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.

Accommodation Ideas in Perthshire

If you're travelling from further afield, why not make a short break or holiday of it and book into one of our fantastic hotels, guest houses or glamping pods! 

Check out more ideas for a fantastic Perthshire break here:

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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 Film Society

Various Thursdays | Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre

Perth Film Society was launched in Scotland in 1999 with an aim to give as many people as possible access to the kinds of non-mainstream world films that larger cinemas often can't or don’t show. Run by an enthusiastic group of film lovers and supported by many local businesses, the Society meets at the Joan Knight Studio in Perth Theatre.

Spring 2024 Season:

  • Name Me Lawand - 29 Feb
  • One Fine Morning - 07 Mar
  • God's Creature - 21 Mar

Prices: £7; Senior Citizens / Unwaged / Students £6; In-person Door Sales: £7.50; Senior Citizens / Unwaged / Students £6.50. Buy all films at the same time and save 15% 

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Perth Farmers' Market

March 2nd 2024 | 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:

  • March 2nd
  • April 6th
  • May 4th
  • June 1st
  • July 6th
  • August 3rd
  • September 7th
  • October 5th
  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
  • December 21st

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Destiny Awaits: Scone Palace Opening Weekend

29th March – 31st March | Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD

Visit Scone Palace this Easter Weekend where Destiny Awaits! To celebrate the return of the Stone of Destiny to Perthshire, Scone Palace will host an exciting range of family friendly activities from Friday 29th until Sunday 31st March. Craft your Own Crown before proceeding up to the famous Moot Hill to be crowned in the Crowning Place of Scottish Kings and Queens. Bring your own decorated egg to roll down Moot Hill, go for an Egg Hunt in the Murray Star Maze and count all the chicks and bunnies hiding in the Palace. Open to all ages. Enjoy Scone Place this Easter.

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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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