Schedule of Events

Below you will find a schedule organized by day for the various events the Alma Highland Festival has to offer. Unless indicated otherwise, all events take place on the campus of Alma College. This schedule is subject to change & times are approximate.

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Friday Evening, May 25

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Road Run Registration

Tyler - VanDusen Commons

  05:30 PM

Alma Jazz Bands Perform

Heritage Center Front Lawn

   6:00 PM

Choreography Dance Competition

Hogan Center

  07:00 PM

Entertainment Tent Opens

featuring Jedi Mind Trip

Heritage Center Parking Lot | $10 Admission

Saturday, May 26

  06:30 AM - 08:00 AM

Road Run Registration

Tyler - VanDusen Commons

  08:30 AM

Kid's Fun Run Begins

  8:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Highland Dance Competition

Great Lakes Championship & Premiership

Hogan Center

  08:00 AM

Solo Piping & Drumming Competition

  09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Fair

  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Reenactment Camp

Border Collie Exhibition

Highland Cattle

09:00 AM

Professional Athletic Events

Great Lakes Scottish Heavyweight Competition

Athletic Field

  09:00 AM

10K Run, 5K Road Race & Walk Begins

  10:30 AM

Downtown Street Parade

  11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Clan Activities

Visit Clan Welcome Center for Details

11 AM | 1 PM | 4 PM

The Celtic Caterer

Front of Wilcox

Colin Grant-Adams

Front of Wilcox

  11:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Entertainment Tent

Heritage Center Parking Lot - Wristband needed for admission until 6PM, $5 cover after 6PM.

  12:15 PM

OPENING CEREMONY

Alma College Football Stadium

Feat. Official Welcome, Parade of Tartans & Massed Band Performance

  12:30 PM

Band Competition Begins

01:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Professional Athletic Events

Great Lakes Scottish Heavyweight Competition

Athletic Field

01:30 PM

Chelsea House Orchestra

Entertainment Tent

  02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Children's Games

Heritage Center Side Lawn | FREE

  03:00 PM

Steel City Rovers

Entertainment Tent

  04:30 PM

Chelsea House Orchestra

Entertainment Tent

  05:00 PM

Massed Bands

Alma College Football Stadium

Starts approximately at 5:00PM

   06:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Entertainment Tent

Open Piping | 6PM

The Founding | 7PM

Mudmen | 8:30PM

$5 cover charge

  06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Scottish Country Dancing

Heritage Center Lobby

Sunday, May 27

  8:00 AM

Solo Piping & Drumming Competition

  09:00 AM

Amateur Athletic Events

  09:00 AM

Highland Dance

Pre-Premier

  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Reenactment Camp

  10:30 AM

Kirking of the Tartan Service

First Presbyterian Church, 495 Charles Ave.

11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Clan Tent Workshops & Presentations

Clan Welcome Center

Kids Athletics - 1PM

11 AM | 1 PM
3 PM | 4:30 PM

The Celtic Caterer

Colin Grant-Adams

Front of Wilcox

Noon | 1:30 PM | 3 PM

Border Collie Exhibition

Highland Cattle

Approx. Times

  Noon - 06:00 PM

Entertainment Tent

featuring Chelsea House Orchestra, Steel City Rovers, and Mudmen - Wristband needed for admission

  01:00 PM

Band Competition Begins

U.S. Open Pipe Band Competition

01:00 PM

Highland Dance Competition

Great Lakes Closed Competition

  05:00 PM

CLOSING CEREMONY

Alma College Football Stadium

Includes: Award Presentation & Massed Band Performance

Starts approximately at 5:00PM