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About this event

For over 53 years, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Association has supported our mission of bringing our community together to experience the rich and multi-faceted Celtic culture, values, and history. The Association is a group of community leaders strengthening the social fabric of our community through educational events, philanthropic activities, and the growth of the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.

This popular Celtic celebration for all ages brings music, dance, food, and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands.

Featuring talented Highland dancers, internationally known Celtic entertainers, athletes, clans, kids' games, whisky tasting, delicious food, beer garden, great crafts, sheepdog herding, and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletic competitions, the festival is a celebration full of demonstrations, performances, and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers, and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the rich Celtic culture.

The festival also presents fascinating historical re-enactments portraying life in 16th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate attendees through the medium of living history. On site again with outstanding demonstrations, lavish costumes, and displays will be the St. Andrews Society featuring Mary Queen of Scots and her court, Clan Galbraith, and the Sjórvaldar Vikings who preserve the history of the Viking era.

For more information:, email, or call 831-298-0009.

On a mission to become the premier food, music, and celtic festival on the west coast, this year includes exciting new additions -

● Twice as many performers across two stages

● Over nine pipe bands

● Three world champion judges

● Six traditional and local food vendors

● New beer garden with traditional and local craft favorites

● New VIP Lounge for sponsors and VIP ticket holders

● Two whisky tastings per day

● Twice as many sheep and agility dog trials

● New host hotel at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa

● New kitchen piping contest with over 10 competitors

● New Saturday night ceilidh at the host hotel ballroom

Host hotel, ticket details, live music line up, and more are available on A detailed daily schedule will be available online soon.

Festival sponsors are still being sought and more details and benefits are available at

Tickets are now available at - children 12 and under are free.





Adult - One Day


Adult - Two Day


Teen (ages 13-18) - One Day

(12 and under free)


Teen (ages 13-18) - Two Day

(12 and under free)


Senior (65+) - One Day


Senior (65+) - Two Day


Military - One Day


Military - Two Day