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The Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 17, 2022 - June 18, 2022

Everyone is Scottish (for at least one weekend).  Each June, we turn the Chicago suburb of Itasca into Aye-tasca with our family-friendly, two day festival.  About 15,000 people join us each year for a variety of Scottish activities and attractions from the iconic caber toss to the largest bagpiping and drumming championship in North America. There is truly something for everyone with our Highland Dancing competition, children’s activities, dogs of Scotland, a British Car show, a Celtic rock stage, knobbly knees contest, whisky tasting, genealogy and much more! At our marketplace you can buy everything Scottish….kilts, candy, jewelry and of course shortbread and haggis!


June 17, 2022
June 18, 2022


Hamilton Lakes
Itasca, IL United States + Google Map