ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games for its 26th year anniversary! Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland firsthand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy!

Eighty-nine 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.

For this years anniversary, ScotsFestival is bringing back the amazing 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 precursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill, and technique of ancient warriors, with competitors converging on our beautiful ship to once again test who’s the best!

Tastings, falconry, herding and so much more are returning to celebrate the ancient culture of Scotland, as we celebrate our 26th year bringing culture and joy to the community!

DON'T MISS our Greyfriar's Pub which opens Friday, February 15th. You can’t have a Scottish festival without a true Scottish pub. Start this years ScotsFestival RIGHT! Greyfriar’s Pub brings guests straight to a backstreet of Edinburgh with cold pints, warm atmosphere, and lots of whisky. Come aboard our ship after the festivities to enjoy some drinks and have more fun! Open from 6:30PM till 12AM*, a true pop-up Scottish experience awaits you! *Last Call at 11:30PM

After the first day of festivities, join us for our brand new Ceilidh aboard our ship’s inside Greyfriar’s pub where different acts and excitement really bring this Scottish party to life!

Compete at this year's ScotsFestival!

Test your skills, technique, and strength at this year's ScotsFestival and International Highland Games XXIV. See all competitions and register!

REGISTER HERE *NOTE* Registration deadline to receive a guaranteed T-Shirt is February 3rd.


Call: (877) 404-3753
Agents available for assistance 7AM-9PM PT
After hour inquiries will be addressed with 24 hours.


Gather your personal clan in a private Celtic Cabana for the day. Kick up your kilt in the center of the action in your own lounge with cokctail table service. To book or for more information, contact

highland games & kid activities

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

dancing & music

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

rock yer kilt

Let your senses bubble over in a 30 minute mixology tasting class with eccentric libations brought to you by the wizards of the vintage mixology world.


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday - July 04th
All American 4th Of July

Celebrate Independence Day in style, come early and spend the day aboard the Queen Mary. Explore the ship, listen to live music, enjoy family-friendly entertainment and a giant fireworks extravaganza.

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Saturday - July 07th
Summertime In The LBC

Summertime in the LBC will bring together a multi-generational lineup of hip hop and funk across stages on the waterfront of the Queen Mary. Featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, The Game, Ja Rule, Ashanti, The Isley Brothers and more! 

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Saturday - July 28th
Rumble In the Water

Queen Mary in association with Roy Englebrecht Promotions brings back to the legendary ship another MMA fight known as Rumble on the Water 4.

Rumble 4 will feature some top contenders and exciting local fighters in this fourth show. Join us as we present this exciting Rumble 4 MMA fight complete with a beautiful view of the Long Beach Skyline on an amazing summer evening.

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Sunday - August 12th
Alt Summer Camp

ALT 98.7 Summer Camp is BACK for another year of sun, scenery and of course, epic performances. They are taking over the Queen Mary Events Park once again on Sunday, August 12th for an all day festival throw down! Taking the stage this year we have: Death Cab for Cutie, ODESZA, CHVRCHES, Judah & the Lion, AJR, Sir Sly, Jungle, lovelytheband, Superorganism and Two Feet.

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Thursday - September 27th
Dark Harbor

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will once again rise from the deep, dripping with history of the infamously haunted ship September 27 – November 2, 2018. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available, bringing the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life.

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