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Mo Tartan Day
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Missouri Tartan Day
Held at Frontier Park this event is the area's premier Scottish-American cultural event. There will be a heavy athletics competition featuring events like the open stone put, hammer throw, and caber toss. On Sunday there will be demonstrations all day. Try some traditional Scottish foods, watch the traditional dances, and listen to Celtic music. The storytelling is fun for children and adults. Don't miss the pipers or the Bonnie Knees contest.
The event is free and family-friendly. Open from 5-10 pm on Friday, 10 am-10 pm Saturday, and 10 am-5 pm Sunday. Bring the whole family for a great weekend of Scottish heritage and lots of fun.
Call 800-366-2427 and visit www.motartanday.com for more information.
Missouri Tartan Day is a Scottish heritage event held each April on the banks of the Missouri River in St. Charles’ own Frontier Park. Now in its 13th year, Missouri Tartan Day is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States, hosting approximately 30,000-40,000 attendees over each three-day event.
Tartan Day celebrations around the country commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, signed on April 6, 1320, which is a declaration of Scottish independence from England and all other ruling nations. Some historians and politicians claim that the American Declaration of Independence was modeled on the Declaration of Arbroath.
Some of this year’s highlights include the Opening Ceremonies parade on Historic Main Street, local and regional bagpipe bands, Highland dancing showcases, Scottish cuisine (think haggis), and a tried-and-true musical favorite, the Scottish rock band, Mother Grove.