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Events in Inverness 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).

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).

Bridge over the River Ness, Inverness

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.
Hit shows at Eden Court for 2024 include Jesus Christ Superstar (5-9 March), Made in Dagenham (27-30 March), Madagascar the Musical (2-5 May), Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (26-29 June), Ireland the Show (27 July), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (10-15 September).
There's top comedians including Mark Nelson (2 March), Ray Bradshaw (22 April), Tom Allen (6 June), John Bishop (8 September), Ed Byrne (4 October), Grace Campbell (4 November), Janey Godley (6 November).
Tribute bands covering the Pet Shop Boys, George Harrison, Coldplay, Dire Straits, ELO, Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Elvis, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and more.
There's something for everyone with plenty of Gaelic and traditional music, disco and Country music nights, live theatre productions, special talks & events, not to mention Scottish Opera & Scottish Ballet. Check out the 2024 theatre programme.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness Eden Court Theatre

Events in 2024:

There will be many events in 2024 for the 150th Anniversary of Inverness Cathedral's Consecration.

Inverness Highland Games