Northern Lights Festival

Northern Lights Festival is a brand-new arts festival celebrating Wick Harbour and the Caithness Coastline.

Taking over the harbour, a visually stunning projection show will combine with talks, performances and exhibitions in a unique event marking Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

The festival will run from Friday 8 October to Saturday 16 October 2021 and will host a variety of free events including STORM puppet procession.


STORM | Monday 11 October



All events are free to attend but some events require pre-booking. Please see the full list of events here. Northern Lights Festival is a hybrid festival with events happening in-person across Wick and online – please check the location of events carefully.

To see a pdf version of our festival programme, please click here. Physical copies of the programme will be available locally nearer the time.

Adverse Weather

Many events take place outside, so remember to wrap up warm, wear sensible shoes and come ready for the Caithness weather!

Covid-19 Guidance

All events will follow Covid-19 safety guidance in-line with current government regulations.

Due to the changing nature of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, we advise attendees to regularly check the website and social media for updates and changes to the programme.


Supported by Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020/21 – More information available here: