Broward Welcomes 2023 Scottish festival Highland Games

For almost four decades, the Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games has become well-known around the country for its high-quality organization and featured entertainment celebrating Scottish Culture and Heritage. 

Once again, the anticipated 98th annual event will be held on March 4th at Plantation Heritage Park. The centrally located premier venue will be transformed into an exciting exhibition of Scottish culture. 

The Scottish Festival is a very colorful cultural event, and highlights include a wide variety of Scottish heritage activities such as international entertainers, massed bagpipe bands, heavy athletics, Scottish country dancing, Highland dancing, Scottish clans and societies, fiddling, piping, and drumming competitions, children’s games, sheep herding, Scottish food, drink, and merchandise.

This is coupled with a Highland Games, which comprises competitions in bagpiping, drumming, and heavy athletics with participation by people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexes and is not restricted to those of Scottish heritage. 

Additionally, an area of children’s activities will immerse young lads in Scottish culture through dress-up, coloring, child-appropriate athletics, and a passport game that guides them around the heritage displays. 

This year the impressive lineup of live music performances feature Seven Nations, Dunedin City Pipe Band (Grade 2 winners at 2018 World Pipe Band Championship held in Scotland), and Blu Sky Pipes & Drums. There will be a Kilted Legs Contest as well as Scottish Country Dancing.

Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM., rain or shine, no refunds. For further information and advance tickets please visit or call 954-460-5000

The Scottish American Society of South Florida, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c) 3 Florida corporation. Over the years, in addition to providing a community cultural opportunity, the event has provided one-hundred and thirty-two performing arts and fifty-eight academic scholarships for academic courses and Scottish performing arts totaling over $53,000.