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Super summer of events continues in Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross continue to deliver another sensational summer filled with spectacular events for everyone to enjoy.

Graphic showing sun, grass and the text super summer of events

Summer kicked off with Perth's Classic Car weekend and there is an action-packed programme of events still to come. 

Provost Xander McDade said: "The Classic Car Weekend earlier this month was a resounding success, with a fantastic turnout and delighting car enthusiasts and families alike under sunny skies in the heart of Perth. With the school holidays upon us, I'm delighted that families will once again have the opportunity to travel by free bus on 6 July to participate in a variety of activities across Perth and Kinross. 

"I'm also excited that the Hairy Highland Coo herd is now here, inviting families and visitors to embark on the coo trail. This unique art trail offers an opportunity to explore our outstanding landmarks, uncover hidden gems while unlocking exciting new rewards.  

"Additionally, the trail will be raising funds for Children's Hospices Across Scotland to support children and their families during challenging times. It's an honour to have our area support this initiative and I would encourage all to visit the Trail this summer." 

Moreover, our local partners are gearing up to provide unforgettable experiences, from the highly popular GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace to the vibrant 80s Rewind Scotland event. For the adventure-seekers, the Claymore CrossFit Energy Festival promises activities and challenges for all, including a colourful and messy fun run! Not to be missed are two exciting race days at Perth Racecourse, set to be a highlight of July's event calendar.  

"I extend my warmest wishes for a super summer for everyone and encourage all to attend these events, which truly showcases the best of Perth and Kinross," said Provost McDade. 

June and July 2024

28 June to 6 September | Hairy Highland Coos Trail

Discover a herd of beautifully designed and painted Coos throughout Perth Kinross and follow the trail, positioned in some of our stunning landscapes in Perth and Kinross. This wonderful trail will raise funds for Children's Hospices across Scotland to help make sure nobody faces the death of their child alone. Share your pics on social media and highlight your favourite. The Hairy Highland Coo Trail 2024 | CHAS & Wild in Art 

 

28 June to 7 July | The Lady Boys of Bangkok Tour

The LadyBoys are back in town in 2024! Visiting Perth on their "25 Years of Fun Tour with 16 of the world's most glamorous and beautiful showgirls for their first visit to the Fair City, this new production will bring fun filled comedy with a hint of cheekiness. For a party like no other, book your tickets at  Lady Boys of Bangkok | Tickets for The Lady Boys of Bangkok '25 Years of Fun Tour' - Perth at The Sabai Pavilion, South Inch Park, Shore Road, Perth, PH2, 8BW | Buy With Confidence. Secure tickets in partnership with Quaytickets. 

 

4 July | Horizon Parking Summer Raceday

A day of summer racing fun with exhilarating races at the family-friendly course.  

Make sure to book your tickets early at Horizon Parking Summer Raceday at Perth Racecourse (perth-races.co.uk) 

5 July to 7 July | Scottish Game Fair

Celebrate the best of Scotland's countryside with a wide range of activities at the annual gathering for people passionate about the countryside plus a special performance from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers included in your ticket. Book at Scottish Game Fair - Scone Palace (scottishfair.com) 

 

6 July | Perth Comic Con

Comic Con returns to Perth, with all your favourite heroes and villains for meet and greets, props, consoles, arcades as well as new talented traders. Get your tickets for one of Perth's favourite shows at Perth Comic Con - BGCP Comic Con (bigglasgowcomicpage.com) 

6 July to 27 July | Perthshire Open Studios Summer Show

Local brilliant creatives and artists will be displaying their work for sale at this unique summer show. Follow their Facebook page and stay updated with the artists at (20+) Perthshire Open Studios | Facebook   

12 July and 26 July | Falconry Fridays

Enjoy a fantastic falconry display and flying demonstration at Scone Palace. More details at Falconry Fridays (scone-palace.co.uk) 

14 July | Family Raceday Fair

A day for all the family to enjoy horseracing and entertaining activities. Find out more at Family Raceday at Perth Racecourse (perth-races.co.uk) 

16 July | The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Quantum presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter's popular tale. Come along for a family friendly evening as the tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is brought to life with songs and live music. Book your tickets at The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (scone-palace.co.uk) 

