Throughout the year a number of Highland Games, Ceilidhs, Pipe Band Competitions, and other Scottish cultural gatherings and events take place around New Zealand.
Some of these events have been running for decades (and, in some cases, hundreds of years) and are rich with history and tradition.
This list acts as a simple guide to anyone interested in attending these events. If you need more information about any event in particular, please refer to the details provided in the website/contact box.
If you are organising an event, or know of one that you think should be on here, please don't hesitate to contact us on email@example.com and let us know.
|Tartan Day Tattoo Celebration||24 June 2018||North Shore Events Centre, Auckland||Click here for more details.|
|Papakura Pipe Band Ceilidh||30 June 2018||Karaka Hall, Karaka||Click here for more details.|
|Art 'n Tartan Wearable Art Awards||20-21 July 2018||Waipu, Northland||Click here for more details.|
|New Zealand Solo Drumming Championship||1 September 2018||Drama Theatre, Scots College, Wellington||Click here for more details.|
|Auckland Mini-Band Contest||6 October 2018||Murphy's Law Irish Bar, Drury|
|Hororata Highland Games||10 November 2018||Hororata Domain, Cantebury||Visit the Hororata Highland Games website for more details.|
|Auckland Highland Games||17 November 2018||Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland||Click here for more information.|
|Christchurch Casino Highland Square Day||1 December 2018||Ilam Homestead, Christchurch|
|Jenny Mair Highland Square Day||8 December 2018||The Square, Palmerston North||Visit the Jenny Mair Highland Square Day website for more details.|
|148th Waipu Highland Games||1 January 2019||Caledonian Park, Waipu||Visit the Waipu Highland Games website for more details|
|155th Turakina Highland Games||26 January 2019||Turakina Domain, Turakina||Visit the Turakina Highland Games website for more details.|
|26th Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo||9 February 2019||Paeroa Domain, Paeroa||Visit the Paeroa Highland Games website for more details.|
|Octagonal Day||16 February 2019||The Octagon, Dunedin|
|93rd New Zealand Pipe Band Championship||29-30 March 2019||Dunedin (Venue TBC)||Visit the Royal NZ Pipe Band Association website for more details.|