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 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!
Please check this website in August for a listing of events, participants, and admission details. 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.
We 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.