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April

TROON MOD RALLY

Troon Concert Hall & South Beach Hotel Troon

FRIDAY STREET PRESENTS - 2017 SCOTTISH MOD RALLY TO TROON

Live bands, guest DJ’s, vintage clothing and vinyl record stalls, scooter competition and ride out.

Guest DJ’s: Acky Buchan (Aberdeen) Pid (Brum Beat, Birmingham) Plus residents and Troon Rally guest DJ’s

Live Bands: Big Boss Man. The 45’s. Spinning Wheel

Tickets: Friday evening £5. Saturday evening £10. Sunday evening £10. Full weekend £22

TICKETS ON SALE NOW. For the full line up and tickets visit the link below.

07854767013 t-s.co/fri06
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April 2017 Various

GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Various Girvan

GIRVAN FOLK FESTIVAL

Set in the lovely seaside town of Girvan, the weekend is packed full of music, storytelling, workshops, competitions, children’s events and much more.

There is also a welcoming campsite to enjoy the atmosphere of this traditional folk festival. For more details visit the website.

  www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April 2017 Various

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT 6K FAMILY FUN RUN

Ayr Esplanade

AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT 6K FAMILY FUN RUN

It’s time to look out those trainers now and run for charity. You don’t have to be super fit to take part, you can walk or run. This is a great family event not to be missed, the kids can even dress up in their favourite costumes.

We listened to your feedback last year and we have changed the start time to 11am. Registration is open from 10am. Karen Murrie from GLOW Fitness will do the warm up before the race starts. Entry costs £10 Adults (includes a free ACS t/shirt), 5-16 Years £6, Under 4’s free. Family of £28 (2 adults + 2 children)

There will be prizes on the day and all finishers get a fantastic commemorative medal. Enter online at www.ayrshirecs.org/upcoming-events Entry forms are also available from our Ayrshire Cancer Support Centre’s at 22 Wellington Square, Ayr and 16 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, or contact us below.

01563 538008 www.ayrshirecs.org/upcoming-events
Sunday 30th April 2017 Reg: 10am. Starts@ 11am

CUMNOCK'S SPRING FLING

Cumnock Town Centre

CUMNOCK'S SPRING FLING

Coinciding with the major cycling event "Tour of Ayrshire" Cumnock groups are working together to put on another great event for all its residents. With a host of family fun this free event is the latest in a new programme of seasonal events by the community for the community. The fun day includes:

Beat the Goalie; Best Dressed Shop Window; Dress up your bike; All Ability Cycles; Arts and Crafts in the Ayr Road Church Hall; Face Painting; Street Entertainment and Music; The Big Easter Bonnet Competition; Stalls in the Square and a Massive Easter Egg Roll - along with this we have the Scottish Marmotte Gran Fondo Cycle Race organised by GOLAZO Cycling event travelling through our town ALL DAY. IT'S GOING TO BE AN EGGSTRAVAGANZA

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Sunday 30th April 2017 11am - 3pm

STEAM WEEKEND

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

STEAM WEEKEND

Enjoy the thrill of travelling behind one of our restored steam locomotives. Normally, we will make use of our specially converted passenger carrying brakevan to provide visitors with a short trip. However, this year, we also hope to begin to use our recently restored Directors Saloon on certain days. Visit our museum, and view the garden scale model railway in operation. We also have a tea room providing teas, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches at reasonable prices. Our shop has many items at pocket money prices to suit our younger visitors.

Tickets: Adult £6, Child £4, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £16, Age 3 and under Free

01292 269 260 www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk s
Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May 2017 11am - 4pm

May

AYRSHIRE HOSPICE TURNBERRY PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT

Trump Turnberry Resort

AYRSHIRE HOSPICE TURNBERRY PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT

Join the Ayrshire Hospice for the inaugural Pro-AM Tournament on Friday 5th May 2017 on the Championship Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry Resort. You and two friends will accompany a PGA Professional in a team around the course in the tournament.

In the evening, we will welcome you to our Pro-Am Prize Giving Reception in the Caledonia Ballroom hosted by one of the country's best known broadcasters, Dougie Donnelly . There will be an arrival drinks reception followed by a sumptuous three course dinner. Afterwards legendary Scottish golfer, Sam Torrance OBE will participate in a question and answer session . Teams are £1500 and selling fast so book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact our team on 01292 288488 or email: events@ayrshirehospice.org

01292 288488 www.ayrshirehospice.org
Friday 5th May 2017  

BURNSFEST

Rozelle Park, Ayr

BURNSFEST

Burnsfest! 2017 is a FREE family festival featuring Live Music, Burns Wine Bar and Beer Garden, A-Coo-Stick Tipi, The Mercat, Performance Pokey, Bairns Bunnet, Burns Fair and more!

NEW for 2017! Openair Burns, The Poe-Tree, Burning Burns plus many more unique attractions in celebration of the bard. Bring your friends, family and don’t forget your picnic blanket to make a day of it! Plus why not check out our Burnsfringe programme and extend your stay to include some of our other events.

Join us at Burnsfest 2017 to celebrate the man, the music, the legacy!

  www.burnsfestival.com
Saturday 6th May 2017 1pm - 10pm

THE GREAT LARGS 10K FUN RUN

Barrfields Stadium, Largs

THE GREAT LARGS 10K FUN RUN

The Rotary Great Largs Fun Run this year takes place on Sunday 7th May from 9.00am to 12.00. The entry fees are £12 for adults and £6 for children (minimum age 12 years).

All proceeds go to local charities and good causes.

