UPDATE: 158th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival open to the Public!

The Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be held at the Craigflower Manor property (at the intersection of Admirals Road and Old Island Highway) on September 4 and 5, 2021. Assuming the public health orders remain the same, the Games will be open for public attendance.

In non-pandemic years, our Highland Games require a full 12 months of preparation to arrange logistics and schedule participants. With the reduced time frame and smaller venue for the 2021 festival, not all of the regular festival activities and events will be able to be provided this year.

However, the main performance areas will be part of the 2021 festival, and the added bonus will be tours through historic Craigflower Manor!

Having held the Games in Victoria continuously since 1864, including the two World Wars, and now the 2020/21 COVID-19 pandemic, our event is the longest running Highland Games in Canada.

Admission will be on-site only at the Craigflower gate for $5 per person each day – children under 12 are free. CASH ONLY and there is no ATM onsite (there are banks nearby the event location).

The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday September 4
(10am to 5pm)

  • Highland and Irish dance performances (10:00 am to noon) – backyard
  • Opening Ceremonies (noon to 12:30 pm) – backyard
  • Pipeband performances (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) – front yard
  • Celtic Band performances (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) – back yard
  • Joe Higgins (1-2 pm), Black Angus (2-3 pm), Tom Morrisey Band (3-5 pm)
  • Manor tours (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) – MASKS ARE MANDATORY
    sign up list for tours – available spots are limited

Sunday September 5
(10am to 5pm)

  • Highland and Irish dance performances (10:00 am to noon) – backyard
  • Heavy Events performances (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) – front yard
  • Celtic Band performances (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) – back yard
  • Clanna Morna (1-2 pm), Tom Morrisey Band (2-3 pm), The McGillicuddy’s (3-5 pm)
  • Manor tours (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) – MASKS ARE MANDATORY
    sign up list for tours – available spots are limited

Clan and society tents will be present, along with merchandise vendors. There will be an adult beverage area and Lions concession (11 am to 5 pm).

We also look forward to welcoming you to the 159th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival back at Topaz Park on the May long weekend in 2022!


Canada Day at Craigflower – July 1

On Thursday, July 1, 2021 the VHGA presented its annual “Canada Day at Craigflower”.

This event was videotaped and the video is provided on the link below. Due to the pandemic regulations, the event was kept small this year with approximately 50 performers and a limited number of spectators attending.

A variety of dancers and musicians performed, with many performers stating this was the first public performance they had participated in for over a year.

Canada Day at Craigflower

VERY IMPORTANT!!!

  1. Please note that there are no exchanges or refunds on tickets.sign-no-smoking-100x100
  2. Following CRD BYLAW 3962 the games are a SMOKE FREE EVENT.
  3. In true Scottish fashion, the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival takes place rain or shine.No Dogs Logo
  4. For the safety of our furry friends, dogs are not allowed at the park/on the field during the Games weekend.
  5. For more important information, please visit our Information Tent page

159th. Victoria

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 21st & 22nd 2022

Topaz Park – Victoria – BC – Canada

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016