Alma Highland Festival & Games

Alma Highland Festival & Games Join us Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend for Scottish dance, music, food, entertainment, athletics, vendors, Scottish clans, and more!
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The festival is located on the Alma College campus in Alma, Michigan. Each year the festival brings thousands of visitors the very best of Scottish tradition. The festival combines great competition with Scottish hospitality. The festival is HOME TO the following REGIONAL COMPETITIONS: -GREAT LAKES SCOTTISH HEAVYWEIGHT ATHLETIC COMPETITION (Professional/Amateur) -GREAT LAKES HIGHLAND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP (Open/Closed) -U.S. OPEN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP SUPREME Watch dozens of world class pipers and drummers playing at once in a massed band performance. Find out about your heritage and hear about Scottish traditions at our many CLAN TENTS. Check out the ENTERTAINMENT TENT, featuring live professional entertainment and cold beer on tap. Or take a 5K or 10 K lap, 5K Walk or Kids Fun Run of Scotland USA in the Saturday morning SERIES OF RACES before the 10:30 am STREET PARADE rolls through town. There is much, much more. But don't just take our word for it. Stop by and see for yourself the SATURDAY & SUNDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!! Céad Míle Fáilte from Alma - Scotland USA!

11/03/2019

Thank you to all the dancers, families and teachers for helping make the 2019 Alma Indoor Highland Dance Competition a success! It was a long, busy day and we appreciate your participation and patience. We look forward to seeing you on Highland Festival weekend in May!

10/08/2019

Tonight we have our second meeting in preparation for the 2020 Alma Highland Festival and Games! We are dreaming up what will make the 53rd Games another success. What are you most looking forward to for the next Festival? Comment away!

Biggby-Alma
08/24/2019

Biggby-Alma

Biggby Alma is so saddened by the departure of one of our family members. For the 6 years that we have been in Alma, the Redman Family, Mary, Matt, Corbin, Addison and Abby have been a part of our daily lives. Seeing them grow up in the last years, their smiles, tears and laughter and so much more!

On Monday, August 26th (all day) we want to help our family members by donating 50% of our sales. Please come and support our family in need. In leu of tips, a donation jar will be present.

Want a chance to win some tickets for this year’s Renaissance Festival? Like & Share this post to win 6 TICKETS!!!Winner...
08/12/2019

Want a chance to win some tickets for this year’s Renaissance Festival? Like & Share this post to win 6 TICKETS!!!

Winners will be selected this Friday!!

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Dale Greer. He is survived by his wife, Barb. The Greers love the A...
07/08/2019
Obituary for Dale Greer at Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Dale Greer. He is survived by his wife, Barb. The Greers love the Alma Highland Festival and have supported it in many ways throughout the years. Even this May, they were spotted driving through the festival grounds on their golf cart. Dale will be deeply missed among our festival family. We extend our condolences to Barb and all their loved ones.

Dale Greer, age 79, of Alma passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center Gratiot. He was born September 20, 1939 in Detroit the son of Willard Dale and Rowena Farwell Greer. On July 1, 1961 he married Barbara Loomis in Auburn, New York and shortly after they

Alma Highland Festival & Games
05/28/2019

Alma Highland Festival & Games

It was a busy weekend in our Entertainment Tent! THANK YOU to all who volunteered and made the Entertainment Tent another HUGE success. A special shout out to International RV World Inc. of Mount Pleasant Legend Premium Trailers and Walmart Alma - N Alger Rd We couldn't do it without your support!

It was a busy weekend in our Entertainment Tent!  THANK YOU to all who volunteered and made the Entertainment Tent anoth...
05/28/2019

It was a busy weekend in our Entertainment Tent! THANK YOU to all who volunteered and made the Entertainment Tent another HUGE success. A special shout out to International RV World Inc. of Mount Pleasant Legend Premium Trailers and Walmart Alma - N Alger Rd We couldn't do it without your support!

