Aberdeen Highland Games 2023

2023 Highland Games

Sunday 18 June 2023, 10:00am to 5:30pm 

The Aberdeen Highland Games will return this Summer at Hazlehead Park on Sunday 18 June 2023! 

This popular event is an affordable experience for all the family; from traditional Highland Games events, quality trade and charity stalls, stage entertainment from professional performers as well as local community groups and a range of activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. 

Outdoor catering will be available from our Street food area and we also have catering units serving a range of hot food including fish and chips, burgers, and traditional Scottish delicacies as well as sweet treats and ice cream. A public bar with a beer garden will also be available (over 18 only) - please note that no drinking of alcohol is permitted outside of the licenced bar area. 


Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a short lead and that they are able to cope with large crowds.  Owners must not allow their dogs to defecate in high traffic areas and must remove the waste immediately and placed in a dog waste bin situated at the dog zone.  The event has also a dog zone where activities are being provided, as well as water for animals.  Dogs must not be left unattended in the event or in a vehicle in the event car park. 


Tickets are available to buy now by clicking on the below button. 

Competition Entry and Information 

Entries for competitions will be posted from 1st April. All competitors in the Heavies and Lights events are required to have registered with the RSHGA and have a competitors number. 

Additional Activities

Aberdeen Highland Games takes pride in being able to offer a quality and affordable family experience. As such, we offer a range of FREE additional activities to cater for the whole family. A full list of what is being provided will be listed shortly. 

Trade and Charity Stalls 

The Highland Games is a popular and well attended event by many trade and charity stalls. For more information, please click on the button below.

Applications to apply for stall space are now open and can be accessed below. 

Demand for stall spaces has been extremely high and applicants will be informed by the end of April whether they have been successful in gaining a place. 

A list of trade and charity stalls will be available closer to the event day. 

Please see the Terms and Conditions. 

Bancon Homes Charity Mascot Challenge 

Returning again, the Bancon Homes Charity Mascot Challenge promises lots of fun and laughs as the mascots compete against each other to be crowned the champion and take home some cash for their nominated charity. 

Competition Results 2022

Aberdeen Highland Games was last held in 2022 with the following results: 

About the Aberdeen Highland Games

A highlight on the Aberdeen summer calendar, it promises to be a day full of family entertainment, including traditional Scottish Highland Games competitions, pipe band championships and solo piping competitions, as well as a funfair, family entertainment stage performances, free children's activities, catering outlets and a beer tent. 

Aberdeen's Highland Games attracts between 8,000 and 15,000 people annually. 

Aberdeen Highland Games is a member of the RSHGA and Grampian Highland Games Association. 

More information on the Royal Scottish Highland Games Association is available by following this link. 

Contact details 

For more information, please email cityevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

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