Looking forward to the 174th Highland Games! 
August 4 & 5, 2023!

Games web cover 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 NEXT Annual Highland Games, the 174th, will be held on
Friday and Saturday, August 4th and 5th, 2023.

The Countdown has started! 


St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit’s Ceilidh is Metro Detroit’s premier Scottish concert. It is a kick-off party/concert to our Annual Highland Games and is held the night before the Games on the Games field.

Highland Dance

A great many tales and legends surround the origins of the Highland Dances.

Heavy Athletics

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. 

Pipes and Drums

2021 Highland Games Photo Gallery

2020 Highland Games Photo Gallery