You don’t have to cross the ocean to party like the Scots! All you have to do is visit the upcoming 5th Annual Southeast Alabama Highland Games. They’ll arrive in town on March 21! Will you join the dozens of Scottish clans as they enjoy games, merriment, and good company?
What is the 5th Annual Southeast Alabama Highland Games?
Ever wonder how Scottish people enjoy St. Paddy’s Day? You can find out soon, thanks to the help of the Twisted Kilt Society! The 5th Annual Southeast Alabama Highland Games draws from a rich Scottish tradition, where members from different clans congregate to compete—and have fun too! Visitors can show off their athletic prowess or kick back and watch the festivities. So go ahead—bring the whole family!
What can I do at the Games?
Folks of all ages are welcome at the 5th Annual Southeast Alabama Highland Games. Even dogs are allowed to attend! That means that there will be activities for everyone, so no visitor is left out. Some of the fun features include:
- Kids’ competitions;
- Food and drink vendors;
- A parade;
- Sheaf tosses;
- Scottish hammer throws;
- Caber tosses;
- Stone throws;
- Lightweight and heavyweight tosses; and
- Weight for height tosses.
In a little over a week, you could be tossing stones or tossing back tasty non-alcoholic beverages! First, though, here’s all you need to know before you go.
The event will take place at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, which are located at 5622 US-231. It begins at 9 a.m. on March 21, with welcoming ceremonies and a parade at 12 p.m. and awards given out around 4:30 p.m. And if you want to compete, remember: you must apply on their website first!
Finally, don’t forget to buy your tickets! They run $10 per person, though children aged 10 and under will get in for free.
When it comes to good times, there’s always something going on around Dothan. The 5th Annual Southeast Alabama Highland Games are just one of the more recent examples! No matter how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, we wish you all the fun in the world.
Good times are something that we know well! At Summerwood Townhomes, we strive to ensure that our residents love where they live. If you want luck on your side this year, check out our terrific townhomes online. You can even apply, right from your computer! As for staying up-to-date on all the excitement our city has to offer, visit our blog too.