MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival, celebrating this Inaugural event March 18-19, 2016 is pleased to announce the Games are coming to Grand Park at Market Common. The Highland Games are popular throughout the Carolinas and are renowned for its outstanding entertainment, top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion Bagpipe & Drum Bands from all over the Southeast. An exciting array of authentic food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase.
Opening Ceremonies will feature a Mass Pipe Band Performance, a Parade of Tartans, the March of the Clans and Societies, as well as National Anthems performed from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States. The appearance of the featured high-energy Celtic rock group ‘Tuatha Dea” will delight audiences along with the band SYR (sire) from Columbia, South Carolina. The event will feature the Ripley’s Rutkus Drum Corps along with the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band and others from across the Southeast. Professional “Heavy” athletics, The Medieval Times Patron Games, Ripley’s Kids Glen games & activities, Educational Clan Booths, Scotch Whisky Tastings, Border Collie demonstrations, a featured Céilídh Welcome Party on Friday night, and much, much more.
Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, meat pies, and bangers will be available as well as American festival foods, as well as vendors. You’ll find more information at www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com.