05/26/2019

Ladies and Gentlemen, that concludes the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival and Games! Thank you for joining us in Scotland, USA! Save the date for our 53rd Festival over the weekend of May 22-24, 2020. Safe travels to all and we will see you next year!

Our amateur Athletes are showing off major skill and strength this afternoon.
05/26/2019

Our amateur Athletes are showing off major skill and strength this afternoon.

05/26/2019

Time change for our visitors: Closing Ceremonies for today will be happening at 4:30PM. Come experience one more massed band to help celebrate the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival and Games!

The Great Lakes Closed is underway-a qualifier for the United States Inter Regional Competition in Las Vegas this summer
05/26/2019

The Great Lakes Closed is underway-a qualifier for the United States Inter Regional Competition in Las Vegas this summer

05/26/2019
Alma Action Association

Alma Action Association

WE STILL HAVE MEAT PIES, BRIDIES, SHEPHERD PIES AND SCOTTISH DESSERTS. STOP BY THE BOOTH BEFORE WE SELL OUT. WE OPEN AT 11AM

05/26/2019

Primary dancers are always a crowd favorite!

Morning dancing has begun!
05/26/2019

Morning dancing has begun!

05/25/2019

A crowd favorite-the Sailor’s Hornpipe and our last dances for today! Be sure to check out the great highland dancing tomorrow also!

It doesn’t get any better than this. #almahighlandfestival #scotlandusa http://bit.ly/2W4HsV2
05/25/2019

It doesn’t get any better than this. #almahighlandfestival #scotlandusa http://bit.ly/2W4HsV2

05/25/2019

A small taste of Opening Ceremonies. #ahfandg19 #scotlandusa #massedbands #bagpipes #canyouhearthem?

It’s a beautiful day for the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival to be celebrated! On behalf of the Executive Board and a...
05/25/2019

It’s a beautiful day for the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival to be celebrated! On behalf of the Executive Board and all our volunteers: welcome to Scotland, USA! #ahfandg19 #scotlandusa #bagpipesfordays #weareallScottishtoday

05/25/2019

And they are off...! Beautiful start to this morning’s Series of Races! Look at those blue skies!

05/25/2019

Our parade happens, rain or shine! And from the looks of things in the sky right now...all should be good for a great parade to lead us all into the heart of Scotland, USA! See you at 10:30AM!

A big THANK YOU to the Alma Police Department and City of Alma workers who ensure our runners are kept safe and our para...
05/25/2019

A big THANK YOU to the Alma Police Department and City of Alma workers who ensure our runners are kept safe and our parade route is clear for all spectators and thank you for your cooperation and participation! Kids Fun Run starts at 8:30, 5K/10K start at 9:00 and the parade steps off at 10:30 down Superior Street. See you there! #scotlandusa

Be prepared there will be many detours throughout the city Saturday, May 25. In order to keep the runners, parade participants and spectators safe we will be offering the scenic route.

Our winning Duet and Group numbers from the Choreography competition tonight. Looking forward to seeing all the dancers ...
05/25/2019

Our winning Duet and Group numbers from the Choreography competition tonight. Looking forward to seeing all the dancers bright and early tomorrow for the Great Lakes Open and Premiership competitions!

Jedi Mind Trip is here...! What a way to kick off the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival! #jedimindtrip
05/25/2019

Jedi Mind Trip is here...! What a way to kick off the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival! #jedimindtrip

05/24/2019

Doors are now open for the Entertainment Tent! Come down and help get the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival started with Jedi Mind Trip! We will be here until 1AM. Cover is $10. #jedimindtrip #scotlandusa #ahfandg2019 #iamwiththeband

Get familiar with all the festival has to offer before you come on over!
05/24/2019

Get familiar with all the festival has to offer before you come on over!

05/24/2019

Let's race...!

Run sign up is happening NOW until 7:00PM tonight in VanDusen on the campus of Alma College. Still want to run tomorrow? Registration is still available in the morning from 6:30A-8:00A! Our Series of Races will step off at 8:30A with the Kids' Fun Runs and then go from there!

