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St. Andrew's Society of Detroit 2023 Highland Games

Scottish Festival in Metro Detroit. Bag Pipes, Heavy Athletics, Highland Dancing, live music and much more!

By St. Andrew's Society of Detroit

When and where


Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Road Livonia, MI 48152

Refund Policy

No Refunds


5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Ceilidh - Friday, August 4, 2023

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

174th Annual Highland Games - Saturday, August 5, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies featuring Massed Bands

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing Ceremonires

About this event

  • 1 day 1 hour
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Imagine a county fair with lots of people, activities, and food vendors. Now give it a Scottish theme with people in kilts, colorful plaid tartans, strong men and bagpipes. That's the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Annual Highland Games.

Since 1849, we've been keeping Scottish traditions alive in Metro Detroit. This year marks our 174th anniversary- making us the oldest continuous highland games in North America. Our Games are visited by people of all heritages throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Kilts are encouraged but not required at our event.

CEILIDH (prounounced Kay-Lee) on FRIDAY, August 4 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

It's the premier Scottish party of the year with an adult atmosphere! Beer tent with live bands and dancing! (check our website for a list of bands). Entertainment line-up includes IronWood, CrossBow, Pictus and Stone Clover. Plus as a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance by MudMen.

HIGHLAND GAMES on SATURDAY, August 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enjoy a family-fun day with all the things of Scotland. The event includes Heavy Athletics, Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancing and Tug O'War competitions. You won't want to miss the live bands in the beer tent, the historical encampment, or our Wee Bairns' (kids' area). Over 20 vendors provide a unique shopping experience.

A special Scotch Tasting is held during the Highland Games (additional ticket required). Our Scotch Tasting will sell out - buy your tickets early. There is no wait list for it.

If you're interested in family history, stop by our Clan Cultural Center or Genealogy Tent.

All events are held at Greenmead Historical Park at 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI at the intersection of Newburgh and Eight Mile roads.



For more information about the Highland Games, visit us at

About the organizer

Founded in the year 1849, St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the oldest benevolent organization in the State of Michigan.

Our mission is to provide assistance to fellow Scots and to encourage the love of Scotland through its history, customs, music, literature and national games.