Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Port City Highland Games return benefiting local nonprofit

The Port City Highland Games will be held June 3 and benefit paws4vets, providing service animals for veterans and service members with disabilities. (Courtesy Port City Highland Games)

WILMINGTON — Anyone can be Scottish for a day during this year’s Port City Highland Games.

Held June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the games benefit paws4vets, an assistance dog placement program for veterans, service members, and dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric and emotional disabilities.

The Port City Highland Games, in collaboration with the Scottish Society of Wilmington, will take place at 3600 Randall Parkway, rain or shine. Last year’s event drew thousands of spectators to take in the activities, which include the Annual British Car Show, professional athletes, clan tents, vendors, food trucks, music, Highland dancing, herding dog demonstrations and more.

New to the games this year, Flying Machine Brewery will be the official beer sponsor and will be releasing a Scottish brew Friday, June 2 at 5 p.m.

Also an inaugural addition, the games will host The East Coast Women’s Championship, including women from all over the country who won qualifying events.

Check out the full schedule here.

Tickets to the games can be purchased prior to the event for $15 or with cash payment on the day of. Kids admission is half price and T-shirts will also be for sale. Parking is free but please leave coolers and dogs at home.


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