Highland Games coming to Kamloops in July

A bonnie wee day it promises to be on Saturday, July 8, at McGowan Park

Kamloops This Week

Dust off the kilt and fire up the bagpipes — the Kamloops Highland Games are approaching.

A bonnie wee day it promises to be on Saturday, July 8, at McGowan Park (2025 Summit Dr.), with gates scheduled to open at 7 a.m.

Individual piping, drumming and highland dancing contests get underway at 8:30 a.m., with the heavy events parade slated for 9:30 a.m. and the competition is set to begin at 10:30 a.m.

The six-time world champion Simon Fraser Pipe Band will perform following the opening ceremony, which starts at 12:30 p.m.

The pipe band competition will hit its first note at 2 p.m.

There will be a beer garden, Scotch whisky tasting booths, food vendors, children’s heavy events, a bouncy castle and access to the water park.

The Society for Creative Anachronisms — dedicated to researching and recreating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe — will be giving demonstrations throughout the day.

Admission is $10 for adults (ages 16 to 64) and $5 for seniors and children ages six to 15.

Children five and under get in free.