The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the 22nd annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXII February 14-15 from 9AM-6PM. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
We are giving away 4 pairs of tickets to 4 randomly selected people who sign up for our contest. Enter below for your chance to win.
THIS CONTEST NOW CLOSED
So we are looking for 4 winners and they will receive 2 free weekend passes to the Queen Mary Scotsfestival on February 14th & 15th ! If you have previously won a contest from LBI you are not eligible, if you have previously entered a contest please choose the option to “update your info”. A Winner will be chosen at random and notified Thursday, February 12th, 2015 so make sure you check for our email and it doesn’t land in your spam folder!
ScotsFestival weekend kicks off on February 13 with Rock Yer Kilt, highlighting the best Scottish Rock bands this side of the pond with live music from the likes of Wicked Tinkers, Highland Way, Brick Top Blaggers, Dublin Public and more! Official ScotsFestival Opening Ceremonies begin on February 14 featuring the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands with an Address to the Haggis. Daily festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Scots Greys Calvary, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Celtic Harp & Wren Iniquity Ensemble and historic re-enactments.
ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a pre-cursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.
The Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival hosts World Champion Scottish Highland Dancer, Kaylee Finnegan and many internationally acclaimed athletes competing for titles in stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, sheaf and the famed caber toss.
Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult festivalgoers while the wee laddies & lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies and even take part in the Wee Highland games.