Highland Dance Lessons
Highland Dance lessons are available weekly at two studios in the Spokane / Couer d'Alene area.
These studios teach your children valuable life lessons through Highland Dance. While providing a fun, safe environment, students gain self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. Students learn historical dances, develop healthy minds and bodies through dance exercise, and improve motor skills all while building lifelong friendships.
For more information, check these websites:
Spokane School of Highland Dance
Lake City Highland Dance
Spokane Highland Games Association's
Meeting will be held as a conference call.
Anyone wishing to become a part of the 2021 Spokane Scottish Highland Games is welcome to attend and contribute.
Spokane Fall Folk Festival
The 2020 Spokane Fall Folk Festival will be a virtual Festival this year. Check the Fall Folk Festival website for more information.
The Angus Scott Pipe Band, area highland dancers and the Spokane Scottish Country Dancers have a long history of performing at the Spokane Fall Folk Festival. Check the Fall Folk Festival’s schedule for times and locations. If you enjoy a variety of music and dancing from many cultures, this is the event to attend. And it’s FREE!
Hogmanay, the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner. It is normally followed by further celebration on the morning of New Year’s Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January — a Scottish bank holiday. Hogmanay is widely celebrated throughout Scotland – more so than even Christmas.
The origins of Hogmanay are unclear, but it may have derived from Norse and Gaelic observances. Customs vary throughout Scotland, and usually include gift giving and visiting the homes of friends and neighbors, with special attention given to the first-footer, the first guest of the New Year. Tradition has it that if a home’s first-footer has dark hair, it bodes well for the New Year. In addition, when visiting friends and neighbors, one often brings gifts of coal, scotch whiskey and shortbread, which are intended to bring warmth, luck and prosperity to the household.
Another Hogmanay tradition is the singing of Auld Lang Syne as midnight turns into the New Year.
The Executive Board of the St. Andrews Society of the Inland Northwest wishes you all a Happy Hogmanay!
Spokane Highland Games Association's
The Annual General Meeting is open to all Spokane Highland Games Assoc. members. You are welcome to attend to learn what the Association is planning for the coming year. You may wish to become more involved and participate or lead some of the events.
Date & Time to be Announced
Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute
Tsutakawa Memorial Hall
4000 W Randolph Rd
St. Andrews Society of the Inland Northwest
invites you to our annual
Robert Burns Night
St. Patrick's Day Parade
11:30 am - Meet on the north bridge on Washington Street downtown
12:00 noon - Parade begins
Come march in the parade with us to support the Celtic community in the Inland Northwest. We'll be carrying the Spokane Highland Games banner to advertise this year's highland games.
National Tartan Day Observance
A reminder that April 6th is National Tartan Day. National Tartan Day is commemorated in the United States, Canada and Australia. It honors the contributions of those of Scottish descent to their adopted country. Currently, over 11 million Americans claim Scottish or Irish descent, and history is replete with the names of Scottish people who have made their mark and influenced events. The date was chosen to coincide with the Declaration of Arbroath. The Declaration was a stirring appeal to the Pope to recognize Scottish independence, and is the forerunner of the U.S. Declaration of Independence: “For it is not glory, riches or honour that we fight, but for freedom alone, that which no man yields up, save with his life.”
Events for Which Dates & Times are to be Determined
St. Andrews Society's
The Annual General Meeting is open to all St. Andrews Society members. You are welcome to attend to learn what the Society is planning for the coming months. You may wish to become more involved and participate or lead some of the events.