Annual Events

Each year Grantown-on-Spey hosts a number of annual events. This page features some of the highlights 

Grantown’s Festive Season

Start date: December 5, 2021

End date: January 1, 2022

Time: Various

Location: Grantown-on-Spey


Grantown’s Festive Season of events kicks off with Grantown Does Christmas

On Saturday and Sunday, 4th and 5th December – 10.30am to 3pm

Events take place throughout the town with Santa’s Grotto and reindeer being a big attraction


Then the Torchlight Parade returns

On the 23rd December at 7pm starting at the Triangle.

Follow Santa in his sleigh with his reindeer through the town, then join in with carols in the Town Square.


Finally, the Hogmanay Street Party is the big finale.

The bar opens at 10pm.

Music starts at 11pm.

See in the New Year with fireworks and our piper.


In normal years, Grantown puts on many events, the biggest of which are below:

Truck In 2 Grantown – Charity truck show In Grantown-on-Spey in May, raising funds for a variety of good causes. Hundreds of trucks on display, trade stalls, catering & beer tent. The biggest truck show in the north of Scotland, and the second biggest in Scotland.

Grantown Show – Farming and agriculture show featuring farm animals, a show field, trade stalls, fun fair and a dance in the evening. Normally on the second Thursday in August.

Thunder In The Glen – On the last weekend in August, thousands of Harley Davidson riders descend on Aviemore for what is described as the best HOG rally in Europe. On the Saturday, there is a mass rideout to Grantown-on-Spey. Once witnessed, you will never forget the roar of all those bikes!

Motormania – Classic car show, with hundreds of cars on display throughout the town. Food and craft stalls as well as entertainment during the day. Normally the first weekend in September.

Try-Tri – Try a triatholon, the fun way! You try it yourself or work as a team – swim, cycle and run at our annual Try-Tri held in the middle of September. See the website for more information.

Grantown Does Christmas – Christmas shopping and activities weekend involving community groups and retailers. Grantown is magical at Christmas with a wonderful lights display and fabulous High Street full of independent shops where you can find unique Christmas gifts – first weekend in December.

Hogmanay – The best Hogmanay street party in the Highlands, with a ceilidh in the street, beer tent and burgers, and an amazing fireworks display – 31st December.


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