TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
We’ve got General Admission Tickets at a discount ($15.00) at the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, Celtic Shop of Dunedin, and Lothian Kilt Rentals. We’ve also got them onsale through EventBrite (click the “Register Now” link below). We are selling a limited amount of VIP tickets which give you admission to the Festival, food and drink (beer/wine) and a preferred seating for $60.00 (on EventBrite only).
Pipe Band Parade – Friday, March 31st – 6:30 pm
Downtown Dunedin watch the colorful tartans and listen to the music of the bagpipes! It’s a wonderful sight which includes Highland dancers and Clans, and a parade including our Bonnie Lass Emma Brandmaier, Bonnie Lad Hunter Welch, Chieftain of the Games Alan McHale, Vice President Moira Donaldson and Scottish American Society President Diane Burke. After the parade, which ends at Pioneer Park, join us for a Ceilidh with the music of MacGilliossa and Off Kilter.
Congratulations to our 2017 Chieftain of the Games,
Alan is the President of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alan emigrated to Dunedin in 2001. Alan devotes countless hours to the Foundation, and has promoted Scottish heritage in our City to a new level. He has grown our major events, the Highland Games and the Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival to two of the biggest events held in Dunedin, and in late 2015, signed a lease on our first Foundation Hall, which now is a home for teaching bagpipes, Scottish drumming, and Highland dancing. Alan has big dreams and puts a bit of Scotland into everything he does for our Community.