~ Twenty Fifth Annual ~
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival &
Saturday August 25, 2018
3663 S. 9th Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
*** FREE Admission ***
Sparta Celtic Festival
Stop by and visit with us at the GRSS booth.
See you August 11, 2018.
(The 2nd Sat. in August.)
Ethnic Heritage Festival.
Celebrate the Cultures of
Join the GRPM on Saturday, November TBA for Ethnic Heritage Festival. The Festival is a day-long celebration of music, dance, crafts and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home. The City of Grand Rapids and the surrounding region have a long standing history of diversity and various cultural traditions dating back from early explorers and fur traders, to modern day cultural rituals from new residents of the region.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and features a variety of organizations, performances, beer tastings and presentations. Event activities are included with general admission to the Museum.
The Museum Café will feature ethnic food selections.
Colorful performances will take place throughout the day in the Meijer Theater.
Visitors will be able to view the Museum’s exhibitions, with two specific exhibitions having a primary focus on diversity and culture: Newcomers: The People of This Place which highlights the ethnic groups that have settled the Grand Rapids area, and Anishinabek: The People of this Place which focuses on the Native American culture in the region.
GR Scottish Society will have a booth here. Please stop by and see us. Great family event!.
2016 US Inter-Regional Highland Dance Championship
was held in Grand Rapids this year. July 13-17, 2016.
Check out their website for more information.
***New this Year***
GRSS will be participating in GR Festival of the Arts. We will have our "Dress as a Highlander" photo booth in the children's tent, participating with Sister City International Day. Sunday, in the children's tent from noon till 5pm.
GR Festival of the Arts June 2,3 4, 2017
Roberts Burns' Dinner
Saturday, Jan. TBA, 2020.
Tickets are TBA each. Advanced ticket sales only. Email us at GRSS1991 @ yahoo.com to get information on how to get tickets.
To be put on the mailing list for 2020, email your address and you will get a flyer for Burns' Jan. 2020
GRSS1991 @ yahoo.com
Once again, the GRSS will be buying toys to donate to the 2018 Angel Tree program. Members are also encouraged to bring toys to donate.
Guests are always welcome to our General Meetings.
Sun. July 22, 2018 GRSS Picnic
June-Aug. Break for Summer 2018.
Wed. Sept. 5, 2018 Meetings start again.
Program: Ian's Australian visit
Sun. Sept 16, 2018 Dinner at Lindo's Mexican Restaurant at 4:30pm.
Wed. Oct. 3, 2018 General Meeeting
Program: Ian's talk on Inverclyde.
Sun. Oct 21, 2018 Meet at Fennville Winery at 3:30pm, then for dinner at Curraughs Irish Pub at 4:30 in Holland.
Wed. Nov. 7, 2018 General Meeting
Program: Cammi and Kathi - Dueling Harpists
Fri. Nov.23, 2018. Dinner at Keiser's Kitchen in Lowell at 6:00pm. For St. Andrew's Day
Wed. Dec. 5, 2018 Annual Christmas Party and Pot Luck, collect for Toys for Tots.
Sun. Dec. 16, 2018. Dinner at Blue Water Grill at 4:30.
Wed. Jan. 2, 2019 General Meeting
Program: Talk by Ian on a Scottish County (Shires).
Sat Jan. 19, 2019 Robert Burns' Dinner
Wed. Feb. 6, 2019 General Meeting
Program: Talk by Ian "Counties of Scotland"
Sun. Feb 2019 Dinner at Twisted Rooster
Wed. March 6, 2019 General Meeting
Program: Talk by Ian "Rosslyn Chapel"
Sun March 2019 Dinner at Charleys (on 28th St.)
Wed. April 3, 2019 General Meeting
Sun. April 2019 Dinner TBA
Wed. May 1, 2019 General Meeting
Elections and May Pot Luck
Sun. May 2019 Dinner TBA
Sun. July 2019 Picnic TBA