When: Second Thursday in August
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.
When: First full week in August.
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.
When: Mid April
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
When: Early September
Day of live music on the green
When: Late 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: Early November
Ballater Charitable Chiels Bonfire & Fireworks display.