Looking forward to the 174th Highland Games!
August 4 & 5, 2023!
The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit
Founded in 1849, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Scottish heritage through its arts, customs, dress, literature, and national games.
Our 173rdAnnual Highland Games was held on Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th, 2022.
Our NEXT Annual Highland Games, the 174th, will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th, 2023.
The Countdown has started!
Scottish heavy athletics owe their roots to the Highland warriors who would keep in shape between battles by competing amongst themselves with everyday implements. A stone, a blacksmith’s hammer, a tree trunk (caber) became tools for building strength for battle. The Heavy Athletics event at Greenmead draws top professional athletes from all over the country including National and World champions. There is also an Amateur athletics class.
2021 Highland Games Photo Gallery