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
Royal Deeside Golf Week
Explore the natural beauty of the Cairngorms surrounding Ballater with a series of guided walks.
Self-supported Scottish Coast to Coast backpacking adventure.
Royal Lochnagar’s annual open day with Free tours on the hour. Check out their Facebook page for more information as it is announced!
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, Bungee Trampolines and Bucking Bronco Rodeo.
Not forgetting wonderful food including burgers, hog roast and pizza.
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.
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.
Day of live music on the green
When: Early September
Ballater Charitable Chiels Bonfire & Fireworks display.
When: Early November
Weekend of wintery events including ice rink, Christmas and craft fairs, antiques fairs, farmers market and the turning on of the Christmas lights
When: Late November