Events to Look Out For This Spring

No matter what time of year, you will always find something to keep you entertained in Perthshire. The Winter Festival sees thousands of locals and visitors alike come to the city centre to celebrate the Christmas Light Switch On, the Chocolate & Gin Festival and of course the Riverside Light Nights. While Spring and Summer marks the return of a diverse programme of events catering to a wide range of interest and age groups. 

So to make sure you don’t miss out, here are a few of our favouite events coming to Perth & Kinross over the next couple of months!


With the sunshine returning to Perthshire, there’s few better feelings than to enjoy some great music on a beautiful summers day! And this Spring we are spoilt for choice for amazing music. Here are a few of our favourite music events you don’t want to miss this Summer.

Perth Festival of Arts

16th – 25th May

For ten days every May, the city of Perth becomes the gem in Scotland’s cultural calendar.  It is also one of the oldest, continuously-running independent arts festivals in Scotland.

Perth Salute

18th August

International artists will join local bands in the City of Perth Salute. This breathtaking display of Military choreography will include a 50-minute show featuring a selection of the centrepiece acts.

Rewind Festival

19th – 21st July

Expect a weekend of iconic performances from musical legends, themed venues, pop-up performers and an unrivalled festival atmosphere.

Family Fun

There’s certainly no shortage of family fun in and around Perth City Centre. In fact, there’s so many family-friendly events this summer it was a challenge to shortlist our favourites!

Solas Festival

21st – 23rd June

Join Solas for their tenth anniversary festival in brand new location at Errol Park, Perthshire and enjoy our signature blend of music, talks, workshops, theatre, dance and much much more!

Wildhood Festival

1st – 2nd June

A curated weekend of excitement and adventure for children and their families unlike any other in Scotland; an exploratory, artistic experience 


Perth’s Medieval Fayre

10th August

The streets of Perth will be alive with Medieval Re-enactments, Medieval crafters, puppets and story tellers and the return of the famous Ye Olde Perth Dunk Tank.


Need some culture in your life? No problem, there are plenty of great events that will give you an insight into Perthshire’s rich history and heritage. Or if you fancy visiting some of our cultural attractions, take a look here! 

Geography Day

15 June

There will be inspiring talks from a wealth of talent from the RSGS network, opportunities to observe some of the Society’s most intriguing collections items, and a chance to view the hilarious winning entries from the prestigious Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018.

Highland Games

Various Dates

Throughout the summer months, you will find a brilliant range of Highland Games throughout the villages and towns around Perth & Kinross. Whether you fancy a stop at Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Crieff, Perth or Blairgowrie, you will find traditional Scottish games in a beautiful Perthshire backdrop.

Scottish Game Fair

5th – 7th July

Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this three-day event is a true celebration of conservation and the countryside, while raising vital funds for wildlife conservation science.

Social Events

Grab your pals and head along to some of the best social events in Scotland! From unmissable sporting events to unforgettable days out – there is something for every friend group in Perthshire.

Cateran Yomp

9th June

Set to push you to your limits, both physically and mentally, the Cateran Yomp will take you on a journey through the foothills of the Cairngorms where you’ll attempt to conquer the gruelling 54-mile gold hike within 24 hours.

The Gold Cup

9th June

It’s one of the highlights of the racing season – The Gold Cup! The prestigious annual race is worth £40,000 to the winner on a racecard worth nearly £100,000 in total.

Paws at the Palace

30th June

Paws at the Palace will feature doggy fun and games, parades of different breeds, agility classes and some paw-some demonstrations.


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