Events

Monthly Dinners

GRSS members gather outside of our monthly meeting to enjoy food and friendship. Please feel free to join us at one of these casual dinners!​

Dinners begin at 4:30. 

February 18th - Smokey Bones, 4875 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

To RSVP for the dinners please contact Ed Greiner at: steward@grscottishsociety.org 

Please send any dinner location ideas to Ed as well.

Upcoming Events

Scottish Country Dance Presentation

Join us at our March 6th meeting to learn all about Scottish Country Dance! Hosted by the Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers. 

https://www.facebook.com/KalamazooScottishCountryDancers 

Bowling for Sparta Celtic Fest

On March 8th our friends over at Sparta Celtic Fest are holding their annual bowling fundraiser to raise money for the August festival!

For years, friends from the GRSS have come out to this fun bowling fundraiser! Let's see if we can fill up a few more bowling lanes than last year!

https://www.facebook.com/events/361752536559955/?ref=newsfeed 

Celtic Landscapes Concert

with the Grand Rapids Symphony

March 15&16

Our organization has an exciting fundraiser planned!

The Grand Rapids Symphony is initiating an outreach program to help local nonprofits raise funds by attending concerts!

The Symphony is offering 20% of all ticket sales as a fundraiser!

The GRSS has chosen a culturally appropriate concert for our fundraiser.

Celtic Landscapes: featuring international superstar fiddler Eileen Ivers

1. Go to:

https://www.grsymphony.org/celtic

2. Choose either concert on March 15th, or 16th and hit "buy tickets"

3. Select your seats via Ticketmaster

(Depending on your seat choice the price will vary between $19-$79, the processing fee is $9 a ticket)

4. Enter code "GRSS" in the "unlock code" spot when ordering tickets.

Or if you don't wish to pay the Ticketmaster processing fee you can call the Symphony Box Office at: 616.454.9451 (x4) Don't forget to mention the "GRSS" code!

Box Office Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 am-5 pm

Wednesday-Friday: 10 am-5 pm

Past Events 2024

Robert Burns Supper 2024

On  January 20, 2024 the GRSS membership joined forces with Doric Lodge, a local Masonic group, to host a traditional Burns Supper. The GRSS holds this supper annually in honor of Scotland's favorite bard (poet), Robert Burns.

Past Events 2023

Christmas Party

A grand time was had by all at the annual Christmas party on December 6th! 

St. Andrew's Day Dinner

On Friday, November 17th, several members gathered for our annual St. Andrew's Day dinner at Keisers Kitchen in Lowell, MI.

Cultural Heritage Festival

For over a decade the GRSS has participated in the annual Cultural Heritage Festival at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Thank you to all the GRSS members who came out to man the table!

Kids Food Basket

A few GRSS members met on Tuesday, October 24th to volunteer making sacked dinners for children in need. Kids Food Basket is a wonderful local organization that provides these nutritious dinner bags through the schools here in West Michigan.

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival

Saturday, September 9th was a beautiful day to attend the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The GRSS once again manned a tent. 

Sparta Celtic Festival

Saturday, August 12th was a lovely day for the GRSS to man a table at the Sparta Celtic Festival. We have participated in this fantastic local festival for years!

GRSS Summer Picnic

Sunday afternoon, July 23rd, members gathered for the annual GRSS summer picnic held at the Adams family home. It was a lovely afternoon, the food was great, and the fellowship even better! 

Tartan Day Luncheon

The first ever Tartan Day Luncheon was a success! Members from the Grand Rapids Scottish Society and the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association gathered in Wayland, MI (halfway point between our two cities) for a luncheon. Everyone enjoyed mingling and making new friends.

Both groups agree that this should become a new annual tradition!

Burns Supper

In late January 2023 the GRSS membership joined forces with Doric Lodge, a local Masonic group, to host a traditional Burns Supper. The GRSS holds this supper annually in honor of Scotland's favorite bard (poet), Robert Burns.

For more event pictures click on the "Photos" link at the top of the page.