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
31 March Irvine Beach Endurance Horse Ride Irvine
April (TBC) Beithfest (Beith Beer Festival)  Beith
April (TBC) Ormidale 10k Brodick, Arran
20-21 April Ultra Tour Arran  Arran
24 April Ron’s Runners 5K  Irvine
26-28 April Bounce in the Park Eglinton Park, Irvine
3-5 May Arran Rock & Blues Festival Lochranza, Arran
4-5 May Maggie’s The Arran challenge Arran
12 May Arran Cars and Coffee Brodick, Arran
12 May Millport 10 Miler Fun Run  Cumbrae
17-20 May Isle of Arran Mountain Festival  Arran
17-20 May Scottish Islands Peaks Race Various, inc Arran
18 May Segdoune Gala Kilwinning
18 May Goat Fell Hill Race  Arran
June (TBC) Largs Live (Live Music Weekend)  Largs
1 June West Kilbride Village Gala West Kilbride
1 June Arran Pride Arran
1-2 June Largs Food & Drink Festival Largs
6 June D-Day 80th Anniversary Beach Park, Irvine
7-9 June Arran Folk Festival  Arran
9 June Ardrossan Highland Games  Ardrossan
15 June Dreghorn Village Gala  Dreghorn
23 June Ayrshire Hospice Colour Dash Eglinton Park, Irvine
23 June Skirt the Skeith 12K Road Run  Dalry
28-30 June Arran Malt and Music Festival  Lochranza, Arran
30 June Race for Life | Cancer Research UK Irvine Beachpark
July (TBC) Saltcoats Sea Queen Festival  Saltcoats
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
28 July Round Cumbrae 10 Mile Road Race  Cumbrae
August (TBC) Ayrshire’s Summer Food, Drink & Craft Market  Irvine
August (TBC) McLellan Arts Festival  Arran
August (TBC) Blackwaterfoot Beer Festival Blackwaterfoot, Arran
4 August Irvine Open Water Sprint Triathlon Irvine
4 August Irvine Beach Endurance Horse Ride Irvine
7 August The Arran Show  Lamlash, Arran
8 August Picnic in the Park  Kilwinning
10 August Brodick Highland Games  Brodick, Arran
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
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
1 September NAAC Festival of Running (10K & Youth 2K)  Saltcoats
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
October (TBC) Irvine Cyclocross  Irvine
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


Council Venue Activities

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