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. 

April 13th - Salvino's in Wayland, MI (See Tartan Day Luncheon under Upcoming Events)

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

2nd Annual Tartan Day Luncheon

Join the Kalamazoo Valley and Grand Rapids Scottish Societies for a fun and informal luncheon gathering at Salvino's in Wayland. We thought this would be a fun opportunity for our two groups to mingle and enjoy a nice afternoon together!

This event will replace the monthly GRSS dinner for April.

When: Saturday, April 13th
Where: Salvino’s - 100 Railroad St, Wayland, MI
Time: 1:00pm
RSVP by April 11th: Please let Ed Greiner know if you are attending this event. steward@grscottishsociety.org
You may also RSVP via the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2454247071426541/?ref=newsfeed  

Past Events 2024

Tartan Day Festival

On Saturday April 6th members of the GRSS attended the 2nd annual Tartan Day Festival at River Saint Joe Farm and Brewery. Thanks to all the GRSS members who participated and to those who drove the 90 minutes south to come out and enjoy an afternoon celebrating all things Scottish!

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.