Sunday, October 2

Scottish Highland Games & Festival, October 8

The 2nd annual Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival will be held Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Latvian Community Center, 1008 West 64th St. 

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will make a special appearance at 3 p.m. He will make an announcement and participate in a special ceremony with Mary, Queen of Scots.

Sponsored and organized by the Scottish Society of Indianapolis, the day will feature world class athletes competing in the caber toss, hammer throw and sheath toss. Scottish and Celtic music including Mother Grove band, Fountain Trust Pipe Band, bagpipe soloists and other performers, will perform throughout the day. Food and merchandise will also be available. Historical re-enactors portraying Mary, Queen of Scots, and her royal court will be featured during the festival.

Advance festival tickets are $8 and available by clicking here. Event day tickets are $10. CĂ©ilidh will begin at 6 p.m. with an additional $5 admission charge.

In 2010, the inaugural Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival drew more than 1,400 visitors.
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Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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