NOTICE: The 2020 Alma Highland Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is so much to do. But don’t just take our word for it, stop by and see for yourself! You don’t have to be a true Scot to enjoy all the fun that’s part of the annual Alma Highland Festival.
Alma’s claim to fame includes the annual Highland Festival, which brings members of Scottish clans and interested onlookers together for a weekend of Highland dancing, bagpipes, kilts, and camaraderie. The festival is located on the Alma College campus in Alma, Michigan. Each year the festival brings thousands of visitors to the area and let’s them experience the very best of Scottish tradition. The festival combines great competition with Scottish hospitality.
Nearly 1,000 pipers and drummers…
Watch nearly 1,000 pipers and drummers playing at once in a massed band performance. Find out about your heritage and hear about Scottish traditions at the many clan tents. Check out the entertainment tent, featuring live professional entertainment and cold beer on tap. Or take a 5K lap of Scotland USA in the Saturday morning series of races before the street parade rolls through town.
World-Class Athletes, Musicians and Dancers…
Even with all the special attractions, the festival’s main focus remains the world-class athletes, musicians and dancers who will compete at various venues throughout the weekend. Events include the U.S. Open Piping Band Championship, Solo Piping and Drumming, Great Lakes Open and Closed Regional Highland Dance Competition, Highland Choreography Dance, Great Lakes Scottish Heavyweight Athletics and Great Lakes Amateur Athletics.