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.
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.
19th – 21st July
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.