Savannah Scottish Games

The Savannah Scottish Games are a wonderful way to celebrate and experience Celtic heritage.

The American South was settled in large part by Scottish immigrants. The influence of those early Scots can today be seen in the names of streets, cities, and counties, as well as in existing traditions, folklore, and common sayings.

The Savannah Games are held on the campus of the historic Bethesda Home for Boys. Gates open at 9:00 a.m.

Events include piping competition, bagpipe bands, highland dancing competition, Scottish heavy athletics, Scottish immigrant re-enactors, modern Celtic music, border-collie herding and obedience demonstrations, and children’s events.

Also available are delicious Scottish & American foods, vendors offering Celtic wares, genealogists eager and willing to answer questions, and the backbone of all Scottish Games, clan tents that offer information about their clans while seeking and welcoming long-lost distant relatives.

Beach Bum Parade

The parade might surprise the unsuspecting visitor. Like most parades, there are floats pulled behind cars and trucks. Unlike most parades, however, the floats, often trailers or boats, are filled with water-throwing paraphernalia. Spectators, lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, are armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses. What results is an all-out water war for fun loving beach bums of all ages.

The EVP Pro Volleyball Tour will also be held the same weekend – a professional and amateur volleyball tournament on South Beach