Events and festivals in Ayrshire & Arran

Quick Finder

Search Accommodation

Or
Check-in
Check-out
Room 1
Child Ages
Advanced Search

Search What's On

Or type a Location/Postcode
Start Date
End Date

Search things to do

Or type a Location/Postcode

Search Food & Drink

Or type a Location/Postcode
  • Ayr Races
    Ayr Races
  • The Burns an a' that! Festival gala concert at Ayr Racecourse
    The Burns an a' that! Festival gala concert at Ayr Racecourse
  • Burns storytelling festival at the Brig o' Doon, Alloway
    Burns storytelling festival at the Brig o' Doon, Alloway
  • The fireworks display following the Festival of Light Procession, part of the Marymass Festival
    The fireworks display following the Festival of Light Procession, part of the Marymass Festival
  • The Singing Kettle perform a show at the Festival Club in the Bon Vivant Spiegeltent, Ayr
    The Singing Kettle perform a show at the Festival Club in the Bon Vivant Spiegeltent, Ayr

From Robert Burns to Vikings, Ayrshire & Arran is a vibrant part of Scotland all year round and is alive with events and festivals.

Fans of the arts should navigate their way to the annual Burns an’ a that! Festival where many top venues pay tribute to Scotland’s National Bard. Fans of folk music simply cannot afford to miss out on the very best of local talent at the Arran Folk Festival. For even more variety, including soul, indie-pop, country rocks and blues as well as performances by international artists, check out the friendly ambience at the Darvel Music Festival.

The Boswell Book Festival in May is a charming cultural event with performances, live talks and discussions from a sparkling line-up of writers and artists.

Watch or participate in top sporting events such as Troon Golf Week, and the Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) regularly hosts competitive events at Largs. Have a punt at the Scottish Grand National or the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse or simply take in the relaxed atmosphere of the Ayr Country Show.

Explore magnificent landscapes and stunning views during the Arran Mountain Festival in May. With a varied programme including glens, ridges, mountains, wildlife and geology, this is your perfect opportunity to discover Arran.

Uncover the delightful spectacle of traditional Highland games across the region during the summer, including the Brodick Highland Games on Arran.

Back in Ayrshire, the Ayr Flower Show is also well worth a visit in August or enjoy top live music from talented Scottish musicians at Live@Troon.

For a fantastic family event, the Largs Viking Festival has battle re-enactments and living history displays which mark the end of Viking rule on Scotland’s west coast. The festival commemorates the Battle of Largs in 1263, the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse, culminating in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.

Use the detailed listings which provide details such as locations, contact details, dates and more on events and festivals in Ayrshire & Arran.

Share
Sort By:
138 results, currently showing 1 to 10
  1. Take A Lunchtime Alloway Tour

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ayr

    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum guide, Tommy Burns, leads a one-hour guided tour of the site.

    Dates

    27 Apr 2014
  2. Pony Pick-Picnic

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Irvine

    Join the Scottish Pony Partners and the Countryside Rangers for a litter-picking walk followed by a picnic.

    Dates

    4 May 2014
  3. Gradings

    Cumnock

    A four day classical music festival in Cumnock, East Ayrshire.

    Dates

    2 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014
  4. Largs Viking Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Largs

    Living history Viking Village, fireworks and much more!

    Dates

    30 Aug 2014 to 7 Sep 2014
  5. Gradings

    Largs

    The best sailors from around the UK and beyond race to be crowned UK champion.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2014 to 15 Aug 2014
  6. Bugs And Beasties In The Evening

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Maybole

    A bug hunt in the park.

    Dates

    9 Jul 2014
  7. 150 Years Of Girvan Lifeboat

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Girvan

    Works in various media and historical artefacts.

    Dates

    12 Apr 2014 to 21 Jun 2014
  8. Luath

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Ayr

    Ayrshire traditional band

    Dates

    26 May 2014
  9. Ayr Flower Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ayr

    A stunning display of plants, flowers and specially designed gardens.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  10. Summer Fair

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Maybole

    Entertainment, produce and crafts.

    Dates

    27 Jul 2014
Loading

No results found for your search criteria

Click for more info