Events In and Around Highland Perthshire
Founded in 1951, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre is one of the finest attractions in the local area. Audiences visiting the Theatre in the Hills expect shows that are joyful, entertaining, reflective, ambitious and diverse.
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season offers a unique theatrical experience, with multiple productions in daily repertoire. No other UK theatre attempts this extraordinary feat and nowhere else in the UK can you experience such a large resident ensemble of actors, drawn from far and wide, performing multiple roles in multiple shows six days a week.
In addition to these shows, there's always the usual Summer season events of Sunday Concerts, Active Arts Workshops, Master Classes, Tours and Talks!
The 2023 season runs from June to September.
For further details and ticket sales: View Website
Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th May 2023 - The Atholl Gathering takes place at nearby Blair Castle on Sunday, with the Atholl Highlanders officially opening the Highland Games on Saturday with a ‘March On’, led again by the sound of their pipes and drums.
Sunday 14th May 2023 - Over 5000 cyclists annually descend upon Pitlochry when Perthshire's only closed-road cycle challenge - the Etape Caledonia comes to town. The 81-mile course will start and finish in Pitlochry, winding around Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, with a total ascent of 1,949m.
The Pitlochry Enchanted Forest, the renowned outdoor sound and light show, set to delight the senses once more when it returns to the Faskally Woods from 5th October – 5th November 2023. The 2019 event was a record breaker with over 80,000 people visiting the woods! For more details please visit the Enchanted Forest website
A traditional Highland Games with competitors coming from all over Scotland and further afield to participate. A fantastic entertaining sporting event, the Pitlochry Highland Games takes place on Saturday 9th September 2023 at the Recreation Ground venue in Pitlochry, Perthshire.
This 2022 event is cancelled!
Pitlochry has a New Years Day street ceilidh, every year outside of Fishers Hotel in the centre of town. Everyone is welcome to this friendly shindig, bringing locals and visitors together for a ceilidh in the street on the first day of 2024.
Place: Atholl Road, Pitlochry Time: 1pm-4pm Cost: Free
Once described as "the Switzerland of Scotland", Pitlochry Golf Course offers the visitors to the course the chance to play one of Perthshire's most scenic and visually appealing layouts. Mens, Juniors, & Ladies competitions throughout May to September. See website for dates.
24th to 27th August 2023
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland's leading equestrian event, running over four days in August each year and attracting in excess of 40,000 visitors. Olympic medalists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes.
25th - 28th August 2023
The annual Dunedin Chapter gathering of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. Over 10,000 Harley Davidson motorcycles arrive in Speyside and the highland town of Aviemore for a weekend of riding and relaxing.
Every Monday evening from 7.00pm - May to September 2023
Presented by the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland Night is an evening of traditional entertainment, full of Scottish Music and Dance. An outdoor production that is performed weekly during the summer months by local artists.
11th November 2023 . Over 15 stages through forests, across farm tracks and over different terrains with a handful of regularities thrown in to keep the navigators on their toes. See website for details: