Tartan Day South kicked off March 22 in Columbia at the British Bulldog Pub with the opening night party. March 23 the festival presented “Celtic Commotion” in Lexington at the Icehouse Amphitheater on Main Street, then March 24, the main event, the Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival, was held at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce.


It was the 8th annual installment of the event benefitting the River Alliance. The festival wrapped up at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater March 25 with the annual Kirkin’ of the Tartans on the River service.

Tartan Day South is a celebration of Celtic heritage and the impact that Scots, Irish, Welsh and Scots-Irish have had on the history of the Columbia region. For more information visit www.tartandaysouth.com.