Perth and Kinross Events

The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Mar 17 – Jun 24 all-day
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery

‘Playing with Dinosaurs’ is a family fun-filled, interactive gallery which takes you on a journey to discover and play with Dinosaurs. With fun games and activities you will become an explorer uncovering fossils, bones and clues as to why we are all so fascinated with the world of dinosaurs. It is the perfect family exhibition this Easter and will offer a great school or community group visit – and best of all it’s FREE!!

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Jun 21 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)

For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee and surrounding region will be home to a trail of individually designed and beautifully decorated giant penguin sculptures. Each will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in the area, creating economic and cultural benefits for Dundee. This project is brought to you by Maggie’s Centre Dundee, in partnership with Wild in Art, and will raise significant funds to support Maggie’s vital work caring for local people affected by cancer.

Dundee has long had an association with penguins and replicas of these lovely creatures can be found throughout the city. RRS Discovery was the last wooded three-masted ship to be built in Britain and its first mission was the British National Antarctica, the home of the penguin. The penguin has become a symbol of the great explorers who set out from Dundee. Our 100-strong waddle (yes- really that’s the collective noun for penguins) will supplement their more indigenous friends. Wild in Art is the global leader in the organisation of mass participation public art events which bring together artists, communities and schools with private and public organisations to create memorable and significant events for all to enjoy.

2018 is the most exciting year for Dundee. The opening of the magnificent V&A Dundee, the regeneration of the waterfront and Unesco City of Design. Maggie’s wants to be a big part of it all and we think it’s the perfect moment to raise awareness and funds for our fabulous charity.

Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Competition Format

This is a “build and race” competition, so it’s not just about getting a fast race time.  Teams will also earn extra points for ingenuity and design before they’ve even turned a wheel.  Bikes will be displayed in the paddock at each festival and teams will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Accessorising (Max 10 points) – Using additional accessories such as handlebar tassels, horns, wing mirrors, fairings etc. Some accessories may be removed for racing, but you’ll still get the points.
  • Weirdness (Max 10 points) – Combining different wheel sizes, using crazy shaped handlebars, big wheels on teeny-weeny bike frames…….the wilder your bike, the more points you’ll rack up for the team!
  • Overall Quality of Team (Max 10 points) – You look like a Moto GP Race Team using only second-hand bike parts? You deserve points for that!
  • Ingenuity (Max 10 points) – You made your frame from scratch using old scaffolding poles? Here, have some extra points!

After scrutineering on the day of the race, each team will compete in a series of fun-focused “Eliminator” style relay races on a simple, oval track.  Points will be allocated according to your team’s final position in each race.  The overall points tally of each Team after each race determines how far they progress in the tournament.  Don’t worry, we’ll ensure everyone gets plenty of race time!

1st position – 40 points

2nd position – 30 points

3rd position – 25 points

4th position – 20 points

Build Rules

  • All parts used in the build must be second-hand.
  • The total sum of parts on each bike – including the frame – must be worth no more than £50 (as valued by the Judges).
  • Bikes must have a minimum of a rear brake (capable of locking up the wheel.)
  • Bikes must have a seat.
  • Bikes must not have pedals and must be powered by the rider’s feet on the ground.
  • All crank arms, bottom brackets, mechs and gear shifters must be removed from the bike.
  • Bikes must have two wheels with a combined maximum diameter (i.e. the size of both wheels added together) of no more than 46” in total. Front and rear wheels can be different-sizes.

Please note: Bikes will be scrutineered by the Judges on race day.  In the instance of any suspected “twisting” of the rules (i.e removing the pedals from a £7k Carbon Downhill bike and trying to pass it off as a £40 balance bike) teams may be asked to swap bikes with another team.  We doubt we’ll have to do this, but just to warn you this could happen, so please stick to the rules to keep it fun for everyone!

Race Rules

  • Riders must stay seated for the duration of the race (or face a points deduction).
  • No intentional barging or holding back an opponent.
  • Don’t take it too seriously.

Who Can Enter?

Anyone aged 8 and over can enter.  All under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Depending on entry numbers, younger racers may race in a separate tournament in the interests of safety.

Entry is FREE and you can enter below.

Two types of team can enter; “Community” Teams and “Pro” Teams.  Participating re-cycling centres can provide support to all teams (upon request) by supplying low-cost parts from their stock pile, mechanical expertise, workshop space and use of tools (charges and terms apply).

Community Teams

As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, if you are aged between 8 and 26 years old, your School, Scout Group, Youth Club or other organisation can enter a “Community Team” using the entry system at the bottom of this page.  Each Community Team entry includes a FREE festival pass and camping for each team member.  Teams can either build their bike themselves and take it to either Bike Station (Perth), Angus Cycle Hub, Re-Cyke-A-Bike, or Coupar Angus Cycling Hub for their seal of approval, or contact one of the designated bike recycling centres to help you build your bike (charges apply).