01475 670761 www.largsrotary.org
Sunday 7th May 2017 9am - 12 noon

BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL

Dumfries House

BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL

Ayrshire's Boswell Book Festival is one of Scotland's leading cultural events

. It attracts thousands to Dumfries House each year. Focusing on 'biography'in all its forms this fabulous three-day celebration of life through literature includes a wide range of entertaining and highly creative events for all ages.

Full programme launched mid- March.

£1 children- £8 - £12 adults - depending on event

  www.boswellbookfestival.co.uk
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th May 2017 Various

AYR COUNTY SHOW

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

AYR COUNTY SHOW 2017

Ayr County Show is a fun day for all the family, this year includes: Owl Magic, Daffy Dill Entertainment, Rainbow Twisters, Face Paint Fairies, Trade Stands, Vintage Tractors, Chainsaw Carving displays, Pipers, TRUCK AYR, Catering Facilities, Food & Craft Marquee, Bar, Children’s Bouncy Slide and Funfair rides.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Ayr County Show (except in the Poultry Marquee)

0845 2011 460 www.ayrcountyshow.co.uk
Saturday 13th May 2017 9am - 5pm

STEAM WEEKEND

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

STEAM WEEKEND

Enjoy the thrill of travelling behind one of our restored steam locomotives. Normally, we will make use of our specially converted passenger carrying brakevan to provide visitors with a short trip. However, this year, we also hope to begin to use our recently restored Directors Saloon on certain days. Visit our museum, and view the garden scale model railway in operation. We also have a tea room providing teas, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches at reasonable prices. Our shop has many items at pocket money prices to suit our younger visitors.

Tickets: Adult £6, Child £4, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £16, Age 3 and under Free

01292 269260 www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk
Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 2017 11am - 4pm

June

RACE FOR LIFE CANCER RESEARCH UK 5K, 10K FAMILY 5K

Beach Park, Irvine. KA12 8PP

RACE FOR LIFE CANCER RESEARCH UK 5K, 10K FAMILY 5K

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you?

A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it. Want to push yourself further? Join a 10k.

Whichever event you choose and whether you do it in a tutu or just an old pink t-shirt, THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Costs: Boys (6-12): £10.00 Girls (6-15): £10.00 Women (16-17): £14.99 Women (18+): £14.99 Under Six entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed. Visit website for more info.

  www.raceforlife.co.uk
Sunday 4th June 2017 9.30am

HOLY FAIR AND ARMED FORCES DAY WITH PIPES IN THE PARK

Low Green, Pavillion road, Ayr

HOLY FAIR AND ARMED FORCES DAY WITH PIPES IN THE PARK

This is an excellent family event with something for everyone: from the stalls, funfair area and ever popular Dog Show of the Holy Fair, to the many attractions from the Armed Forces giving displays, advice, displays of equipment and vehicles.

Also on the day is the annual Pipes in the Park event, a competition attracting numerous Pipe Bands competing for various awards.

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Saturday 17th June 2017 1pm - 4pm

August

DUNDONALD HIGHLAND GAMES

Dundonald Castle

DUNDONALD HIGHLAND GAMES

Dundonald Highland Games is one of Ayrshire’s premier cultural events. It is unique in capturing traditional Scottish heritage and strong community spirit within the picturesque setting of Royal Dundonald Castle. Admission to the event is completely free and offers a whole range of entertainment and activities including a traditional highland games with pipe band contest, drum majors, solo piping, highland dancing, battle re-enactment, heavy events, side stalls, massed pipe bands display and street parades.

Dundonald Games Week takes place during the week leading up to the highland games and includes a treasure hunt, 10km road race, kids’ fun run, pet show and 7-a-side football competition.

Procession starts at 12 noon

  www.dundonald-games.org.uk
Saturday 5th August 2017 12noon - 5pm

September

MILLPORT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Millport; Isle of Cumbrae

MILLPORT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Millport Country Music Festival is back bigger and better than ever in 2017. For the first time ever, under the cover of a huge 3,000 capacity concert venue and featuring the best of British and American country music artists including Mark Chesnutt, The Shires, Ashton Lane, David Ray, Adley Stump, Morgan Frazier and many more…

Previously started back in 1995 as the Millport Country and Western Weekend. 22 years on the festival has gone from strength to strength, featuring country bands from all over the UK to become one of the most popular on the West Coast of Scotland, and one of the biggest Country Music festivals in Scotland. This year we are going bigger still…

The addition of a huge 3,000 capacity concert marquee that will host international country stars such as Mark Chesnutt, The Shires, Adley Stump, David Ray, Morgan Frazier and Ashton Lane will add to the fun and excitement of the adjacent core festival within the grounds of the Garrison House and local venues. The grand parade, line-dancing, shootout competitions, funfair, hot dog eating competitions… there is lots going on over the whole weekend.

  millportcountrymusic.com
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd September 2017 Various

SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

Low Green Ayr

SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

Scotland's biggest outdoor event of the year. The Scottish International Airshow will take place at Ayr on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. Full 2 day flying programme and massive ground exhibitions, rides and fun family events

Saturday will feature the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane) plus many other display aircraft. Sunday highlight will be the Red Arrows display team plus many others.

Tickets: Free to view but extra comfort and facilities can be bought at www.tsia.scot/tickets

01292 479500 www.tsia.scot
Saturday 2nd & -Sunday 3rd September 2017 Sat: 10am - 6pm. Sun 10am - 5pm

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Ayrshire boasts some fantastic festivals and outdoor events, from Burns an A That in May, Ayr Flower Show and Marymass Festival in August, and Septembayr Ayr's Own Festival the list is endless.

There are also travelling events such as the funfair and the circus.

Not to mention the many Ayrshire Gala days and Highland games. Fingers crossed for some good weather this year!