An annual event that is a must-see if you like anything Scottish. There are traditional sports competitions, music, and dancing, as well as Scottish artisans.
Their website emphasizes the family, as well:
The Scottish Festival is always a real family event, and the kiddies have not been forgotten. The kiddies’ corner features inflated bounce rides, pony rides and other activities designed especially for them. The Girl Guides offer a changing and nursing facility for babies and their mothers. All these activities for the children are free.
When: Sunday, August 2, 2009
8:30 am Competitions start, Highland Dancing, Solo piping & Drumming
Concessions set up
9:00 am Concessions open
Shuttle bus service from Hurley’s Irish Pub on Crescent Street starts (stops at 8:00PM)
10:00 am Athletic competitions start on the main field
11:00 am Beer Tent opens
VIP (Patrons’ tent) opens Food and drink available for invited guests only.
Scottish fiddle demonstrations start.
12:30 pm Opening ceremonies start
Official party goes to stage for ceremonies and speeches
1:30 pm Afternoon competitions start; athletics, pipe bands, highland dancing.
Entertainment in the beer tent starts.
5:30 pm (approx.) Bands assemble for closing ceremonies. VIP tent closes.
7:30 pm Close beer ticket sales booth.
8:00 pm Shuttle bus service to Hurley’s stops.
8:30pm Beer tent closes
Where: George Springate Sports Centre, directly behind the Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School on Pierrefonds Blvd., one street east of boul St. Jean
The Festival also supplies free round trip transportation to the site from HURLEY’S IRISH PUB, 1225 CRESCENT STREET, MONTREAL starting at 9:00am. The last bus leaves the Games site at 8:00PM, returning to the Crescent Street terminus. The former pick-up and drop-off spot outside the Lionel Groulx Metro will NOT be available.
Cost: 15.00 for adults, FREE for children under 12 yrs old.