Popular Annual Events

Loch Ness and Inverness are host to some of the biggest events in Scotland annually. You may be fortunate (or not so if you want a quiet life!) to be staying when one of our most popular annual events is being staged, but it’s always an exciting time to be here.
Below is a selection of some of the biggest and best-known events around Inverness and Loch Ness. You may be coming to actually participate in an event or festival. Whatever you want to see or do, we have a comprehensive calendar of events to help you find out what’s on in our Highland region. We hope this all helps you to enjoy planning your stay with us and if there is anything you are unsure of, please contact us with your questions.

Popular Annual Events

Cyclists crossing the finish line of Etape Loch ness

Etape Loch Ness

The Loch Ness Marathon

Loch Ness Marathon

Men in Kilts at Highland Games

Inverness Highland Games

Glen Affric Duathlon

Beladrum Tartan Hearts Festival

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Sword Dance at Highland Games

Glenurquhart Highland Games

highest point on the Fair Haired Lads Pass looking down on Loch Ness

Bright Beauly Fair

Prime Four Beast Race

Coloured wool on a market stall

Loch Ness Knit Fest

Beach at Dores Scotland


Light bulb design to represent the creative industries


Film projector shining a light against a dark background

Loch Ness Film Festival

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