Pro Teams

Anyone who has a Festival Pass or a Race Entry for Cream o’ the Croft or the Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival can enter a “Pro Team” for free.  Your bike must be scrutineered by one of the participating re-cycling centres prior to racing, to ensure it has been built according to competition rules and is safe to ride.  This can be done either before, or on race day.

  • Entries to Cream o’ the Croft must be submitted by 4th June 2018.
  • Entries to The Eliminator must be submitted by 20th August 2018.

Race Dates

Contact

Muckmedden: info@muckmedden.co.uk

Bike Station: perthbikestation@gmail.com

Angus Cycle Hub: scott@anguscyclehub.co.uk

Recyke-a-bike: rory@recyke-a-bike.co.uk

Coupar Angus Cycling Hub: cachub@outlook.com

Summer Solstice Event @ Willowgate Activity Centre
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Solstice Event @ Willowgate Activity Centre

June 21st is 2018’s Longest day of the year, we plan to celebrate this with a 4 hour event.

We’re have a mix of activities for all ages from 7 plus going on with activity zones & chill out zones.

£25pp or £85 for a family of 4. Call 01738 637 245 to book now.

VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall

Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until Thu 26 Jul.

What are our cultural perceptions of walls – marking a territory, taming nature, separating and protecting people? Find out as the acclaimed Dutch video art pioneer Madelon Hooykaas performs her ‘civic acupuncture’ live in an attempt to cure and protect cities and stimulate regeneration. Don’t miss it – Perth is the only UK performance destination following Venice, Amsterdam and Berlin! See also Hooykaas’ artist’s films showing in an UK institution for the first time alongside a new artist’s limited edition and a new publication. Enjoy a post-show audience discussion with the artist and exhibition curators.

Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Iliyana Nedkova Produced by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice. Supported by Creative Scotland Open Project Fund

Free | Donations warmly welcome

Midsummer Music in the Crannog @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Midsummer Music in the Crannog @ The Scottish Crannog Centre

The magical, atmospheric Crannog is the only place to be on Midsummer’s Night.

Dont miss this fabulous opportunity to listen to acoustic music around the log fire in the iconic roundhouse.

Line-up:

Ruth Mackay – Scottish harp and vocals

The Mad Ferret Band – traditional and contemporary folk music

Plus, prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop.

Bring your own acoustic instrument for an open-mic session in the exhibition area of the Centre.

Bar open throughout the evening for the purchase of drinks and snacks.

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Jun 22 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)

For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee and surrounding region will be home to a trail of individually designed and beautifully decorated giant penguin sculptures. Each will showcase the wealth of artistic talent in the area, creating economic and cultural benefits for Dundee. This project is brought to you by Maggie’s Centre Dundee, in partnership with Wild in Art, and will raise significant funds to support Maggie’s vital work caring for local people affected by cancer.

Dundee has long had an association with penguins and replicas of these lovely creatures can be found throughout the city. RRS Discovery was the last wooded three-masted ship to be built in Britain and its first mission was the British National Antarctica, the home of the penguin. The penguin has become a symbol of the great explorers who set out from Dundee. Our 100-strong waddle (yes- really that’s the collective noun for penguins) will supplement their more indigenous friends. Wild in Art is the global leader in the organisation of mass participation public art events which bring together artists, communities and schools with private and public organisations to create memorable and significant events for all to enjoy.

2018 is the most exciting year for Dundee. The opening of the magnificent V&A Dundee, the regeneration of the waterfront and Unesco City of Design. Maggie’s wants to be a big part of it all and we think it’s the perfect moment to raise awareness and funds for our fabulous charity.

Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Competition Format

This is a “build and race” competition, so it’s not just about getting a fast race time.  Teams will also earn extra points for ingenuity and design before they’ve even turned a wheel.  Bikes will be displayed in the paddock at each festival and teams will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Accessorising (Max 10 points) – Using additional accessories such as handlebar tassels, horns, wing mirrors, fairings etc. Some accessories may be removed for racing, but you’ll still get the points.
  • Weirdness (Max 10 points) – Combining different wheel sizes, using crazy shaped handlebars, big wheels on teeny-weeny bike frames…….the wilder your bike, the more points you’ll rack up for the team!
  • Overall Quality of Team (Max 10 points) – You look like a Moto GP Race Team using only second-hand bike parts? You deserve points for that!
  • Ingenuity (Max 10 points) – You made your frame from scratch using old scaffolding poles? Here, have some extra points!

After scrutineering on the day of the race, each team will compete in a series of fun-focused “Eliminator” style relay races on a simple, oval track.  Points will be allocated according to your team’s final position in each race.  The overall points tally of each Team after each race determines how far they progress in the tournament.  Don’t worry, we’ll ensure everyone gets plenty of race time!

