The Mint Hill Highland Games have free admission and parking this year. They will be held at Mint Hill Park on Fairview. Take Exit 44 off I-485. The festival runs from 6pm until 10pm on Friday, May 4th, 2012, and from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, May 5th.
The festivities include live music, a torchlight ceremony (calling of the clans), border collie demonstration, athletic competitions for both kids and adults, falcons, dancing, an exhibition rugby game, and much more. See the complete schedule.