All performance and event times are subject to change without notice.

The 25th Annual Panama City Scottish Festival opens at 9:00 am!

The athletics of the Highland Games will be held throughout the day, and end around 3:30 pm.  The most popular competition is the Caber Toss, and it will be held at 1:00 pm on the athletic field.

The Welcoming Ceremony and Parade of Tartans will begin at noon. This is a colorful and exciting show featuring military salute, bagpipe bands, and a parade of Clan representatives showcasing their Clan Tartans. The Ceilidh will start at 4:00 pm.

Food vendors will offer traditional treats from the old world such as haggis, bridies, shepherd’s pie, meat pies and fish & chips. More modern foods such as hamburgers & hot dogs will also be available. Beer will be available along with soft drinks and bottled water.

March 4, 2017

Frank Brown Park

16200 Panama City Beach Parkway

Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Schedule of Events (times of performances and events subject to change without notice):

9:00 am – Gate Opens

12:00 pm – Welcoming Ceremony and Parade of Tartans at main stage

1:30 pm – Rugby Sevens Invitational Tourney

4:00 pm – Ceilidh Kick Off at main stage

Main Stage Performances

9:15 am – 10:15 am: The BlarneyGirls, Celtic Music

10:15 am – 10:45 am: Bob Valentine, Scottish Comedian

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Seven Nations, Celtic Rock

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Welcoming Ceremony and Parade of Tartans

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Seven Nations, Celtic Rock

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Irish Step Dance

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: The BlarneyGirls, Celtic Music

4:00 pm: Ceilidh Kick Off

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm: The Ceilidh, a Scottish party with music and song

Pipe Bands and Red Creek Farms Border Collie Performance Times

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Panama City Pipes and Drums

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Tallahassee Pipe Band

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Emerald Coast and Santa Rosa Pipe Bands

11:00 am – 11:30 am: McGuire’s Pipe Band

11:30 – 12:00 pm: Red Creek Farm Border Collies

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Welcoming Ceremony and Parade of Tartans

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Red Creek Farm Border Collies

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Panama City Pipes and Drums

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Tallahassee Pipe Band

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: McGuire’s Pipe Band

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Emerald Coast and Santa Rosa Pipe Bands

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Red Creek Farm Border Collies

Bring your lawn chair, a hat, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen, and a jacket for the Ceilidh! The Ceilidh starts at 4:00 pm, admission is included in your festival ticket, and when the sun goes down it does get cool. So bring a jacket!

  • Please, no coolers or ice chests.
  • Sorry, no pets! Service animals only.
  • For the health of all our attendees, we are a smoke & vapor free event.

With festivities lasting all throughout the day, why not get a hotel room close by?

One of our proud sponsors, Sleep Inn and Suites on Panama City Beach, is offering a special rate for Scottish Festival and Games attendees. Call (850) 249-8061 and mention the Scottish Festival to claim this offer. Offer valid for visits March 3 – 5, 2017.