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Kootenai Highland Gathering & Celtic Games

July 17 - July 18

The Kootenai Highland Gathering is a competitive, sanctioned event by the Scottish American Athletes Association (SAAA). The competitions are open to lads and lassies of all ages and experience levels, and take place the third weekend in July each year in the Riverbend Restaurant Field next to the beautiful Kootenai River. Experience a weekend filled with games, music, pipers, dancers, food, and bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment by Boulder Creek Band.
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Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 17

6 PM | Meet n Greet & Primitive Games begin

  • Games Include: Axe throwing, spear toss, bow and arrow, stone throw, & Haggis Hurl
  • $5 | open to all ages 10+

All Day: Enjoy tug-o-war competitions, Haggis Hop, & a “Sexy Legs, Hairy Legs, & Chicken Legs” Competition.

Saturday, July 18
8 AM – 9 AM | SAAA Athletes Registration
9 AM | SAAA Games begin & Vendors open!
12 PM | Grand Entry of Clans & Veteran Tribute
5 PM | Awards Ceremony
All Day: Enjoy games, pipes and drums, Clan booths, dancers, vendors, & food.


July 17
July 18
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Riverbend Restaurant