What's On

Eventful times

Arran has an amazing community and whilst we have some big international events, we also want to invite our visitors the opportunity to join in with local events too.

The two biggest, and longest established, events on the island both take place in August – Arran Farmers’ Show takes place the first Wednesday in August, and Brodick Highland Games takes place ‘the first Saturday after the Show’ (there’s a wee quirk for you!). Former Arranachs often flock back home that week as it’s a great way to catch up with old friends from days gone by.

However, if big events isn’t your thing, there’s also lots of smaller community events – village coffee mornings, sales of work, concerts, ceilidhs. These are a great way to find out more about each village, and be sure and take time to listen to the local craic.

Arran’s creativity comes to the fore with plentiful arts festivals and events. Various music festivals (Arran Music Festival, Music Arran, Arran Folk Festival etc) take place throughout the year, whilst the McLellan Arts Festival takes place in September. Arran Open Studios have an open weekend in August when you can visit artists at work. Performing arts also include dramatic performances which take place in villages on an ad hoc basis, as well as the Arran Drama Festival each February.

Arran’s amazing natural environment is also the perfect playground for sporting events such as trail runs, ultra marathons, Arran Sportive, Rugby 7s and Cricket 6s!

Some upcoming events for your diary

There’s always loads to do on your visit to Arran. Every week there are lots of local daily activities that will welcome visitors, as well as larger special one-off events and festivals.

We'll soon update this page with more events happening over the coming year but here are a few events happening in 2022. 

Come join us

Sunday Afternoon Mellow Music
The Pierhead Tavern


Sunday afternoon mellow music in the bar or on the roof terrace. See full listings on our website or facebook page.

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Trev's Pop Music Quiz
The Ormidale


Test your knowledge and/or guesswork in our fun, informal Pop quiz and compete for "sensational" prizes.

Quizmaster Trevor will be donning the golden jacket and asking the questions.

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Rock & Pop Bingo
The Ormidale


Join Trev for a fun game (or two) of Rock & Pop Bingo! Listen to some great tracks and score them off on your bingo card for a striaght line or a full house! Great fun for all!

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General Knowledge Quiz
The Ormidale


Join Tommy every Thursday at 9pm for his famous general knowledge quiz. The oldest established - and best - general quiz on Arran!

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Open Mic Session
The Pierhead Tavern in Lamlash


We can provide the stage, the audience and instruments plus accompaniment if required. Come along & play or send us a message before to arrange a set.

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Live Music
The Pierhead Tavern


Live music 9pm until midnight  at The Pierhead Tavern @ThePHTArran www.thepht.co.uk for full listings.

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Live Music at Crofters every Wednesday and Saturday
Brodick, Isle of Arran


Come along to Crofters Arran to hear acoustic, grassroots music live. 

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Halloween @ Arran Alpacas
Balmichael Glamping

Tuesday 18th, Tuesday 25h and Saturday 29th October! 1:30-3:30pm. 

£10 per child (over 1)

£5 per adult 


Animal meet, feed and treats, games and fun! Costumes welcome! 

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Ultra Trail Scotland
17 Jun 2023

A great challenge for 2023, 17th and 18th June. 

Further details on the website

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