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The 5th Annual Tartan Day South event is a four day celebration of Celtic heritage in our area. The festival is an array of unique sports, music, foods, and exhibitions.  The event is one of a kind in the midlands.   Thousands of  patrons attending Tartan Day South events every year since 2011, the growth and reach has been phenomenal in just four short years.  Come join us for a few days of Celtic Pride right here at home!

Our Events

Highland Athletics

Traditional Dancing

Great Celtic Music

Mass Pipe Bands

Sheep Dog Herding

Birds of Prey

Traditional Food & Drink

Genealogy

Classic British Car Show

Celtic Clans & Societies

Ax Tossing & Archery

Celtic Marketplace

Kids Rides and Play Area

Kirkin’ of the Tartans

*New this year*

WEE GAMES

Kids 6-12–3pm

Schedule

Thursday March 26-Dusk

West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater

CELTIC MOVIE NIGHT- FREE


Friday March 27-6pm

Historic Columbia Speedway

CELTIC COMMOTION

Cultural Music

Exhibitions/Merchants

Food & Drink

Flaming Caber Ceremony


Saturday March 28-9am-5pm

Historic Columbia Speedway

TARTAN DAY SOUTH MAIN EVENT

Highland Games & Celtic Festival


Saturday March 28-7pm

HC Speedway Campground

DRUMSMOKE

FREE: Hosted by Tuatha Dea


Sunday March 29-11am

West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater

KIRKIN’ OF THE TARTANS BY THE RIVER

Tickets are available at the gate for Friday Night & Saturday.

Parking fee-$2 per car (Saturday only)

Tartan Day South 2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, March 27th:  Celtic Commotion  Historic Columbia Speedway

6:00     Gates open

6:30     Tuatha Dea

7:45     Tannahill Weavers

9:00     Rathkeltair

Piping, dancing & the Lighting of the Flaming Caber also scheduled


Saturday, March 28th  Tartan Day South Main Event  Historic Columbia Speedway

8:30:   Gates Open

8:30:   Highland Athletics begin and continue throughout the day

Noon:  Welcome Ceremony on Athletic Field & Parade of Celtic Nations

ENTERTAINMENT TENT

10:15 – 11:00   Tannahill Weavers

11:15 – 12:00    Tuatha Dea

12:20 – 1:10     Tannahill Weavers

1:30 – 2:20        Rathkeltair

2:40 – 3:40        Tuatha Dea

3:55 – 5:00        Rathkeltair

MARKETPLACE TENT

Syr          (throughout the day)

 Carolina British Classics Car Show VIII

9:00  Registration Begins

3:00  Awards Ceremony

Herding/Birds of Prey

11:00   Herding

12:30   Birds of Prey

1:15     Herding

2:15     Birds of Prey

3:15     Herding

4:15     Birds of Prey

DANCE TENT (throughout the day)

Scottish Country Dance-10:15/12:30/2:00

Irish Step Dance-11:00/1:15/3:00

WEE GAMES-Kids 6-12

3:00 Free to participate-kids can try their hand at Highland Athletics

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