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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.

Don't miss thrilling outdoor activities at the Perthshire Adventure Festival on 13 - 15 June, where you can try out a range of adrenaline-pumping activities, including: kayaking, bungee jumping, rock climbing, biking and there is even the chance to climb 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. Celeste's Circus

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    An enchanting first trip to the circus.

    Dates

    17 Apr 2015
  2. Waterloo Lives: The Black Watch

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Exhibition to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.

    Dates

    15 May 2015 to 30 Oct 2015
  3. Gradings

    Perth

    A diverse group perform this classic tale.

    Dates

    2 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    130km bike race.

    Dates

    10 May 2015
  5. Lau

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Experimental folk group from Edinburgh. With support from Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz and Dan Berglund.

    Dates

    15 May 2015
  6. 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
  7. A Little Night Music

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    A musical by Stephen Sondheim.

    Dates

    22 May 2015 to 17 Oct 2015
  8. Gradings

    Perth

    Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Symphony

    Dates

    5 Mar 2015
  9. A Night Of Dirty Dancing

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Music and dance routines from the film.

    Dates

    9 Apr 2015
  10. Jabberwocky (Over 5s)

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    A riotous puppet show, based on the classic poem by Lewis Carroll.

    Dates

    15 Apr 2015
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