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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Keep an eye on our Facebook page for full updates on all of the events and festivals listed below, and the new ones yet to come.

 

 


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

May 4th | 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: May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th, December 21st

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The Garden in Spring

27th April | Scone Palace, Perth | 10am - 4pm 

Visit Scone Palace and join Head Gardener, Brian Cunningham, for his next Walled Garden Experience! This full-day experience will show off the best Scone has to offer, along with teaching you about the tasks you need to be doing in your own garden throughout this season.

After learning all about bulb care and bed mulching, you'll have been sure to work up an appetite. Lunch will be provided at the Old Kitchen on-site, before the demonstrations continue in the afternoon. 

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Unicorn

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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Codonas Funfair 

4 - 13 April | South Inch | PH2 8BU | Weekdays 6 - 9pm | Weekends 1 - 9pm

 

Come down and enjoy over 30 attractions making up Perth's biggest-ever fair! With plenty of attractions suitable for your little ones, along with slightly bigger rides on standby for the braver members of your group, there's something for every member of the family. 

 

With rides starting at £2, head on down and see what family fun is available at Codonas Funfair this Easter break! 

 


 

 

Celtic Spring  

13 - 14 April | Crannog Centre 

 

Celebrate the start of Spring with the opening of this museum site! Visit the new Iron Age village, and join the team at the Crannog Centre for crafts, spring planting, hands-on activities and much much more! 

 

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Clunie Village Hall Community Event - The Heilan' Coo Boys  

12 April | Clunie Village Hall | 7:00 - 10:30pm

 

A unique blend of both American and Scottish music, The Heilan' Coo Boys are sure to put on a show! Prepare to tap your feet and sing along to a mix of timeless classics and original songs.

 

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Perth Festival 

24 - 26 April | Perth Race Course | 7:00 - 10:30pm

 

Kicking off the 2024 horse racing season, the Perth Festival is set to attract some of the best names in the UK and Irish racing scene. 

 

To ensure an enhanced experience for both spectators and jockeys, the best races are set to take place on the first day of the festival, meaning that the finest riders in the country will have the opportunity to be the first hooves on the highest-quality racing surface. And, if witnessing some incredible talent on the race course isn't enough of a reason to come down, an impressive £300,000 in prize money is up for grabs across the 3 days! 

 

With tickets for all three days of the festival starting at £45, and with day tickets starting at £17.00, this event is not to be missed.

 

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Kinross Farmers' Market  

27 April | 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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The Wee Soutar Festival of Words

26 - 28 April | AK Bell Library and Perth Art Gallery 

 

A celebration of Scots language and Scottish culture, the festival will feature a range of events and performances for all ages and interests. Including everything from poetry to workshops, the festival will see talks from the likes of broadcaster Freida Morrison and Billy Kay, who will be celebrating the launch of his latest book.

 

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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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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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