Athena's Caledonian Games are July 14-15


ATHENA - The Caledonian Games, an annual Scottish heritage festival, will be July 14-15 in City Park and the high school track adjoining the park.

The ceilidh dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday kicks off the festivities with food and live music and a sheepdog demonstration on the field.

Saturday the 9 a.m. parade will travel on Current Street to Second Street then Darwin Street. Weston-McEwen Pipe Band, Shadle Park Pipe Band from Spokane and the Boise Highlanders are scheduled to appear. Spectators will be able to follow and march with the pipe bands into City Park for the welcoming ceremony.

Saturday events will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K run, a kids one-mile run and the Caledonian one-mile walk.

At 10 a.m. the Highland dancing competition and piping competitions will begin. Scottish athletic events will start at noon. Storytelling, clan tents, entertainment, vendors and food will be throughout the day. Sheepdog trials will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tattoo, a concert of bag pipe bands will be on the field is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday features the community outdoor church service. There will be old cars on display and a quilt show with Scottish-themed quilts. Entertainment at the park on Sunday afternoon will include the Weston McEwen Pipes and Drum; Anna Burgess, Celtic fiddle; Blue Mountain Wildlife demonstration with live birds; and The Front Porch Band of Athena.

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