The San Diego Highland Games

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The San Diego Highland Games

June 22 - June 23


Join Banshee in the Kitchen for the amazing Scottish Highland Games in San Diego!

Join us at one of our two stages, where we’ll have wonderful live music performed all weekend. We have our main stage, located over near the vendor and clans booths.

Or join us at our fully-covered beer garden stage, where we’ll have several Scottish-inspired beer options on tap.

When celebrating in times of peace one of the Highlanders’ favorite pastimes was the tainchel. For these “great hunts” very often several clans would combine. Chieftains would send word to the clansmen that such an event was planned and when and where they should assemble. After a successful hunt a great feast and celebration would be held. Then the rival clansmen would test each other’s prowess at various sports – running, jumping, wrestling, or primitive forms of weight putting with stones, or divided into roughly equal sides vying against each other in a very early form of camanachd or shinty.

Lastly the clansmen would vie with each other in piping and in dancing, the pipers taking it in turns to demonstrate their skills and the clansmen to demonstrate their agility and neatness of movement by dancing complicated steps to the pipe music. These relaxations were in effect the forerunners of the modern Highland games.


June 22
June 23


The San Diego Scottish Highland Games, Inc.
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Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace Dr
Vista, CA 92084 United States
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