Get your Games on this summer in Glengarry
What would Discovery Glengarry Year-Round be without an entire page dedicated to the Glengarry Highland Games?
Ask Glengarrians what the biggest event of the year is and most of them will say it’s the Highland Games. Some of them will nominate the Williamstown Fair but for the most part, it’s the two-day extravaganza of piping, tossing, dancing, and music that has come to define a Glengarry summer.
Since the first Games were held in 1948, the people of Glengarry have extended close to a million welcomes to visitors who come to see what is estimated to be one of the largest Highland Games in the world. Thousands of people find themselves drawn each year to Maxville to witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition.
In the course of the weekend, more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships™, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone polesized cabers and 50-pound iron hammers around the infield.
And if you’re looking for a party, you can’t go wrong with the Friday night Tattoo. This year, the Glengarry Highland Games is excited to announce that JP Cormier, the Brigadoons, Change of Step and Écosse will share the Tattoo stage on the evening of July 31.
Word of warning: If you go to the Tattoo, don’t stay up too late. The next will be an extremely busy one – packed with pipers, Highland dancers, tug-of-war competitions and all sorts of food and entertainment.
The games run July 31August 1.
The Games are fun for families, dancers and musicians.