River Ness in Inverness

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Events in Inverness 2023 and 2024

You can see all the local events listings from music festivals to Highland Games further down this page.

The Inverness Farmers' Market is held on the first Saturday of each month, with stalls of local produce (meat, fish, cheese, bread, cakes, crafts) in the Eastgate pedestrian area of Inverness city centre.
The Highland Food & Drink Trail has a variety of street food vendors on the riverside near the Cathedral (usually Wednesday - Sunday during the summer, weekends the rest of the year).

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema has a year round programme of shows and films. In July and August they also have a programme of live music on the lawn including Scottish traditional music, DJ sets and more, with a pop-up bar serving wood-fired pizza and local beers, gins and whisky.
The Victorian Market in the city centre often has live music at weekends in the newly refurbished Food and Drink Hall.
Inverness Cathedral hosts a programme of varied musical events throughout the year and they will also be holding free lunchtime organ concerts every Friday in June, July and August.

There's live music in many pubs including Hootananny in Church Street, Gellions (Bridge Street), Johnny Foxes (Bank Street, overlooking the river), Encore Une Fois (in Young Street just over the main bridge), the Market Bar (Church Street) and The Tooth & Claw (tucked away in Baron Taylor's Street).
There's also Whisky Gigs at The Malt Room on Thursday nights. The Highland Malt Whisky Experience at Macgregors (end of Academy Street) combines whisky tasting, history, story, legend and music of the Scottish Highlands (weekday evenings from April to October).

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Eden Court Theatre

Events in 2023:

  • 2 - 25 November: from Wednesday to Saturday, Brodie Illuminated is when The National Trust for Scotland illuminates the grounds around Brodie Castle near Forres
  • 26 November: Christmas Lights switch-on at 4.30pm at Falcon Square in Inverness. Also - entertainment in the Victorian Market from 1pm to 3pm, and Reindeer in Falcon Square (12 noon to 3pm). Service at Inverness Cathedral at 5.30pm.
  • 1 - 3 December: Exclusively Highlands Christmas craft & food fair at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness (10am - 5pm)
  • 6 December - 7 January: Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Eden Court Theatre
  • 9 & 10 December: Cawdor Castle Christmas Market
  • 31 December: Red Hot Highland Fling - Hogmanay outdoor ceilidh & fireworks at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness. For 2023 there will be a charge of £12.50 per ticket.
    This will be preceded by a parade led by Pyro Celtica and Harbinger Drumming Group starting at 7.30pm from Falcon Square to the Northern Meeting Park.

Events in 2024:

Inverness Highland Games

Bridge over the River Ness, Inverness