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Margaree Highland Games

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Located In Margaree Valley
Where To Find Us
1181 East Margaree Rd
Margaree, NS B0E 1Y0
Areas Served Inverness County
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Phone 902 224 7547
Contact Audrey LeBlanc
Description & Services

The Margaree Highland Games are one of Cape Breton's most exciting new events! Hosted in the beautiful Margaree River Valley - a meeting place of Scottish, Irish and Acadian cultures - the games blend traditional heavy events with bag piping, highland dancing, running races, children's games, and much more. We’re proud to host a family-friendly event that incorporates not only traditional Highland Games activities, but also several community-oriented activities, such as an Acadian Fricot Supper and a traditional Cape Breton square dance.

Eligibility All ages. Family friendly.
Dates 3 day festival in August
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible - Accessible grounds, with accessible parking, accessible washroom facilities, and accessibility-tasked volunteers.
Special Information
Established August 2012
Tags All abilities welcome ; Athletics ; Cape Breton Connect ; Community Organizations ; Cultural ; Dance ; Family-friendly ; Festivals/Events ; Music ; Outdoor Play ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Running ; Social Gatherings ; Special Interest ; Summer Programs ; Tourism ; Visual Arts ; Volunteer Opportunity ; Youth