scottish festival queen mary

Queen Mary Scottish Festival

Feb 13-14, 2010


Long Beach, CA--The sound of bagpipes and brogues fill the elegant Queen of the Sea, Queen Mary ship and surrounding seaport during the Annual Scottish Festival, which celebrated its 17th season in 2010. One of Southern California’s largest celebrations of Scottish culture includes Highland dancing, bagpipe bands, sheep-herding dogs, Hammer Throw, Putting the Stone and Tossing the Caber among other athletic events. Time: 9 9 p.m. daily. Cost: 


Built on the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland over 75 years ago, the Queen Mary celebrates her Scottish heritage with this annual festival of Scottish music, dance, sport and traditional food and drink.

The weekend program features a Scottish Highland athletics competition with men’s and women’s events in the  the sixth annual Queen Mary Dart Tournament with $5,000 in cash prizes; continuous dance and musical performances including Highland Dance, piping and drumming competitions; the return of Plaidpalooza and the Men of Worth concert; as well as whiskey tastings and seminars throughout the day. Visitors will also have the chance to explore their Scottish heritage in the Exhibit Hall where more than 60 Scottish Clans, associations and vendors will be represented.

Adult admission, which has been between $20-30, does not include festival parking, but does include admission and a Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour, the Ghosts & Legends interactive special-effects show (subject to availability) and the Queen Mary Historical Exhibit.

For more information, call the Queen Mary at (562) 435-3511 or visit Tickets are available online and by phone.

About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach since 1967, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco d├ęcor and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. Its award-winning restaurants include the signature Sir Winston’s as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Behind the Scenes tour while guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends tour. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000 square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms spanning three decks including eight full suites which have hosted a variety of colorful characters from World War II leaders to British royalty and the stars of Hollywood’s golden era.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation, and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America such as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon National Parks, Tenaya Lodge, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Niagara Falls State Park, Jones Beach, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; and Gideon Putnam Resort.