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Highland Games in USA and Canada
The first Highland Games in the USA took place in 1836. The Caledonian Club of San Francisco held its first Games in 1866 and boasts the oldest running Games in the USA. However, now in its 165th year, St. Andrew Society of Detroit runs the longest continuous Games in North America. Today there are more than 200 annual games and gatherings across the US and Canada. Some of them are listed below.
Highland Games in the USA
Newport, Oregon - Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games - June 13-15, 2014
Blairsville, Georgia - Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games - June 14-15, 2014
Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games - June 20-21, 2014
Norwalk, Connecticut - Round Hill Highland Games - July 5, 2014
Linville, North Carolina - Grandfather Mountain Highland Games - July 10-13, 2014
Seattle, Washington - Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering - July 25-27, 2014
Livenia, Michigan - 165th Annual Highland Games (St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit) - August 2, 2014
Monterey, California - Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival - August 2-3, 2014
Topsham, Maine - Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival - August 16, 2014
Old Westbury, New York - Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games - August 23, 2014
San Francisco, California - 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games (Caledonian Club of San Francisco) - August 30-31, 2014
Este Park, Colorado - Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival - September 4-7, 2014
Elizabethton, Tennessee - Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival - September 7, 2014
Columbus, Indiana - Columbus Scottish Festival - September 13-14, 2014
Lincolm, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival - September 19-21, 2014
St. Louis, Missouri - St. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival - September 26-27, 2014
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival - September 26-28, 2014
Lauringburgh, North Carolina - Scotland County Highland Games - October 4, 2014
Aztec, New Mexico - Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival - October 4-5, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia -Stone Mountain Highland Games - October 17-19, 2014
Highland Games in Canada
Antigonish, Nova Scotia - Antigonish Highland Games - July 6-13, 2014
Fredericton, New Brunswick - New Brunswick Highland Games Festival - July 25-27, 2014
Maxville, Ontario - Glengarry Highland Games - August 1 - October 2, 2014
Montreal, Quebec - Montreal Highland Games - August 3, 2014
Fergus, Ontario - Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games - August 8-10, 2014
Almonte, Ontario - North Lanark Highland Games - August 23, 2014
Calgary, Alberta - Calgary Highland Games - August 30, 2014
Canmore, Alberta - Canmore Highland Games - August 31, 2014