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.

*Sponsors committed at press time - for a complete list of sponsors please see the official Alma Highland Festival Program.

Friday Evening, May 27

04:00 - 07:00 PM

Road Run Registration

Tyler - VanDusen Commons

  05:30 PM

Alma Jazz Bands Perform

Heritage Center Front Lawn

  06:30 - 11:00 PM

Cèilidh - feat. Colin Grant-Adams w/ performances by Alma College Pipe Band and Great Lakes Pipe Band

Sponsored by Garr Tool* | $5 Admission

  07:00 PM

Entertainment Tent Opens

Heritage Center Parking Lot | $10 Admission

Saturday, May 28

  06:30 - 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 & Choreographed Broadsword (2 pm)

  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 Begins

  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

  11:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Entertainment Tent

Heritage Center Parking Lot

  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 continues

01:30 PM

Fresh Pict

Entertainment Tent

  01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Pickleball Exhibition

  02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

  03:00 PM

  04:30 PM

Children's Games

Heritage Center Side Lawn

Chelsea House Orchestra

Entertainment Tent

Steel City Rovers

Entertainment Tent

  05:00 PM

Massed Bands

Alma College Football Stadium

  07:00 PM

Country Dancing

Heritage Center Lobby

  06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Entertainment Tent

Feat. Blarney Castle & The American Rogues | $5 Admission

Sponsored by Dr. Thomas and Alice Haverbush, and Walmart*

Sunday, May 29

  8:00 AM

Solo Piping & Drumming Competition

  09:00 AM

  09:00 AM

Amateur Athletic Events

Blessing of the Tartans

Clan Area

  09:00 AM

Highland Dance

Pre-Premier

  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Reenactment Camp

Noon | 1:30 PM | 3 PM

Border Collie Exhibition

Highland Cattle

Approx. Times

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Arts & Crafts Fair

  10:00 AM

Kirking of the Tartan Service

First Presbyterian Church, 495 Charles Ave.

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Clan Tent Workshops & Presentation

Clan Welcome Center

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

The Celtic Caterer

Colin Grant-Adams

Front of Wilcox

  01:00 PM

Band Competition Begins

U.S. Open Pipe Band Competition

01:00 PM

Highland Dance Competition

Great Lakes Closed Competition

  Noon - 06:00 PM

Entertainment Tent

Feat. Chelsea House Orchestra, Steel City Rovers, American Rogues | $5 Admission

  05:00 PM

CLOSING CEREMONY

Alma College Football Stadium

Includes: Award Presentation & Massed Band Performance