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Everything You Need to Know About the Lake Norman Highland Games

Updated for 2024

Do you search for unique things to do and places to see when traveling? Well, just around the corner from our charming town of Davidson, NC, you can transport yourself to the lochs of Scotland for the Lake Norman Highland Games! This weekend event is full of fantastic activities, competitions, food, and more influenced by authentic Scottish heritage. It’s a fun event that everyone in your family can enjoy!

For more ways to experience our beautiful town, request access to our complimentary Davidson Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best local activities, restaurants, events, and more!

Your Guide to the Lake Norman Highland Games

What Is the Lake Norman Highland Games?

The Lake Norman Highland Games, also known as the Loch Norman Highland Games, is a special festival featuring a variety of Scottish-influenced events in the North Charlotte area. This annual tradition is home to an incredible setlist of unique things to do, competitions to watch, food to eat, and a musical feast for your ears! So, find your kilt, practice your best Scotch accent, and get ready to travel to the beautiful land of Scotland right here in the Tarheel State.

What Can You Expect to See and Do?

So, what kind of sights, sounds, and food can you experience at the festival? Well, historic reenactments, bagpipe and drum bands, and Scottish merchants serve as fun entertainment throughout the three-day festival. You can cheer on participants during unique and exciting athletic events like battle axe-throwing, kilt racing, and heavy stone lifting and carrying. They have casual things to do like whiskey and beer tasting and kilt dedications. This is a family-friendly event, so there is plenty of fun for kids and adults alike! Whatever you choose to see and do at the Lake Norman Highland Games, you’re sure to get into the Scottish spirit!

Where and When Is the Event?

The Lake Norman Highland Games takes place every April in Huntersville, NC. Be sure to check the event website for details regarding exact locations, dates, and times, as those are subject to change on a yearly basis. You’ll also find a listing of ticket prices, which include a variety of add-ons to enhance your experience. 

Plan Your Lake Norman Trip

The Davidson Village Inn is the perfect place to unwind and relax after enjoying all that the Lake Norman Highland Games has to offer. Our Inn features a collection of comfortable rooms with modern amenities in a fantastic location. We are in the middle of downtown Davidson, putting you within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and the Davidson College campus. You’re also only a few minutes away from Lake Norman by car. We also offer an incredible selection of specials and packages, so you can enhance your stay with us.

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our rooms. We look forward to welcoming you to the Davidson Village Inn.

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