The 155th annual Antigonish Highland Games

The 2018 Antigonish Highland Games weekend will occur Friday, July 6th, Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th.

Please Note:  Our dates are a compromise reflecting Canada Day on the first Sunday of July and other tourist events in north eastern Nova Scotia. Our dates are different then originally stated. For that we apologize. We did attempt to reach a balance mindful of all north eastern Nova Scotia community events and the need to publish confirmed dates as early as possible. There are many events in north eastern Nova Scotia. To accommodate all  and celebrate our rich culture our communities and volunteers balanced individual community interests. 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.  The Antigonish Highland Games weekend is  July 6th – 8th, 2018. The Games feature competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, a Tug-of-War competition and Ancient Scottish Heavy Events along with Concerts, Ceilidhs, Clan Gatherings and more.

During Highland Games Week many events and activities take place throughout Antigonish Town & County. Our brochure and program outline all activities planned.

Photo Credit: Wayne Ezekiel

Photo Credit: Wayne Ezekiel

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!

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