The 172nd Annual Highland Games was a Great Success!

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 172nd Annual Highland Games were held on August 6th and 7th, 2021
Our NEXT Annual Highland Games, the 173rd, will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th, 2022.

The Countdown has started! 

Cèilidh

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

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2018 Highland Games Photo Gallery

Winners