San Diego Scottish Highland Games

Join us For the 3rd annual Scottish Heritage Celebration at the San Diego Padres!

We’re thrilled to announce we have partnered with the San Diego Padres again, as well as San Diego favorite, Mission Brewery! Learn more about Mission Brewery and their stunning venue!

Key things to know:

      • Sunday June 12th, 1:10pm,  and also Military Appreciation Day at the Padres!
      • Discounted pints and pre-game entertainment at Mission Brewery– Highland Dancers and Bagpipes!
      • You can pick seats anywhere you want in the stadium
      • If you want to sit in more of a community group setting with other San Diego Scottish Highland Games supporters, order your tickets from our group button below, for section 229, 231, or 227.
      • $3 from every ticket sold goes to support local Scottish heritage and arts events.
      • Every ticket bought through our link will get the limited edition SD Padres Scottish hat (must  attend the game to redeem, or have someone take your ticket on your behalf). Still really just want the hat? Email us and we can arrange to redeem on your behalf.

Checkout photos from previous Years

Frequently Asked Questions

YES! 100%! Kilts, and any clan/tartan’d wear is HIGHLY encouraged. 

Please note: pointed/sharp/bladed objects such as a Sgian-dubh or dirk, will NOT be allowed inside, so please leave those at home.

Sunday June 12th, 1:10pm.

Be sure to join us at Mission Brewery from 11:30 am-12:30 pm for pregame entertainment!

The game will be at Petco Park, downtown San Diego. You can use this map to navigate directions from where you live.


We have worked hard to secure the best prices for our followers. Tickets in our group section are $33.50, which includes the limited edition hat. If you choose to sit elsewhere, the prices will vary.

Unfortunately not. We do not control the pricing of Padre’s tickets. As such, we cannot offer any discounts.

Hats are eligible to be collected on the day of the game for your ticket, only, and by the ticket holder. 

You’ll take your ticket(s) to the designated table at the grassy social area at the back of the ballpark, called Gallagher Square (formerly Park at the Park), and they’ll be scanned by a Padres’ rep. You’ll then be given your hats(s).

No problem! If you’re local, you can take your ticket and just go in, get your hat, and leave. If not, you could give your ticket to a friend or family member, who can attend and pick up your hat on your behalf. They can coordinate with you on how to get it to you.

If you really just want the hat, and don’t have any of those options, you can email us to collect your hat on your behalf. You would be donating your ticket to us, and we would arrange shipping to you.

Unfortunately, the hat is only available to those who buy through the links on our website. You could buy a second ticket through our link, at the cheapest seat available on the same day you will be attending, and use that to qualify for the hat, and simply not sit in that seat.

The Padres have an allotted number of Wheelchair/ADA accessible seating in each section.

These are located across the front walk way, removed from the main seating section (so if you’re wanting to sit with your group, that won’t be possible). The ticket holder, and 1 companion may reserve these, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There are a number of seats that have fewer rows, which may be good options for you. Within our designated section for Sunday’s game, we have specifically requested lower rows, spanning multiple sections, as to keep it as convenient as possible.

You will receive an order confirmation, and instructions from the Padres on how that works. Your ticket will most likely come in the form of an electronic ticket, unless you select otherwise.

As we are not able to host entertainment at the Padres anymore, we have partnered with Mission Brewery, conveniently located just a block away!

They are offering our fans discounted $5 pints if you mention you are with San Diego Scottish Highland Games.

We will have Scottish Highland Dancers on site, as well as bagpipes!

Click here for directions to Mission Brewery

In 1725, following the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, General George Wade was authorised by George I to form six “watch” companies to patrol the Highlands of Scotland, three from Clan Campbell, one from Clan Fraser of Lovat, one from Clan Munro and one from Clan Grant. These were to be “employed in disarming the Highlanders, preventing depredations, bringing criminals to justice, and hindering rebels and attainted persons from inhabiting that part of the kingdom.” Francis Hindes Groome states in his Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1901) that the watch was “embodied in a field [in Aberfeldy] in 1739”.[4] The force was known in Gaelic as Am Freiceadan Dubh, “the dark” or “black watch”.[5]

This epithet may have come from the uniform plaids of dark tartan with which the companies were provided. Other theories have been put forward; for instance, that the name referred to the “black hearts” of the pro-government militia who had sided with the “enemies of true Highland spirit”,[6] or that it came from their original duty in policing the Highlands, namely preventing “blackmail” (Highlanders demanding extortion payments to spare cattle herds).[7]

The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. The regiment was created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, when the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch) was amalgamated with the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot. It was known as The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) from 1881 to 1931 and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) from 1931 to 2006. Part of the Scottish Division for administrative purposes from 1967, it was the senior Highland regiment. It has been part of the Scottish, Welsh and Irish Division for administrative purposes from 2017.

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