What's On In Inveraray

Bluebell Festival

Month of May

Inveraray is a particularly beautiful place to visit during the month of May whilst the Bluebells are in bloom and our long summer days stretch out. The annual Festival runs the entire month of May. Every weekend has an event in the area starting with the jail-break run and ending with the fabulous three day Bluebell Music Festival at the George Hotel beer garden.

We have a 'Fairies Go Free' policy to celebrate the arrival of the Bluebells. To honour folklore linking bluebells and the fairy world, any child aged up to 11 who visits any of the participating activities wearing a fairy or pixie costume during bluebell season can visit for free.


Highland Games


The Games consist of traditional solo piping, highland dancing, heavy, field and track events and wrestling, demonstrated by some of the finest in their fields from all over Great Britain and overseas. One of the highlights of the Inveraray Games is the World Champioship Challenge Caber, one of the longest cabers in the Games circuit measuring a whopping 21 feet and 6 inches long.

As well as the Games, there are a variety of stalls selling crafts and gifts, full catering facilities with the emphasis on local regionally produced Scottish produce, demonstrations from the armed forces, amusement rides and side shows - so fun for all the family.


Best of the West Festival


BOWFest an 'end of season' showcase held annually in the grounds of the stunning Inveraray Castle. The family friendly festival is a two day celebration of local food, drink, crafts, music and childrens entertainment from the West Coast. More than 70 musicians play Bowfest ranging from established world famous bands to young traditional talent. Headline acts on both days.

Delicious, sumptuous, delightful, or just simply, yummy. The award winning “Food from Argyll” team provide regionally produced food and ales to eat, drink and take home. Twenty local distillers will be represented in spirt in the Loch Fyne Whisky Bar tent.


Christmas & Hogmanay


The world has New Year, Scotland has Hogmanay! It is New Year's Eve and a whole lot more. It is Scotland's biggest winter holiday - far bigger than Christmas in terms of public celebrations and festivities that often go on for four days or more!

If you are looking for a truly authentic Scottish New Year experience, then why not head for Inveraray / Argyll – the spiritual home of Scotland and Hogmanay. Traditionally, the fire blazes brightly as midnight approaches.  'First-footing' should ideally be a dark and handsome man, bearing gifts. A small piece of coal, a bottle of whisky and some shortbread. There is often ceilidhs, great local food and drink.


Full List Of Events

For a full list of events visit the events page on the Inveraray Facebook Page using the link below.