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What's On In Perthshire, Perth & Dundee

Blairgowrie Holiday Park is centrally located and is perfect for a relaxing break, or for exploring everything that Central Scotland has to offer. The small town of Blairgowrie has lots to see and do, with a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs, activities, and events going on throughout the year.

The park is ideally located for visiting the surrounding areas, with the popular cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen around 1.5 hours away, Dundee & Perth 30 mins and Stirling 1 hour.

The area is especially popular for people looking for a fishing break, skiing trip or golfing holidays, with Salmon fishing on the River Tay, Glenshee Ski Centre & a number of world famous golf courses all close by.

Our sister park at Corriefodly, Bridge of Cally, has an onsite bar with regular Saturday night entertainment throughout the season (March-October). You can view their entertainment schedule here >>

Please check the websites listed before travelling to or booking tickets for any events as dates/times may be subject to change and we're not liable for any changes to events.


January - April

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25th January

Bowie Experience: Live Concert

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Perth Concert Hall, Perth

A huge hit on its first visit to Perth, Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the multi-faceted sound and vision of David Bowie.

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25th January

Kingennie Burns Night

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Dress in tartan and come together to toast to the famous Rabbie Burns on Friday, Scotland's most famous poet at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort on Friday 25 January. Whether you are in Angus or Dundee, the resort is the perfect location to bring together friends and family for a relaxed bite to eat and some ceilidh dancing.

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13th-16th February

Winter Words Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A chilled-out book fest with author events, storytelling sessions, movement workshops and literary lunches. Cool stuff. Confirmed authors for 2020 are Val McDermid, Sir Tom Devine, Professor Christopher Whatley, Sue Armstrong, and Esther Rutter.

 

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20th-22nd March

The Niel Gow Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Dunkeld and Birnam

Established in 2004 to celebrate the life of Perthshire fiddle legend Niel Gow, this festival is now a breeding ground for traditional music talent, running a selection of workshops and performances, with events taking place across the lovely villages of Dunkeld and Birnam.

 

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22nd-24th April

Perth Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Perth Racecourse

The 2020 season starts with a thrilling 3 day racing festival, The Perth Festival, and is set to attract some of the biggest and best names in UK and Irish racing to Old Scone this season.

 

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April - October

Scottish Crannog Centre - Various Events

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Loch Tay, Kenmore

Join the 21st Century Crannog Community where you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and taken on a fascinating journey into Scotland's prehistory. Walk in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers and immerse yourself in village life with original artefacts.

 

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May - July

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14th May

Ladies Day

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Perth Racecourse

It’s one of the most highly anticipated days on the racing calendar every year; get ready for Ladies Day at Perth Racecourse. Buy your raceday ticket before midnight on Friday 7 February 2020 and SAVE!

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6th-7th June

The Cateran Yomp

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Essendy Road, Blairgowrie

The Cateran Yomp (a military term for a long-distance march) is the biggest, toughest event of its kind. Taking place on the 6/7th June 2020 in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland, teams of 3-6 people battle through 54 miles (gold) in 24 hours across the rugged terrain of the Scottish wilderness. You can also sign up for the silver or bronze distances (36 and 22 miles respectively).

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6th June

The Angus Show

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Brechin Castle Showground

The Angus Show is a great family day out! We have Jez Avery Stunt Show attending for some main ring entertainment, we will also have The Ardblair Stones, childrens races, bouncy castles and The Creation Station providing crafts for all kids to enjoy. Plus much much more!

 

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13th June

Alyth & District Show

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Essendy Road, Blairgowrie

A great day out for all the family, Livestock, Dog Show, Arts & Crafts Food marquees, Entertainment, Public Bar/Food, Children's Rides and much more.

 

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27th - 28th June

Coupar Angus Cycling Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Larghan Park, Coupar Angus

Our festival has something for everyone. It is a celebration of Cycling and represents what the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub is here to do; Get people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds on bikes.

