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Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival

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A new and exciting event is making its way to Myrtle Beach this year: the Highland Games and Heritage Festival! The inaugural highland games and festival will saunter into Myrtle Beach clad in tartans and bagpipes on March 18th and 19th.


Event Details:

Where: Grand Park in The Market Common

When: March 18th – Ceilidh Welcome Party – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

             March 19th – The Highland Games – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Tickets: Ceilidh Welcome Party – Adults $7.00 – 17 and under are free

                Highland Games and Heritage Festival – Adults $12, Children $6 – 5 and under are free

                Whisky Tasting - $35 and must pre-purchase through the Highland Games website.


Opening Ceremony


The event will be kicked off by a remarkable mass bag pipe performance, a parade of tartans, the March of Clans and Societies, and you can also look forward to hearing National Anthems from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States.


Highland Games


The games, also called Heavy Athletics, will be demonstrated by professional men and women athletes. Some of the athletics performed will be: hammer throw, weight throw, and the caber toss. There will also be an area known as The Patron Games, where spectators can try their hand at “heavy athletics”.


Other notable areas of interest are:

  • The Kids Glen, where there will be tons of games for kids of all ages to experience the rich history of the highlands.
  • The Celtic Marketplace, where you can shop for authentic and themed wares.
  • The Food Court where you will be able to try traditional highland fare like haggis, meat pies and bangers; there will also be your favorite American festival foods available.


Make sure to bring your dancing shoes as well! You will be treated to a variety of music from several regional bag pipe bands, the Celtic rock group Tuatha Dea, the band SYR and more!


The festival is a fantastic event to take the whole family to, and you likely haven’t experienced a festival this unique in some time! Book your favorite Myrtle Beach resort and get ready to have some fun!


For more detailed Highland Games and Heritage Festival schedule information, click here

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