September 3-4, 2022 brings back the full experience of Celtic culture at Centennial Park in Canmore – so you’ll want to witness the colours of the tartans and the thrill of the pipes at the 31st Annual Canmore Highland Games. Here’s how you can awaken your inner Scot with some big fun – the Taste of the Highlands, the Canmore Highland Games and the Canmore Ceilidh, beneath the scenic peaks of the Rockies on Labour Day weekend.
Taste of the Highlands, Sat Sept 3, 5 to 9 pm: Enjoy an evening of wines and whiskies, meads and ale with local and international beverages and brews from some of the world’s most celebrated producers. The Celtic lounge atmosphere features experts available to share their knowledge as you sip your way from booth to booth. Appetizers served up by some of Canmore’s finest restaurants.
Bring the whole family for the Highland Games
The Highland Games, Sun Sept 4, 8 am to 5pm: Bring the whole family for the Highland Games – visit the clans, see the heavy sports, shop the Celtic market, watch the sheepdogs at work, observe the intense competitions of highland dancing and piping and drumming, enliven your palate with a Scotch tasting, sample the foods available, quench your thirst while enjoying live Celtic music in the beer garden, and discover the British automobiles on show.
The Canmore Ceilidh, Sun Sept 4, 6 to 11 pm: Let loose and expose your inner Scot at the Canmore Ceilidh – while celebrating kitchen-party style. Headliners this year are The Mudmen. Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. The Mudmen are building a legion of fans from young to old with career highlights in national sporting events and at television appearances and festivals across the country. Irish and Highland Dancing and a guest pipe band round out the roster.
“The Highland Games has become a signature summer event in our small mountain town. Every year we entertain the attendees at the Games while showcasing the many facets of our culture in our community. The large number of visitors creates economic support and benefit for many local businesses,” says Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society president, Sandy Bunch. Always an affordable event, there are advance tickets and bundles to choose from.
Tickets and event information can be found at: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca