Scottish Highland Games bring music, food & competition

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX  -- You don't have to be Scottish to enjoy this weekend's 50th Annual Scottish Highland Games at Steele Indian School Park.

The Caledonian Society of Arizona has been hosting the games for years to celebrate Scotland' history and traditions.

The event offers food, bagpipes, entertainment and of course, competitions. You can visit the Genealogy tent and trace your own family roots, or enjoy he entertainers who will be playing throughout the day with their traditional and modern Scottish tunes.

"People can expect a wonderful family environment out here," says one participant, who goes by the name Sassy Lassy. "Music, athletes, the British car show, great food, beverages, so much for the whole family."

"You're going to be able to see so many different things," says Angus Richardson of the Highland Games. "You'll be able to step back in time with the re-enactments, the dancers, and a lot of great music. It's just a beautiful setting here."

You can also enjoy competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British car exhibitions and representatives of over 50 Clans.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Steele Indian School Park is located at 300 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

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