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28th June

Paws @ the Palace

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Scone Palace, Perth

There will be a fabulous range of entertainment with a variety of demonstrations, fun competitions, have-a-go activities, the breed parade, special guests, dog-tastic shopping, and prize to be won. What's more, dogs go free!

 

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3rd-5th July

Scottish Game Fair

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Scone, Perth

Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this fantastic three-day event attracts over 30,000 visitors and is a true celebration of conservation and the countryside, while raising vital funds for wildlife conservation science.

 

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29th-30th July

Gala Rocks

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Coupar Angus

Gala Rocks is a free open air community festival with fun for all the family. Live music, fun fair, bar, food, stalls. A little something for everyone.

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17th-19th July

Rewind Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Scone Palace, Perth

Join us for an incredible weekend, celebrating the very best of the 80's from Iconic musical legends, all set in the beautiful surroundings of Scone Palace, Perth. Early Bird Tickets on sale now!

 

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31st July - 1st August

Perth Show

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png York Place, Perth

Perth Show has been a popular event in our city’s annual calendar for 157 years. For the past 112 it has held its place on the South Inch, Perth and brought the hugely important agricultural community of Perthshire into the city for two days of showing the year’s finest livestock.

 

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August - December

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8th August

The Perth Highland Games

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Perth Highland Games is one of the most popular events in the Scottish Highland Games calendar, which runs from May to mid-September each year. The Games include traditional Heavyweight events such as throwing weights and hammers and tossing the caber.

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10th August

Perth Medieval Fayre

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Kind Edward Street, Perth

Celebrate Perth’s ancient roots with an exciting day of free events and activities in the city centre. The streets of Perth will be alive with Medieval Re-enactment, Medieval crafters, puppets and story tellers and the return of the famous Ye Olde Perth Dunk Tank. King Edward St will be the location for the Combat Zone where Knights will shows their skills in medieval combat.

 

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9th-11th August

Women’s Cycle Tour

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Central Scotland

The first-ever Women's Tour of Scotland is set to be an outstanding world-class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture. The three day, three stage race will be contested by many of the top women’s teams in the world – plus the cream of Great Britain and Scotland’s female cycling talent.

 

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22nd August

Strathardle Highland Gathering

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Kirkmichael, PH10 7NX

This wonderful local Highland Games is held every year on the fourth Saturday of August. Highland dancing competitions, heavyweight competitions including the famed tossing the caber, tug of war and plenty more.

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27th-30th August

Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Blair Atholl, Pitlochry

A four-day international event testing riders and horses from around the world in a number of disciplines. For those not on horseback there is a country fair with over 200 trade stands.

 

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4th-6th September

Dundee Flower & Food Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.pngCamperdown Country Park, Dundee

A delicious staple in the Dundee calendar, with food and drink tastings, chef demonstrations, live music and competitions. Scotland’s largest competitive event and the region’s top lifestyle attraction, offering the best in horticulture food and live entertainment.

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6th September

Blairgowrie Highland Games

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Essendy Road, Blairgowrie

The annual Games, a blend of spectacle and fun, take place on the first Sunday after the first Saturday in September in beautiful Perthshire. The games this year will be held on Sunday 8th September at Bogles Field, Essendy Road, Blairgowrie. PH10 6QU

 

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12th September 2020

Pitlochry Highland Games

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Recreation Ground, Pitlochry

Pitlochry Highland Games has been hosting competitors and enthralling spectators since 1852.

 

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1st October - 1st November

The Enchanted Forest

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Faskally Wood, Pitlochry

Set amidst the magical Autumn woodland of Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest has been captivating audiences for 18 years with its pioneering sound and light shows. World renowned, our multi-award winning event has clocked up many accolades including the UK’s Best Cultural Event, Best Outdoor Festival and Scotland’s Best Large Event.

 

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6th-8th November

Perthshire Amber Festival

Blairgowrie-Map-Marker-Icon.png Various Venues, Perthshire

A traditional music festival taking place across autumnal Perthshire. Expect big names at the afternoon and evening concerts, plus plenty of other activities including the Decorated Wheelbarrow Parade and Amber Autumn Picnic.

 

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