Local Events

Don't be fooled by Peebles size, our town is a hive of activity with a range of local events that show our zest for life.

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Our culture

Peebles hosts a range of annual festivals including the Beltane Festival, Peebles Arts Festival, Tweedlove Bike Festival, and Imaginarium. With your stay at The Tontine you're in the prime location to get out and immerse yourself in our culture for the authentic, Scottish experience.

THE MIGHTY DEERSTALKER

11th March 2017

The Mighty Deerstalker in Innerleithen is the UK's biggest night race and is probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists. Prepare to race across rivers, through forests and over a mountain or 2 in the pitch dark of a chilly March night. Once the race is over, it’s time for the infamous Mighty Beerstalker Party in a huge heated tent; with grub, ales, bands and the trademark crowdsurfing ‘til late into the night.

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VALLELUJAH ENDURO

25th - 26th March 2017

A Tweed Valley enduro adventure! This is the place to come for enduro racing in 2017, with the best enduro tracks in the UK, and some as good as you’ll find anywhere on the planet.

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TRAQUAIR MEDIEVAL FAYRE

27th & 28th May 2017

The Traquair Medieval Fayre returns with a marvellous line up of medieval merriment for all ages in the grounds of Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Tickets available online at the beginning of May.

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TWEEDLOVE INTERNATIONAL ENDURO

9th - 11th June 2017

In the true spirit of enduro racing, you can expect to ride and race along with some of the biggest names in the sport. With SI Air timing system again this year, this is the place to come for enduro racing in 2017!

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ST RONAN'S BORDER GAMES

7th to 16th July 2017

Instituted in 1827, The Games are the oldest organised sports meeting in Scotland and are part of a wider ten-day festival with events and fun for all ages.

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EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

4th to 26th August 2017

Experience one of Scotland's greatest events staged on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas.

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PEEBLES AGRICULTURAL SHOW

12th August 2017

A wonderful day out in the country. Fun for all the family, 100's of trade stands & livestock and equestrian competitions.

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WHYTE ENDURA SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPS

19th – 20th August 2017

This event has become a classic with a course that makes the most of the massive variety of trail riding locally, with the sweetest descents on the valley’s finest dirt, roots and rock. The title is becoming an important one in Scotland, but the race remains the friendly and good-spirited blast it has always been.

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BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE & THOUGHT

26th & 27th August 2017

This event brings together internationally renowned broadcasters, writers, thinkers, artists, diplomats and politicians to meet, talk and exchange ideas with the public about some of the most interesting and pressing issues of our time. This stimulating weekend of debate also includes bike rides, literary walks, art exhibitions and performances

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TESCO BANK TOUR O THE BORDERS

3rd September 2017

A classic closed road sportive, brought to you by the same team who organise the TweedLove Bike Festival. Starts from Peebles town centre.

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TWEED VALLEY TUNNEL TRAIL RUN

7th October 2017

Developed by Hillside Outside, the Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run takes runners on an autumnal journey along riverside paths, through gorgeous woodland and out into the hills before diving into the Neidpath Tunnel – a 600m disused railway tunnel, complete with lighting effects and sound system specially installed for the event.

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HALLOWEEN FUN DAY

29th October 2017

The annual Halloween Fun Day has become a firm favourite with families and for children of all ages. Get dressed to kill and enjoy the wide variety of entertainment on offer. Ghouls, Games & Ghostly tales for all the family.

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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Sunday April 16th 2017

Enjoy a cracking good Easter Sunday for all the family at Traquair House. Grounds open 11.00am, with activities from midday. The Biggest egg hunt in the Borders and lots more fun activities all day.

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MELROSE 7s

8th April 2017

The first Rugby Sevens tournament was played in Melrose in 1883. The game is now played on an global stage and is testimony to its founder in the Scottish Borders town, Ned Haig.

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SHAKESPEARE AT TRAQUAIR

31st May to 10th June 2017

Shakespeare at Traquair is a vibrant community-based drama group, which has put on annual open air promenade productions in the stunning grounds of Traquair House since 1995. This year sees a unique promenade performance of The Winter's Tale from Wed 31 May to Sat 3 June, and again from Wed 7 June to Sat 10 June. All performances start at 7.30pm.

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PEEBLES BELTANE FESTIVAL

18th - 25th June 2017

Peebles Beltane Festival is a festival of local legend, history and tradition. Beltane is a festival that marks the return of summer with the lighting of fires; where people could burn their winter bedding and floor coverings, ready to be replaced afresh. Referred to as a Gaelic ceremony, this type of festival has been celebrated for thousands of years throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

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A DOGS' DAY OUT @ TRAQUAIR

16th July 2017

A day out for dogs and their owners! Bring your dog along for some fun activities, competitions, displays and demos, as well as doggy treats and organised walks.

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EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

5th to 29th August 2017

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. With over 50,000 performances of 3,300 shows in over 265 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Get the Best of Both Worlds by staying with us in Peebles (it's a LOT less expensive) and travel into & out of Edinburgh every day in the bus (less than an hour each way and much more relaxing).

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INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL

18th – 20th August 2017

Great concerts in the Scottish Borders with the stars of Celtic music, and much more. Welcome to our 14th festival! Just 30 miles from Edinburgh in the beautiful Tweed Valley.

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CREATIVE PEEBLES FESTIVAL

25th August - 3rd September 2017

Over a period of 11 days in late summer, this small but incredibly creative Borders town is celebrating the work of its many artists, arts groups, musicians, poets, film makers and craftspeople. As well as indoor performances and workshops, there are opportunities to explore the fascinating history, architecture, nature and landscape of Peebles and around through a series of talks, walks and tours.

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PEEBLES HIGHLAND GAMES

2nd September 2017

Peebles Highland Games will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2017 in HayLodge Park, Peebles from 11am to 05:30pm. Events include: Pipe Band Competition, Heavy Events Competition, Highland Dancing Competition, Malt Whisky and Scottish Gin Tasting, Haggis Hurling, Stalls, Traditional Scottish Foods, Children’s Fairground Rides, Bouncy Castles, Pipe Band Street Parade and much more.

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TWO BREWERIES HILL RACE

23rd September 2017

Run from Traquair House near Innerleithen to Broughton – a distance of 18 miles with over 4,900 feet of climb. A classic hill race with ample reward at the end!

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TWEED VALLEY FOREST FESTIVAL

21st to 29th October 2017

A lively, 10-day celebration of woodland culture and ancient Halloween rites in a variety of locations around the Tweed Valley. This year celebrating its 12th anniversary, the festival includes a two-day wood market and food festival, the Scottish Conker Championships on Tweed Green in Peebles, plus a host of spooky events and Halloween activities at various locations, including Traquair House and Bowhill Estate. Come join in the fun!

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RAPT IN WINTER

25th - 26th November 2017

The Rapt in Winter Art Trail is an annual festival of visual arts and crafts created and exhibited by artists, galleries and studios in and around Peebles. More than ten individual makers are exhibiting at the Eastgate Theatre, while most of the other nine venues are displaying the work of more than one artist - making it a great weekend to find original, one-off pieces to suit every taste and pocket

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