Clan Irwin Events

Clan Irwin Association believes it is important to attend and convene a tent at Highland Games and Festivals throughout the United States and Canada where we can connect with others who share “the name.”  In addition to Games and Festivals, we participate in other events as well as promote events within “the family.”

The calendar shows ALL events, those that Clan Irwin Association attend and those that we do not have any official attendees.  At the bottom of this page is the list of known Highland Games for the calendar year showing where we expect to convene, and a list of Association annual get togethers. Our intention is to update this list by November 1 for the dates of games the following year. Of course, all games do not publish their dates that far in advance, so check back often.

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OTHER CLAN IRWIN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL EVENTS

2nd Saturday of June – The Irwin Family Reunion, Sac City, Iowa – 2024 will mark the 87th consecutive year for this family reunion. They gather at The First Christian Church at 11:30am. This reunion is primarily for the descendants of Charles, Walter, George, Austin, Aletta, Lewis “Ed”, William, Jennie Eva Jane, and James Irwin.

3rd Saturday in August – The Irwin Reunion Association meets at the Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 1648 Horseshoe Pike, Route 22, Glenmoore, Chester Co, PA, from 12 noon to 4:00pm. This will be the 147 consecutive meeting. It is a potluck. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/856619811081690.

1st Saturday of December – Old Town Alexandria Scottish Day Parade and Christmas Walk – Clan Irwin Association has participated about 35 years in this event. Following the parade, a reception is held for members of CIA in attendance. Most recently the reception has been held at The Lyceum, located in the Alexandria History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA until 4:00pm.

2nd Saturday of December – Medal of Honor Grove – Located on the campus of the Freedom Foundation, 1601 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Wreaths Across the Grove – Wreaths are placed at the site of each state.

Medal of Honor Grove commemorates those that received the United States’ highest military decoration for acts of valor in combat. This grove, with over 42 acres of natural woodland, is sectioned into areas for each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Each section has a seven-foot obelisk that bears the recipients’ names from that place. The grove also has a monument erected by the Ancient Order of Hibernians for the more than 150 recipients who were not citizens but fought for the United States and a monument for the nine chaplains who received the award.

The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove currently maintain the grove.

2024 HIGHLAND GAMES AND FESTIVALS WHERE CIA IS CONVENING
DATE REGION STATE CITY NAME OF FESTIVAL
1/6-7/24 SE FL Marathon, FL FL Keys Celtic Festival
1/13-14/24 SE FL Winter Springs, FL Central FL Highland Games
2/3-4/24 SE FL Tallahassee, FL Tally Highland Games
2/10/2024 SE FL Palmetto, FL Suncoast Scots Highland Games
2/16-18/24 SE FL Mount Dora, FL Mount Dora Highland Games
2/24/2024 SE FL Green Cove, FL Northeast FL Scottish Highland Games & Festival
3/1-2/24 CA AZ Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Highland Games
4/6/2024 SE FL Dunedin, FL Dunedin Highland Games & Festival
4/20/2024 SE FL Ormond Beach, FL Ormond Beach Celtic Festival
4/20/2024 SW LA Minden, LA Scottish Tartan Festival
4/20-21/24 SW TX McKinney, TX Lonestar Celtic Festival & Highland Games
4/27/2024 MA MD St. Leonard, MD Southern Maryland Celtic Festival Highland Gathering
5/4/2024 SE GA Savannah, GA Savannah Scottish Games – Celtic Gathering
5/18/2024 Mid-A MD Fair Hill, MD Colonial Highland Gathering
5/18-19/24 Mid-S TN Townsend, TN Smoky Mounty Scottish Festival & Games
5/25-26/24 TW SC Greenville, SC Gallabrae Greenville Scottish Games
5/31-6/1/24 Mid-S KY Park City, KY Park City Kentucky Highland Games
6/14-15/24 Canada Ontario Cobourg, ON Northumberland Scottish Festival and Highland Games
7/11-14/24 TW NC Linville, NC Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
7/12-13/24 M-West MI Ann Arbor, MI Saline Celtic Festival
7/20-21/24 Canada Cambridge Cambridge, ON Cambridge Scottish Festival
7/27/2024 Canada Uxbridge Uxbridge, ON Uxbridge Scottish Festival
7/27-28/24 PNW WA Enumclaw, WA Seattle Scottish Highland Games
8/2-3/24 M-West MI Livonia, MI The St. Andrews Society of Detroit Highland Games
9/7/2024 MA PA Cochranville, PA Covenanter Highland Games
8/9-11/24 Canada Fergus Fergus, ON Fergus Scottish Festival
8/31-9/1/24 TW VA The Plains, VA VA Scottish Highland Games & Festival
9/7-8/24 Mid-S TN Sanders Ferry Park, Hendersonville, TN Middle Tennessee Highland Games
9/14/2024 Mid-A PA Ligonier, PA Ligonier Highland Games
10/4/2024 SE AL New Market, AL Rocket City Highland Games
10/11-12/24 SW MS Brandon, MS CelticFest on the Rez
10/18-20/24 RM UT Moab, UT Scots on the Rocks
10/18-20/24 SE GA Stone Mountain, GA Stone Mountain Highland Games & Scottish Festival
11/1-2/24 TW VA Richmond, VA Richmond Highland Games
11/9-10/24 SW MS Gulfport, MS Highland & Islands Games and Celtic Music Festival