Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association

Scotland Comes to the Pacific Northwest

Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Scotland Comes To The Pacific Northwest!

July 26, 27, and 28, 2024

Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 – 284th Avenue SE
Enumclaw, Washington 98022

No Pets Allowed In The Enumclaw Expo Center

Don't Miss Our Friday Evening Kick-Off Events


Don your tartan and join with us as we Kick Off our Fabulous Highland Weekend. Thrill to the sounds of Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, NW Junior Pipe Band and Clan Gordon Pipe Band as they perform first as individual units and then join together. A Scottish sing-along with our Colin Grant-Adams, and the Rising of the Clans & Flaming Saltire will follow their performances. The evening is capped off with our Friday evening Ceilidh a traditional Scottish party with music, sing-alongs, stories and Scottish country dancing at the indoor Celtic Arts Showcase and Tilted Kilt Pub.

Meanwhile, in the outdoor Rampant Lion Pub, the weekend piping competition begins with the special event, Donald MacRae Pub Piping Competition in honor of Andrew Bonar. Your toes will be tapping as the sound of hornpipes and jigs fill the air. The party continues in the Rampant Lion Pub to round out the evening with The Katie Jane Band.

Don’t miss this free, and open to the public kick off event for the 77th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

And be sure and return for more fun and excitement on Saturday and Sunday!


6:30PMDonald MacRae Pub Piping Competition

Rampant Lion Pub (outdoor)

The special hornpipe and jig competition will be held for registered participants and will get your toes tapping! Competitors DO NOT have to be 21 to compete. Scholarships will be awarded to the first four places ($125, $100, $75, $50).
A very special THANK YOU to Donald MacRae for his sponsorship of this fun event.
7:00PMRising of the Clans and Flaming Saltire

Main Grandstand

Thrill to the sounds of Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, NW Junior Pipe Band and Clan Gordon Pipe Band as they perform first as individual units, then together. Raise your voices in a Scottish sing-along with Colin Grant-Adams.
One of the most emotionally compelling and magical moments of the weekend, the Rising of the Clans and the Flaming Saltire is set in motion by the Chieftain of the Games. The Chieftain ignites the flame that is then passed to each clan, one by one, filling the glen with beacons of light. Help us send out the signal fires to mark the start of the 77th Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering.
8:00PMCèilidh (21 and over)

Rampant Lion Pub (outdoor – 21 & Over)

Featured Performers The Katie Jane Band bring on the Craic in the Rampant Lion Pub.

Enjoy our new to the featured performer line up, The Katie Jane Band which is a high-energy Celtic fiddle band from Portland, OR. Known as “Portland’s hottest fiddler,” Katie Jane’s dynamic performance features virtuosic, high-speed fiddling, her contagious smile, and unstoppable dancing feet. The Katie Jane Band performs traditional and original fiddle music spanning Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, and the USA. Their music takes listeners on a joyful journey through the folklore of Celtic music, and their engaging storytelling relates the audience to the sweetness of everyday human experience.

The Katie Jane Band shares their dynamic stage performance at Celtic festivals, Scottish Highland Games, and theaters across the United States. Some notable performances include performing at the Pleasanton Scottish Gathering, headlining the Celtic Fantasy Faire in Portland, OR, headlining the Douglas County Scottish Highland Games, performing the live music for Artist Repertory Theater’s production of the Scottish play, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” and producing their own multi-media productions with the Celtic Light Orchestra.

Be sure and catch The Katie Jane Band on Saturday and Sunday on the South Featured Performer Stage.
9:00PMCèilidh (All ages)

Celtic Arts Showcase and Tilted Kilt Pub (indoor)

Join the cèilidh (kay-lee), a traditional Scottish party, with the opportunity to learn Scottish Country Dancing.

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As a self-supporting, non-profit, all-volunteer organization funding our programs can be difficult. With no corporate backing behind us, and the escalation of expenses over the last few years, our efforts to meet our budget requirements and explore additions to our lineup, has been stymied.

Our journey has been a struggle but with your donation we can navigate and survive these unprecedented times and go into the future solvent and whole! YOU are appreciated.

Thank you for donating to help us continue bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest!