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Events Calendar


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 ryan@scotsinspirit.com and let us know.    


Event Date Location Website/Contact
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.