Check out Inverness Taxis’ list of Inverness events this October!
October is not just for the spooky stuff. With The Highland Council effectively cancelling all events for the rest of 2021, we dug around and found the best Inverness events this October that’ll keep you and the family busy for the month.
Have a read of our list and remember if you have any Inverness events to promote, don’t hesitate to contact us or our friends at What’s Happening Inverness to help promote your local Inverness event or business.
Ness Book Fest 2021
Thursday 30th September to Saturday 2nd October
Various venues + online
Inverness’s very own book festival returns the first weekend in October after a hiatus due to COVID-19.
NessBookFest has got a small but diverse programme of events this year that includes both live and online events featuring some well-known authors as well as a raft of local writers.
All their events are free and feature the likes of popular science patter merchant Robin Ince and crime writer extraordinaire Lin Anderson (to name but two).
There’ll be readings, Q&As, poetry, workshops, films, and dedicated school events. Look out for some interesting Gaelic language events too!
Check out the lineup below and you can book your free Inverness October Events tickets from the NessBookFest website.
Outsider Art Fest
Saturday 9th October from 4.30 pm
Another event that was put on the back burner because of COVID is back this October!
Outsider Art Fest brings bands, stand-up and art to the Tooth & Claw for a night of class entertainment.
Musically we will be treated to sets by Dude Trips, rising stars Octopus Montage, Peplo. Forgetting the Future, Lucid Liars, and those rock’n’roll roustabouts Bad Actress.
There’ll be comedy on the night from the hilarious Zander McNally, Carol Hart, Kieran Lochore and master of ceremonies Eddy MacKenzie.
Outsider Art Fest is not only about music and comedy, but art too. There will be work on show from local artists Leah Davis, Honey Bear Illustrations, and Claire Maclean.
Tickets are £15 and can be found here and it’s bound to be on of the most raucous Inverness October Events!
Wednesday 13th October 7 pm
Del Amitri make their return to the Ironworks this October.
It’s been 19 years since Del Amitri last released a studio album. But the reaction to their new single has been overwhelmingly positive.
Now they are back on the road on their first full UK headline tour since the summer of 2018.
Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie comments, “It’s been nearly 20 years since we toured with a new album, lord knows what took us so long. The prospect of sprinkling our set with a few choices from Fatal Mistakes fills us with the sort of excitement that, for some men of our age, might call for light medication. We think the adrenaline will see us through.”
Tickets for this Inverness October Events are £35 and can be found on Ticketweb.
Yelloween with Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5
Saturday 30th October 9 pm
Glory be! Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 make another trip to Inverness to rock your socks off and teach you how to cross that pesky road.
Fresh off the festival circuit and their recent performance at Capers in Cannich, The Colonel and Co. will be bringing some optimistic pop perfection to the Botanic House.
Celebrate ‘Yelloween’ with the Dijon 5 and their awesome eclectic mix of disco, club and original music for an evening to remember.
Tickets are £15 – £20 and are available from the Skiddle website.
Andy Kirkpatrick – Mind Your Head: Holidays from Hell
Sunday 31st October 8 pm
Only Comedian Andy Kirkpatrick takes you on a journey from minus fifty degrees to plus fifty. From gun battles in Nairobi, deportation, battles with baboons, elephants and bears, to mundane things like climbing big walls and bigger mountains.
Andy’s tour will have him visiting towns and cities up and down the UK from Inverness to Exeter. His are always full of funny stories and things to think about long after the long walk home.
Tickets are £15.50 and are available from the Eden Court website.