Loch Ness Marathon

Events Inverness     •     Tachartasan Inbhir nis

Whether you fancy traditional or modern, wish to look on or join in, seek out the quiet life or the wild life, enjoy the indoors or the great outdoors there's always something happening, whatever the time of year. What's more, you'll find some tasty new events during 2015 - Scotland's Year of Food & Drink.

Belladrum is one of Scotland’s most important music festivals while if you prefer participation, you could try the Beast Race Scotland - an epic 10k obstacle race or  the Loch Ness Marathon and festival of running - one of Scotland’s biggest and the most scenic. Of course size isn’t everything - Inverness Highland Games (staged in the world’s oldest Highland Games Stadium),  Blas Festival, the Inverness Jazz Festival or the Happyness Comedy Festival are smaller but just as entertaining.

The city’s largest venue - Eden Court Theatre has a wide programme of events including many of the country’s top performers and national touring productions such as Scottish Ballet. The more intimate Eden Court cinema complements the screenings at the larger Vue cinema. Another venue offering performances from bands to comedy is the Ironworks while a number of pubs and clubs offer everything from jazz to traditional music sessions ( Hootanannay have these daily) and pianists to up and coming bands.

The Inverness Festivals website will tell you what’s on during our Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter festivals There’s also the What's On Inverness website or for gig and club listings in Inverness try InvernesGigs. You can also find more on current festivals and events on our blog.

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