Good luck to all the participants!

Don’t let the clouds keep you away! Jedi Mind Trip plays tonight with doors opening at 7:00P under the tent! $10 cover -...
05/24/2019

Don’t let the clouds keep you away! Jedi Mind Trip plays tonight with doors opening at 7:00P under the tent! $10 cover - see you tonight!

05/23/2019

New to the Entertainment Tent lineup is The Nashville Celts! We are excited to welcome them to our stage on Saturday, May 25 at 4:30PM! #ahfandg2019 #scotlandusa #festivaliscoming

Our 2019 Court has been visiting Luce Road Elementary, St. Mary School, and Hillcrest Elementary today teaching students...
05/23/2019

Our 2019 Court has been visiting Luce Road Elementary, St. Mary School, and Hillcrest Elementary today teaching students about Alma Highland Festival and inviting them to be a part of the festivities this weekend!

05/23/2019

The bagpipes are coming, the bagpipes are coming...! #tomorrow #ahfandg2019 #scotlandusa #52ndannual #communityevent #kiltsfordays

05/22/2019

CrossBow will be joining us on Saturday evening in the Entertainment Tent! Set to take the stage at 8:30PM, come enjoy Celtic entertainment and good times! Cover is $5.

It’s a t-shirt folding party. Come get all your festival swag at our merchandise tent! #almahighlandfestival #swag http:...
05/22/2019

It’s a t-shirt folding party. Come get all your festival swag at our merchandise tent! #almahighlandfestival #swag http://bit.ly/2YIMJhX

05/22/2019

2019 Great Lakes Championship Series Schedule of Events

Friday - Choreography
5:30 pm - Registration
6:00 pm - Competition begins

Saturday - Great Lakes Open
8:30 am - Registration
9:00 am - Competition begins
Fling, Sword, Trews, Reel

Saturday - Great Lakes Premiership
12:00 pm - Registration
12:30 pm - Competition
Barracks, Lilt, Blue Bonnets, Hornpipe

Sunday - Pre-Premier Competition
8:30 am - Registration
9:00 am - Competition begins
Lilt, PDB, PDB & HC, Fling, Sword, Trews

Sunday- Great Lakes Closed
12:00 pm - Registration
12:30 pm - Competition begins
Fling, Sword, Trews, Reel

05/22/2019

Everyone loves a parade! Come join us Saturday, May 25 along Superior Street to kick-off the 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival and Games! Parade steps off at 10:30AM! #ahfandg2019 #scotlandusa #parade #bringyourcandybags #herewego

05/21/2019

Back by popular demand...Chelsea House Orchestra! Come to the Entertainment Tent on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday May 26 to experience a crowd--and Festival--favorite! They will be on at 3:00PM and 7:00PM Saturday with an encore performance on Sunday at 1:00PM.

Wristband gets you in the Tent until 5:00PM Saturday; after 5:00PM, cover is $5. Wristband needed for entrance on Sunday.

05/21/2019

We are just THREE DAYS away and the community is in the midst of prepping to receive all those who will be celebrating our 52nd annual Alma Highland Festival! Thank you to City of Alma Michigan - Make It Yours!, Alma College and the countless of volunteers that make this Festival happen! We are grateful for our partnerships!

05/20/2019

We are excited to have Jedi Mind Trip in the Entertainment Tent on Friday, May 24! Doors open at 7:00PM! $10 cover charge. #iamwiththeband #ahfandg2019 #jedimindtrip #scotlandusa

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Campus Of Alma College - 614 West Superior St
Alma, MI
48801

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Always over Memorial Day weekend each year. Come celebrate all things Scottish with us! For tickets: http://bit.ly/2017AHFGtickets

Opening Hours

Friday 19:00 - 23:30
Saturday 07:00 - 00:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(989) 463-8979

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