The 155th Annual Antigonish Highland Games

Tickets for the Games may be purchased by clicking Here.

To register for a competition please view the 2018 Registration Forms tab above. All registration openings are announced on this page.

The 2018 Antigonish Highland Games week will begin Sunday, July 1st and will conclude Sunday, July 8th. The Games feature athletic competitions such as the Elite Mile, Scottish Heavy Events, and a group Tug-Of-War, as well as competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands and Highland Dance. With entertainment featuring Canadian Icons The Mudmen, an afternoon Ceilidh featuring The Chaissons, Concerts, and much more, the Antigonish Highland Games is this summer’s can’t miss event!



July 4 Highland Games Street Fair

Sponsored by the Antigonish Downtown Business Association,

the Highland Games Street Fair will take place on :

Wednesday, July 4th, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Main Street Antigonish, during the Highland Games Week.

Our sponsors are: 989 XFM, The Town of Antigonish, The Municipality of Antigonish, The Casket, Canadian Tire, CIBC, Bumper to Bumper, RBC, Down to Earth and the Antigonish Downtown Business Association.


If you have any questions please contact me Rachel Power

Photo Credit: Wayne Ezekiel

Antigonish Highland Games Pipe Band Registration 2018.

Antigonish Highland Games Solo Piping and Drumming Registration 2018.

Tickets for A Keppoch Wedding are now on sale.

Runner participation in the Elite Mile sprint event is by invitation only for the top distance runners from across Nova Scotia and across the country. The race will immediately precede the annual Highland Games Parade on Saturday July 7th, 2018. See the Elite Mile Road Race under the Competition Tag above for more information.

Information on the 155th Antigonish Highland Games is posted below and under the various tabs on this page. Notices leading to the Games are posted here in the order of the next event. A Family Round and Square Dance will be held Friday, June 15, 9:00 pm – 12 midnight at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Hwy 245, Maryvale. Music will be provided by Rodney MacDonald. Tea and sweets provided. The first dance of the season was a great success. The Hall was packed by 9:00 pm and the floor was a going concern all night.

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With good Wishes

    • Come enjoy our Highland Games, the Riverside Speedway races, the KitchenFest, Stan Rogers Festival, Broad Cove Festival and the many community suppers and activities on offer. During Highland Games Week many events and activities take place throughout Antigonish Town & County. Our brochure and program outline all activities planned.The Antigonish Highland Games has built a worldwide reputation based on authenticity, attention to detail, and hospitality. The 155th Games will be no exception. The week long schedule will be jam packed with new and enhanced competitions featuring athletes, pipers, drummers, and highland dancers from across the country and around the world. There will also be the blend of Scottish flavoured ceilidhs, clan activities, and concerts.

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LEASHED dogs are welcome to the Antigonish Highland Games, please pick up after your pets! Water is available in a dish beside Club 60 front entrance.

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