Free for children 10 & younger: Savannah Scottish Games 2018, May 5

Savannah Scottish Games 2018
The 2018 Savannah Scottish Games – Sat. May 5 2018 at Bethesda Academy – are the fourth oldest Scottish Games in the southeastern United States.

The Savannah Scottish Games are a celebration of Scottish heritage and music, the Games truly have something for everyone to enjoy including entertainment by City Hotel and the Savannah Ceili Band, a Highland dancing competition, traditional heavy athletics, Celtic ale from Asheville, NC’s Highland Brewery, and a wide variety of Scottish art available for purchase.

The games will also feature the very popular traditional heavy athletic events including the caber toss and hammer throw, children’s activities, and border collie skill demonstrations.

Gates will open at 9AM and closing ceremonies will take place at 4:30PM Sat. May 5 2018.


Tickets free for children 10 and younger. Find adult & senior ticket prices here. 

To purchase tickets and for more information on the 42nd Annual Savannah Scottish Games, please visit


The Games will kick offer an exciting day of some annual favorites including the highly anticipated Heavy Athletics Competition. Kilt-donning athletes will battle it out in a variety of traditional events including the Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw, Open Stone Put. The most spectacular event is the Caber Toss – ‘ye casting of the bar’.

The 2018 USIR Highland Dancing Southern Regional Championships, one of six competitions held throughout the U.S. each spring, will also take place on May 5 at the Savannah Scottish Games. Five age groups will compete in four dances, with the top three winners in each group at Savannah eligible to compete in the 2018 USIR National Championship.

The following bands will perform throughout the day:
Mercer University Pipes & Drums
Coastal FLorida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums
Savannah Pipes & Drums
Charleston Police Pipes & Drums

Additional Games highlights include:
Scottish marketplace with traditional artisan goods and refreshments
Armored sword fighting (the kiddos will love this!)
Scottish border collie herding demonstrations
Children’s activities including pint-sized tug-of-war, sheaf toss, caber toss, haggis hurl, stone throw, welly toss, sack race and kilted run
Clan booths & exhibits
Genealogy tent on clan row with information on Highland Scots, Lowland Scots, Ulster Scots (Scots-Irish), Irish, English, Manx, Welsh, and Orkney


WHAT: 42nd Annual Savannah Scottish Games
WHEN: Saturday May 5, 2018
Opens at 9AM to the public | Closing ceremonies at 4:30PM
WHERE: Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave.
Savannah, Georgia

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