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Welcome to the 2023 Highland Games!

The Highland Games is BACK for a fifth year running!

Join us on Sunday 28th May for an exciting day of games activities, tug-of-war, great food and drink, ceilidh, and all things Scottish!

Partnering with the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International, and the Beijing Scottish Society for the fifth consecutive year, we are excited to bring the Beijing community one of the most anticipated community events this summer!

The Highland Games have been part of Scotland's culture for hundreds of years. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and enter into the Highland Games competitions to see who is the best of the best!

There will be a great selection of food, ice-cream, soft drinks and alcohol from Beijing and Scotland's most loved vendors throughout the day, as well as an exciting range of activities for kids and adults to enjoy.

Rounding off the afternoon, try your luck in our raffle to win some fantastic prizes!

Highland Games

Highland games are events held in the spring and summer in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. 

It is alleged that the games began in the 11th century, when King Malcolm III of Scotland summoned contestants to a race to find a fast runner to be his royal messenger. 

We have slightly adjusted some of the events (it's hard to find a caber in Beijing!) and challenge you to roll up your sleeves and see if you've got what it takes to be crowned the very best!

Tug o'war

Teams are divided into two by a red tape in the center of the rope. The aim of this competition is to pull the opposing team to your side of the line marked on the ground. As soon as the red tape crosses the line marked on the ground, the team who pulls the rope to their side wins. 

Shot Put

The shot put (in this case medicine ball), has to be placed close to your neck, resting on your shoulder. The shot must be released above the height of the shoulder with one hand. Competitors are permitted to either run up to the boundary line or stay still before releasing the ball. The competitor who throws the ball the furthest is the winner. 

Tyre Flip

As a team effort, you and your team mates are required to flip the tyre from one cone to another and back again. The team to complete the distance in the quickest time wins. 

Farmer's Walk

Carrying two heavy kettle-bells, competitors have to walk the marked out distance without dropping the weights or stopping in between. The person with the quickest speed, will win the competition.

The Highland Games are not just for adults. Test your concentration and teamwork at our exciting children's games! 

Sack Race 

On the count of go, children will race to cross the finish line in their sack first. They must stay in their sack for the entire race and not fall over! 

Three- Legged Race

In teams of two, both children's middle legs will be tied together. This relay will require the children to work together to get over the line first. 

Egg and Spoon Race

This relay will require the children to use both their speed and coordination. The aim is to keep the egg on the spoon, while racing to the finish line to cross first. 

Ceilidh Dance

What is more important than learning the ceilidh dance at the Highland Games? 

The Beijing Scottish Society will lead several ceilidh dance sessions throughout the day. Learn your steps in the first and show off your skills in the second!

Food & Drinks from your favourite local vendors and restaurants in Beijing

We have a wide selection of BBQ, burgers, fish and chips, baked goods, desserts and drinks for you at the Highland Games from some of our favourite local vendors and restaurants in Beijing. Come for a picnic on a hot summer day and we've got you covered!

Sponsors and Partners

We are raising money for MCF Charity on the day. Get ready to buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing prizes!

If you would like to sponsor our event, please contact

Adult Ticket 成人票

Tickets includes free drink and free Highland Games merch

Standard PriceRMB 220

Family of 3 三人家庭

2 Adults & 1 Child

Tickets includes free drink and free Highland Games merch

Standard PriceRMB 480

Family of 4 四人家庭

2 Adults & 2 Children

Tickets includes free drink and free Highland Games merch

Standard PriceRMB 580

Child Ticket 小孩票

Ages 4-18

Tickets includes free drink and free Highland Games merch

Standard PriceRMB 120

Young Child Ticket 幼儿票

Ages 3 or below

Standard PriceComplimentary



Dongfeng Sports Park (东枫国际体育园)
9 Nong Zhan Guan Nan Lu

Beijing, China

300m East of Tuanjuehu Station Exit B

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