Annual Events

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

Grantown Show

Date: August 9, 2018

Location: Heathfield Park

gosStrathspey Farmers Club has been in existence since 1787 and organises the annual Grantown Show.

The annual Farmers show takes place every August and features a range of trade stands, craft fair, pageant of decorated vehicles, fun fair, vintage vehicles, Livestock Competitions for Cattle, Sheep and horses and our Domestic Competition. The day is rounded off by the Marquee Dance in the evening

Thunder In The Glens Grantown

Start date: August 25, 2018

End date: August 28, 2018

Location: Grantown-on-Spey

thunder-in-the-glens-logoOne of the largest Harley Owners Group (HOG) rallies in Europe, Thunder in the Glens takes place in Aviemore every August bank holiday weekend. The event sees thousands of bikers and enthusiasts descend upon Strath.

The highlight of the weekend is the Saturday ride out to Grantown-on-Spey which brings upwards of 1000 bikes and their riders to Grantown for an afternoon of entertainment, food and a celebration of all things Harley.

Grantown Highland Games

Date: August 26, 2018

Location: Heathfield Park

showOften falling the day after the Thunder in the Glens ride out to Grantown-on-Spey, The Highland Games is Grantown’s annual celebration of all things Highland with the traditional Heavy events as well as track and field, Highland Dancing and Piping.

Motor Mania

Date: September 2, 2018

Location: Grantown-on-Spey, Square

mmWith hundreds of cars on display , Motormania is a fantastic day out and a petrol heads heaven. With everything from classic tractors to modern hot hatches you’re bound to find something of interest. With a range of stalls and traders in attendance, Motormania is the perfect family day out.

Festive Lights

Start date: December 1, 2018

End date: January 15, 2019

Location: Grantown-on-Spey, Square & High Street

festive-lightsAndy Williams described the festive season as the most wonderful time of the year, which is certainly true in Grantown-on-Spey.. Grantown-on-Spey boasts an impressive display of lights strung above the high street and sparkling in the trees, the season is officially kicked off on Friday 1st December at 4.00pm by the Christmas tree on the Square, with the switch on of the Christmas lights.

Torchlight Procession

Date: December 23, 2018

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Location: Grantown-on-Spey, Square & High Street

gosStarting at the very bottom of the High Street near the Craiglynne Hotel the annual Torchlight procession is led by Santa and his Reindeer up to the Square for carols and refreshments.

Hogmanay in the Square

Date: December 31, 2018

Location: Grantown-on-Spey, Square

gosBring in the New Year in style with a street party to rival the biggest in the UK, every Hogmanay Grantown-on-Spey hosts its legendary New Year party with live music and Highland dancing.

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