Since 1967, You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the Phoenix Scottish Games featuring full highland pageantry with Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, Athletics, Celtic bands and Gathering of the Clans. It’s to be held again this year at historic Steele Indian School Park all day Saturday and Sunday. As you move from area to area within the festival, you’ll be treated to a variety of live entertainment, interactive displays and athletic events. The event hosts Highland Dance championship and the Desert Southwest Pipe Band Championship featuring the 60th anniversary of the Phoenix Pipe Band. In addition to dancers and pipe bands, you won’t want to miss performances of traditional folk and bluegrass music with roots in the lowlands and highlands, plus The Wicked Tinkers, Cleghorn and Scot Jeffers in one of the many beer gardens located throughout the festival. Watch in awe as competitors in athletic events make it look easy to throw a log bigger than a telephone pole or toss a hammer farther than you can throw a ball! Events include the Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Hammer Throw and “Putting the Stone” with male and female competitors of all ages from across North America! If the kids want to try their hand at some of these fun events, there will be a “Wee Ones” children’s area featuring a mini-Highland Games with their very own Caber Toss, Hammer Throw with Highland costumes to try on.