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.