Events and festivals in Ayrshire & Arran

Quick Finder

Search Accommodation

Or
Room / Property
If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
Advanced Search

Search What's On

Or
Start Date
End Date

Search things to do

Or

Search Food & Drink

Or
People hold up large letters which spell out 'GENERATION' against clear sky
GENERATION ››

This epic programme of events celebrates 25 years of contemporary arts in Scotland - from Orkney to the Scottish Borders

  • 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:
89 results, currently showing 1 to 10
  1. Summer Fun On The Water

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Ayrshire & Arran

    An exciting day of dinghy sailing, kayaking or windsurfing.

    Dates

    5 Jul 2014 to 31 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Ayr

    Musical show paying tribute to the 1987 film.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2014
  3. Gradings

    Kilmarnock

    Stewarton Drama Group present their production of John Godber's comic play.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
  4. 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
  5. Gradings

    Ayr

    A performance of Puccini's classic love story.

    Dates

    30 Aug 2014
  6. Gradings

    Ayr

    A day of talks examining Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

    Dates

    16 Aug 2014
  7. Acorn Club

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Irvine

    Nature-based activities.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2014 to 15 Nov 2014
  8. Gradings

    Ayrshire & Arran

    A fun day out for all the family including a dog show, birds of prey and plenty of stalls.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings

    Largs

    Six-day event featuring some of the world's most talented fencers from 30 countries.

    Dates

    10 Nov 2014 to 15 Nov 2014
  10. Marymass Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Irvine

    Annual festival, with horse racing, a parade, folk music and more.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
Loading

No results found for your search criteria

Click for more info