With bagpipe bands, Scottish clans, Highland dancing, athletic games, sheepherding, evening concerts and much more, the Queen Mary will celebrate its heritage during the 19th annual Scottish Festival & Games on Feb. 18 and 19 in Long Beach.
The two-day Scottish extravaganza features sheepherding demonstrations, Highland athletics and dancing competitions, dart tournament, full pipe band, historical reenactments, firing demonstrations, as well as Scotch whisky tastings and plenty of authentic Scottish foods and ales.
A colorful grand parade on both Saturday and Sunday will include Scottish clans, massed pipes and drums, as well as special guest Grand Marshals.
During the outdoor festival, visitors can not only walk the decks of the Queen Mary, they can talk ancestral history with members of more than 40 Scottish clans and browse Scottish and Celtic merchandise. An interactive kids’ zone will provide wee lads and lassies the opportunity to get acquainted with Border Collies and other sheepherding breeds.
- One-Day Pass: Adult - $18 online / $22 at the event; Seniors/Military - $16 online / $20 at the event; Child (age 5-11) - $12 online / $15 at the event
- Two-Day Pass: Adult - $24 online / $28 at the event; Seniors/Military - $22 online / $26 at the event;
Child (age 5-11) - $16 online / $20 at the event
Admission includes a Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour and access to the ship’s historic exhibits. Parking is an additional charge. Regular festival hours are Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Scottish Festival overnight packages are available for those who wish to stay aboard the Queen Mary for a night or the weekend. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. For more information, visit www.queenmaryscottish.com or call (800) 437-2934.