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New Zealand Scottish Events Calendar 2022/2023

Girls Highland Dancing

 What Scottish Events are happening near me? 

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 coming up, please let us know - we are happy to list it on your behalf. Email graham@scotsinspirit.com

Let's all join in to support events (and their hard-working organisers!) as fully as possible.

* Indicates Scots in Spirit will be there with our stand - lots of items for sale, and we can take orders for kilts, jackets etc.

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

Events from May 2023 to Dec 2023        >>>>> See further down for 2024 events
Clan Donald Auckland & Districts Annual Formal Dinner 24 June 2023 The Parnell, Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland Full details here
International Tartan Day (celebrated on this date in NZ & Australia) 1 July 2023 Anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription Anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription
Live folk music with a Scottish/Celtic twist. Featuring Laldy and Social Graces 7 July 2023 OneOneSix Whangarei (116a Bank St) Full details, tickets etc here
Live folk music with Laldy 8 July 2023 Titirangi Folk Music Club (Paturoa Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach) Full details, tickets etc here
Anniversary of Robert Burns' death 21 July every year Scotland's great poet died in 1796. We celebrate his birth, we may also like to commemorate his death
Papakura Pipe Band Ceilidh  12 August 2023 Karaka Hall (321 Linwood Road, R.D. 1 Papakura). Details, tickets etc here
Gaidhealtachd Midwinter Ceilidh  19 August 2023 St Leo's Parish Hall, 102 Victoria Rd, Devonport, all welcome Full details here
Highland Ball - Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band Fundraiser 23 September 2023 Cambridge Town Hall Full details, tickets etc here

 

Sorry - CANCELLED Scottish Clans Association (Auckland)  Annual Dinner

CANCELLED

14 October 2023

CANCELLED

Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre, 10/20 Gladstone Road, 
Parnell, Auckland

CANCELLED, unfortunately

Mini Pipe Band Contest
Organiser: Papakura Pipe Band
Max. 10 members per band 

14 October 2023 Murphys Law Irish Bar, 200 Great South Road, Drury, Auckland Details here

Callum Beaumont Recital
Organiser: Lewis Turrell Memorial Trust
A leading world piper; immediately follows the Mini Pipe Band Contest

14 October 2023 Murphys Law Irish Bar, 200 Great South Road, Drury, Auckland Details here

Highland Ball 2023
A night of Scottish tradition and festive celebration. Live Ceilidh band.

28 October 2023 Canterbury Caledonian Society Hall, 5 Michelle Rd, Wigram, Christchurch Full details, tickets etc here

Ceòlas Online Gaelic Classes - connect with Scottish culture by learning the language!

From 30 October 2023 - ONGOING Online - a range of courses for all levels from Beginners up. Full details and booking here
Hororata Highland Games 11 November 2023 Hororata, Canterbury Website

Children's Scottish Christmas Party/Ceilidh.

Great fun for the kids, get in quick, limited numbers!

12 November 2023 Irish Club, Rocky Nook Ave, Fowlds Park, Mt Albert, Auckland

Book with Jeanette, 0210 2498576  or jmacdonnz@gmail.com

Full Details

St Andrews Day 30 November 2023 Scotland's National Day, a public holiday there and its a Scottish tradition to hold a celebration around this date  If there isn't one near you, why not arrange your own St Andrew's "do"?
Jenny Mair Square Day (Pipe Band contest, organised by Manawatu Scottish Society) 9 December 2023 The Square, Palmerston North Some details here
Helen McGregor Memorial Trophy Night (open medley solo piping contest) 31 December 2023 The Celtic Barn, Caledonian Park, Waipu, Northland (4pm start) Details here

Waipu Games Ceilidh.
New day & time -  a great way to celebrate Hogmanay!

31 December 2023 The Celtic Barn, Caledonian Park, Waipu, Northland (8pm start) Details here
Events from Jan 2024 on
* Waipu Highland Games (151st) 1 January 2024 Caledonian Park, Waipu, Northland Details here
Burns Night - anniversary of Robert Burns' birth in 1759 25 January every year Traditionally celebrated with a Burns Supper (haggis etc) to celebrate the  life of the poet. Create your own Burns Supper with a BBQ or whatever! And it doesn't have to be on the exact date.
* Turakina Highland Games (159th) 27 January 2024 Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd, Turakina Details here
* Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo  10 February 2024 Paeroa Domain, Paeroa Details here 

* RNZPBA Central North Island Centre Pipe Band contest. Free 1-day event

2 March 2024

Soper Reserve,  Newton Rd, Mt Maunganui.
10.30am on

Sorry no other details.

RNZPBA Canterbury Centre pipe band contest.
Free 2-day event

2-3 March 2024 Riccarton House/Bush, 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch

See details here

 

* NZ Pipe Band Championships ("The Nationals") 15-16 March 2024 Onewa Domain
Northcote, Auckland’
Details here 
* Easter Hawkes Bay Highland Games (contests for solo Piping & Highland dancing) 30-31 March 2024 Lindisfarne College, Hastings Details to come
Tartan Day - celebrated today in USA & Canada (NZ & Oz celebrate International Tartan Day on Jul 1) 6 April each year  Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320) Wear a touch of tartan today to celebrate your Scottish heritage
International Tartan Day - celebrated today in NZ and Australia 1 July each year Anniversary of the    repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription Another chance to wear tartan and celebrate your heritage
Anniversary of Robert Burns' death 21 July every year Scotland's great poet dies in 1796. We celebrate his birth, we may also like to commemorate his death
St Andrews Day 30 November every year Scotland's National Day, a public holiday there and the Scots traditionally  hold a celebration around this time 

 If there's nothing on near you, why not arrange your own St Andrew's "do"?