San Diego Scottish Highland Games

2023 Information not available yet, but check out last year's details!

We are so thrilled to be back in person, after three years since our last Highland Games! We’ve got a great lineup of live music, vendors, food, beer, and competitions.

We thank you for your continued support, and hope you enjoy!

Events Map

We have three gates which to enter/exit: our Main Gate off of Vale Terrace Dr., Our Senior gate near the sheepdogs, and our Clan Gate.

Our in-park shuttle circles the grounds, stopping at each gate for drop-off and pick-up service from the on-site parking lots.

Click the map to expand full size.

Weekend Schedule

Opening ceremony
Both Days  9:00 am at Main Stage
Anthems – Frederick and Joshua Persons
42nd Black Watch Color Guard
Official Guard for San Diego Scottish Highland Games

Educational Seminar and Single Malt Whisky Tasting. 
Saturday. 11.30am: 1.00pm: 2.30pm: 4.00pm
Sunday.  1.00pm and 3.00pm
At Dance Room in the Rec Center building

Heavy Athletics. 
Continuous from 9.00 am – afternoon.
Both days in the athletic area

Bag Piping and Drumming
Both Days From 9.00am  to afternoon
Piping & Drumming area. Soloists in the morning; bands in the afternoon. Click here to see full event schedule.

Drum Major Workshop
Saturday – Free to all Grades

Dress Inspection & Competition

Highland Dancing in the Gymnasium
Both Days 10.00 am to noon:  1.00 – 3.00

Children’s Activities
Both Days Games & Caricatures
Continuous From 10.00am to afternoon in the Children’s area
Story Teller
11.00am – 11.45am. & 2.50pm – 3.30pm in the Childrens area

Sheepdog Trials
Both Days Continuous from 9.00 am to afternoon in the Sheepdog Area

Scottish Country Dancing Demonstrations
Saturday – Main Stage 12.30 pm and throughout the day at Booth in Vendor Area

Highland Cows
Both Days Above Main Beer Garden
On show all day

Clan Parade
Both Days at noon
Main stage area

Presbyterian  Church service
Sunday 9.15am
Main stage

Food & Drink

Our Highland Games offer a variety of authentic food & drink choices.

Take a look at this year’s offerings:

In the Food Court
Oscars Meat Pies
Vista Masonic Lodge
Legacy Fish & Chips
508 Tavern
McLeods Highland Carmel Apple Slices

In the Beer Garden $8/drink

Four Peaks Kilt LifterKilt Lifter is Four Peak’s award-winning flagship brew, crafted in the tradition and honor of the great strong ales of Scotland. Take one sip and you’ll swear it had been brewed by men in kilts—and maybe it was. Coming in at 6% ABV, it’s a full-bodied ale with pronounced flavors of caramel and roasted barley. Notice its amber color, malty sweetness and a hint of smokiness with a clean, dry finish? That’s America’s #1 Scottish-style ale.

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter – Aromas of vanilla and toasted grain set the stage for mellow flavors of vanilla and dark roasted malts in this popular porter.

Bud Light Seltzer Black Cherry – An easy drinking hard seltzer made with a unique 5 step filtration process to ensure a clean, refreshing finish with no lingering aftertaste.


WOW – Four Peaks Wheat Ale
Elysian Dank Dust – IPA
Elysian Space Dust – IPA
Twisted Horn Cider and Mead.

Whisky Tasting Seminars

Limited spots will be available for purchase at the INFO BOOTH.

Each class will have 15 spots available on the day of the event, so be sure to RSVP as soon as you arrive, if you do not get an online reservation.

  • SAT 11:30 
  • SAT 1PM 
  • SAT 2:30 
  • SAT 4pm 
  • SUN 1PM 
  • SUN 3PM 

Vendors Area

The Braider
A & A Company
Browns English Toffee
Buzz Kidder Originals
Ce.tic Fashions Midwest
Celtic Marketplace
Celtic Jackalope
Donuts & Whisky
Family History of Surnames

Gear Oils
George’s Camera
Govannon’s Forge
Green Man Gifts
C. H. Hutchinson
C & T Global Enterprises
Kerrs Imports
King of Crowns
McLarens Shortbread

Moonglade Brewa
One Stop Stitchen
Phoenix & Crow
5 Stranded Fairy Tails
Sun Fox
Taylors Croft
Wolf Den
British Perceptions

Clans in Attendance

Clan Bell North America
42nd Black Watch Highland Society
Clan Cameron
Clan Campbell Society of No America
Children of the American Revolution
Clans of the Highlands
Clan Donald South Pacific
Clan Donnachaidh Society of Southern California
Clan Douglas
Clan Dunbar
Clan Fraser Association for CA
Clan Graham Society, Inc.
Clan Grant Society
Clan Gregor
Clan Gunn
Clan Hay Society, American Branch
Clan Henderson Soc of US
House of Scotland
Clan Johnston(e)
Clan Lamont Society of N.America
Clan Leslie Society International
Clan Lindsay USA
Clan Logan Society
Clan MacAlister Society
Clan MacAulay

Clan MacDuff Society of America, Inc.
International Clan MacFarlane Society
Clan MacKay
Clan MacKenzie Society
Clan MacKinlay of Southern Califiornia
Clan MacKinnon
Clan MacLaren
Clan MacLellan
Clan MacLeod
Clan MacMillan, Pacific Branch
Clan MacNeil
Murray Clan Society of North America
Norse of Scotland
Outlander Charity Quilt
Clan Rose Society Inc.
Clan Ross America
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Saint Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles
San Diego Edinburgh Sister City Society
San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Clan Scott Society
Scottish American Military Society Post 1861
Scottish Clan Information and Research
Scottish Plant Badge Society
Scottish Society of the Inland Empire
Clan Stewart Society in America
Clan Wallace
Clan Young

Competition Events

Our Highland Games feature 4 different competitive events. Click below to learn more about each one.

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