The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXIII February 13-14 from 9AM-6PM. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.
Eighty-five years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary. Exemplifying the finest craftsmanship of the country, the Queen Mary’s legacy is undeniable and today the ship’s heritage is celebrated through the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.
ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a pre-cursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill and technique of ancient warriors by face offs.
The Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival hosts World Champion Scottish Highland Dancer, Kaylee Finnegan and many internationally acclaimed athletes competing for titles in stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, sheaf and the famed caber toss.
Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts and craft beer samplings are available for adult festivalgoers while the wee laddies & lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies and even take part in the Wee Highland games.
Test your skills, technique and strength at this year's ScotsFestival and International Highland Games XXIII. See all competitions and register! CLICK HERE
For centuries, Scots have been honoring the ancient Celtic tradition and been competing in Scottish Highland Games - tests of physical strength, skill and technique...SCOTTISH SPORTS
A variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and even the Scottish Lilt, Drums, and one of the most popular competitions - the Pipe Bands...MUSIC AND DANCING
General Admission Day Pass ($22) - Includes one-day general admission to ScotsFestival with access to the ship.
General Admission Child (4-11) Day Pass ($12) - Includes one-day general admission to ScotsFestival with access to the ship PLUS Kids Heritage Quest activity Card.
General Admission Weekend Pass ($30) - Includes two-day general admission to ScotsFestival with access to the ship.
General Admission Child (4-11) Weekend Pass Pass ($19) - Includes two-day general admission to ScotsFestival with access to the ship.
NIGHTLY PACKAGE - Package includes a stateroom aboard the World Famous Queen Mary and two VIP single-day passes to ScotsFestival. PLEASE NOTE: Package does not include food and beverage.
Please note: The following Queen Mary tours and attractions will be CLOSED during ScotsFestival: Self-Guided Audio Tour, Ghosts & Legends Show, The Glory Days: A History Tour, Captain’s Demonstrations and no Engine Room access. However, these tours and attractions will run during their normal hours: Haunted Encounters, Diana: Legacy of a Princess Diana Exhibit, Russian Scorpion Submarine, Twilight History Tour, Shipwalk Tour, Dining with the Spirits, and our Paranormal Investigations. See Passenger Information on the Promenade Deck for to buy tickets and for more information.