Events & Festivals
Kintyre District Drama Festival (Mar 7th - 8th 2023)
The local drama festival forms the first round in the Scottish Community Drama Association’s 1 Act Play regional competition with the winning team going forward to represent Argyll and Kintyre at the divisional competition.
The 2023 event will be held over 2 days in the Victoria Hall, Campbeltown.
Gintyre Festival of Scottish Gin (Apr 18th 2020)
Expect a weekend of gin-themed events – gin dinners, special cinema screenings and of course gin tasting! The main tasting event will once again take place in the magnificently restored Campbeltown Town Hall and will give festival-goers the chance to meet the producers and try gins from Beinn an Tuirc Distillers (Kintyre Gin) and William Cadenheads (Old Raj) as well as invited guest producers from around Scotland.
For full details, check the Gintyre website.
Kintyre Songwriters Festival (Jun 9th - 11th 2023)
The 15th annual Kintyre Songwriters Festival will be held in Campbeltown on the 2nd weekend of June. The festival was set up to support homegrown talent and give local audiences the chance to hear the best of what local and national songwriting has to offer, in a unique location.
Straightliners (Jun 24th - 25th Jun)
Scotland's biggest ever top speed event returns to Campbeltown Airport this summer,
featuring RWYB 1/4 mile drag racing and the top speed mile. This event is brought to Kinytre by Europe's leading organisers of straight line events, drag racing & motorsport for anything on wheels. From motorbikes to supercars, everyone is covered!
The Kintyre Way Ultra (May 13th 2023)
The Kintyre Way is one of Scotland’s most scenic long-distance paths offering serious trail running in idyllic surroundings. With varied terrain from hill paths to beaches and seaside rocks, you’ll have stunning scenery with views across the sea to Arran, Islay, Jura and Gigha at various times.
In 2023 it will again offer the 32 mile northern part of the Kintyre Way, beginning at Tayinloan and finishing in Tarbert. There will, as always, be a three-stage relay option.
Campbeltown Malts Festival (May 25th - 26th 2023)
The Campbeltown Malts Festival is a three-day celebration of Campbeltown's whiskies - Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia. Campbeltown was the Victorian whisky capital of the world, and this festival of malts celebrates the work of some of the distilleries.
Enjoy tours of the stills and tasting masterclasses, as well as an open golf tournament, live music, special bottlings and much much more in various venues around Campbeltown.
MOK Run (May 28th 2023)
MOKRUN was established in 2006 in Campbeltown, located close to the beautiful Mull of Kintyre. It has been voted by Runners World as the UK’s top race for the last 4 years and sells out very quickly.
The race has grown in popularity due to its picturesque location, fantastic atmosphere as well as the post-race celebrations of Danish pastries and ceilidh dancing! It was also voted the most scenic race in the whole of the UK last year.
Mach 1 Stages Rally (July 8th 2023)
The rally is organised by Dunfermline Car Club and event co-ordinator and committee member David Hatrick says his team is determined to ensure they build on the success of last year’s rally, which saw an astonishing 100+ entries, over the last 8 years we have managed to vary the route on each event and 2023 will be no different.
For more information please visit www.dunfermlinecarclub.co.uk
The Kintyre Agricultural Show (Aug 4th 2023)
The Kintyre Agricultural Show has been going for over 150 years and offers a superb day of entertainment for everyone. Taking place in Anderston Park, Campbeltown, it features judging of sheep and cows, a pipe band, tug-o-war, dog show and a selection of rare breeds.
MOK Music Festival (Aug 9th - 13th 2023)
This annual music festival is an event for all the family which celebrates traditional and contemporary Scottish, Irish and Pan Celtic music. The event has a great mix of free outdoor events, concerts, ceilidh’s, music sessions, workshops, children’s entertainment, heritage trail walks, and parades in large venues to intimate halls.
Past bands to appear at the MOK Fest are The Fratellis, The View, The Time Frequency (TTF) & The Saw Doctors.
Springbank Invitational (Sept 23rd 2022)
The annual Springbank Invitational Solo Piping Competition is set for Saturday, September 3rd, at the Seafield Hotel in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, the cradle of modern piping. Nine elite solo pipers will compete, each invited based on results from top competitions over the last 12 months.
Scottish Comedy Film Festival (Sep 23rd - 25th 2022)
SCOFF celebrates the grand tradition of film comedy and making audiences laugh ever since the first public film screening held by the Lumière Brothers in 1895. The newly restored Campbeltown Picture House presents screenings, live events, free workshops and live performances over three packed days. A fabulous line up with something for everyone of all ages awaits!
Campbeltown’s Christmas Market (Dec 2nd 2023)
Soak up the Festive atmosphere at Campbeltown’s annual Christmas Market. Shop for presents and stocking fillers at over 60 stalls featuring local producers, crafters and businesses then grab a bite to eat in the festive foodcourt. Santa’s grotto and facepainting will keep the little ones entertained too!
Wild About Argyll
Argyll and the Isles is a glorious coastal region of glittering sea lochs, islands, hills, forests and glens just waiting to be explored. It’s divided into eight areas, each with a distinctive character and offering a unique experience. From surfing to kayaking, quad-biking to mountain biking, Wild About Argyll helps you get off the beaten track and find your own adventure. And all of this is just a hop and a skip from Glasgow.
For more information please visit www.wildaboutargyll.co.uk