Tampa Bay Tartan Ball


Prior Tartan Balls

Tampa Bay Celtic Tradition

for 12 years

This is the 12 year Anniversary, and the Tampa Bay Tartan Ball is becoming one of the most anticipated Celtic and Krewe events of the season. 2015 & 2016 was a sell out and we expect to have the same result this year!  The Tartan Ball offers a fine catered dinner, live music, dancing, open bar, prizes, and of course a glimpse into the fine Celtic traditions of the Scott & Irish heritage.  Started in 2007 this Tampa Bay tradition began with about 100 attendees.  Three years ago we moved to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on Memorial Highway in order to accommodate the multitude of Celtic groups and individuals who wish to join in the fun. 


Traditionally, this Ball is a fund raiser for the hosting group(s). It is the only fundraiser for the Highlanders.  The funds the Highlanders raise here will allow them to continue to serve our community with beautiful Celtic traditional music.  Each member is also a member of the Tampa Shriner's Organization and we take great pride and are honored to have them continue the tradition of performing at the Tartan Ball and presenting the Haggis.


As it is the 12 year Anniversary the Clans are preparing even earlier to do something SPECIAL.  I hope everyone will enjoy what is in store for them and we hope to make more improvements to continue to make this a celebration that everyone will want to attend.


You  will find many gentlemen wearing kilts but it is not a requirement.  Our ladies will be wearing anything from a cocktail dress to an evening gown.  Tartans are encouraged to show your pride, but as we say in Tampa Bay, anything goes.  We want everyone to feel comfortable and welcomed and wish you all Céad Míle Fáilte (Many Thousand Welcomes).