Annual Gathering of the Bands this weekend


The 24th annual Gathering of the Bands will be held this weekend and is expected to involve as many as 300 pipers and drummers.


The event, organized by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, will take place Saturday in Victoria Park with entertainment throughout the afternoon and culminate with the Massed Band parade down Queen Street at 8 p.m.


Once again, all-you-can-eat hot dogs and corn on the cob will be served up by volunteers in Victoria Park for $6 from noon until 7 p.m. Children younger than five years old eat for free. Throughout the afternoon performances will be held in the gazebo by the Toronto All-Star Band, Teeswater Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Celtic Blue Highlanders Pipe Band, City of Orillia Pipes and Drums, Sarnia Legion Pipe Band, Kincardine Community Concert Band and Eliza Jane.


Following the parade in the evening, the pipe bands will return to Victoria Park to perform a concert and entertain in the tent.