Lock iconRectangle 1Rectangle 2 + Rectangle 2 CopyShapeRectangle 1

Events Calendar


Throughout the year a number of Highland Games, Ceilidhs, Pipe Band Competitions, and other Scottish cultural gatherings and events take place around New Zealand.

Some of these events have been running for decades - if not hundreds of years - and are rich with tradition and bring about a true expression of cultural identity. 

This list acts as a simple guide to the many events that occur around the country. If you need more information about any of these events, please refer to the details provided in the website/contact box.

If you are organising an event, or know of one that you think should be on here, please don't hesitate to contact us on ryan@scotsinspirit.com and let us know.    


Event Date Location Website/Contact
Hamilton Caledonian Society Pipe Band - In Concert 30 September 2017 Hamilton Boys High School, Hamilton See our Blog for more details.
Spirit of the Glens - Northland Caledonian Pipe Band 1 October 2017 Forum North, Whangarei See our Blog for more details.
City of Auckland Pipe Band 75th Anniversary Concert and Ceilidh 7 October 2017 Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, Auckland See our Blog for more details. 
Auckland Mini Band Showcase and Solos 14 October 2017 Murphy's Law Irish Pub, Drury, Auckland See our Blog for more details.
Devonport Seasonal Ceilidh 14 October 2017 Holy Trinity Church Hall, Devonport, Auckland See our Blog for more details. 
Hamilton Gardens Pipe Band Contest 4 November 2017 Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton
Upper Hutt Highland Gathering 4 November 2017 Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt Contact uhh@ihug.co.nz 
Hororata Highland Games 11 November 2017 Hororata Domain, Hororata http://hororatahighlandgames.org.nz/ 
42nd Auckland Highland Games 18 November 2017 Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland https://aucklandhighlandgames.wordpress.com/
Christchurch Casino Highland Day Contest 2 December 2017 Christchurch Email kim.robertson@outlook.co.nz for more details
37th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day (Pipe Band Competition) 9 December 2017 The Square, Palmerston North http://www.manawatuscottishsociety.com/pages/SqDay.html
147th Waipu Highland Games 1 January 2018 Caledonian Park, Waipu http://www.waipugames.co.nz/
154th Turakina Highland Games 27 January 2018 Turakina Domain, Turakina http://www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz/
142nd Waimate Caledonian Games 28 January 2018 Victoria Park, Waimate http://www.sporty.co.nz/waimatecaledonian
25th Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo 10 February 2018 Paeroa Domain, Paeroa http://www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz/
92nd New Zealand Pipe Band Championship  9-10 March 2018 Rotorua http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz/
4th NZ Rural Games 9-11 March 2018 The Square, Palmerston North http://www.ruralgames.co.nz
68th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games 30 March - 1 April 2018 Lindisfarne College, Hastings Email barry-gaye@xtra.co.nz
6th Te Anau Tartan Festival 30 March - 1 April 2018 Te Anau Primary School, Te Anau https://www.facebook.com/TeAnauTartanFestival/