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Annual Tartan Day South Celebration

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024

Free – $25.00


Tartan Day South honors the Celtic culture and heritage in South Carolina’s Midlands region. The traditions of the United Kingdom – Ireland, Scotland and England are showcased. The main event is in Cayce at the Historic Columbia Speedway on Saturday. Other free and paid events are held in West Columbia, Cayce and  Lexington. The event is held to benefit the nonprofit River Alliance, which strives to connect people to our rivers – Broad, Saluda and Congaree – while protecting these bodies of water.


Thu, March 30

Tartan Day South Kick Off Party

Location: The British Bulldog Pub | 1220 Bower Parkway, Columbia SC
Event Starts: 7:00 PM

Featuring Celtic Conundrum

Fri, March 31

Celtic Concert

Location: Icehouse Amphitheater | 107 West Main Street, Lexington SC

6pm- Gates Open

6:30pm- Tuatha Dea

7:15pm- Winged Ambassadors

7:30pm- Tan & Sober Gentlemen

8:40pm- Syr

Sat, April 1

Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Location: Historic Columbia Speedway  | 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce SC
Gates Open: 8:30 AM

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Highland Athletics Continue Throughout the Day (Lunch Break 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
12:00 PM – Welcome Ceremony on Athletic Field and Parade of Celtic Nations plus Order of the Flaming Caber Induction

Entertainment Tent

10:15am- Tan & Sober Gentlemen

11:15am- Tuatha Dea

12:30pm- Syr

1:30pm- Tan & Sober Gentlemen

2:45pm- Tuatha Dea

4pm- Syr

Carolina British Classic Car Show XI

9am- Registration Begins/Display Opens

2:30pm-Awards Ceremony

Herding Dogs / Birds of Prey
11am- Birds of Prey
12:30pm- Herding Dogs
1:15pm-Birds of Prey
2:15pm- Herding Dogs
3:15pm- Birds of Prey
4:15pm- Herding Dogs

Dance Tent

10:30pm-Irish Step Dance

11:30am-Irish Step Dance

12:30pm-Irish Step Dance

1:15pm-Highland Dance

2pm-Irish Step Dance

3pm-Highland Dance

The Pub Tent

The British Bulldog Tent

11am- Celtic Conundrum

12:30pm-EJ Campbell

1:30pm-  Celtic Conundrum

3pm-EJ Campbell

3:45pm – Celtic Conundrum

Tasting Tent

Scotch & Irish Whiskey Seminar
Must Be 21 or Over to Purchase Tickets – Seating Limited

12:30pm-Session 1: Andrew Pair – – Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Auchentoshan Three Wood, Bowmore Darkest 15 Year

1:30pm- Session 2: Tala Armstrong – The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask, Chivas 18 Year, Aberlour A’bunnadh Alba

3:30pm- Session 3: Katie McMurdy – Aberfeldy 12 Year, Craigellachie 13 Year Bas-Armagnac, Dewars Double Double 21 Year

Wee Games

3pm-Near Dance Tent in Kids Area

Open Drum Circle with Tuatha Dea

Some drums provided, you can also bring your own

1pm- Open Drum Circle with Tuatha Dea

Sun, April 14

Kirkin’ of the Tartans

Location: West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater | 109 Alexander Road, West Columbia, SC
Event Starts: 11 AM