Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

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Coming Tomorrow! Our 2nd Annual Bagpipe March in Downtown Dunedin!

Concert with Searson of Canada, and a Recital by the Pipers who will be at the Dunedin Festival of Piping during the day on Friday, March 27th at the Dunedin Community Center.  A Ceilidh in Pioneer Park from 5 pm till 10 pm Friday night as a “warm up” to the Highland Games!  All Free!  You can pick up a tshirt and a ticket for the next day’s Highland Games…  Pizza by Lat 28 and Beer and Steve’s Holy Cow Kettle Corn, Cotton Candy and snacks… and balloon artist for the kids!

Beginning at 5PM in Pioneer Park, music by Searson Band of Canada.  PIPE BAND PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN DUNEDIN!  At 6:30 the Pipe Band Parade will “step off” from the Sheriff’s Office parking lot on Louden Avenue, march down to Main Street, turn west and follow Main Street throughout Dunedin to Broadway, turning left (south) at the Chamber of Commerce and on to Scotland Street.  Listen to the bagpipes and be amazed by the colorful tartans and enjoy it all!  We are asking Clans, Highland Athletes and Highland Dancers to join us in this exciting march.  Afterwards, the Dunedin Tide Festival of Piping will be putting on a recital for us at Pioneer Park, and Searson will come back on stage for the remainder of the evening (till 10 PM).  Beer, soft drinks, and Holy Cow’s Kettle Corn & Nuts and Pizza from Dunedin’s Lat 28 will be available for purchase.  Pick up a T Shirt and a ticket for the next day’s Highland Games.  Bring the kids!  We will have a balloon artist!  It’s all free!

Here’s a link below to the PARADE ROUTE

2015 Dunedin Highland Games Pipe Band March

2 Days AWAY!   The 49th Annual Dunedin Highland Games are almost here!  Athletes!  Clans!  Kids!  Dancers!  Pipers!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 28:  8 AM to 7 PM – The 49th Annual Dunedin Highland Games will be once again bring you the best of top-notch competitors in Piping, Drumming, Dancing, and Athletics.  Come and be amazed by the strength of the athletes, and the talents of the young dancers.  Of course what would Highland Games be without bagpipe competitions, and we are bringing bands from up the entire eastern United States.  Bring the children – 12 and Under are free – and we will have entertainment for them too.  They can “toss” a mini-caber or a “Haggis”!  We’ve got Off Kilter, if you’ve never heard rock music combined with bagpipes you are in for a treat!  We also have Searson back (from Thursday and Friday nights), and other local favorites mentioned above.  Several Celtic vendors will be there for you to select a special piece of jewelry, tartan scarf, kilt, among many handmade items.  Wander the Clan Village and research your family Celtic heritage.  Clan Village Stage will also have music acts throughout the day including the Scottish Country Dancers of Dunedin.  And don’t forget, a large variety of beers and wine in the Pipe Drone Pub!  Come hungry and select your lunch, dinner and snacks from many food vendors.  Spend the entire day with us and your entire family.  Dunedin Highland Games, DUN-OUR-WAY!

Click for a map of the field and for parking information.  DHG PROGRAM PLAN-2   Parking is very closely at Dunedin High School for $5, and complimentary Jolley Trolley shuttle service to the event.

Tickets!  Tickets!  Get your Tickets!  $16 in Advance, $18 at the Gate.  Children 12 & Under are Free!

HIGHLAND GAMES TICKETS:  EventBrite.com  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dunedin-highland-games-festival-tickets-15448756647?aff=es2

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Tickets are also for sale at Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, Lothian Kilt Rentals and The Celtic Shop of Dunedin, and will be on sale Friday night in Pioneer Park.

VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS:  http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0BC6C8DFF9C9FB67&cs=09B1BAD98FC58B137B06640E5BB49BC9

We’ve still got availability for volunteers!  Devote a few hours and you can get entrance to the Games, a TShirt and a drink!  Thank you for helping us help the Community support the Scottish music programs.  Click the link above to see how you can help while having a great time.  “Sign Up Geniu

 

 

BEER, WINE, CIDER AT THE GAMESTRY OUR NEW EDGEWATER GAELIC ALE

Our beers will be brought to you by Great Bay Distributors Inc. & Big Storm Brewing Company.  They will be supplying Stella Artois, Wavemaker Amber Ale, Arcus India Pale Ale, Bud Light, Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider, and are brewing a very special beer exclusive to our Festival, the Edgewater Gaelic Ale!   Our wines will be brought to you by Stirling Tropical Wines.  We sincerely thank them for participating!

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GREAT ENTERTAINMENT:  In the Pipe Drone Pub and on the Clan Village Stage:

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After many years at Epcot Center in the Canadian pavilion, we are so excited to announce that OFF KILTER will be performing live at the Dunedin Highland Games.  

 

 

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We are bringing you Searson from Canada!  They perform at the Tartan Reception, Pioneer Park downtown the evening of the Parade, and also at our Highland Games!  Don’t miss each performance.  They are such a crowd pleaser!!!!!

Also coming back are our favorites:  The (Wynd)Breakers – – My Three Kilts – – Mighty Fine Peppers – –  MacPhearson’s Rant!

SUNDAY, MARCH 29:  KIRKIN OF THE TARTANS:  Church of the Good Shepherd in Dunedin.  A fabulous way to end Highland Games Week!  Hope to see you there!