Be Inspired: Events and Festivals

Events and Festivals in Perthshire 

Step into Perth, Perthshire and Kinross-shire this year, and discover big events, a great choice of quality, independent shops and a whole area brimming with fun for all the family!


Cultural Event Venues in Perthshire

The following venues offer a year round selection of events, shows, and days and nights out. You can find out more on our Cultural Event Venues In Perthshire page.

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Perth Musem - The Stone of Destiny

March 30th 2024 | St John's Pl 

One of Scotland and the UK's most significant historical objects returns to Perthshire in over 700 years. Visitors will be taken on a 10-minute immersive journey through the Stone's long and mysterious history before being provided with an up-close encounter with the impressive object itself.

Tickets are FREE and the first timeslot is 12:30pm Sat 30th March. Booking opens on Friday 22nd March 10am, from the Box Office. 

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Perth Farmers' Market

June 1st | South Inch Car Park

The first farmers' market of its kind in Scotland, thanks to the tenacity of local farmer, Jim Fairlie. 

Perth is an award-winning market that regularly hosts around 50 stalls of fine Scottish produce and artisan crafts. From freshly baked bread, homebaking, gin and organic vegetables, you will find top quality food and drink a-plenty. 

The next markets are: June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th, December 21st

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30 March – 22 September 2024 |10am — 5pm, Mon — Sun | Perth Museum

Be enchanted by Unicorn, the debut exhibition at the new Perth Museum exploring the story of Scotland’s national animal. Explore the rich significance of this beloved mythical creature from antiquity to the present day, through art, science, social movements, and popular culture. Across four themed galleries, discover the unicorn’s enduring presence throughout history and its role as a symbol of Scotland’s changing heritage and identity, through iconic loans from around the world, interactive displays, and seven newly-commissioned artworks exploring the unicorn as a modern symbol of the LGBTQI+ community.

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‘Farming Fit for the Future’ from The Cateran Ecomuseum

From May 9th | Alyth Museum | Free

‘Farming Fit for the Future’ from The Cateran EcomuseumRe-opening for the summer on May 9th, the Alyth Museum is kicking off the season with a new thought-provoking exhibition: ‘Farming Fit for the Future’. Exploring food production and farming across the region, visitors are invited to explore agricultural adaptation in the face of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss.


The exhibition, which is free to visit, is part of a wider initiative from the museum to encourage individuals to consider how heritage can inform and inspire how we consider addressing both the climate and biodiversity crisis.


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Kinross Farmers' Market  

25 May | Kinross High Street | 10am - 2pm

A fantastic place to pick up high-quality, fresh food from local producers and artisan traders alike! Dip in and out of market stalls, along with checking out the High Street's established vendors, whilst enjoying Kinross' vibrant community atmosphere. 


Taking place every 4th Saturday of the month until October, the next markets are: May 24th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th and October 25th.

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Craig Charles Funk and Soul House Party

31 May | Perth Concert Hall as part of Perth Festival of the Arts

Get ready for the ultimate Funk & Soul House Party! This all-new DJ show invites fans to enter Craig’s living room as he delves into his extensive record collection to bring you straight-up groove bangers, exclusive funk and soul cuts, and much more. 

Get ready to be transported to a world of rhythm and soul with the one and only Craig Charles. With his smooth grooves and funky beats, Craig has been taking the music scene by storm, earning a reputation as one of the most exciting DJs in the business.

From the stages of Glastonbury to the airwaves of BBC 6 Music, Craig has been entertaining crowds with his infectious energy and unbeatable beats for over 30 years.

Turn up the volume, hit the dancefloor, and get ready for a night you’ll never forget with Craig Charles. Get your ticket today and prepare to get lost in the music!

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Tenebrae - A Prayer for Deliverance 

24 May | St John's Kirk as part of Perth Festival of the Arts

Mixing iconic choral works with music by some of today’s most exciting composers, award-winning choir Tenebrae returns to Perth Festival of the Arts with a varied programme centring on the theme of rest, repose and acceptance – a sequence of mostly English choral gems spanning close to two centuries.

It opens with Holst’s popular The Evening-watch, a setting of Henry Vaughan and a meditation on the Body’s final hours. 

Joel Thompson’s virtuosic new work is a particular highlight of the first half: written in 16 parts, A Prayer for Deliverance (2021) perfectly showcases Tenebrae’s core values of passion and precision.

