The Alma 2022 Highland Festival and Games parade features a variety of local organizations and businesses.
This annual festival takes place May 27-29 and features a variety of competitions, events and activities for community members. Typically, the festival has been hosted by Alma College, but this year, in part due to projects taking place on the college campus, Alma High School will host the event.
The Highland Festival parade began around 10:30 am and featured a variety of organizations, businesses and people from the Alma area and beyond. Parade participants handed out candy and flyers, among other items, to onlookers for the event.
The festival events for Sunday, May 29 are as follows:
- Solo bagpipe and drum competition at 8 a.m.
- Amateur track and field events at 9:00 a.m.
- The Pre-Premier Competition, Highland Dance at 9 a.m.
- Re-enactment camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Kirking of the Tartan Service at First Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m.
- Glass Blower & Colin Grant Adams at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Clan activities at 11 a.m. and children’s athletics at 1 p.m. Check the Clan Welcome Center for more details.
- The Animation Tent will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Highland Dance Competition at 1 p.m. This is a closed Great Lakes competition.
- The Chelsea House Orchestra will perform at 1 p.m. at the Entertainment Tent.
- The US Open Pipe Band competition starts at 1 p.m.
- Brother Crowe will be at the entertainment tent at 2:30 p.m.
- CrossBow will be at the entertainment tent at 4 p.m.
- The closing ceremony of the festival will take place in the football stadium around 5:00 p.m. It will include award ceremonies and a band concert.
Tickets are $15 per day, with veterans, first responders and seniors paying $12 while children 11 and under can enter for free. Parking will be available at High School, Donald L. Pavlik Middle School and Pine Avenue Elementary School for $10.
For more information, visit almahighlandfestival.com or the Alma Highland Festival & Games Facebook page.