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Events

Run Balmoral

Variety of running events over two days, based at Balmoral Castle

Saturday – 10km, 5km, 1.5km, 2.5km

Sunday – Duathlon, 15 mile trail, 3 mile trail

Run Balmoral

When: Mid April

More Info: runbalmoral.com

Royal Deeside Golf Week – Ballater 

Royal Deeside Golf Week has been running since 1975.  Competitors are provided with a week of golfing competition and evening entertainment.  The event regularly attracts around 100 participants to Ballater.

 

5 Rounds of Golf at Ballater Golf Course.  A mid week day off to sample other local golf courses, including Balmoral Golf Course which is situated in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s holiday residence.

 

Evening entertainment –  Welcome Dinner, Pipe Band and Highland Dance Display, Prize Giving Dinner …….

 

Daily tuition is provided by our PGA Professional Bill Yule.

 

Partners can be arranged for all golfing events, so there is no need to worry about attending on your own.

 

Golf Week Brochure

Royal Deeside Golf  Week – Ballater 

When:  9th-15th May 2020

 

 

More Info :  www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk/page.aspx?pid=46039

Ballater Walking Festival

Explore the natural beauty of the Cairngorms surrounding Ballater with a series of guided walks.

Ballater Walking Festival

When: Last week in May

More Info: www.walkballater.com

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge

Self-supported Scottish Coast to Coast backpacking adventure.

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge

When: Last two weeks in May – walkers tend to reach Ballater on the second Sunday/Monday/Tuesday

More Info: www.tgochallenge.co.uk

Royal Lochnagar Whisky and Food Festival

Royal Lochnagar’s annual open day.  There will be free distillery tours, whisky cocktails, local food stalls, live coopering demonstrations and Fly Fishing Demonstration. Check out their Facebook page for more information as it is announced!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2265157030368858/

Royal Lochnagar Whisky and Food Festival

When: 1st June 2019

More Info: royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com
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Ballater Duck Festival

Free entry for an annual fun day for all the family.

The main event; 12 Giant Ducks racing down the River Dee, with a Rotary run Tote for a flutter on your chosen Duck, and our Pipe Band led parade for the winning Duck into the village.

Onstage musical entertainment, including Ballater School Choir.

80 stalls, from Craft to Charity to Trade; children’s entertainment from Bouncy Castle, Donkey Riding and Bungee Trampolines.

Not forgetting wonderful food including burgers, hog roast, pizza and donuts.

Ballater Duck Festival

When: First Sunday in June (Sunday 2nd June in 2019)

More Info: ballaterduckfestival1@gmail.com

Ballater Victoria Week

Initiated in 1987 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession and to raise funds for the refurbishment of the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater’s Victoria Week brings together numerous sections of the community to lay on a host of fun activities for all ages.

Ballater Victoria Week

When: First full week in August

More Info: www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

Ballater Highland Games

There have been Games held in Ballater since 1864 and, apart from the war years, the Games have continued uninterrupted until the present day.

Ballater Highland Games prides itself in having something for everyone, young and old alike. On Games Day there are a number of varied trade stands, together with a funfair for the children.

To complete the day, Beat Retreat by the Pipe Bands is planned for 7pm on the Church Green in Ballater.

Ballater Highland Games

When: Second Thursday in August

More Info: www.ballaterhighlandgames.com

 

info@ballaterhighlandgames.com

Mucklefest

Day of live music on the green

Mucklefest

When: Early September

Bonfire Night

Ballater Charitable Chiels Bonfire & Fireworks display.

Bonfire Night

When: Early November

Winter Festival

Weekend of wintery events including ice rink, Christmas and craft fairs, antiques fairs, farmers market and the turning on of the Christmas lights

Winter Festival

When: Late November