Here are some of the Inverness Events that are scheduled to take place in or near Inverness for 2016 and at the start of 2017. The schedule includes the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, First Monster Race, Loch Ness Marathon and the Inverness Highland Games. Book your stay at Royston Guest House Inverness to be part of any of the great up and coming events.
Events Schedule 2016
2 May 2016
May Bank Holiday
Gordon Castle Highland Games – Solo Piping and Highland Dancing Competitions as well as a full program of heavy events.
Spring Bank Holiday
Brew at the Bog – Possibly the best new music festival in Scotland
16 July 2016
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.
18 June 2016
Rod Stewart, The Hits Tour – Tulloch Caledonian Stadium Inverness. ROCK superstar Rod Stewart will play Inverness Caledonian Stadium as part of an eight date UK tour.
Piping at Forres – 4,000 Pipers & Drummers, 150 Pipe Bands, 100 Exhibitors. Great Glen Park will be alive with pipers and drummers competing in the European Pipe Band Championship
30 July 2016
Nairn Show provides a great selection of entertainment with livestock exhibitions, craft fair, food fair, show jumping, trade stands, cookery demonstrations and much more.
3 August 2016
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.
4 – 6 August 2016
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.
5 & 6 August 2016
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.
20 August 2016
Nairn Half Marathon is run by the beach and harbour before heading through open countryside along a fairly flat and scenic course.
27 August 2016
Glenurquhart Highland Games at Blairbeg Park, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness another popular games.
30 August – 4 September 2016
Nairn Book & Arts Festival. Nairn’s celebration of literature, drama, art, film and music beside the Moray Firth.
1 & 2 September 2016
Northern Meeting Piping Competitions is a solo piping contest with pipers from all over Northern Scotland taking place from 8am to 5pm each day.
3 September 2016
Beast Race at Loch Ness is a 10k obstacle race over rough terrain, dirt tracks and forest.
4 – 12 September 2016
Blas Music Festival. Check out the website to see venue and performers.
25 September 2016
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.
1 -16 October 2016
Highland Archaeology Fortnight. A unique annual event, celebrating archaeology and heritage in the Highlands area.
30 & 31 October 2016
Halloween Show Ness Islands. The biggest Halloween Party in the Highlands and a great event for all the family.
5 November 2016
Civic Bonfire And Fireworks Display. The Highland’s biggest bonfire with a 20 minutes fireworks display and free admission.
Inverness Film Festival Eden Court. Check out the Eden Court Theatre website for full details and ticket prices.
20 November 2015
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.
16 – 18 December 2016
Winter Wonderland. Santa with Rudolph and his Reindeer friends bring a touch of Christmas magic to the Highland Capital.
31 December 2016
The Red Hot Highland Fling. See in 2017 at The Northern Meeting Park with a spectacular concert featuring various artists.
Events Schedule 2017
Snowman Rally is Round 1 of the Scottish Rally Championship.
Inverness Half Marathon will once again take place around the city.
Inverness Whisky Festival will be back at Bogbain Farm for its fourth year giving you the chance for a tour as well as whisky tasting, music, food and dance.