This Friday night Wisconsin’s largest Highland Games will be kicking off the Labor Day weekend at the Waukesha Expo Center for a celebration of all things Scottish, Irish and Celtic.
There truly is something for everyone at the Wisconsin Highland Games, and as they always like to say, “You don’t have to be Scottish!”
Come hear the mighty roar of the bagpipes! See the kilted athletes perform their feats of strength! Watch the spinning, leaping Highland dancers, shoot the longbow, toss the battle axe, and grab a pint or a wee dram at St. Andrew’s Pub to the sound of the music of the British Isles.
Wisconsin Highland Games tickets are $10 at the gate, or $7 in advance. Kids 12 and under get in free! Get your tickets online at their website.
- 5-10 pm • Opening Ceremonies + Live Music & Party
Please note that Friday night is the Opening Ceremonies and Ceilidh (party) ONLY.
- Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
- Sunday 9 am – 9 pm
Events and competitions run Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5, with the Pub Tent remaining open with live music. Events include live traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Scottish, Irish & American foods, Highland Dancing competitions, arts, crafts, history, and lore.
Some of the events include:
Piping & Drumming
Battle Axe & Knife Throw
Single Stick Fencing
St. Andrew’s Pub Tent
Scottish, Irish & American Food
Come celebrate the culture, food, and excitement of The Wisconsin Highland Games. An entire weekend of Celtic competitions and games will be held at the Waukesha Expo Center this Labor Day weekend.
Promoted most recently at Irish Fest in Milwaukee, many young and older adults that live in the Waukesha area are looking forward to The Wisconsin Highland Games.
The event kicks off with opening ceremonies Friday, September 2nd at 5:00 p.m.
Friday September 2nd: Ceremonies will continue throughout the night until 10:00 p.m.
Saturday September 3rd: Open 9 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. (Pub tent closes at 10 p.m.)
Sunday September 4th: Open 10 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (Pub tent closes at 8:00 p.m.)
Tickets are $10 at the gate, however you may save $3 on advanced tickets which are now available. You may order tickets by mail, online, or in person. Children twelve and under are free.
Events include live traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Scottish, Irish & American foods, Highland Dancing competitions, arts, crafts, history, and lore.