Highland Games to be largest in event history

The annual Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival kicks off this weekend.

Greater Victoria residents will be able to immerse themselves in Scottish and Celtic dance, sport and heritage at the annual Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival this weekend.

The 153rd annual family-friendly festival kicks off Saturday, May 21 and is followed by a week of celebrations, including a parade, pipe band competitions, Scottish Highland and Irish dancing competitions, heavy events, such as the caber toss and hammer throw, kilted mile athletics, haggis hurling, sheepdog herding, tug of war and live music.

The Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival kicks off at Topaz Park on Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Monday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From May 14 to 23, there will also be celebratory events. For more information visit victoriahighlandgames.com.

 

 

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