Events and festivals

In Stirling there are many events running throughout the year, you can view the 'What's On' events calendar for more information or add your own event to it.

If you need advice on having your own community event, see our Community Events Guide.

Doors open dayDoors Open Day

  • with events througout September

Bloody Scotland

  • Crime writers festival in September


The Tolbooth runs various festivals throughout the year. 

Off The Page

Libraries have an 'Off the Page' festival, you can find out more in the libraries section of the site.

Xmas Lights and Hogmanay Celebrations

And of course, annually,  we have the Xmas light switch on and Hogmanay festivities.

Highland GamesHighland Games

Enjoy a truly spectacular day out - soak up the atmosphere and experience the excitement of a traditional annual Highland Games.

The games are a stunning spectacle, highlights include:

  • Highland dancing,
  • pipe band displays,
  • hammer throwing,
  • tug-of-war,
  • wrestling
  • and, of course, tossing the caber!

There are a selection of fantastic Highland Games in July and August in Stirling area. 

Festivals outwith the Stirling area - an easy train, bus or car ride

and many many more....

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