Inverness Events In May 2024

There are some absolute top Inverness events in May coming our way. Too many to put into a wee blog! So here are Inverness Taxis‘ top tips for Inverness events happening this May. There’s something here for everyone that’ll give you a right good day or night out in Inverness.

Ultra X Race at Loch Ness, 4th & 5th May

Ultra X Scotland is an event that takes place in the Scottish Highlands. An area known for its stunning scenery and trails, with the Great Glen and Loch Ness at its centre. It offers two races: Ultra X 110 Scotland and Ultra X 50 Scotland. 

Following a geological fault line formed more than 400 million years ago, the Great Glen runs arrow-straight from Fort William to Moray Firth. Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, including the mythical Loch Ness, the glen is a unique wilderness rich in Highland heritage.

Ultra X 50 Scotland by Asics (50km single-stage race) takes place on the second day (Sunday) of Ultra X Scotland

Father Ted with Joe Rooney, 9th May, Eden Court

Celebrate one of the greatest sitcoms ever made with renowned stand-up Joe Rooney for a night of all things Father Ted!

Joe featured as the rebellious Father Damo in the classic Father Ted episode The Old Grey Whistle Theft. Leading Dougal astray with his earring, cigarette smoking and bad-boy attitude.

Joe will host a screening of the episode, take you behind the scenes and set you a Craggy Island quiz. Then prepare yourself for an all-inclusive ‘Lovely Girls Competition’: have you got the loveliest laugh, the loveliest walk, and can you make the loveliest sandwich?

There will also be a dancing priests competition. Plus appearances from a nursery-rhyme singing Ziggy Stardust, Nirvana, Johnny Cash and many more. And the evening wouldn’t be complete without a sing-along to ‘My Lovely Horse’!

Exclusively Highlands Festival 11th & 12th May, Wildwoodz Inverness

A fine array of Scottish and locally produced Art, Craft and Food. Wares to captivate, food to salivate, art to cultivate, drink to titivate and refreshments to motivate – a totally enjoyable day out for all.

Exhibitors will be hosting beautiful homeware ranges featuring metal work, textiles, barrel goods, ceramics & giftware, jewellery made from sterling silver & sea glass, children’s clothes, tweed accessories, felted art, whimsical decorations. There will be organic & vegan soap & skincare together with candles, reed diffusers and wax melts to meet all expectations.

For the foodies amongst us you will be delighted by the food & drink producers. Fresh game in the form of sausages, steaks, pies & ready meals or a wonderful selection of cheeses, a range of pickled delights, as well as a large selection of fudge and a wide choice of home baking. You’ll also be able to browse a superb range of honey and absolutely sublime patisseries.  New to Wildwoodz will be loch ness ice cream. 

Alcohol producers include a range of botanical spirits, locally made cider, gins, rums and a locally distilled whisky.

Refreshments on the day are a range of hot drinks from Nae Bad together with their homebaked goodies, toasties and panini.  Seasonal Flavour will be supplying artisan street food and Auld Smokey will be joining with their range of wood fired pizzas.


Inverness Classic Car Show -18th May – 11am -3pm, Inverness City Centre

The 2024 Inverness Classic Vehicle Show will take place on Saturday 18th May in the city centre.

Come along and see a variety of classic vehicles on display in the city centre.

The event is open to the public from 11am and the Parade Finale takes place at 3pm when crowds gather to watch the procession of vehicles down the High Street led by the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band.

Peat and Diesel – The Black Isle Belter, Sat 25th May over 16’s and Sun 26th May – Family day.

Join the lads over the May Bank Holiday Weekend for their only Highland outdoor shows of 2024. Saturday (25th May) is a 16 + show where they’ll be joined by indie rockers The View.

Sunday (26th May) is afamily day, when chart toppers The Feeling will be main support but there will also be the chance to take part in Boydie’s Bingo, Tug O War with Innes, and Crazy Golf with Uilly.

Across both days there will be a funfair, street food, bars, the P&D Trucks and the true star of the show ‘Calum Dan’s Van’.

GIN FEST Inverness, 25th May at Inverness Ice Centre

The Ness Gin Fest will return on Saturday 25th May 2024.

Once again, we will have all the best independent Gin distillers, with your chance to meet the folk behind some of Scotland’s best Gins and to sample the flavours.

There will be live music, food, the Fizz and Cocktail Bars, Gin sampling and the always popular Instagram Station.

Book Your Inverness Taxi Now

There are loads of events happening in Inverness this May, so don’t forget to prebook or order your Inverness Taxi through our convenient platforms:

Call Inverness Taxis on 01463222222

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Drop into our city centre Inverness Taxi office on Church Street