Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering
Scotland Comes To The Pacific Northwest!
July 21, 22, and 23, 2023
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
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Don your tartan and join with us as we Kick Off our Fabulous Highland Weekend. Thrill to the sounds Pipe Bands as they perform first as individual units and then join together. A Scottish sing-along, 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. 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.
Don’t miss this free, and open to the public kick off event for the 75th 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!
HIGHLAND WEEKEND KICK-OFF EVENTS – Friday July 26
|6:30PM||Donald 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.
|7:00PM||Rising of the Clans and Flaming Saltire
Thrill to the sounds of Pipe Bands as they perform first as individual units, then together. Raise your voices in a Scottish sing-along.
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 75th Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering.
|8:30PM||Cèilidh (21 and over)
Rampant Lion Pub (outdoor – 21 & Over)
Enjoy the music of TBA to round out the evening.
|9:00PM||Cèilidh (All ages)
Celtic Arts Showcase and Tilted Kilt Pub (indoor)
Join the cèilidh (kay-lee), a traditional Scottish party, with sing-alongs, stories, music, and Scottish Country Dancing.
Join Clan SSHGA Today! You'll Be Glad You Did!
Due to the CoVid-19 pandemic and the logistics of sponsoring an international event the 2020 and 2021 PNW Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering were cancelled. We are continuing to solicit donations to help us defray our operating costs of the past two years which included but were not limited to internet, phone, etc. and our biggest expense multiple storerooms where the “Games” are stored. This journey has been a struggle but with your help we can navigate and survive these unprecedented times and go into the 2022 solvent and whole! YOU are appreciated. Thank you!