Annual Events

The Cairngorms National Park is packed full of events all year round. Below we highlight some of the main calender events which happen on an annual basis.

For current events, pick up a copy of the free monthly What’s On guide, widely available in outlets across the National Park.

Come for an event, stay for an adventure! Extend your stay in the Cairngorms National Park, the largest in the UK and discover why so many people return here year after year.





  • Easter (check online calendar for list of village fairs & easter events)
  • Run Balmoral, Ballater




Aviemore Half Marathon

Fireworks Display, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore
Fireworks Display, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore


Santa visits the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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‘What’s happening in the Cairngorms National Park’ is our online magazine, packed with events and things to do!

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