The 2018 Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games
This is the Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games held early in April to celebrate the heritage and history of the Scots in Hawaii. Hosted by the Hawaiian Scottish Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the festival will go from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, April 7 and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Festival Admission is just $3.00 and children under 12 are free.
These events are made possible in part by donations from Southern Wine & Spirits, Paradise Beverage, Hawaii Volcanic Water, BAI, The Caledonian Society of Hawaii, Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii, St. Andrews Society of Hawaii, and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society – Hawaii Branch.
The Festival features:
- Highland games and athletics, men's and women's competition prizes (learn about the history of the athletic events)
- Highland Dance competition
Entertainment including piping, music, song and dance
A gathering of Clans from around Hawaii, as well as from the mainland, to display information pertinent to themselves, and invite other members of the clan to join them
Demonstrations of swordplay, weaving, and fencing
Vendors featuring Scottish wear, Celtic clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, housewares, etc.
Food Vendors offering traditional Scottish fare and more. (yes, even canned haggis!)
This year the festival is again being held at beautiful McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. See map below for directions and location.
The 2nd Annual Aggie Wallace Memorial Solo Piping Competition
In honor of our friend and colleague Aggie Wallace, the Hawaiian Scottish Association is proud to host the 2nd annual solo piping competition at this year's event.
Welcome to the Aggie Wallace Memorial Competition!!! Help us honor the late Aggie Wallace, the renowned piper and teacher who established piping in Hawaii, at the solo Highland bagpipe and drumming competition at this year's Hawaiian Scottish Festival. Enjoy incredible music by local bagpipe players competing to win top honors at the event. 2 to 6 pm on both April 7 & 8, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Kim Greeley, founder and organizer of the Competition, at: Hawaiibagpipers@gmail.com.
To find out all about the Piping & Drumming Events, click here: Hawaiipipers.com
Pipers: Register Here: Hawaiipipers.com/piping
Drummers: Register Here: https://Hawaiipipers.com/drumming