A few events over the summer of 2020/21 have cancelled due to uncertainties about gatherings during the pandemic, problems bringing in overseas judges, etc. BUT - the good news is that many events are going ahead! See details below of the situation as we know it in October 2020, we'll publicise them on our Facebook page too. Of course, all can change if the situation changes re virus outbreaks/lockdown levels.
Remember - if you want to look the part but don't have your own kilt etc, we can help! Check out our hire section, or contact us about buying items.
If you are organising an event, or know of one that you think we should list here, please let us know - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Calendar -
* indicates Scots in Spirit will be there with our stand - lots of items for sale, and we can take orders for kilts, jackets etc.
|* Celtic Harmony - an evening of Celtic music with NorthCal Pipe Band & guests||7 November 2020||Waipu Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre, Waipu||
For more details, ticket sales etc here
Note: Scots in Spirit will be in the foyer with a selection of Scottish goods for sale and able to take kilt orders etc.
|Hororata Highland Games||7 November 2020||Hororata Domain, Hororata, Canterbury||Website|
|Hamilton Gardens Pipe Band Contest||7 November 2020||Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive Hamilton||
Solo Piping in the morning, Pipe Bands start 12:30pm.
|An Evening of Scottish Song & Music - family event||14 November 2020||
Harmony Hall, 4 Wynyard St, Devonport, Auckland
Bring a plate. BYO. Tea/Coffee available. $5.00 koha towards the performers. Starts 7:30pm
|"Tartan Takeover" at Hopaholics Brewery taproom.||27 November 2020||
Hopaholics Brewery, 25 Boundary Street
|More details here|
|Scottish Clans Association, Auckland & Districts Annual Dinner, Auckland||28 November 2020||The Parnell Hotel ,
10-20 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland.
Everyone with an interest in things Scottish is welcome. More details, ticket sales etc here
|St Andrew's Day||30 November every year||Scotland's National Day, a public holiday there||In NZ, many organisations & individuals with Scottish connections hold a celebration around this time - if there's nothing on near you, why not arrange your own St Andrew's "do"?|
|Auckland Highland Games||Cancelled for December 2020|
|Summer Ceilidh, live music from Fingal (fundraiser for City of New Plymouth Caledonian Pipe Band)||4 December 2020 (Fri) 7.30pm start||New Plymouth Club, New Plymouth||Tickets $30, more details here|
Christchurch Casino Highland Day (pipe bands, Highland dancing)
|5 December 2020||Victoria Square, Christchurch||More details here|
|* Jenny Mair Highland Square Day (Pipe Band contest, organised by Manawatu Scottish Society)||12 December 2020||The Square, Palmerston North||More details here and here|
|Northcote Invitational (solo pipers contest)||30 December 2020||Northcote Tavern, Auckland||Enquiries: email@example.com|
|Helen McGregor Memorial Trophy (open medley solo piping contest)||31 December 2020||Waipu Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre, Waipu, Northland||7pm start. Part of the Waipu 2021 Community Festival solo piping competition, ticket sales here|
|Waipu Highland Games||1 January 2021 - CANCELLED||The Games have been cancelled for 2021 BUT there is a Community Festival - see next entry!|
|Waipu Community Festival (contests for solo piping; dancing)||1 January 2021||Caledonian Park, Waipu, Northland||Details for piping here; other details not yet available|
|Burns Night, Devonport||23 January 2021||Harmony Hall, 4 Wynyard St, Devonport, Auckland||Entry fee to support musicians on the night & the Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club - more details here|
|Otago Taieri A&P Society Annual Show (some Highland events and Clan tents alongside A&P events)||23 January 2021||Otago Taieri A&P Society's Showgrounds, Five Roads, Mosgiel||More details here|
|Brighton Gala Day (some Clan tents usually present)||24 January 2021||Brighton Domain||More details here|
* Turakina Highland Games
|30 January 2021||Turakina Domain Cameron Rd, Turakina||
More details here
* Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo
|13 February 2021||Paeroa Domain, Paeroa||More details here|
|Ashburton's Festival of Pipe Band Music||14 February 2021||Street March on Elizabeth St.,12:30pm; Sets and Medleys in the Domain, 1:30pm||Contact: Peter MacLean, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Octagonal Day (Otago Centre pipe band contest)||20 February, 2021||The Octagon, Dunedin||Contact: Maureen Hurrell, email@example.com|
|Otago/Southland Centre Pipe Bands||21 February 2021||Street March, George St., then to Alhambra Rugby Grounds||Contact: Maureen Hurrell, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pipes in the Park (piping, dancing. Clans etc)||27 February 2021||Waitangi Park, Wellington||
More details here
Contact: Catherine MacKenzie, email@example.com
|WHBPB Centre Contest (Wellington Hawkes Bay, pipe bands)||6 March 2021||Marton Park, Oxford Street, Marton||Contact: Sandra Harry, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CNI (Central North Island) Contest (pipe bands)||6 March 2021||Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane||Contact: Paul Fuller, email@example.com|
|Canterbury Centre Contest (pipe bands)||6 -7 March 2021||Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Rd, Templeton, Christchurch.||Contact: Kim Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|* NZ Pipe Band Championships (national pipe band competition)||19-20 March 2021||Hastings and Napier (Hawkes Bay)||Website|
|* Easter Hawkes Bay Highland Games (contests for solo Piping & Highland dancing)||3-4 April 2021||Lindisfarne College, Hastings||Some details here|