VICTORIA HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

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  • Highland Games & Celtic Festival Victoria 2018

VICTORIA HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

May 19th, 20th, 21st, 2018

Saturday 8 – 7

Sunday 8 – 7

Monday 8 – 5

The annual Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is held over over a 10 day period, culminating in the May long weekend events held at Topaz Park in the City of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

This is one of the oldest festivals in North America and one of the very few 3 full day Highland Games. The festival regularly attracts around 25,000 people to the Topaz Park events each year.

For 2018, the 155th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be the largest in its history with an expanded list of activities and events.

The celebration of Scottish and Celtic music, arts, and culture starts off with a Tartan Parade through downtown Victoria the Saturday before the Games weekend, and includes a kilted golf tournament, tilted kilt pubcrawl, games concert, clan torchlight ceremony and a series of performing arts activities.

The Victoria Day holiday weekend in Victoria is a great time to visit this spectacular city and the Games are one of the premier events to attend! Hope to see you at the Games in 2018!

Highlights for the 2018 Games weekend are:

  • Professional Celtic Music Bands
  • World Heavy Events Championship
  • Simon Fraser University and LA Scots Grade 1 Pipebands
  • Canadian Invitational Drum Major Challenge
  • Scottish Highland Dance and Irish Dance Feis
  • Scottish Clans and Societies
  • International Blade and Stick Fighting Tournament

Note: Vehicle parking is always an issue around Topaz Park. The VHGA is working hard to provide additional parking options for 2018, in addition to the existing large bike lockup area and extensive public transit service.

 

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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