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Have a good time at the Highland Fling

By Linda Petersen
With a theme of "We RISE by LIFTING others" Highland Fling will be held July 28 to August 4 this year.

Friday and Saturday will include the Utah State Hammer Championship and Highland Games where men and women in kilts compete for prizes in such events as the caber toss and Scottish hammer throw.

This year all the tried and true favorites are back, including the fine arts show, the Family Adventure Race, the Lone Peak Marching Band Pancake Breakfast and the Grand Parade.

Competitions include a disc golf tournament, baby contest, strong man competition, balloon hunt, the 5k and fun run along with, of course, the Utah State Hammer Championship and Highland Games.

Throughout the day Saturday, Aug. 4, there will be entertainment and vendor booths at Heritage Park. The Historical Society will also display historical farm equipment and artifacts at the Community Center that day.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 28
2018 Fling Kickoff Event, 7 p.m. Lone Peak High School Auditorium
This free event will be hosted by Rich Hoffman and will feature a live performance by Cesley Parrish.

Monday, July 30
Disc Golf Tournament, Flex start 4 p.m. -6 p.m., Beacon Hill Park Disc Golf Course, 5959 West Beacon Hill Blvd. $35; awards at 8:45 p.m.
Movie in the Park, "Coco," 6:30 p.m., Heritage Park, 10400 N. Alpine Hwy. Purchase Mexican food and shaved ice from vendors.

Wednesday, August 1
Kids Night/Cardboard Challenge, 6:30 p.m., Town Center Park Splash Pad, 5400 W. Civic Center Dr.
There will be free activities for the kids including a bike race, and our the second Cardboard Challenge in where elementary school-age kids can submit a creation made from cardboard and other recycled materials. Face painting and food vendors will be available for purchase

Thursday, August 2
Baby Contest: "Come One, Come All to our Fantastic Circus Spectacular""3 p.m. - 6 p.m., City Hall, 5400 W. Civic Center Dr.
Fine Art Show Artist Reception, 7 p.m., Community Center, 5378 W. 10400 N

Friday, August 3
Fine Art Show, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Community Center
Strong Man Competition, 6 p.m., Heritage Park, 10400 North Alpine Hwy.
Youth Night in the Park: Drive in Movie
8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Heritage Park; Free admission, High School Ages

Saturday, August 4
5K Run, Trot for Courage 7 a.m., Courage Reins, 5870 W 10400 N. $20-35 depending on when you register
Lone Peak Marching Band Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Heritage Park Pavilion; $5
Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, banana, drink
Family Adventure Race, 6:30 p.m. Highland Glen Park, west of Lone Peak High School $30 per team
The Family Adventure Race at Highland Glen is a family-oriented Sprint Adventure Race with three challenging and fun legs to test you and your family's physical strength and mental acuity.
Fun Run, Trot for Courage 8 a.m., Courage Reins, 5870 W 10400 N. $15 to $20 depending on when you register
Utah State Hammer Championship & Highland Games, 9 a.m., Heritage Park, 10400 North Alpine Hwy
Historical Society Displays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Highland Community Center
Grand Parade: "We Rise by Lifting Others" 10 to 11:30 a.m. Highland Elementary School (6000 W.) to Heritage Park (10400 N.)
Fine Art Show, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Community Center
Stage Entertainment, 11:45 a.m. - 10 p.m., , Heritage Park
Grand Fireworks Show, 10 p.m., Mountain Ridge Jr. High School (south field)

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