Inverness Events

Here are some of the Inverness Events that are scheduled to take place in or near Inverness for 2019 & 2020 including Loch Ness Marathon, Inverness Highland Games, Blas Festival and Belladrum.

Events 2019

October 2019: Halloween Show Ness Islands. The biggest Halloween Party in the Highlands and a great event for all the family.

November 2019: Civic Bonfire And Fireworks Display. The Highland’s biggest bonfire with a 20 minutes fireworks display and free admission.

November 2019: 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.

31 December 2019: The Red Hot Highland Fling. See in 2020 at The Northern Meeting Park with a spectacular concert featuring various artists and this year the opening band is The Trad Project.

Events 2020

February 2020 – Snowman Rally is Round 1 of the Scottish Rally Championship.

27 February – 4 March 2020. – 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.

8 March 2020 – Inverness Half Marathon will once again take place around the city.

5 April 2020 – Glenlivet 10k Road Race follows a scenic route with beautiful views from the distillery around the secret glen.

18 July 2020 – 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.

30 July 2020: 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.

1 August 2020 – Nairn Show – offers a variety of entertainment with livestock exhibitions, craft fair, food fair, show jumping, trade stands, cookery demonstrations and much more.

6 August 2020: 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.

7 & 8 August 2020: 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.

22 August 2020: Glenurquhart Highland Games at Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness another popular games.

August 2020: Northern Meeting Piping Competition  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.

September 2020: Blas Music Festival. Check out the website to see venue and performers.

8 – 13 September 2020: Nairn Book & Arts Festival. Nairn’s celebration of literature, drama, art, film and music beside the Moray Firth.

4 October 2020: 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.