Scots of Victoria

Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival -2024

Press Release Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival: A Celebration of Scottish and Celtic Heritage 24 March 2024, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at Eastfield Park, Croydon. The Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival invites you to join them for a day of fun, music, and culture on Sunday, 24 March 2024, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm at Eastfield Park, Croydon. The festival is a gathering in the tradition of the Highland games held in Scotland, around Australia and other countries to celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage. The festival will feature pipe bands, dancing, heavy events, clans, stalls, children’s actives and more. The highlight of the festival will be the Victorian Pipe Band Championship, where the best pipe bands in the state will compete for the coveted title. You will also enjoy the spectacular massed bands display, where bands of pipers and drummers will perform together in perfect harmony. The festival will also showcase the talents and skills of: 1. The Highland dancers, who will perform traditional dances such as the sword dance, the Highland fling, and the SeannTriubhas. 2. Heavy Games: See the strength and agility of the athletes, who will participate in the heavy events such as the caber toss, the hammer throw, and the stone put. 3. Scottish & Celtic Clans: This is your chance to learn more about your Scottish and Celtic ancestry, as you visit the clan tents and discover your family history. 4. You will also find a variety of stalls selling Scottish and Celtic merchandise, such as kilts, tartans, jewellery, books, and more. The festival is a truly family event, with activities and entertainment for all ages. You can join the children’s games, watch demonstrations, listen to the Celtic music, and sample the delicious food and drinks. The festival is organised by the Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival Inc., a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote and preserve Scottish and Celtic culture in Melbourne. The festival is supported by the City of Maroondah, and the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation. Tickets are available online at the festival website or at the gate on the day. Adults (16 and over) $25 / Concession $20 / Children under 16 – FREE . Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of Scottish and Celtic culture at the Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival. Ceud Mìle Fàilte – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes! For more information, please contact: Name: Alistair McInnes Secretary of the Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival Inc. Phone: 0418 370 051 Email: mcinnes210 {at} ozemail.com(.)au Website: https://melbournehighlandgames.org.au/ https://melbournehighlandgames.org.au/