Phoenix Scottish Games | Clan MacFarlane Hospitality Tent | Gilbert, Arizona • USA
at the 57th Annual Phoenix Scottish Games. The International Clan MacFarlane Society will host a hospitality tent in the Scottish Clan area of the festival. The tent will be hosted by Arizona Commissioner, Erin Knox. Come for a weekend of Clan fellowship and fun!
ABOUT THE PHOENIX SCOTTISH GAMES
The Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games has many options and events to entertain the whole family. We will post the Event Flyer, Entertainment Schedule and Highland Game Schedules shortly. In the meantime, below is general information and resources to assist you in making the most of the festival.
SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO AT THE GAMES
We just can’t describe everything here!
Check the “What to See” and the “Schedules”
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Main stage entertainment
- Non-stop heavy athletics competition
- Friday night Tattoo (separate fee)
- Highland Dance competition
- British Car Show
- Piping/Drumming competition
- 30+ Clan displays
- 10+ Food choices
- 20+ Merchandise vendors
- Beverages and whisky tasting
- An appearance by Mary Queen of Scots
- Professional Genealogists to assist you
- Clydesdale Horse Exhibit
- Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan
- Take a photo in Highland attire
You don’t have to go to Edinburgh to see a fabulous Tattoo! This 90 minute show on Friday evening is an continuous presentation of Scottish music, dance, Pipes & Drums and military performances.
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL TWILIGHT TATTOO
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Scotland with this outdoor concert under the stars!
The military tattoo tradition evolved from 17th century Europe when a drummer or bugler would sound a call through the village, signaling the soldiers’ return to barracks. The Dutch innkeepers would shout DOE DEN TAP TOE – “turn off the taps!” This phrase later became anglicized to “tap toe” and then “tattoo.”
Many of the beating retreat and evening color ceremonies performed by military forces around the world share a common heritage to this origin.
Join us on Friday March 3rd as our international cast exceeding 100 performers treat you to a dazzling display of drill, pageantry, and music that will transport you from the Valley of the Sun to the Highlands, Islands, & Beyond!
Gates will open at 5 PM to enjoy pre-show entertainment, vendors, food and drink.
Tattoo performance – 7 :00 PM to 8:45 PM