161st Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

$15 at the gate. Children 12 and under are FREE

Enjoy Scottish & Celtic music, dance, sport, and heritage May 18 & 19 in Topaz Park at the longest-running and best Highland Games in North America. This vibrant event, held on the May long weekend, promises an enchanting blend of Scottish and Celtic culture. Here’s what you can look forward to:

International Men’s & Women’s Heavy Events Challenge: The Highland Games will host this thrilling competition, featuring current and past world and national champions.
Pipe Bands and Highland Dancing: Massed pipe band performances and captivating Scottish Highland dancing await you on both Saturday and Sunday.
Musical Extravaganza: On Saturday evening, enjoy a high-quality musical show in partnership with the Victoria Military Music Festival Society.
Celtic Arts and Culture: Wander around the Scottish Clan and genealogy tents, witness historic military demonstrations or attend some of the many talks and workshops on Scottish history and culture.
Whisky and Wine Schools: For adults, there’s a Single Malt Whisky School and a Wine Tasting School.
Celtic Music Tent: Local Celtic musicians and bands will keep the music alive as well as fiddling performances, Scottish country dancing and a beer garden.
Children’s Entertainment: A large FREE children’s entertainment area ensures fun for the whole family.
Tickets: advance tickets available online through Eventbrite.ca or at the Strathcona Liquor Store (919 Douglas Street) Tickets can also be purchased at the Games gates (cash only, but ATMs are present).
Children under 12 receive FREE admission!

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.