What's On

Callander's Calendar- What's On in Callander, The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park - 2018

Callander hosts a variety of cultural and sporting events throughout the year. 

Three annual events that visitors and residents of Callander look forward to are:

The opening ceremony and parade that marks the start of the salmon fishing season on the River Teith on February 1st and The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival that runs annually for 3 days at the start of October.

Callander Highland Games which take place in July are world famous and provide lots of fun for locals and visitors alike.

Throughout the year there are farmers markets, sporting events and various festivals taking place in and around Callander. Destination Callander regularly updates the Events Diary to keep you informed.

Scroll down to see whats on, where and when

Cruises and Boat Trips

Loch Katrine Experience - Sail on The Steamship Sir Walter Scott

Sail on stunning Loch Katrine aboard the iconic Steamship Sir Walter Scott. This trip is an absolute "must do" when visiting the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The scenery around the loch is breathtaking and the area is steeped in history, from Rob Roy Mcgregor, to the romantic poem "Lady of The Lake" by Sir Walter Scott, and the brilliant feat of Victorian engineering which allows Loch Katrine to provide a clean and wholesome water supply for the City of Glasgow.

There are special events at Loch Katrine throughout the year - see www.lochkatrine.com 


Callander Jazz & Blues Festival - Friday 28th - Sunday 30th September 2018 - See www.callanderjazz.com

This annual celebration of the best in Jazz and Blues features a packed 3 day programme in numerous venues throughout Callander.

Live Music at The Crown Hotel Callander

Live entertainment at the Crown Hotel, Callander every Saturday and the very best of live Scottish & Irish Traditional music & every Sunday evening from 8.30pm.

Nature & Wildlife

More details for 2018 to follow.

Arts & Crafts

Callander Summerfest 

2weeks of art installations, crafts, music, dance, film, storytelling, workshops and lots more fun - See www.incallander.co.uk/summerfest for more information

BLiSS Sculpture Trail

Follow the Sculpture Trail of 13 art installations from Loch Lubnaig (just north of Callander) to St Fillans on the shores of Loch Earn. Follow our Loch Earn Scenic Drive on our Outdoor Activities Page.

Callander Winterfest 2018 

Perthshire Open Studios 2018 

Motoring Events

More information to follow.

Sports Events

Highland Games

There are Highland Games at various venues throughout the summer months. Callander is centrally located and many of the venues can be reached by car in under an hour, so you can take in an event as part of your holiday. Listed below are the dates and locations of the various Highland Games.

Visit www.shga.co.uk/events.php  for dates and locations of the various Highland Games


Skiddadle have a number of great local events in 2018 - see  www.skidaddle.org for further information

Gardens and Gardening

Gargunnock House Garden

Large mature garden just five miles from Stirling, with Walled Garden, well established house garden, woodland walks with species and hybrid rhododendrons, massed plantings of azaleas and wonderful specimen trees. Snowdrops in February/March, over 40 varieties of daffodils in bloom in April and the glorious display of Azaleas and Rhododendrons in May. Later in the year it is a delight to see the late season colours from the many wonderful trees along the drive to the house in Autumn. The three acre Walled Garden is being fully restored with perennial borders, cut flower beds, kitchen garden with newly planted orchard. We have picnic benches and seating in the Walled Garden area. New arboretum of specialist trees was planted in spring 2016.

DIRECTIONS Five miles west of Stirling on A811, follow the Scotland's Gardens signs.

Garden Openings

13 Mar - 30th September 11am - 3.30pm (Mon - Fri Only)

Food and Drink

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History, Heritage and Archaeology

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