Local Events

Local Events

Jedburgh has lots of events throughout the year, including;

February/ March – Jethart Ba’ Two traditional handball games played in the streets on the Thursday after Shrove Tuesday or the following Thursday.

March – Borders Counties Rally This takes place in Jedburgh and the borderland forests. It is the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship.

May – Jedburgh Sevens The Jed-Forest 7s (the friendly 7s) is traditionally the finale of the Borders’ popular Kings of the 7s tournament.

June – Riverside Rock The Borders’ premier music festival has something for everyone.

June/July – Callant’s Festival Two weeks of rideouts culminating in Festival Day in early July when the ancient battle cry of “Jethart’s here!” is shouted by the Callant at the annual ceremony held in Abbey Place. The Jedburgh Border Games takes place the following day.

October – Jedburgh Running Festival A weekend of races comprising: Three Peaks 38 mile Ultra Marathon; the Ultra Marathon Relay race; CaniSports Scotland Canicross races; Half Marathon road race and a 10k Wheelchair and Handbike race.

December – Jedburgh Winter Festival Held at the beginning of the month to coincide with the turning on of the Christmas lights.