Highland Games and Celtic Fling: Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Kilts, cabers, collies, bridies ... oh my, it's time for the Milwaukee area's second Highland Games of the season! Hit up the Culture Stage to don your tartan, dance to your heart's content and fill up on haggis. Mmmm ... haggis (no, really, we like it!).
The game events – on Saturday and Sunday – end around 5 p.m., but the fun keeps comin'.
Friday night is dedicated to the opening ceremonies and a music and dance-filled Ceilidh – there's also a fish fry – and on Saturday and Sunday, there are drummers and pipers, St. Andrew's Pub Tent, a marketplace, cultural area, the heavy athletics and much more.
The Kirkin' o' the Tartan church service is held at noon Sunday.
Where: Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd.
Hours: Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday's hours are expanded this year!
Admission: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate, Children 12 and under are free.
Highlights: This festival is the only one in Wisconsin to feature Professional Heavy Athletes for hammer throw, stone put, sheaf toss and the traditional caber toss. This year's music is provided by Reilly, Dublin O'Shea, The Sandcarvers, Steel Bonnets and Atlantic Wave.
How to get in free: Volunteer and not only do you get free admission, but you'll be in good graces. Och. Aye.
For more information: (414) 517-5163 or wisconsinscottish.org.
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