We’re kicking off CelticFest Mississippi on Friday Oct 13, 2023 and focusing on all things Scottish!

Gates open at 4pm. Tickets are $15 for everyone age 14 plus at the Gate or save $3 and get them in advance through our ticketing partner GOPassage.

We’ll have a Scottish Whisky Tasting featuring selections of Scottish Whiskies. This is a separate ticketed event. Festival Admission required.

Highland Games Throwing Clinic, free with admission and open to everyone.

Scottish Country Dancing Cèilìdh with Wendy Grubb from the Caledonian Society of New Orleans.

Scottish Traditional music on the Water’s Edge Main Stage featuring The Seán Heely Celtic Band, Doon the Brae, Chambless & Muse & Scottish fiddler Colin MacLeod.

Torchlight procession and Calling of the Clans at 6:30pm followed by a Fire Show from RAW Primal Performance Troupe on the Great Lawn next to the Water’s Edge Main Stage.

There will also be a Trad Music Session open to all until 11pm in the Water’s Edge Main Stage tent.

Calling of the Clans- 6:30 Come as you are, Kilt or casual! All are welcome at this fun and energetic kick-off for CelticFest and our Highland Games! Our Merchants & Food Trucks will be open and the beer will be flowing! The Calling of the Clans ceremony is one you won’t want to miss!

Long ago, “Calling of the Clans” was to call the Clans to battle.  Clans announce their presence with a shout of their motto or battle cry. Today the call is not for battle, but for unity as we celebrate our common Scottish heritage and prepare for an exciting day of Highland Games!