Inverness Events

Here are some of the Inverness Events that are scheduled to take place in or near Inverness for 2017 & 2018 including Loch Ness Marathon, Inverness Highland Games, Blas Festival and Belladrum.

Events 2017

31 December 2017: The Red Hot Highland Fling. See in 2018 at The Northern Meeting Park with a spectacular concert featuring various artists.

Events 2018

10 February 2018 – Snowman Rally is Round 1 of the Scottish Rally Championship.

24 February – 7 March 2018 – Inverness Music Festival will be presenting some of the Highland’s most talented young musicians at Eden Court Theatre and a selection of other venues.

11 March 2018 – Inverness Half Marathon will once again take place around the city.

8 April 2018 – Glenlivet 10k Road Race follows a scenic route with beautiful views from the distillery around the secret glen.

June 2018 – Brew at the Bog now rated as the best new Scottish music festival.

21 July 2018 – Inverness Highland Games in Northern Meeting Park is a popular event for locals and tourists alike and is renowned for being the best of the Highland games.

28 July 2018 – Nairn Show – offers a variety of entertainment with livestock exhibitions, craft fair, food fair, show jumping, trade stands, cookery demonstrations and much more.

1 & 2 August 2018: Black Isle Show at Mannsfield Showground, Muir of Ord is the biggest agricultural show in the North of Scotland and is hugely popular. Book accommodation early.

2 – 4 August 2018: Belladrum – Tartan Heart Festival on the Belladrum Estate near Beauly. The event is an outdoor music festival for all the family with rock, country, blues and world music.

August 2018: Highland Field Sports Fair at Moy Hall The fair at Moy Village offers entertainment and activity for old and young. Largely field sports activities but also competitions with fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting.

25 August 2018: Glenurquhart Highland Games at Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness another popular games.

30 – 31 August 2018: Northern Meeting Piping Competitions  is a solo piping contest with pipers from all over Northern Scotland taking place from 8am to 5pm each day. Juniors event is on the 5th.

8 September 2018 – Grandslam 2018 Summer Tour. Three legendary music acts – Simple Minds, The Pretenders and special guest KT Tunstall – will be performing at the Northern Meeting Park on Saturday 8th September 2018. Tickets available from £37.50 to £60.00.

September 2018: Blas Music Festival. Check out the website to see venue and performers.

September 2018 – Highland Military Tattoo will take place in the dramatic setting of Fort George, Inverness.

11 – 16 September 2018: Nairn Book & Arts Festival. Nairn’s celebration of literature, drama, art, film and music beside the Moray Firth.

23 September 2018: Loch Ness Marathon plus 5K and 10K River Ness fun runs. The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon takes place along the shores of Loch Ness. Book accommodation early as everywhere gets booked up quickly.

31 October 2018: Halloween Show Ness Islands. The biggest Halloween Party in the Highlands and a great event for all the family.

November 2018: Civic Bonfire And Fireworks Display. The Highland’s biggest bonfire with a 20 minutes fireworks display and free admission.

November 2018: Christmas Lights Switch On. Christmas Carols and Traditional Scottish music from 5.30pm against the backdrop of a spectacular projection show which brings the Town House to life with animations just in time for the arrival of Santa Claus.