Community, Festival, Summer Guide

Spokane Highland Games

When: Sat., Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2014

Though the various clan tents let you discover if you’re of true Scottish ancestry, you don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the annual Spokane Highland Games. Bagpipe performances and heavy athletics — including hammer throws, stone throwing and the caber toss — along with highland dancing are just some traditional features of this local cultural celebration. Sheepdog herding and blacksmith demonstrations, along with tug-of-war competitions and medieval re-enactments, also take place throughout the day. Even some “hielan’ coos” (Highland cattle) are in attendance. No Scottish get-together would be complete without food and drink. Sample some haggis, a savory pudding of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, and wash it down with some beer.

Franny Wright

Price: $10/adults, $8/seniors, youth, $5/ages 6-10