Every year the Queen Mary celebrates its own heritage with a tribute festival to the land of its birth, Scotland. The Queen Mary ScotsFestival, showcases Scottish food, music, crafts, highland dancing, historic reenactments and lots of men in kilts. You can compete in the Dart Tournament or Haggis Eating Contest. This year there will be Scottish craft beer tastings as well as the usual Scotch Whisky Tastings, each for an additional fee.
The outdoor athletic competitions will be back (Whoohoo! I love those men in kilts throwing cabers.), as well as the sheep herding competition. A lineup of LA's favorite Celtic folk and Scots Rock bands will perform in two venues on Saturday night at Rock Yer Kilt (requires additional or VIP ticket).
There are special hotel packages including admission for the event if you want to stay on the ship.
When: Feb 15-16, 2014, see website for hours
Where: Queen Mary
Cost: Adults - One day $18 online $22 at the door, two days $25/$29; Senior/Military $2 off; child 4-11 $10 off 1 day, $11 off 2-day, beer tasting $10, whiskey tasting $15, Saturday concert $15 online $20 at the door. VIP tickets available.
Parking: $15 for one day, $20 two-day, online only
Note: Admission includes self-guided ship tour and Ghosts and Legends special effects show.
- Queen Mary Scottish Festival Photos
- Queen Mary Visitors Guide
- Queen Mary Photo Gallery
- Queen Mary Hotel Review
Photo © 2007 Kayte Deioma, used with permission