There’s Nothing Like the Glengarry Highland Games

In a few short days, thousands will descend on the village of Maxville for the 72nd edition of the Glengarry Highland Games. All across Glengarry, spare rooms are being prepared for those making the annual trek home for the Games. Further away, hundreds of competitors are packing their equipment and finalizing their travels in hopes of winning that gold medal. Scottish or not, the Games are definitely the place to be on August 2 and 3.

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Keeping Tradition in Ontario’s Celtic Heartland

For seventy-two years, thousands have been trekking to the small Canadian farming community of Maxville, Ontario, for the annual Glengarry Highland Games. Held in one of the most beautiful settings for any event, the Games offer excellent vantage points to view the impressive Friday night Tattoo, Saturday’s Official Ceremonies and the not-to-be-missed Massed Bands performances. This August 2nd and 3rd, the Games will once again welcome their fans, old and new for another exciting celebration of all things Scottish.

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So Many Reasons to Come to the Games

It’s hard to believe that we are less than two weeks away from one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Everyone waits all July for the Games to arrive eager to don their tartan and famed Games logo T-shirt, meet friends and family from near and far, eat some haggis, watch some of the top heavyweight athletes from across North America, dance the night away, cheer on the tug of war teams and stand in awe as the massed bands perform.

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Next Generation Leahy Returns to The Friday Night Tattoo

Two years ago, the Games prestigious Friday Night Tattoo had all the makings of one of the best with the Next Generation Leahy set to take the stage as the headliners. Just before the much-anticipated show began, a terrific thunderstorm and driving rain sent the thousands of fans running for shelter. For all those disappointed fans, this year’s Tattoo sets out to make it right with the announcement that the Next Generation Leahy will once again headline the Friday Night Tattoo on August 2nd.

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Last days of Early Bird Prices and Some Other Reminders

Canada Day is fast approaching and July 1, 2019 will mean the end of Early Bird pricing for gate admission and Up The Glens Kilt Run registration. Get your order in before the end of day June 30 to save on these tickets. For 2019 we've made running in the Up The Glens Kilt Run more affordable! This year everyone who registers will receive an admission ticket for free. Adult Early Bird registration is only $40.

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