Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums

Schedule of Events

Burns Night
Sunday, January 21st, 2018
Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums is once again hosting this year's Burns Night to celebrate the life of Scotland's national bard. Robert Burns was the 18th century Scottish poet - song writer - story teller who helped birth a Scottish renaissance that changed the world. As a Jacobite at heart, Burns was an avid proponent of the American Revolution and an ardent fan of George Washington, even writing an ode to celebrate George's birthday! We are thrilled to be hosting this evening's celebration at the historic Tavern Restaurant in Abingdon, VA, built in 1779. Come join us!

Tickets are $50 and include entertainment, meal (traditional haggis, neeps, etc.), and non-alcoholic drinks. A CASH BAR will be available.
Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Downtown Roanoke, VA

The Freedom First St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival is coming March 17, 2018!

Freedom First Patrick's Day Parade
Begins at 11am on Jefferson St. at Elm Ave., continues to Campbell Ave. and ends at Williamson Rd.

Live music, adult beverages, and more! Admission is FREE and begins at noon in Wells Fargo Plaza behind the City Market Building. Band announcements coming soon!
Grundy Law School Graduation
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Plumb Alley Day
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Abingdon, VA - 9:00 AM
Last year the attendance was estimated at 15,000! This year 175 vendors of arts, crafts, antiques, yard sale items and a wide range of of foods will be available on the alley.
High Knob Music Festival
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Nestled in the forest close to High Knob Lake, The annual High Knob Mountain Music Festival celebrates a music legacy found throughout the westernmost tip of Virginia. This year, eight highly acclaimed regional bands and a special "Headliner" will fill the forest with music. Watch for the special announcement All performances will be held in the High Knob Recreation Area's amphitheater.

This event is free and open to the public, 12 noon - 8:30 pm. Plan to spend the entire day enjoying the sweet sounds of uniquely Appalachian tunes against the backdrop of blue sky and the natural beauty of High Knob Recreation Area.

Bring chairs, blankets and pack a picnic basket. There won't be food vendors on site.

For additional information about High Knob Recreation Area, Campgrounds, High Knob Observation Tower, and directions to the event, call 276-679-1754.
Virginia Highlands Festival
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Celtic Music Weekend - Abingdon, VA
5:30 PM at the fountain across from Barter Theatre.
Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Cedar Bluff, VA - 11:00 AM
Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Radford Highlanders Festival
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Radford University and The City of Radford are partnering to bring families another entertaining - and educational - weekend in the highlands.
Wise Fall Fling
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
The Wise Business Association will host the 40th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling in historic downtown Wise, Virginia. The Fall Fling features bluegrass, Celtic, country, and gospel music, and celebrates authentic Appalachian arts and crafts with over 100 vendors. You will find wood, pottery, art, photography, candles, soap, antiques, Native American crafts, traditional Appalachian crafts and much, much more.
Pleasant View United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
11:00 AM
18416 Lee Hwy., Abingdon, VA 24210