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Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 41 members
Review from Rita
36 events 28 reviews

The Scots Fest itself was wonderful, all the men in kilts, the various colors to identify their clans. The athletic competitions as they threw what looked like Thor's hammer, then carried and tossed telephone poles with HUGE muscles. The sheep...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Juanita Valdez Nishida
27 events 13 reviews

This is the second year that I have attended the Scottish festival at the Queen Mary. It was so much fun! I went with a small group of friends. We had a great time tasting the various authentic Scottish foods that went along nicely with beer....continued

reviewed Feb 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from V R.
13 events 8 reviews

the event was nice although small ... we were disappointed in the small amount of participating vendors for food & retail. Whereas we thought the Whiskey Tasting was included in our ticket price, we were disappointed in discovering (after...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
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Activities: The 20th Annual Queen Mary Scottish Festival offers guests a glimpse into Scottish culture and history. Featuring a variety of traditional Scottish activities including athletic competitions, a Grand Parade, dancing, piping, and whisky tasting, it’s fun for the entire family.

*Competitions: *Athletics, dancing, piping and darts. Watch competitors battle through a wide array of traditional Scottish events

Food & Beverages: Have a hankering for some haggis, neeps and tatties? Not exactly sure what those are? Don’t worry, you’ll experience a variety of authentic Scottish cuisine and whisky and learn all about the culinary traditions that make these foods so unique.

Live Entertainment: The sounds of Scotland will be providing the soundtrack for the event and will include several pipe bands, drummers, fiddle players and harpists, as well as more contemporary bands with Scottish flair.

Rock Yer Kilt – Concert  

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 6:00pm – midnight 

Jump aboard the Queen Mary and tilt your Kilt toward some of the best Scottish, Gaelic and Celtic bands this side of the pond. Sling a stein or a slew at the Wee Whisky Bar as you enjoy the sounds of TNT Winner of SAM 2011 Battle of the Tribute Bands, celebrating the Scottish roots of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, AC/DC! Hoist the Colors-awarded Best Album of 2012 by Grinning Beggar, fusing pop-punk with traditional Irish instruments like fiddle and mandolin. Highland Way Highlighting Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland with originals and the occasional popular cover. The Whooligans Timeless Scottish & Irish pub songs in the tradition of The Dubliners, Tommy Makem, and The Clancy Brothers, plus a healthy dose of rockin’ tunes by the likes of The Pogues, Van Morrison, and Flogging Molly. Sligo Rags two-time winner of Orange County Music Awards, named one of the top acoustic bands in L.A. (by Folkworks Magazine), merging Celtic Folk with a bluegrass attitude. 

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