Events to Look Out For This Summer

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!

Music

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.

International Youth Band Festival

17th August

 

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!

Beach Volleyball Championships

25th July

Teams will compete from all over Europe with up to 32 teams taking part in the Main Draw from Scotland and across 17 European Federations.

Kinross Show

10th August

Kinross Show is a great day out for all ages and interests. From the bouncy castle, fun rides and children’s education marquee to the trade stands, flower shows and much more.

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.
 

Culture

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! 

The Perth Show

2 August

For the past 112 years, the Perth Show has been held on the South Inch and brought the hugely important agricultural community of Perthshire into the city for two days of showing the year’s finest livestock.

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.

Women’s Cycle Tour

10th August

The first ever Women’s Tour of Scotland is set to be an outstanding world-class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture with an anticipated 100,000 spectators!

Summer Carnival

17th August

The biggest crowd of the season will flock to Perth Racecourse for a mixture of first-class jump racing and brilliant summer entertainment. 

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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