Byline: Nu Yang
LONG BEACH — The 19th annual Scottish Festival — a celebration of the culture and people of Scotland — is set to return to Queen Mary from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 18-19.
The weekend will be filled with activities, music and entertainment celebrating the Scottish heritage of Queen Mary. The ship is an example of Scottish craftsmanship, and is perhaps the most famous ship to be built on Scotland’s River Clyde.
Activities scheduled include highland and country dancing, musical entertainment featuring Men of Worth and a variety of other acts, historical reenactments, Scottish and British merchandise for sale, athletic competitions, a classic dart tournament, authentic Scottish foods and ales, a single malt scotch whisky tasting, sheepdog herding demonstrations and a parade with pipes and drums, clans and guest grand marshals.
Adult one-day passes are $22; seniors and military personnel are $20; and children ages 5-11 are $15. Adult two-day passes are $28; seniors and military personnel are $26; and children ages 5-11 are $20.
A discount is available for tickets purchased online. Admission includes a self-guided ship walk tour and a chance to view historic exhibits. Parking is available at an additional charge.
Special hotel accommodation packages are available for guests who choose to stay at Queen Mary over the weekend. For tickets and more information, visit queenmary.com.