Usually in July and August, there are various events for tourists in Inverness city including performances of Highland Dancing and the Inverness Legion Pipe Band, as well as live music in the pubs. Due to Covid restrictions, the Highland Games and other big events have been cancelled for summer 2021, but there is still lots of entertainment.
Eden Court Theatre and Cinema is open with a programme of shows and films. In addition to indoor events, they are hosting 3-month festival of live performance outdoors from 1 July - 30 September 2021. Set on the banks of the River Ness, UNDER CANVAS will be a family-friendly summer festival.
The Farmers' Market is held on the first Saturday of each month, with stalls of local produce (meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, cheese, homebaking, plants, crafts) in the Eastgate pedestrian area of Inverness city centre.
The Ironworks Live Music Venue on Academy Street features concerts in all genres of music. The invernessGiGs web site includes music news, events listings, reviews, etc.
There's live music in many pubs including Hootananny in Church Street (open daily from 5pm - midnight with traditional music from 9pm onwards).
Events for 2021:
Events may be rescheduled or cancelled due to Covid restrictions. If you are intending to travel for an event, please check with the event organisers before making your plans.
Events for 2022
Some dates have already been fixed for next year:
For additional events listings, see The Inverness City Advertiser - detailed events listings covering music, nightclubs, cinema, theatre, sports, exhibitions, restaurants, etc.