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10 Fantastic Autumn Inverness Events, just for you.

We want to make sure that our guests at the Best Western Inverness Hotel & Spa don’t miss out during their stay! You’ll ‘fall’ in love with Inverness with these 10 fantastic Autumn Inverness events.

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10 Fantastic Autumn Inverness Events

1. Archaeology Fest– 28th September 19 to 18th October 19

Celebrating Highland archaeology, history and heritage, the Highland Archaeology Festival is 26 years old this year! The festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over two weeks each October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you’re a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections.  There’s something to suit everyone with over 100 events and many of these are free!

2. Inverness Comicon – 12th October 19

Inverness and Loch Ness Comic Con (NessCon) is the premier geek event in the Highland Capital, Inverness.
NessCon was created to fill the void for Highland Comic lovers and Sci-Fi fanatics, who normally must travel 3+ hours to attend events further down south in the Central Belt and further afield. Our goal is to bring together fans of all ages and types, whether you appreciate comics with the story and the art that goes with it, or your more involved in TV series and films.

3. Loch Ness Knit Fest – 17th to 20th October 19

Loch Ness Knit Fest is now in its 4th year and has become a must-visit event for yarn enthusiasts from all over the world. Record numbers flocked to Loch Ness Knit Fest in 2018 from over 22 countries. This year there is an enhanced four-day programme with over 20 workshops, more than 50 vendors in the marketplace, demonstrations, main stage entertainment, sightseeing tours and evening events including a Highland feast, concert and knit along with Danish designer Christel Seyfarth.


3. Halloween Ness Islands – 27 & 28th October 2019

Ghosts and ghouls will once again descend on Ness Islands as part of Inverness’ annual Halloween celebrations! Don your scariest costumes to ward off evil spirits (or just for the fun of it!)  One of the most spook-tacular shows you will find in Scotland with thousands of locals dressing up to discover what is lying in wait on Ness Islands. This year’s theme will be announced shortly and we guarantee you are going to be taken on a journey that you will never forget. Admission is free.  Top tip book a High Tea at the Palace before your Halloween Festivities.

4. Tosca by Scottish Opera 5th to 9th November 2019

Puccini’s music, at times heartbreakingly tender, at others powerful and harrowing, captures the sweeping span of the story – from the exquisite stillness of a silent dawn in Rome to the raw drama of Tosca’s final, desperate plight.
‘Scottish Opera’s Tosca is flawless, from start to finish a feast for the eyes.’ THE HERALD

5. Wet Wet Wet Inverness – The Ironworks 10th November 2019

Wet Wet Wet are Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell and Kevin Simm. The band are one of the most successful groups in British pop history with an amazing back catalogue of songs including three No.1s – Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around. They have sold over 15 million records to date and played to more than four million people around the world.  They are playing live at the Ironworks in Inverness on 10th November 2019.

6. MonsterFest, Ironworks, Inverness 15th & 16th November 2019

This is a 2-day indoor rock music festival, featuring some big names in metal and rock music circuit. Red Elk Music are delighted to announce the return of ‘MONSTERFEST’ along with their first announced headliner, Glasgow rockers GUN.

After last years event which was very well received by the attending audience and featured the likes of The Dead Daisies, Dan Reed Network, Tygers of Pan Tang, The Amorettes and many others, the festival asked for feedback from the audience and it was a resounding ‘yes’ for a return.

The format has slightly changed, so this time around it kicks off on a Friday night and carries on all day Saturday. Other events around the festival on the week leading up and on the Sunday are currently in planning and will be announced in 2019. Doors open Friday 15th November 6:30pm doors  / Saturday 16th November 2pm doors.  If you are a rock fan you won’t want to miss this fantastic autumn event.

7. Priscilla Queen of the Desert 18th to 23rd November 2019

Wow – a fantastic autumn event is coming to Inverness this year! The iconic musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is coming to Eden Court very soon! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

The Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa is only a short walk from Eden Court Theater and a fabulous place to enjoy your pre theater dinner!  The delicious 2 course Pre Theatre High Tea includes a filling choice of main course and dessert. All from only £16.95 per person. You can now book online, call us on 01463 22 32 43 or email [email protected]

8. Beauty & The Beast, Panto Inverness 6/12/19 – 5/1/20

The panto is an all-time Autumn favourite. This year the season begins in December and this year Beauty & The Beast is coming to Eden Court. This spectacular family pantomime will surely draw the crowds so make sure you get your tickets early!!!  Book your pre-Panto Festive High Tea at the Palace.  The Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa is only a short walk from Eden Court Theater and a fabulous place to enjoy your pre-theater dinner!  Festive High Tea includes a filling choice of main course, a glass of mulled wine, tea or coffee & cream scones and sweet bites. All from only £16.95 per person. You can now book online, or just call us on 01463 22 32 43 or email [email protected]

9. Buddy Holly & The Cricketers – 13th to 15th December 2019

Holly At Christmas 2019, 27 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World!  Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!” A highly acclaimed show, not to be missed!

10. Christmas Lights Turn On – 17th November 2019

You can start feeling festive as the city of Inverness is transformed into a Winter Wonderland of twinkling Christmas lights. Join the Christmas Parade from Crown Primary School to the Inverness High Street featuring a very special guest!

Enjoy 10 Fantastic Autumn Inverness Events & Stay with Us

The Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is a family-run hotel conveniently located in Inverness city centre. If you’re planning a holiday in the Scottish Highlands, why not check out our seasonal offers page and our extensive guide to Inverness and the Highlands?

You will enjoy a truly memorable Autumn Escape in Inverness from only £42.45 per person per night. Call us 01463 223243 or email Palace for your best offers direct.  The Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is walking distance to Eden Court Theatre – it is only 10 minutes so is the ideal place for you to make your autumn break!   Book Direct for the very best offers.


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