Pitlochry Events – here are the details of all the major events, festivals and Highland Games that occur throughout the year; many of these events have international standing.
One of the best ways to enjoy your visit is to plan your trip around one of Pitlochry Events – they are all very well organised and great value for a days entertainment.
Pitlochry New Years Day Street Party
Pitlochry New Year's Day attracts thousands to Ceilidh dance in the main street from 1pm to 4pm each New Year's Day to live music, free food (donations), kids entertainment and The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band READ MOREAddress:Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AG
Winter Words is the Pitlochry Book Festival, it is held annually in mid February ideal for a month when not very much happens across Scotland, hotel rates are competitive and the very best writers, authors, journalists and sportsmen tell you their stories. READ MOREAddress:Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Blair Castle Equestrian Eventing
The top equestrian eventing trial in Scotland, attracting over 40,000 people annually. It is over four days at the end of August, with the World's top riders competing. There are over 200 trade stalls, a country fair on the Saturday and Sunday. We give you our tips and advice on how to get the most out of this wonderful event. READ MOREAddress:Blair Castle Blair Atholl Pitlochry Highland Perthshire PH18 5TL
Enchanted Forest of Lights
Scotland's largest autumn light show is set in a forest just outside Pitlochry. It attracts over 80,000 people each October to walk the Tay Forest paths set around a beautiful lochen. Disabled wheel chair access and child friendly too. READ MORE
Burns Supper Routine
The routine at a Burns Supper is explained here. Robert Burns traveled through Highland Perthshire writing a number of poems, he is celebrated and remembered each year towards the end of January. READ MORE
Pitlochry Highland Games
Pitlochry Highland Games Started in 1852, the Pitlochry Highland Games are held on the last weekend of the Highland Games Year, attracting literally thousands to Pitlochry. READ MOREAddress:Pitlochry Highland Games The Recreation Ground, Pitlochry, Perthshire Scotland PH16 5DD
The Pitlochry Events year calendar in summary:-
New Year’s Day Street Ceilidh.
Winter Words Festival at Pitlochry Festival Theatre (Scotland’s first new season book festival).
Etape Caledonia Britain’s largest closed road cycle event, mid-May. Cancelled in 2020. Next event date is Sunday 16 May 2021.
Atholl Highlanders Parade on Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend at end of May.
Atholl Gathering on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend at end of May.
July – Kenmore Highland Games early July.
Soldiers of Killiecrankie last weekend in July each year.
August – Breadalbane Highland Games in Aberfeldy second weekend in August.
Rannoch Highland Games the third weekend in August
Blair Castle International Horse Trials (4 days), Bank Holiday weekend in August.
Dunkeld and Birnam Highland Games last Saturday of August.
Pitlochry Highland Games, Saturday on 2nd weekend.
The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry, for the whole of October.
Glenfiddich Fiddle and Piping Championships at Blair Castle, last weekend in October.
November – The Aberfeldy Festival and Blair Castle Christmas Fair.
December – Santa in Dunkeld
Pitlochry Christmas Festival