What’s Happening at the 2016 Games

Less Than a Week Left!

For those of you keeping track, we only have 3 days until the 104th Calgary Highland Games. That means that you need to start planning out your route! Here are the schedules for the main 3 areas of our event.

A General Overview of the Day

7:00 am Complimentary Shuttles Begin Picking up at the 69th Street LRT Station
7:30 am Gates Open
8:30 am Dancing, Solo Piping and Drumming Competitions Begin
8:30 am Heavy Events Begins
9:oo am Scots on the Run 1km & 5km Walk/Run
9:30 am  Scottish Highlanders Kicking Hunger Matches Begin
10:00 am Festival Tent Opens
11:00 am VIP Area Opens
1:oo pm Opening Ceremonies
1:30 pm Pipe Major Competition
2:00 pm Pipe Band Competition Begins
5:00 pm Closing Ceremonies
7:00 pm Last Complimentary Bus Leaves Springbank Park

Shuttles & Parking

Parking is NOT allowed along the road, so please use the following locations:

  • Springbank Park for All Seasons
  • Springbank Park Soccer Field
  • Westlife Church
  • Springbank Middle School
  • Elbow Valley Elementary School

Buses will be continuously running between parking lots to pick up attendees and bringing them directly to Gate 2.

In addition we will have a bus that is running from the 69th street station directly to Gate 2 from 8am – 7pm.

Heavy Events

Calgary Highland Games Heavy Events


Professionals & Para-Athlete
Don’t know what any of these events are? Check out our Heavy Events Page for full descriptions for each of these events.

Highland Dancing

Calgary Highland Games Highland Dancers

For anyone whose watching highland dancing, all we can provide is an order of dance. Due to the number of competitors, the exact time of each dance cannot be determined.

Morning Schedule - Beginning at 8:30am
Afternoon Schedule - Beginning at 1:30pm

Solo Piping & Drumming

Calgary HIghland Games Competitors

Our piping and drumming competitors encompass every skill level from Grade V up to and including Professional. These competitions will run throughout the morning.

Solo Piping

Platform 1
Platform 2
Platform 3
Platform 4
Platform 5
Platform 6

Solo Drumming

Platform 7
Platform 8

What event are you most looking forward to?

Posted August 30, 2016 in: 2016, News by Calgary United Scottish Games Association