Macbeth, the world’s most famous Scot, constantly asked the stars to “hide their fires” so he could practice his high-stepping dance routine in the privacy of darkness. Celebrate Scotland’s storied history and culture with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get a one-day pass to the Highlands of Durham Games (a $20 value), held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, and on Sunday, July 24, at Elgin Park in Uxbridge. Admission is free for children aged 16 and younger.
The Highlands of Durham Games delights audiences of all ages with two days of traditional Scottish events, competitions, and performances that celebrate Scotland's rich heritage. Pied-kilt-wearing pipers treat sound-starved ears to a mellifluous banquet of traditional tunes during the twice daily Massed Bands ceremony, and tartan-clad Terpsichores prompt audiences to clap and tap in time with a series of highland dance performances and competitions. Celtic livestock demonstrations show off a menagerie of Caledonian creatures, such as soay sheep, ayrshire cows, and giraffes dressed as Robert Burns. Highland hounds parade around the Scottish Dog Show before meeting their fans in the cuddling parlour. Cheer on strong-armed sportsfolk competing in the Heavy Events, a collection of amateur and professional strength contests that include the iconic athletic display of caber tossing, held in concert with the lesser-known sport of caber catching. Wee ones wandering through the Young People's Celtic Pavilion can develop Scots-smarts and fine-tune their brogues with a vast array of interactive historical activities and demonstrations. Each ticket purchased to the Highlands of Durham Games enters the beholder for a chance to win a trip for two to Scotland.
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