Summerside Highland Gathering

Summerside, Prince Edward Island, ( PEI )

Festivals celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, commonly referred to as Highland games are held all over the world and generally feature step-dancing, Highland dancing competitions, bagpiping, drumming and Scottish athletic events.

Held at the end of June, the Summerside Highland Gathering attracts locals and visitors from all over the world to take part in the competitions, wander through the clan tents, visit Celtic gift vendors, try the Scottish food and enjoy the music in the entertainment tent or at the outdoor main stage.

In addition to the competitions are concerts, a children's area, entertainment, and a beer tent.
Affiliated with The College of Piping in Glasgow, The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside has earned a world-class reputation as an international school of excellence in Highland bagpiping, Scottish-style drumming, Highland dancing and Island step dancing. Since its inception in 1990, students from all over the world have come to learn traditional Celtic arts, passed down from generation to generation.

For lovers of all things Celtic, The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada also produces Highland Storm, an all-new production of Celtic music and dance, involving the very best in Prince Edward Island talent, and features a cast of over thirty. This high-energy show runs three nights a week throughout July and August outdoors in the college’s covered amphitheatre.

Prince Edward Island is easily accessible by air , by the 13-kilometre Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick, or by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Northumberland Ferries (at operates on a schedule of about every hour and a half, offering a pleasant, 75-minute trip.

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