Event Calendar

Events? Festivals? Celebrations? We can‘t get enough of them in Scotland County. Drop into Laurinburg, Wagram or other Scotland County towns on a given weekend and you might be able to attend an outdoor concert or stage performance, a celebration of Scottish heritage or African American culture, a genuine North Carolina-style barbecue competition, an Army parachuting competition!

Upcoming and Key Events

Kuumba - September 28th

The 2024 Kuumba Festival, a celebration of African American culture and heritage presented through art, music, dance, food, and community, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28th at the IEJ Community Center. The Festival serves to expose all people to the talents and contributions of the African American culture.

Cypress Bend Jazzy Fridays

Every Friday night, our vineyard becomes a true social event. Enjoy a bottle of wine and dancing with friends under the tent on Jazzy Friday while listening to live music. $15.00 per person. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older

Scotland County Highland Games

The Annual Scotland County Highland Games will be held on Saturday, October 5th and will include a “Highland Fling” on Friday, October 4th in Downtown Laurinburg.  Come experience this unique event. 

Scotland County Highland Games

The annual Scotland County Highland games will be held on Saturday, October 1st in 2022. As always, the Games will be held on the grounds of the NC Rural Heritage Center in Laurinburg.

Kuumba Festival

The annual celebration of our African American cultural is known as Kuumba which means “creativity” and the festival lives up to that promise. Kuumba features dancing, dining, storytelling and socializing, as well as a wide musical menu. Free.

St. Andrews Graduation

St. Andrews University will be holding the 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Commencement will take place on The Scotsman Field, the open area in front of DeTamble Library.

John Blue Festival

Celebrates our rural roots. October 10th at North Carolina Rural Heritage Center / John Blue Complex. The kids can play old-time farm games or go on a hayride. Enjoy live music, storytellers, and dancers on our outdoor stage. It’s a great Saturday destination for the family -- Truly a one- of-a-kind event and a Scotland County tradition.