Savannah Celebrates Scottish Culture at the 41st Annual Scottish Games May 6th

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The 41st Annual Savannah Scottish Games are the fourth oldest Scottish Games in the southeastern United States, and will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Bethesda Academy. Attendees of the Scottish Games will experience Scottish culture firsthand through traditional dancing and athletic competition, entertainment, and Scottish food and ale. A wide variety of Celtic art, clothing, and jewelry will also be available for purchase.

This year’s event will feature live music from traditional Scottish groups such as the Savannah Ceili Band in addition to local artists including City Hotel. Pipe and drumming bands from throughout the southeast will perform and parade the festival grounds throughout the day. 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.  

Over 40 Scottish Clans will be represented on site this year, and attendees will also have the opportunity to discover their own Scottish and Celtic connections at the genealogy tent. The Southern Regional Competition between traditional Scottish Highland dance groups, which includes dancers from throughout the United States, will also take place during the event.

The Savannah Scottish Games will start at 9:00 a.m. and closing ceremonies will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 general admission in advance online, $12 general admission at the gate, $5 with student or military ID, and free for children 10 and under. To purchase tickets and for more information on the 41st Annual Savannah Scottish Games, please visit