Part of the mission of Pint of Irish is to support other organizations and associations that promote interest and participation in Celtic culture, music, and dance. These Celtic Festivals are held yearly in California by groups with this same mission.
Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 11, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM : Parade
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM : Music on Pier Plaza
Downtown Hermosa Beach
County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11, 2023 (10:00am)
Midtown Ventura, CA
The parade is always held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at 10 a.m., so mark your calendar, and get ready for one of Ventura’s most endearing traditions. The Parade route is on Main Street in Midtown Ventura, starting at Lincoln Street and continuing to Fir Street.
26th Annual Kern County Scottish Gathering & Games
April 22-23, 2023
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P St.
Come on out and Get Yer Plaid On! This event gets bigger and better every year! This is a day of great fun, a day of tradition. A day that had something for everyone, Scottish or not. If you've never experienced the Games, come and see what brings people back year after year. It's a fun packed day that is filled with things to do: Scottish heavy athletics, genealogy, clans and family history, live music on multiple stages, sheepdog herding demos, dance shows, a large area just for children, a petting zoo and a multitude of really great food and merchandise vendors.
Scottish Fest - Scottish Highland Games
May 27-28, 2023
Orange County Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Scottish Fest is part of the United Scottish Society, a 501c(3) non-profit corporation. It is the oldest and largest festival of its kind in the Southern California area. The festival occurs annually on Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Fair and Event Center (OCFEC) located in Costa Mesa, California.
Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans
June 24-25, 2023
Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace Dr.
Events at the San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans include Educational Seminars, Whiskey Tasting, Genealogy Seminars, Story Telling, Kid's Games, Bagpiping & Drumming Competitions, Highland Dancing, Drum Major Workshop and Inspection, Heavy Athletics (Braemar Stone Throw, Hammer Throw, Caber Toss), Sheep Dog Trials, Clan Meetings, and Scottish Country Dance Demonstrations.
157th Annual Pleasanton Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
September 2-3, 2023
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
This year’s 157th Games features Heavy Events Championships, the US Drum Major Championships, the Western U.S. Open Highland Dancing Championships and various grades of Pipe Band Competitions. Other competitive events include the Kilted Mile Race and Soccer, Shinty and Rugby competitions. Visitors to the Games can enjoy Scottish Country Dancers, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers and other traditional entertainment on the Celtic Heritage stages. Other events include Birds of Prey and Archery exhibitions, historical re-enactments, historic British cars and motorcycles, sheep dog trials, the Clan Glen and Children’s Glen, Clydesdale horses and Highland cattle. In addition, there is more entertainment in the Irish Pavilion, Traditional and Celtic Rock Bands on the Entertainment Stages and whiskey tasting and master classes with ‘Whiskey Live’. Finally, each day, the Games Grandstand Show features the ceremony, competition and entertainment of the Games including the hugely impressive March of the Massed Bands with over 600 pipers and drummers.
Seaside Highland Games
October 14-15, 2023
Seaside Park, Ventura Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Events at the Seaside Highland Games include Massed Pipebands, Scottish Fiddling Competition, Scottish Entertainers, Clan Tents, Children's Glen, British Food, Highland Re-enactments, Dancing, and Dart Competition.