Antigonish Highland Society Local Events – August 13th to August 15th 2021

Outdoor Summer Concert – Saturday August 14th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

The Antigonish Highland Society will be hosting a Free Outdoor Summer Concert on Saturday, August 14th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at St. Andrew Junior School Pavillion (Outdoor Stage)
Please bring a portable chair as there will be no bleachers.
All COVID-19 Protocols will be followed along with contact tracing upon arrival.
Capacity limit is first 250 people.
 
There will be live music and entertainment, hosted by EMCEE Peter MacKenzie as well as performances by:
 
Clan Thompson Pipe Band will be piping as people arrive
Headliner Anna Ludlow
Dara Smith MacDonald
The Keppoch Singers from the Ships of 1801 Productions
Abigail MacDonald
Brian MacDonald
Marion Dewar
Junior Fraser
Mary Beth Carty
Highland Dancing & More!
 
 

 

Scottish Heavy Event Competition – Friday August 13th (Kids Event) & Saturday August 14th (Main Event)

The Antigonish Highland Games returns August 13 and 14, 2021!
Kids’ events to take place on Friday at 6pm on the main field with stone throw, weight toss and the world-famous CABER!
No Pre-Registration Required for the kids event, just show up and try it out!
 
Athletes from all over the maritimes will gather on Columbus Field on Saturday to compete in the historic Antigonish Heavy Events competition.
Throwing will start at 9AM and continue until around 5PM.
 
Come for an hour or all day. Set up camping chairs and have a picnic.
This event is FREE to anyone that would like to get out of the house and come enjoy the Athletics, Scottish culture and especially the colour-commentary and antics of the heavy events athletes.
 
 

 

Kitchen Piping Contest – Sunday August 15th 

At this event on August 15th, 2021 beginning at 3PM
Five superb pipers will play crowd-pleasing medleys of tunes, including local compositions, on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Each piper will take the stage in his or her turn to display their excellence and creativity and compete for the favour of the crowd and professional judges. Antigonish natives Heather MacIsaac, Andrea Boyd and Ian Juurlink will be joined in the contest by reigning champion Pipe Major James MacHattie of Summerside, PEI, and kitchen piping whiz Kenneth MacKenzie of Mabou Coal Mines, Cape Breton.