Festival, Sports & Outdoors, Summer Guide

Spokane Scottish Highland Games

When: Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 2017

Buff dudes in kilts tossing heavy objects, highland dancing and — of course — bagpipes are back for the annual event celebrating Scottish culture and community. The 2017 Highland Games’ festivities kick off with an old fashioned tug-of-war, followed by pipe band exhibitions, heavy athletics and highland dancing. You don’t need to be Scottish to appreciate the “hielan’ coos’” cow herding and blacksmith exhibitions, but if you do happen to have ancestral ties to the isle, you can perhaps reunite with your own Scottish family clan at their festival booth. For auto enthusiasts, the fest includes a British car exhibit showcasing Austin Minis, Jaguars, Austin-Healeys, and other models from the 1950s through the ’70s. Kids of all ages can also take their turn at the pint-sized caber toss and the “shoot the English knight” game.

Sat, Aug. 5 from 8 am-5:30 pm • $10/adults; $8/seniors and youth; $5/children • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana • spokanehighlandgames.net

Brad Brown

Price: $5-$10