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The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival and International Highland Games XXII. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

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ScotsFestival weekend kicks off on February 13 with Rock Yer Kilt, highlighting the best Scottish Rock bands this side of the pond. Official ScotsFestival Opening Ceremonies begin on February 14 featuring the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands with an Address to the Haggis. Daily festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Scots Greys Calvary, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Celtic Harp & Wren Iniquity Ensemble and historic re-enactments.

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Eighty-four years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary. Exemplifying the finest craftsmanship of the country, the Queen Mary’s legacy is undeniable and today the ship’s heritage is celebrated through the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary ScotsFestival
WHEN: February 14 – 15, 2015 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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Jam packed with festivities and indulgent strawberry eats, the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival serves up the berry best of all-day fun, with proceeds benefitting charities.

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Featuring 50+ food booths, gooey contests like the tart toss, celebrity chef demonstrations, rides and attractions, a Strawberryland oasis for kids, 250 arts and crafts exhibitors, and concerts on multiple stages, the celebration ranks among the nation’s top outdoor Festivals.

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This year’s concert headliners are two-time Grammy-award winners “The Mariachi Divas,” and international stars “The Young Dubliners,” among others. 

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WHAT: California Strawberry Festival
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014 | 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
WHERE: Strawberry Meadows of College Park | 3250 South Rose Avenue | Oxnard, CA 93032

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: Adults: $12; seniors 62+, active military, and dependents with ID card: $8; Youths (5-12): $5, Free for kids 4 and under 

CONTACT INFO: (888) 288-9242 | csf@strawberry-fest.org

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube | Yelp

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