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Caledonian Club of Sacramento

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Welcome to the official website of the Caledonian Club of Sacramento.

The Caledonian Club, which was established in 1876, is a nonprofit organization formed to preserve Scottish heritage, culture and traditions. We are the proud hosts of the Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival, which will be celebrating its 138th Anniversary in April of 2014. McKinley Park in Sacramento was the site of the first Sacramento Valley Highland Games held on June 16, 1877, twelve years after the Civil War ended.

The Caledonian Club was formally incorporated in 1888 and information on our history exists in state, county and city historical records. The year 1960 marked the beginning of the "modern" Caledonian Club and on June 8, 1983 the Club was re-incorporated.

The business of the Caledonian Club is conducted by an elected Board of Directors consisting of a Chief, Vice Chief, Treasurer, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, Director at Large Social and Director at Large Membership. Membership and Board meetings are usually held each month and are open to anyone interested in our club and our activities. See the calendar for exact dates and addresses.

As part of our community involvement, a Scholarship Fund for the Scottish Performing Arts is entrusted to an elected Board of Trustees, who maintain a program for Scottish-culture-oriented scholarships and donations.

The membership of the Caledonian Club provides countless hours of volunteer time to help run the many activities and socials we host.  Club membership is open to any one of Scottish birth or descent, their kin,or to any person interested in the rich and historic traditions of Scotland.

Our regional Scottish-American cultural society hosts many annual events, including our formal Tartan Ball in November, the celebration of Tartan Day in early April and one of the oldest and largest festivals in California, the Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival, held in Woodland, the last full weekend in April.

Our Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival is the main yearly event we host, which draws up to 20,000 people each year. This fun, family event includes Scottish clans, competitions, music, dance, live history, children’s activities, animals, vendors and much, much more.

Thank you for your visit; please take the time to explore our web site and get to know us. If you do not find the information you are searching for our webmaster will be happy to direct your inquiry.


Chief, Sacramento Caledonian Club

Updated 5/20/2014