Is Friday night really free? 💲 Yes! There is no cost for the Friday Night Kickoff at Barracks Square.
What happens if there’s bad weather on Friday? ⛈ The show happens rain or shine, but in the event of extreme weather we will post an update regarding cancelation or delay on our social media accounts by 4:30pm.
Can I buy tickets at the gate for Saturday and Sunday? Yes you can buy tickets at the gate! However to help make for a faster check in process, you can purchase them in advance online at https://highlandgames.ca/tickets/
Where can I park on Friday? There is ample parking behind City Hall (York Street lot) and street parking downtown, both of which are free after 5pm.
Where can I park on Saturday and Sunday? There is parking located beside Government House and the Victoria Health Center but this lot often fills up throughout the weekend. You can also look for free parking along O’Dell Avenue beside Wilmot Park, or at the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition Grounds (361 Smythe St).
Is there a water station on site? Yes, for Saturday and Sunday we will have the City of Fredericton Hydration Station on site where you can fill your own water bottle.
Will there be food sold on site? Yes we have multiple food & beverage vendors on site throughout Saturday & Sunday!
Can I bring my pet? Only service animals are allowed on Government House grounds and at Barracks Square.
Where can I find the schedule of events? https://highlandgames.ca/schedule/
Is there seating available at the events? For your comfort, we do encourage you to bring your own chair. On Friday there is no seating provided, on Saturday and Sunday, there are some bleachers available and seating within the different tents.
Are there any activities for children? In addition to enjoying all of the traditional festivities, our Kids Corner Entertainment features mini golf, face painting, a magic show, mini heavy events for kids, balloon art, and more! Kids under 12 also get in FREE all weekend!
Is there an ATM on site? There will be no ATM on site, and any tickets, refreshments or merchandise purchased directly from the NB Highland Games Festival can be done with debit or credit (our preferred payment methods), or cash. Some private vendors may have different payment preferences.
Do family of competitors get in for free? Any non-competitors, entertainers, Friends or Sponsors, workshop hosts, volunteers, all must purchase tickets either online or at the Gates. For piping & drumming, heavy events, highland dancers, clans & associations, if you are not on an official roster provided to the NB Highland Games Festival or have not received a ticket or bracelet in advance, you must also purchase a ticket to attend any events.