The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Scotsfest at the Queen Mary Seawalk with a grand parade of bagpipe bands from various areas of Southern California, Las Vegas, Utah and the San Francisco bay area.
It is a trip back in time and cultural history for many families of Scottish heritage as well as for local Long Beach residents as they enjoyed the weekend festivities, sampling Haggis, meat pies, Scottish beer and whisky.
Families also learned about sheep herding as border collies demonstrated their skills to an enthusiastic audience. Train rides offered some family fun for the kids, along with face painting and a game of Putt-Putt (Miniature golf).
Professionals and amateurs tested their skills in a game of darts in the ‘Dart Den’ on board the lower level of the Queen Mary, while visitors observed the Highland tournament games out on the athletic field as well as the ceremonial ‘Addressing of the Haggis’ out on the village stage.
The evening continued until midnight with live Scottish rock bands on stage filling the night with musical entertainment.
The festival continues through Sunday, February 16, 2013, from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m.