The Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival, celebrating this inaugural event March 18-19, 2016, is pleased to announce the Games are coming to Grand Park at Market Common. The Highland Games are popular throughout the Carolinas and are renowned for its outstanding entertainment, top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion Bagpipe & Drum Bands from all over the Southeast. An exciting array of authentic food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase.
This event is being presented byABC15 and The Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band.
Opening Ceremonies will feature a Mass Pipe Band Performance, a Parade of Tartans, the March of the Clans and Societies, as well as NationalAnthems performed fromScotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States.
The appearance of the featured high-energy Celtic rock group ‘Tuatha Dea” will delight audiences along with the band SYR(sire)from Columbia, South Carolina. The event will feature the Ripley’s Rutkus Drum Corps along with the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band and others from across theSoutheast.
“Can’t Miss” Events
Professional “Heavy”athletics, The Medieval Times Patron Games, Ripley’s KidsGlen games & activities, Educational Clan Booths, Scotch Whisky Tastings, Border Collie demonstrations, a featured Céilídh (pronounced kay-lee) Welcome Party on Friday night, and much more.
How big is it?
The festival has seven large entertainment areas.
1. The HeavyAthletics (Professional Men & Women Athletes)
2. The Medieval Times PatronGames (a HeavyAthletics for the spectators)
3. The Celtic Marketplace (authentic and local vendors)
4. The ClanVillage (Clans & Societies Information)
5. The Ripley’s Kids Glen (Tons of Kids Games)
6. The Food Court(Authentic and Local Favorite Foods)
7. The Entertainment & Cultural Center (Celtic Bands & History Demonstrations)
More than 25 colorful tents will represent various Scottish Clans and families from South Carolina, North Carolina and beyond.
Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, meatpies, and bangers will be available as well as American festival foods.
Stuff to buy
Vendors with a wide variety of merchandise from Scotland & Great Britain will be playing their inventory of authentic tartan wear, kilts for the gentlemen and ladies, crafts, books, and gift items. Also find unique Celtic designed crafts, jewelry, and art.
Todd Cartner, the festival’s Event Director says,”This is something Myrtle Beach has yet to experience.There are so many ways for people to participate in this festival; through sponsorship, advertising, performing, volunteering or just attending- everyone has an opportunity to take part in the festival’s success while having a great time.”
Date: March 18-19,
2016 – Time: The Ceilidh Welcome Party – Friday-6:00PM -10:00PM
The Highland Games & Heritage Festival-Saturday- 9:00AM -5:00 PM
Location: Grand Park at Market Common
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Tickets: On sale now at presale prices: www.myrtlebeachhighlandga
Friday Night Céilídh -Live Music Festival
Adult (18+) Presale:$5.00 Gate: $7.00
Children (17 and under) FREE
Saturday Highland Games & Heritage Festival
Adult (13+) Presale: $10 Gate: $12
Children (6-12) Presale: $5 Gate: $6
Children (5 and under) FREE
Seniors(65+) Presale:$5 Gate: $6
Whiskey Tastings – Online Presale Only:$35 (Limit 25 per tasting)
Presale tickets on sale now at: www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com/tickets
The Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival still has some sponsorship spots available. You can contact Todd Cartner, Director, Myrtle Beach Highland Games at: firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship information.