A man in a green kilt throws a weight competitively.

Top Things to Know About the Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

Each year, the city of Dunedin honors its Scottish heritage with a day of events from Bonnie Scotland!

Scottish heavyweight athletics are a favorite, with events tossing cabers and sheaf bags. Large stones, hammers, and weights are also thrown in good-hearted sport.

There will be piping, drumming, pipe bands and Highland dancing competitions with some of the best entrants in the country. Sheep dogs will show off their herding prowess and the sheep are just plain cute!

Workshops for bagpipes, drums and dancing are offered, or you can take a stroll around the Clan Village where vendors will display traditional and modern Scottish goods. Don’t leave without a bit of tartan to wear to show your Celtic pride.

Food & Drink

Try some delicious Scottish food at the food court, along with other food and drink. You can also explore more dining options in Dunedin.


  • Event location: Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, FL 34683.
  • Parking is available at Dunedin High School, Garrison Jones Elementary School, North Dunedin Baptist Church and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
  • Complimentary shuttles to and from the event are provided.
  • Dunedin High School shuttle will run from 7AM – 7PM.
  • All other shuttles will run from 8AM – 7PM.



General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.  Premium ticket options are available that offer a range of perks for food and drink, parking and seating.  


Event Category

  • Cultural
  • Festivals
  • Major Annual Festivals
  • Sports & Recreation

Guest Information

  • Family-Friendly