
  • Michael Robison Pottery
  • Lords of the Seas

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Performers

Albannach

Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums

Albannach Bareknuckle Pipes & Drums band

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FAQ

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: No. Only designated service animals may be admitted.

Q: How much is parking?
A: Parking is free!

Q: Can we bring outside food or drink?
A: No, sorry. We will have plenty of food and drink available for purchase, and $1 bottled water.

Q: Can we bring our own tent?
A: No.

Q: Are coolers allowed?
A: No, unless it’s for medical items.

Q: Can we bring folding chairs?
A: Yes. There will also be bleacher seating available.

Q: Do I have to be Scottish to attend?
A: No. You will be considered Scottish for the day.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: This is a Rain or Shine event.

Q: I bought a ticket online but my plans have changed. Can I get a refund?
A: No refunds, sorry.

Q: Will there be any ATMs?
A: Yes; ATMs will be located at the 3 Beer ticket sales locations and Will Call.

 

Covid-19 Policies

COVID-19 exposure is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. Guests should only attend after evaluating their own health risks. Purchase of a ticket and entry to the Scottish Games constitutes your understanding of these risks and your willingness to undertake the risk of exposure.

Since this is an outdoor event, masks are not required. Wear masks at your own discretion.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the games, but we encourage you to bring your own as well.

If you feel sick, we ask that you please stay home. This is to help maintain the health and safety of other guests.

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