Below are active and past games and festivals in North Carolina.

Current Highland Games and Festivals Location First Year Held Month - Week Usually Held Description
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Linville 1956 July - Second Week-end Largest Highland Games in South. Five invited pipe bands combine for opening and closing ceremonies, Parade of Tartans. Solo piping and drumming contests. Pipe Quartet contest.
Loch Norman Highland Games Huntersville 1994 April - Third Week-end Solo piping and drumming and pipe band competitions. Massed bands for opening and closing ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday.
Triad Highland Games Greensboro 1999 May - First Saturday Massed pipe bands and individual band concerts throughout day. Began in Archdale.
Bethabara Park Celtic Festival and Scottish Games Winston-Salem 2001 May -Third Saturday Pipe band informal concerts throughout day. Historic demonstrations on grounds of early Moravian settlement.
Cary Indoor Competitions Cary 2006 March - Last Saturday Indoor Solo Piping Competition for Grades 1 through 4 Jr.
Scotland County HG Laurinburg 2009 October - First Week-end Solo piping and drumming and pipe band competitions. Massed bands for opening and closing ceremonies.
Western North Carolina Celtic Festival Asheville 2010 June - Second Saturday On grounds of Asheville Brewery. Live entertainment all day from popular Celtic bands.
Taste of Scotland Franklin 2012 June - Third Saturday Parade, vendors, Scottish foods. Entertainment by invited pipe bands.
Celtic Festival at Historic Latta Plantation Mecklenburg County 2013 March - Third Saturday Features historic battle re-enactments
Cape Fear Highland Games Wilmington 2015 March - Fourth Saturday Heavy athletics

Past Highland Games Location Years Held When Held Description
Allison Woods Highland Games Statesville 2012 October Fundraiser for environmental education program. Games had clans, vendors, music, athletics.
Appalachian Highland Games Andrews Invited bands provided entertainment
Charlotte Scottish Highland Games Charlotte 1973 April First band competition at a Highland Games in NC
Colonial Capital Scottish Festival New Bern Invited bands provided entertainment
Flora Macdonald HG Red Springs 1976-2007 October Solo, Quartet, and Band Competitions
Foothills HG Hendersonville 2001-2010 November Pipe bands performed
Mint Hill HG Mint Hill 2009-2012 May Mint Hill Highlanders formed to be the host band for the Games
Scottish Fair and Highland Gathering Ellerbe Springs 1976-1977 May Bicentennial celebration of traditional Scottish Fair held at location since 1762.
Waxhaw HG Waxhaw October Solo and Quartet Competitions