2024 Events 

Date Event (Click title for details) Location
29 March – 1 April Easter Weekend at Brodick Castle Brodick, Arran
30 March Easter in the Square Kilwinning
31 March Ardrossan Castle Easter Event Ardrossan Castle
31 March Arran Farmers Market Bellvue Farm, Arran
April (TBC) Beithfest (Beith Beer Festival)  Beith
26-28 April Bounce in the Park Eglinton Park, Irvine
3-5 May Arran Rock & Blues Festival Lochranza, Arran
12 May Arran Cars and Coffee Brodick, Arran
17-20 May Isle of Arran Mountain Festival  Arran
18 May Segdoune Gala Kilwinning
1 June West Kilbride Village Gala West Kilbride
1 June Arran Pride Arran
1-2 June Largs Food & Drink Festival Largs
06 June D-Day 80th Anniversary Beach Park, Irvine
7-9 June Arran Folk Festival  Arran
09 June Ardrossan Highland Games  Ardrossan
15 June Dreghorn Village Gala  Dreghorn
June (TBC) Largs Live (Live Music Weekend)  Largs
28-30 June Arran Malt and Music Festival  Lochranza, Arran
4-8 July Kelburn Garden Party (Music Festival)  Largs
2 July Final Qualifier for Men’s British Open Golf   Dundonald Links, Irvine
6-20 July North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition  Eglinton Park, Kilwinning
7 July Largs Dogs Day Out Largs
July  (TBC) Saltcoats Sea Queen Festival  Saltcoats
July (TBC) Ayrshire’s Summer Food, Drink & Craft Market  Irvine
7 August The Arran Show  Lamlash, Arran
10 August Brodick Highland Games  Brodick, Arran
08 August Picnic in the Park  Kilwinning
15-26 August Marymass Festival  Irvine
16-19 August Arran Open Studios Arran
23-25 August Millport Vintage Scooter Rally Festival  Millport
25-27 August Marymass Folk Festival  Irvine
23-31 August Largs Regatta Festival  Largs
August (TBC) McLellan Arts Festival  Arran
August (TBC) Blackwaterfoot Beer Festival Blackwaterfoot, Arran
31 August – 8 September Largs Viking Festival  Largs
September (TBC) Ayrshire Walking Festival  Events across Ayrshire
September (TBC) Garnock Valley Carves (Wood Carving Festival)  Beith
September (TBC) Doors Open Days  North Ayrshire heritage sites
11-22 September Arran Festival of Food and Drink  Arran
11-15 September Circus Zyair Irvine
September (TBC) Tidelines Book Festival  Irvine
28-29 September Millport September Weekend  Millport
19 October Autumn in the Square Kilwinning

Local events are largely organised by voluntary management committees. Please check organisers websites for updates. More events may be added to this list upon notification, where relevant.

If you are planning your own event or would like to find out how to, you can learn more on the Council’s Event Planning and Support page

Athletic Events

There are various athletic events you can take part in and in some cases spectate across North Ayrshire:

Date Event and link Location
31 March Irvine Beach Endurance Horse Ride Irvine
20-21 April Ultra Tour Arran  Arran
April (TBC) Ormidale 10k Brodick, Arran
24 April Ron’s Runners 5K  Irvine
4-5 May Maggie’s The Arran challenge Arran
12 May Millport 10 Miler Fun Run  Cumbrae
17-20 May Scottish Islands Peaks Race Various, inc Arran
18 May Goat Fell Hill Race  Arran
23 June Ayrshire Hospice Colour Dash Eglinton Park, Irvine
23 June Skirt the Skeith 12K Road Run  Dalry
30 June Race for Life | Cancer Research UK Irvine Beachpark
28 July Round Cumbrae 10 Mile Road Race  Cumbrae
4 August Irvine Open Water Sprint Triathlon Irvine
4 August Irvine Beach Endurance Horse Ride Irvine
August (TBC) Marymass 10K Road Race  Irvine
1 September NAAC Festival of Running (10K & Youth 2K)  Saltcoats
October (TBC) Irvine Cyclocross  Irvine

 Council Venue Activities   

Find information on things to do at Council venues such as activity programmes, concerts, exhibitions and family fun days by following services Facebook pages: