Tartan Day South at Cayce’s Historic Columbia Speedway – See Schedule of events

Tartan Day South honors the Celtic culture and heritage in South Carolina’s Midlands region. Tartan Day South events begin on Thursday (March 30) and conclude on Sunday April 2.) The traditions of the United Kingdom – Ireland, Scotland and England are showcased. The main event is in Cayce at the Historic Columbia Speedway on Saturday. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Speedway.

Kirkin of the Tartans on Sunday

Other free and paid events are held in West Columbia, Cayce and Lexington. The event is held to benefit the nonprofit River Alliance, which strives to connect people to our rivers – Broad, Saluda and Congaree – while protecting these bodies of water.

Thu, March 30

Tartan Day South Kick Off Party

Location: The British Bulldog Pub | 1220 Bower Parkway, Columbia SC
Event Starts: 7:00 PM

Featuring Celtic Conundrum

Fri, March 31

Celtic Concert

Location: Icehouse Amphitheater | 107 West Main Street, Lexington SC

  • 6pm- Gates Open
  • 6:30pm- Tuatha Dea
  • 7:15pm- Winged Ambassadors
  • 7:30pm- Tan & Sober Gentlemen
  • 8:40pm- Syr

Sat, April 1

Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Location: Historic Columbia Speedway  | 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce SC
Gates Open: 8:30 AM

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Highland Athletics Continue Throughout the Day (Lunch Break 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
12:00 PM – Welcome Ceremony on Athletic Field and Parade of Celtic Nations plus Order of the Flaming Caber Induction

Entertainment Tent

  • 10:15am- Syr
  • 11:15am- Tuatha Dea
  • 12:30pm- Tan & Sober Gentlemen
  • 1:30pm-Syr
  • 2:45pm- Tuatha Dea
  • 4pm- Tan & Sober Gentlemen

Carolina British Classic Car Show XI

  • 9am- Registration Begins/Display Opens
  • 2:30pm-Awards Ceremony

Herding / Birds of Prey

  • 11am-Herding
  • 12:30pm- Birds of Prey
  • 1:15pm-Herding
  • 2:15pm-Birds of Prey
  • 3:15pm-Herding
  • 4:15pm-Birds of Prey

Dance Tent

  • 10:30pm-Irish Step Dance
  • 11:30am-Irish Step Dance
  • 12:30pm-Irish Step Dance
  • 1:15pm-Highland Dance
  • 2pm-Irish Step Dance
  • 3pm-Highland Dance

The Pub

  • O’Hara’s Public House at Tartan Day South
  • 11am-EJ Campbell
  • 12:30pm-EJ Campbell
  • 1:30pm- So You Thin You Know Outlander & Men in Kilts Trivia with Clan Outlander Society of SC
  • 3pm-EJ Campbell

Tasting Tent

Scotch & Irish Whiskey Seminar
Must Be 21 or Over to Purchase Tickets – Seating Limited

  • 12:30pm-Session 1: Tala Armstrong-The Glenlivet Caribbean Cask, Chivas Mizunara, Aberlour Casg Annamh
  • 1:30pm- Session 2: Jacob LaSovage – Laphroaig SM Quarter Cask, Auchentoshan SM American Oak, Bowmore SM Darkest 15 year
  • 3:30pm- Session 3: Ray Martinez – Chivas 18, The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask, Aberlour A’bunnadh

Wee Games

3pm-Near Birds of Prey in Kids Area


Location: Historic Columbia Speedway Campground  | 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce SC
Event Starts Around: 7:00 PM

FREE – Hosted by Tuatha Dea

Sun, April 2

Kirkin’ of the Tartans

Location: West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater | 109 Alexander Road, West Columbia, SC
Event Starts: 11 AM

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