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Local Events Calendar

There are always events taking place in and around Strathnairn, Inverness and Loch Ness. If you're looking for something to do, this calendar might be a good starting point! Whilst we aim to keep it as up-to-date and complete as possible, please confirm any dates, ticketing details etc. directly with the event organisers.     



Eden Court

Whether you like drama, dance, cinema, comedy, art or live music The Eden Court (on the banks of the River Ness)  offers a wide variety of arts entertainment  to the residents and visitors in the north of scotland. 

24 February 

Highland Shortbread Showdown

This date is the Inverness and Loch Ness Shortlisting event, (with the Grand Final on 17 March).

Inverness Botanic Gardens: 10am to 1pm


10 March 

Inverness 1/2 Marathon & 5K

There's still time to enter!

17 March 

Highland Shortbread Showdown

This is the Grand Final.


Eden Court Theatre: 10am to 2pm


April, 11am - 3pm  DATE TBC FOR 2024

Strathdearn Spring Market

This event is held in The Strathdearn,  which is a vibrant new hub in the village of Tomatin, IV13 7YN  

The button below will offer information regarding all the events happening in Strathdearn.

28 April 2024

Etape Loch Ness

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads.  Although entries have now closed, as a visitor you can witness this event at any part on the route or at the start/finish point in Bught Park Inverness IV3 5SQ.

10 - 12 May

A Taste of Nairn

This three day event celebrates all things Nairn and showcases what the seaside town has to offer.

18 May 

Inverness Classic Vehicle Show 

Explore a unique collection of classic and vintage vehicles spanning various eras showcased throughout the city centre. Stroll along Church Street (upper and lower), High Street, Inglis Street, Drummond Street and Falcon Square, where you'll also find street entertainment, creating a delightful experience for the entire family.


At 3pm, don't miss the Parade Finale as the procession of vehicles, led by the Pipe Band, proceeds down Inverness High Street.


Inverness city centre: 11am to 3pm

19 May 

Inverness Car Show 

This family event brings together a whole host of performance, modified, street, classic, retro & race cars. 


Expect to see 1000 cars on display, along with a live stunt show taking place 3 times across the day. There will be a large trade area for various traders to show off everything from kids toys, performance car parts, stickers and sweets, along with a Food Village serving everything from chips to burritos.


This is also a dog friendly event and there will be an area for kids amusements too.


Dores, IV2 6TR

13 July

Inverness Highland Games

Throughout the day there will a variety of traditional field competitions, highland dancing competitions plus other attractions and a great variety of trade and food stalls.


This event takes place in Bught Park Pitches, Bught Road, 

Inverness, IV3 5SP

 25 - 27 July 

Belladrum - Tartan Heart Festival

The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is a music and arts festival, held on the Belladrum Estate in Kiltarlity near Inverness, in Scotland.  Founded in 2004, the festival has rapidly grown in popularity and is often sold out in advance. 



July 2024  date TBC

The Nairn Show

This the agricultural show for Nairnshire Farming Society and includes livestock judging, main ring events, the world famous Galcantray Clydesdales, a craft fair and food stalls.


It will be held at Davidson Park, Househill, Nairn.

1 August 2024 

Black Isle Show

The Black Isle Show is the largest agricultural show for the north of Scotland. There will also be lots of trade stalls, food stalls and arts and crafts. It is a day-out not to be missed!

Mannsfield Showground, Muir of Ord IV6 7RS

 August 2024 date TBC

Moy Country Fair

The Fair offers a diversity of entertainments and activities for all of the family! The emphasis is on field sports activities with competitions in fly casting, gun dog handling and clay pigeon shooting. Activities in the main ring differ from year to year but in 2023 you can expect to see gun dog and farrier demonstrations, pipe bands, falconry displays, and much more. There will be an abundance of stalls selling the best of Scottish produce (food drinks and crafts).

The event will be held at The Moy Estate, Moy, IV13 7YQ.

24 August 2024 

Glenurquhart Highland Gathering and Games

Glenurquhart Highland Games include the traditional events performed by the heavyweight athletes – throwing weights and hammers and tossing the caber. In addition, there is the Glen Challenge and track races for adults and children, solo piping and the very popular Tug o’ War. There will be trade stands and food and drink outlets. 

There is an entry fee for this event. 

August 2024 date tbc

Nairn Highland Games

During the morning, the junior piping competitions and field events take place.  From midday the massed bands of the pipes and drums will leave Viewfield House (Nairn Museum) and march to the Links which signals the start of the traditional heavy events. 


This is a free event and takes place at the Wallace Bandstand IV12 4EA.

23 - 26 August 2024 

Thunder in the Glens 

Thunder in the Glens is an annual Harley-Davidson bike rally held in Aviemore, Scotland, established in 1996. The event is run by the Dunedin Chapter Scotland (#9083) of the Harley Owners Group (HOG), based in Edinburgh.

The rally arrives at Aviemore on Friday 25th to Monday 28th August. The rally attracts over 10,000 visitors to the Aviemore and Speyside area during the weekend and attracts headline acts as well as local entertainers.

September 2024 date TBC

The Northern Meeting - Piping Competition

The Gold Medal for the classical piobaireachd music and the Gold Clasp for former winners, are the most sought after achievements for any piper.  The honour attaching to such success attracts pipers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Europe and throughout the British Isles.


Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.



29 September 2024 

Loch Ness Marathon


World Porridge Making Championship

The 30th World Porridge Making Championship, THE GOLDEN SPURTLE .

Competitor entries open on 20th March and close on 21st June.

The event will be held in the Village Hall, Carrbridge PH23 3BB from 9:45am - 4:30pm

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