Scotland is renowned for its world-class sport events, live music, arts scene, and uniquely Scottish events that take place across the country all year-round. We have iconic venues which play host to events and stunning scenery that provides the perfect backdrop to make the event experience ever so special.
A stay in Scotland is not complete without attending one of our events and with so much choice, from small local events with plenty of spirit to large scale global events, covering everything from major golf and cycling events and renowned music and art festivals to celebrating local foods and performance groups, there is something for everyone.
On 25 January every year, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of our national poet, Robert Burns.
Tartan Day is a unique moment for Scotland to celebrate our enduring connection with the USA and Canada.
May - September
Highland Games are a mix of sports, culture and community. These unique events still take place around Scotland, and the world.
27 May - 4 June
From 27 May to 4 June enjoy big ideas, epic stories and flamboyant physicality at the Edinburgh International Children's Festival.
From 14-23 July 2023 see performances from top Scottish bands, international stars and festival favourites alongside new names at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.
3 - 13 August 2023
In 2023, Glasgow and Scotland are hosting the first ever UCI Cycling World Championships.
With a packed programme of events, Edinburgh’s festivals continue to be a unique showcase of Scottish and international creative talent for everyone.
St Andrew is Scotland's patron saint and on 30 November we celebrate St Andrew's Day with the rest of the world.
Hogmanay is one of Scotland's best-known and best loved traditions. Whether it's fireworks, live music, street parties or cosy pubs for your New Year celebration - we have it all.