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Alma Highland Festival and Games
May 25 - May 26
This festival is held each year over Memorial Day weekend at the Alma College campus in Alma, Michigan. The festival brings together people of Scottish ancestry and interested onlookers for a weekend of Highland dancing, bagpipes, athletic activities, and more.
There is a massed band performance with nearly 1,000 pipers and drummers, and unique competitive events: the U.S. Open Piping Band Championship, Solo Piping and Drumming, Great Lakes Open and Closed Regional Highland Dance Competition, Highland Choreography Dance, Great Lakes Scottish Heavyweight Athletics, and Great Lakes Amateur Athletics.