Spring is in the air! What’s on in Inverness?

What’s on this spring in Inverness?

Spring is coming and it’s an exciting time. Nature is waking up and bursting into bloom. So, it’s the perfect time to visit us here in Inverness to enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Scottish Highlands. There’s a lot to do in the city too. Here are a few of our highlights of things to do in Inverness in spring 2023. Don’t forget, you can visit lots of amazing Inverness attractions all year round. Check out our Inverness City Guide for more ideas.

Inverness Music Festival

24-26 February & 3-6 March 2023

A great way to kick off spring in Inverness! This local music competition is open to all ages and abilities. It’s a wonderful event for all music lovers, whether you’re performing at Eden Court Theatre, or watching and listening in the audience. One of Inverness Music Festival’s main aims is to provide an opportunity for amateur musicians to perform before an audience. So, come along and show your support! You can purchase tickets in advance from the Theatre Box Office.

A child playing a violin
Inverness Music Festival has competitions open to all ages and abilities.

Inverness Half Marathon and 5K

12 March 2023

The Half Marathon and 5K is a wonderful event for runners of all levels and abilities. Training for a 5K run is the perfect way to get fit, now that the colder weather is coming to an end. Or, if you’re a seasoned runner looking for the next challenge, how about a half marathon? Sign up today and find that extra motivation to get fit this spring!

Etape Loch Ness

23 April 2023

This spring, thousands of cyclists will hit the road from Inverness to Fort Augustus and back again in the annual Etape Loch Ness. This 66-mile pedal around Loch Ness takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Scotland, not to mention a few monster hills. The Etape Loch Ness is a much-loved and eagerly anticipated event for cyclists and spectators alike.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

26 April – 1 May 2023

Seeking a taste of the Highlands? Head on over to the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Festival events take place throughout Speyside, in the Moray area near Inverness. Founded in 1999, it’s a celebration of all things whisky. With plenty of whisky-tasting on the cards, it would be a shame not to take advantage of this fantastic event – after all, it is educational too!

Hand holding a whisky glass
Celebrate all things whisky at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

Loch Ness Festival

26-28 May & 2-4 June

Loch Ness Festival is a new sports events festival based on the stunning shores of Loch Ness. It includes a Trail Running Weekend with 100 miler and 50 miler runs and a 5km walk/run. Followed by a Mountain Biking Weekend with 100 miler and 50 miler rides and a relay lap event. Both weekends also offer kids’ events, so the whole family can join in.

Live Shows in Inverness

Spring 2023

There are lots of fantastic shows coming to Eden Court Theatre in Inverness this spring. With Music from the Three Amigos, The Magnets and Blue Rose Code. Dancing with Giovanni Pernice and Scottish Ballet’s Streetcar Named Desire. Comedy from Ray Bradshaw, Stewart Lee, Susie McCabe and Darren McGarvey. Plays such as Kidnapped by the National Theatre of Scotland and Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh. And, for kids and families, there’s CIRQUE: The Greatest Show and David Walliams’ Demon Dentist. See the full programme.

Visit Inverness in Spring 2023

Here, we’ve given just a snapshot of what’s on in Inverness over the next few months. So, book a spring break in Inverness and you’ll find lots to keep you entertained. Check out our luxury hotel special offers and please get in touch if you need any help or advice.