A Pop-Up Patio Ceilidh kick-off on Thursday, July 22, 2021 and is taking place in Victoria Park until Sunday.
The licensed event is taking place beside the canteen in Victoria Park from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily with a number of events taking place.
Kicking off the festivities on Thursday was the Breck School of Highland Dance followed by Chris Devlin at 6 p.m.
On Friday, the Breck School of Highland Dance at 2 p.m. followed by The Busker Brothers.
Saturday at noon is the Stones of Strength Challene.
At 2 p.m. Lindsay Rose School of Highland Dance Tiller & Tatlor.
At 6 p.m. Tom Leighton and Conrad Kipping.
And ending the Pop-Up Patio Ceilidh is Lindsay Rose School of Highland Dance, Chris Devlin and Tyson Galloway.
Duffers Chip Wagon will also be in attendance.
Past President of the Cobourg Highland Games Society Edgar Carman said the Pop-Up Patio is a way to help re-coup some of the costs of the Games.
“This is partly to help re-coup. The town actually approached us to see if we would be interested in doing it.”
Carman said they are having a “modified” Highland Games in Cobourg on September 10th and 11th, “and I believe that we are the only Games that are going this year east of the Rockies.”
Cost of the Games each year costs upwards of $50,000.
“A lot of that money we have to spend up front, so we’re spending it before (the gates open.”
There is a limit of 100 people to the event but if people wish to pre-book they can at www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/pop-up-patrio-ceilidh.
Admission is $5 when there is entertainment playing.