The second half features Herbert Howells’ Requiem – surely one of the most moving works in the English choral repertoire. 

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Czech National Symphony Orchestra

25 May | Perth Concert Hall as part of Perth Festival of the Arts

Internationally acclaimed American conductor and pupil of Leonard Bernstein, Steven Mercurio conducts a colourful programme at Perth Festival of the Arts featuring Beethoven’s energetic Seventh Symphony.

Chloe Hanslip joins the orchestra to perform Bruch’s violin concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire. 

Over the past 30 years, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra has grown to become one of the leading Czech ensembles, and currently ranks among the most highly sought after orchestras in Europe.

Its glowing reputation can be attributed to the members’ versatility to perform a wide range of genres spanning classical, film music, jazz as well as musicals which see audiences flock to hear them both locally and internationally.

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Perth Cocktail Week  

31 May - 9 June | Perth, various locations 

Use your wristband to unlock incredible discounts across 30 handpicked venues throughout Perth. Within our stellar lineup, you'll find brand-new openings, undiscovered gems and classic local haunts.


Whether you're a cocktail lover or not, we promise that there's something for everyone! With prices starting at £7.95 for advanced purchases, pick up your wristband below.


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Classic Car Weekend

1st & 2nd June | 10 am - 3 pm | Free entry



Prepare for Tay Street to be transformed into a classic car extravaganza! Join us for a day filled with vintage charm and automotive marvels as we showcase stunning classic cars. And that's not all – St. Matthews Church will be firing up the grill for a community BBQ, with vintage buses running each day to take visitors to see the private Morris Leslie classic car collection.


Saturday and Sunday: Morris Leslie Private Collection


During Classic Car Weekend, Perth businessman, Morris Leslie, is opening the doors to his private collection.


Vintage buses will be running from Mill Street to Perth Airport where private viewings of Mr Leslie’s Classic Car Collection will be taking place. Starting from 9.45 am, hop aboard our free vintage buses at Mill Street for a special journey to Perth Airport. There, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to view this private collection.


Entry to the collection is by donation, with proceeds going to TASH for Ukraine. Admission is £10 per adult (16+), £5 per child (5-15yrs), and under 5s go free. Family entry is £25 (2 adults, up to 3 children).


*Please note: Due to the specific layout and conditions of the storage facility at the Morris Leslie private collection, wheelchair users and those with pushchairs, unfortunately, will not be able to enter the private car collection.*


*Please note: There will be no static display on Tay Street and the City Centre on Sunday 2nd June*



The Tayside Classic Motor Show 

Sunday 9th June 2024 | Errol Airfield, PH2 7TB


Returning for its 17th year, the Tayside Classic Motor Show is back to raise money for local children’s charities. Having raised over £84,000 for charity over the last 16 years, this event is not to be missed.


In addition to welcoming a range of cars, motorcycles and agricultural vehicles, the show will have several food vendors on site as well as showcasing ring entertainment in the form of a pipe band and dancers!


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Hairy Highland Coo Trail 2024 

28 June - 6 September 

A herd of 30 Highland Cow sculptures designed and painted by talented artists will take over Perth and Kinross, forming a free, 10-week art trail of discovery for local people and visitors of all ages to explore and enjoy. The sculptures are displayed in locations around Perth and Kinross, transforming our community into an open-air gallery that sparks joy in all who visit. Visitors can use a bespoke map and mobile app to help them navigate the trail, discover new places and unlock exciting rewards and discounts provided by sponsors.   


Following a farewell weekend where they will be shown together, the Coo’s will be auctioned at a special event to raise funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families.   


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The Perth Highland Games and European Pipe Band Championships

11th August 2024 | South Inch, Perth


A premier event in the Scottish Highland Games calendar, enjoy traditional heavyweight events like weight throwing and caber tossing, along with highland dancing, foot faces and much more.


If that wasn’t enough to wet your whistle, we are delighted to be hosting the 2024 European Championships! Come along to see (and hear) this incredible spectacle that should bring over 130 pipe bands to the Fair City


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City of Perth Salute

4th August |  Tay Street & North Inch


This fantastic, free event brings the electric atmosphere of a Tattoo-style arena event to Perth city centre. Offering families the chance to see military and civilian bands from across Scotland in a dazzling parade through the streets, and an open-air, grandstand arena on the North Inch.


More information coming soon