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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

Golf Week

Royal Deeside Golf Week

Golf Week

When: Third week in May

More Info: www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

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 Distillery Open Day

Royal Lochnagar's annual open day with Free tours on the hour. Check out their Facebook page for more information as it is announced!

Royal Lochnagar Distillery Open Day

When: End of May (Saturday 26th May in 2018)

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, Bungee Trampolines and Bucking Bronco Rodeo.

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

Ballater Duck Festival

When: First Sunday in June (Sunday 3rd June in 2018)

More Info: ballaterduckfestival@hotmail.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

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