1st position – 40 points

2nd position – 30 points

3rd position – 25 points

4th position – 20 points

Build Rules

  • All parts used in the build must be second-hand.
  • The total sum of parts on each bike – including the frame – must be worth no more than £50 (as valued by the Judges).
  • Bikes must have a minimum of a rear brake (capable of locking up the wheel.)
  • Bikes must have a seat.
  • Bikes must not have pedals and must be powered by the rider’s feet on the ground.
  • All crank arms, bottom brackets, mechs and gear shifters must be removed from the bike.
  • Bikes must have two wheels with a combined maximum diameter (i.e. the size of both wheels added together) of no more than 46” in total. Front and rear wheels can be different-sizes.

Please note: Bikes will be scrutineered by the Judges on race day.  In the instance of any suspected “twisting” of the rules (i.e removing the pedals from a £7k Carbon Downhill bike and trying to pass it off as a £40 balance bike) teams may be asked to swap bikes with another team.  We doubt we’ll have to do this, but just to warn you this could happen, so please stick to the rules to keep it fun for everyone!

Race Rules

  • Riders must stay seated for the duration of the race (or face a points deduction).
  • No intentional barging or holding back an opponent.
  • Don’t take it too seriously.

Who Can Enter?

Anyone aged 8 and over can enter.  All under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Depending on entry numbers, younger racers may race in a separate tournament in the interests of safety.

Entry is FREE and you can enter below.

Two types of team can enter; “Community” Teams and “Pro” Teams.  Participating re-cycling centres can provide support to all teams (upon request) by supplying low-cost parts from their stock pile, mechanical expertise, workshop space and use of tools (charges and terms apply).

Community Teams

As part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, if you are aged between 8 and 26 years old, your School, Scout Group, Youth Club or other organisation can enter a “Community Team” using the entry system at the bottom of this page.  Each Community Team entry includes a FREE festival pass and camping for each team member.  Teams can either build their bike themselves and take it to either Bike Station (Perth), Angus Cycle Hub, Re-Cyke-A-Bike, or Coupar Angus Cycling Hub for their seal of approval, or contact one of the designated bike recycling centres to help you build your bike (charges apply).

Pro Teams

Anyone who has a Festival Pass or a Race Entry for Cream o’ the Croft or the Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival can enter a “Pro Team” for free.  Your bike must be scrutineered by one of the participating re-cycling centres prior to racing, to ensure it has been built according to competition rules and is safe to ride.  This can be done either before, or on race day.

  • Entries to Cream o’ the Croft must be submitted by 4th June 2018.
  • Entries to The Eliminator must be submitted by 20th August 2018.

Race Dates

Contact

Muckmedden: info@muckmedden.co.uk

Bike Station: perthbikestation@gmail.com

Angus Cycle Hub: scott@anguscyclehub.co.uk

Recyke-a-bike: rory@recyke-a-bike.co.uk

Coupar Angus Cycling Hub: cachub@outlook.com

VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall

Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until Thu 26 Jul.

What are our cultural perceptions of walls – marking a territory, taming nature, separating and protecting people? Find out as the acclaimed Dutch video art pioneer Madelon Hooykaas performs her ‘civic acupuncture’ live in an attempt to cure and protect cities and stimulate regeneration. Don’t miss it – Perth is the only UK performance destination following Venice, Amsterdam and Berlin! See also Hooykaas’ artist’s films showing in an UK institution for the first time alongside a new artist’s limited edition and a new publication. Enjoy a post-show audience discussion with the artist and exhibition curators.

Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Iliyana Nedkova Produced by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice. Supported by Creative Scotland Open Project Fund

Free | Donations warmly welcome

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Diverse CiTay Festival @ Perth City Centre (Various Venues)
Jun 23 all-day

 

A two Inch carnival, youth market, sport & wellness village, theatre, live acts and after party events await you at the Diverse CiTay Festival where we’ll celebrate the very best of youth culture, as part of Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People.

The shortest carnival in the world, the two-inch carnival features floats designed around the theme of diversity and created by our young makers & creators. You can join in the parade and indulge in our diverse street performances of Indian dance, samba, pipes and drums with a few surprises on the way.

Why not buy from the next generation of traders and budding young business people at the youth market/teen market where our 8-26  year olds will be showing off their creative talents. For those with a passion for the stage take part in the Perth Theatre Youth Takeover, or debate the current issues that are important to youths at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Diverse CiTay Festival will round of with an outdoor concert then it’s on to the after-party events with options for over and under18s.

If that all sounds too exhausting for the parents don’t worry we even have an adult creche!

Following a Co-Design approach, young people are a driving force in shaping, developing and implementing all events for the Year of Young People 2018.

Let us know you are attending Diverse CiTay Festival! 

#diversecitayfestival

#YOYP2018