The Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games 2018 will be 38th annual holiday festivals that will start in early April 2018. This holiday festival is for celebrating heritage and history of Scots in Hawaii. This will be a two-day holiday event starting from 7th April hosted by the Hawaiian Scottish Association.
McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park in Honolulu is ready to celebrate the Hawaiian Scottish holiday festival in 2018.
The car parking is free and the admission fee under 12 year’s children is also free. And all admission fee per person is $3. The event is ready to show piping, Demonstrations of swordplay, weaving, and fencing, Celtic clothing, jewelry etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals, Toys & Games industries.
Scotts are living in Hawaii Island from the 18th century. They are an integral part of Hawaii’s history. When Scotland lost the battle of Culledon field, then Scottish prince Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped and there was written a miserable history for Scotland. Many Scottish were forced to leave their land and they were started to live in Hawaii. Scottish people started to help Hawaii to win the War against England. This made their relationship stronger. Today many people in Hawaii have Scottish parent or Scottish ancestor. Both Scottish and Hawaiian have the heroic, passionate and beautiful history. This history is a resource for learning for the future life. This event creates the opportunity to know the heritage and history of Scottish in Hawaii and can share their traditions with each other.
This event is a signature event. There will be entertainment activities by duo Switchback, the Grand Scotch tour, local young artists, pipe bands, crafters, vendors, and clans. The new attraction for this year will be storytelling art contest with the theme of uniting cultures. There will be highland games and athletic competition for both men and women. Visitors can enjoy the demonstration of swordplay, weaving, and fencing. The dance competition will be arranged with more than 50 dancers from Hawaii, the mainland, Canada, and Scotland. The host of the festival will arrange a presentation of the history of their unified heritage of Hawaiians and Scots in the islands. The event will start from 10 am to 9 pm on 7th April, Saturday and on Sunday it will start from 10 am to 6 pm. This is an arrangement by a non-profit organization and the financing will be from only donations. The major donors of this event are Fujioka’s Market, Southern Wine & spirits, Young’s Market Company, Paradise Beverage, the Celtic organization and most welcome to the private donors.