Hold tight Perthshire! Super Saturday is landing in Perth and promises a smorgasbord of fun events across the city to tickle everyone’s fancy!
From the first ever Perthshire Pride Parade to the Touch of Tartan Half Marathon and from a celebration of Perth’s ancient roots with the Medieval Fayre to golfing activities highlighting the forthcoming Solheim Cup, the Small City will be bursting with free activities for the whole family.
The city will be bursting with free family activities and a smorgasbord of fun events to tickle everyone's fancy!
If sport’s your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of events on offer including the first ever Women’s Tour of Scotland cycling event which concludes its second stage in the city centre on Saturday afternoon with a sprint finish in Tay Street.
Saturday also marks St Johnstone’s first home league game of the season with a rescheduled 2pm kick off against Livingston at McDiarmid Park.
And Perthshire Pride, which returns to Perth again after a successful first year in 2018, and which will be offering a dazzling array of colour, music and community spirit, will ensure that even our pooches can get in on the celebratory action with the Pups of Perthshire Pride dog show.
We’ve put together a list of the main events on offer so you can start etching your Super Saturday game-plan.
Returning for its fifth year, Perth’s Medieval Fayre will bring the streets alive on Saturday from 12pm to 5pm with medieval re-enactment, medieval crafters, puppets, storytellers and the ever popular Perth Dunk Tank will make its much anticipated return.
The Great Perthshire Tattie Run forms part of the celebrations with a range of races to suit all ages and abilities.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the event that sparked the LGBT+ rights movement worldwide, Perthshire Pride will host the city’s first Pride Parade.
Starting from the South Inch at 12pm on Saturday and heading along Tay Street to Horsecross Plaza and the Pride Village where the fun kicks off at 1pm, local and national community groups and organisations will celebrate diversity and equality for all.
There’ll be drag queens, charity stalls, live music and even a Guinness World Record Attempt at the world’s largest Gaylidh (a ceilidh, but gayer!). What’s not to love?
Women’s Tour of Scotland
The most talented cyclists from across Scotland, Great Britain and the rest of the world will be descending on Perth around 3pm on Saturday for the second stage of a three-day Scottish tour.
The sprint finish in Tay Street for the 138.7km second stage will provide a nail-biting compliment to cycling-themed family activities in the city centre between 12.45pm and 4pm.
Touch of Tartan Half Marathon
Get tartan creative while you run! The Touch of Tartan Half Marathon requests that all runners wear a touch of tartan while they take part in the 13.1 mile race which starts at Scone Aerodrome at 11am on Saturday and finishes up at the North Inch.
Think kilts, socks or well, whatever you can fashion from plaid! Competitors must be over 18 years old and enter online.
Super Weekend has everything you need for a super fun-filled Saturday and Sunday right here in your city centre so get planning.
The Solheim Cup Inflatable Golf
Fore! Want to try your hand on a golf inflatable? To celebrate the prestigious Solheim Cup 2019 coming to Gleneagles in September, there will be a bunch of family-friendly golfing activities – including target golf, golf inflatables and a 9-hole golf course - on offer outside the pavilion on the South Inch from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday.
Still here?! What are you waiting for? Super Weekend has everything you need for a super fun-filled Saturday and Sunday right here in your city centre so get planning.
Please Note: Perth Highland Games,Sunday 11th
Unfortunatley this event has been cancelled due to health and safety issues around the woaterlogged grounds.
With such a wide array of fun activities on offer in our city centre and with some road closures required on the day alongside parking and loading restrictions (listed below), we’d suggest you allow extra time to ensure you and your family get to where you need to be with plenty of time to spare. Our advice? Jump on a Stagecoach Bus and enjoy the freedom of no car!
Stewards will man road closures and will be able to advise drivers of alternative routes. All closures will be removed as soon as possible following the events.
- High Street, George Street and Tay Street (between Smeaton’s Bridge and Queen’s Bridge)
- King Edward Street, St John Street, St John’s Place, South St John’s Place, Kirkside and Kirkgate
- Bridge Lane and Mill Street (from Guard Vennel)
- Charlotte Street (parking restrictions only)