Port City Highland Games
In 2022, events included professional and amateur athletic competitions, Port City Pipes & Drums, herding dog demonstrations by Kuykendall Border Collies, music by The Blarney Brogues with a Celtic seisean (session) in the afternoon, Highland dancing by The Annandale Center, a British car show, kids games and face painting. There were lots of visitors to Sreath Cinneadh (Clan Row), Sreath Bùtha (Shop Row), and Sreath Bìdh (Food Row), and they got to meet some puppies in the paws4people tent!
Who's In Charge
The Port City Highland Games is organized by, and will benefit, paws4vets, a part of the paws4people foundation. Port City Highland Games LLC is responsible for the athletics portion of the event. The Scottish Society of Wilmington provided guidance and assistance in the planning process.
Why We're Doing This
Our main purpose is to raise funds to place our awesome service dogs with vets who desperately need their loving help!
The second reason is to honor the rich Scottish history of the Lower Cape Fear region. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, more than 20,000 Scottish immigrants landed here to begin a new life in North Carolina.