Welcome to the new Minnesota Tartan Day Website! 2014 was a great success for our 17 year anniversary in America, and we look forward to seeing you all again for our 18th year in America and 17th year in Minnesota on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the State Capitol!
April 5, 2014 Tartan Day Capitol Event Minnesota State Capitol
The Tartan Day State Capitol event featured a procession of Scottish Clans with their banners up to the steps of the Capitol, drummers, Highland dancers, historical Scottish regiment re-enactors and of course, bagpipes. The 2014 Guest of Honor, The Honorable Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis, MN, gave a rousing speech and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the McCracken Family was a highlight of the day. The celebration was followed by a wonderful Scottish meal at Merlin's Rest.
For those interested in being involved and looking at the future of Tartan Day and whether we will continue with the traditional program in April or change to a different type of event and who will coordinate for the future, we are hosting a meeting, Tartan Day 2015 and Beyond on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-224-4602 for accommodation and space purposes.