19 July to 21 July | Rewind Festival

Get ready for another 80s revival of music and vibrancy! Headlined by Billy Ocean and the Boomtown Rats, and a fantastic lineup of 80s acts including Boyzlife, Tiffany, Altered Images, Midge Ure will transport you back to this magical era. Book your tickets at Homepage | Rewind North (rewindfestival.com)  

 

27-28 July | Claymore CrossFit Energy Festival

A day of sporting activities and adventure challenges for all ages to enjoy. Take part in the Perth Colour Run on the 2.4km of the North Inch - prepare to be messy and colourful! Get your tickets at Perth Colour Run 2024 | Energy Festival 

 

August 2024

2 August to 3 August | Perth Show

A highlight of our summer events, the popular Perth agricultural show which shows livestock such as cattle, sheep, horses, donkey, and goats, along with agricultural products and machinery and local food producers and artisans. Grab your early bird tickets at Perth Agricultural Show Scotland | Get your tickets (perthshow.co.uk) 

2 August to 4 August | Adventure Cinema

Bring your popcorn, snacks and voices for an outdoor cinema experience under the bright stars, with blockbuster films Top Gun (original), Grease Sing-along or Pretty Women on, this is a night-time experience like no other. Book your tickets at Adventure Cinema at Scone Palace (scone-palace.co.uk) 

4 August | City of Perth Salute

A free event for families, bringing the electric atmosphere of a Tattoo-style event to Perth, offering families the opportunity to enjoy military and civilian bands from across Scotland, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Imps Motorcycle Display. Join in with a dazzling parade and fringe event on the North Inch.  

9 August | Falconry Fridays

Enjoy a fantastic falconry display and flying demonstration at Scone Palace. More details at Falconry Fridays (scone-palace.co.uk) 

10 August | Perthshire Pride

Join Zander Murray, Scotland's 1st openly gay footballer who will be leading the Perthshire Pride march at this year's Perthshire Pride. This event promises to be a colourful, joyful and celebratory event for all our LGBTQI+ community and allies.  

11 August | Perth Highland Games/European Pipe Band Championships

A great day out for the whole family! Enjoy traditional events like weight throwing, caber tossing, highland dancing. More than 130 pipe bands from across the world will be visiting Perth to take part in this year's European Pipe Band Championships. Book your tickets for this outstanding day of entertainment at Welcome to the Perth Highland Games, Scotland - great family day out! 

16 and 17 August | The Craft Spirit Show: The Ultimate Gin, Rum and Vodka Festival Championships

An ultimate spirit filled adventure awaits you. With a choice of over 300 craft spirits including gin, rum and vodka, come along and sample different spirits, learn more at masterclasses lead by industry experts or join an immersive workshop. Book your ticket at The Craft Spirit Show Perth (perththeatreandconcerthall.com)  

17 August | Perthshire Mela Festival  

The vibrant and colourful mela festival will return to the North Inch. Come along for a day of culture, fun, activities and music from local and national acts. All welcome to this free event. 

17 August | Stone of Destiny Raceday

Celebrating the return of the historic Stone of Destiny to the 5-star visitor attraction, Perth Museum, come along for the most anticipated fixture at Perth Races for top racing and infectious beats of Shaka Loves You. Tickets available at Stone of Destiny Raceday at Perth Racecourse (perth-races.co.uk) 

22 August to 25 August | Defender Blair Castle International Horse Trials 

The popular horse trials return to Blair Atholl for a weekend of horse events including dressage, show jumping and more. The shopping village and dining and hospitality options will offer attendees a wonderful experience, whether shopping, eating and drinking or all! Find out more at Blair Castle International Horse Trials (ticketsrv.co.uk) 

24 August | Ukrainian Independence Day Celebration  

Perth is proud to present Scotland's only Ukrainian Independence Day Celebration. More details to follow.  

24 August | Jacobite Day

Learn more about the history of the Jacobites and come along to the open day at the Black Watch Castle. Visit Perth Museum where rare Jacobite artefacts are on display. More details to follow.  

 

September 2024

1 September | Paws at the Palace

A very dog friendly event, the highly popular Paws at the Place will feature doggy fun and games, food stalls, and a host of stalls featuring doggy gear and gifts. More details at Paws at the Palace (scone-palace.co.uk) 

 

Other useful information to make the most of your visit.

 

 

Last modified on 04 July 2024

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