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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.

Every July thousands of music fans descend upon Balado for T in the Park, Scotland’s largest outdoor music festival. 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 from REM to Tom Jones headline. 

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 as Scone Palace and see beautiful pedigree horses and their Olympian riders compete at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials. You can enjoy plenty of other exciting equestrian events at Perth Racecourse where horse racing has taken place since 1613.

Enjoy a dazzling array of family entertainment, events and attractions this festive season at the biggest-ever Perth Winter Festivals which will include the city’s annual Christmas Lights Festival and Santa Parade as well as Scotland’s first outdoor chocolate festival, a traditional Christmas market, an ice rink, and much more.

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

    Solas Festival is an annual all-age weekend arts festival.

    Dates

    20 Jun 2014 to 22 Jun 2014
  2. Perth Races Gold Cup Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Enjoy the perfect day out at the races.

    Dates

    8 Jun 2014
  3. The Horsecross Sessions

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Open mic session for traditional musicians.

    Dates

    15 Jun 2014
  4. Perth Races Bierfest

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Local beers and food, plus entertainment.

    Dates

    14 May 2014
  5. Twelfth Day

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Folk duo.

    Dates

    27 May 2014
  6. Gradings

    Perth

    Works by Schubert, Percy Grainger and Saint-Saens.

    Dates

    23 May 2014
  7. Gradings

    Dunkeld

    Mull Theatre’s acclaimed version of Compton Mackenzie’s famous story is on the road throughout May.

    Dates

    24 May 2014
  8. Gradings

    Perth

    Try whiskies from around the world.

    Dates

    3 May 2014
  9. Gradings

    Perth

    A canoe show, plus a canoe polo tournament a slalom competition and kayak championships.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014 to 26 Oct 2014
  10. Queen's Baton Relay

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    The Queen's Baton continues its tour of Scotland.

    Dates

    4 Jul 2014 to 5 Jul 2014
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