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  • The Atholl Highlanders Parade held annually in May at Blair Castle, home of Europe's only legal private army, Blair Atholl
    The Atholl Highlanders Parade held annually in May at Blair Castle, home of Europe's only legal private army, Blair Atholl
  • Bight blue Light shining through trees at night time during the Enchanted Forest in Perthshire.
    Discover a magical nocturnal world of dazzling colour and sound at the Enchanted Forest © Otto Koota
  • A border collie herds a flock of geese at the Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace
    The Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace
  • The crowd facing the main stage at T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival
    The main stage at T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival

Enjoy a wide variety of events in Perthshire covering music, activities, arts and more. From the summer spectacle of the Highland games to the biggest music festival in Scotland and a dazzling life and sound show set in a forest at night, Perthshire boasts a year-round calendar of events that is second to none. There is also a great choice of smaller, community events that are perfect for family day out or a quiet weekend.

Join thousands of music fans in July at T in the Park, Scotland’s largest outdoor music festival. In 2015, the festival will take place on a new site at Strathallan Castle Estate. Catch the biggest names in rock and pop at this internationally renowned music event which in recent years has seen an eclectic range of acts, including Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, The Killers and Rihanna. 

A variety of traditional events also take place throughout the region during the summer months, including 14 Highland games. At the Atholl Gathering you can watch the tossing o’ the caber, Highland dancing and bagpipers, all set against the magnificent backdrop of Blair Castle.

Watch traditional country pursuits and sports at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace, or see beautiful pedigree horses and world-class riders at the FEI European Eventing Championships, a premier equestrian event which will be held at Blair Castle in September. You can enjoy plenty of other exciting equestrian events at Perth Racecourse where horse racing has taken place since 1613.

Don't miss thrilling outdoor activities at Perthshire's Adventure Festival in June, where you can try out a range of adrenaline-pumping activities, including kayaking, bungee jumping, rock climbing, biking and riding a zip wire.

Enjoy the cultural delights of the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival and the Perth Festival of the Arts, and choose from the superb year-round programmes of venues such as the Perth Concert Hall, and Pitlochry Festival Theatre offering theatre, dance, drama, film, comedy and more.

Perthshire Open Studios is an annual nine day event held in September. Over 180 artists, makers and creators will be opening their studios across the region, as part of an event which is a real highlight of Scotland’s art events calendar.

Experience Perthshire’s autumnal woods as you never have before at the Enchanted Forest. Marvel as Faskally Wood is transformed into a nocturnal winter wonderland using otherworldly light and sound effects.

Take a look at the information listings below and find out more about events in Perthshire.

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  1. Gradings

    Perth

    Scotland's Year of Food & Drink has inspired a BIG culinary celebration to create an unforgettably tasty day!

    Dates

    7 Sep 2015 to 8 Sep 2015
  2. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Scottish traditional music duo, featuring fiddle and accordion.

    Dates

    30 Aug 2015
  3. Highland Night

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    An evening of traditional Scottish entertainment.

    Dates

    11 May 2015 to 7 Sep 2015
  4. Gradings

    Perth

    Hold on to your hats! For the first time ever, we introduce to you Clic Sargent Autumn Ladies Day!

    Dates

    23 Sep 2015
  5. Birnam Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    Set in the stunning Perthshire scenery, this traditional highland games is not to be missed!

    Dates

    29 Aug 2015
  6. Celtic Samhain Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Celebrate the Celtic festival Samhain.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2015
  7. Improbable Fiction

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Alan Ayckbourn's 2005 comedy.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2015 to 17 Oct 2015
  8. Gradings

    Perth

    The Battle of Loos.

    Dates

    9 Sep 2015
  9. Scottish Identity In Colour

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Perth

    An exhibition of works by famed Scottish painter J D Fergusson.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015 to 31 Jan 2016
  10. The Cloth - The Land - The Earth

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Inspired by the fascinating geology of Northern Scotland.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015 to 16 Sep 2015
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