Cobourg Highland Games

June 21, 2014
Victoria Park, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

 Join us again at Victoria Park in Cobourg for our 51st Cobourg Highland Games. Our Ceilidh on Friday night will have the Ballagh Bunch playing on the stage and our refreshment tent will be open from 7pm to 10pm in Victoria Park. Saturday will provide a full days entertainment with the Solo Piping and Drumming, and Amateur Heavy Event competitions starting at 8am and the Highland Dancing competitions starting at 9am.

The Welcoming Ceremonies will begin at approximately 12pm with the Massed bands and Highland Fling. All Afternoon the Pipe Band competitions will proceed with Grades 1 to 5 and the remaining Highland Dancing and Professional Heavy Event competitions will continue. If the weather is warm, the kids will enjoy the water park, so bring your towels.

After the Final Massed Bands the Refreshment tent will stay open to hear the winning Pipe band play, and then The Mudmen will take over the stage until 10pm.

Admission this year will be $10.00, Children 12 and under Free.

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