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Argyll & the Isles - Scotland's Adventure Coast

The atmospheric landscapes and picture-perfect backdrops of Argyll & the Isles, are the perfect stage for our diverse range of music, cultural, sporting events, and festivals.

All year round you can explore what's on for foodies, whisky aficionados, music enthusiasts, history buffs, cultural admirers, adventurous souls, sport fanatics and everyone in between.

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Go Wild About Argyll's Events & Festivals

Argyll & the Isles has a vibrant cultural heritage, sports and music and food & drink scenes, so it offers the perfect stage for many events, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Our annual programme includes many world-class events & festivals that attract visitors and audiences from all over the UK and beyond.  Here are some of our top events, festivals and Highland Games. 

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
12th - 21st July 2024

For the first time in its 27-year history, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will be making its penultimate stop in Scotland when it arrives in Oban on 12th July 2024.

The Clipper Race is renowned as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, welcoming adventurers from all walks of life to take on the exceptional challenge of racing across the world’s oceans on board a 70ft yacht. This unique event sees teams battle extreme conditions on its eleven-month circumnavigation. The Clipper 2023-24 Race sees nine Scottish crew taking part over the eight legs of the sailing event, by the time teams arrive in Oban they will have sailed almost 40,000nm and crossed six oceans.

Check back here for how to get involved.

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The Royal National Mòd
11th -19th October 2024

The Royal National Mòd – Scotland’s premiere celebration of Gaelic language, culture and heritage – returns to Oban and Argyll in 2024.

Thousands of competitors and attendees will be welcomed to the town to take part in over 200 planned competitions and a diverse fringe programme of concerts, exhibitions, children’s activities, talks and more from 11-19 October 2024.

The Mòd an Òbain Local Organising Committee, alongside BID4Oban, The Rockfield Centre and An Comunn Gàidhealach will be working throughout the year to prepare a Mòd fringe programme that showcases the very best of what Oban, Argyll and the wider Gaelic community has to offer.

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Comedy
An Audience with Karen Dunbar
01 Aug 2024, 02 Aug 2024

Karen Dunbar is a Scottish comedian, actress and writer.

Her rise to fame came when she appeared on television on the BBC series Chewin' the Fat, and was su...

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Exhibition
ARTIST ROOMS Vija Celmins
14 dates between 01 Aug 2024 and 18 Aug 2024

I’m not a very confessional artist, you know. I don’t ever reveal what I’m feeling in my work, or what I think about the President. I use nature. I use found...

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Sport
Dunoon 10K Coastal Road Race
03 Aug 2024

A classic 10k road race on the banks of the Firth of Clyde with stunning views in every direction.

Registration opens March

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Theatre
CowalFest
Every day between 12 Aug 2024 and 31 Aug 2024

Cowalfest, one of Scotland’s most popular walking festivals prior to the pandemic, makes a welcome return in October 2023 (12th to 16th) with a five-day form...

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Kids
Cowal Highland Gathering
Every day between 29 Aug 2024 and 31 Aug 2024

Traditional Highland games, renowned for its unique atmosphere, world-class competitors, beautiful Highland location and spine-tingling salute to the Chiefta...

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Dance
World Highland Dance Championships
29 Aug 2024, 30 Aug 2024, 31 Aug 2024

Home of the World Highland Dancing Championships.

The most important event in the highland dancing calendar. Three days of Highland Dancing including the Sc...

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Your destination for a magical wedding

Tie the knot in Argyll & the Isles

Whether you're dreaming of a romantic beach ceremony on a secluded island or a traditional Scottish wedding in a historic castle, there are plenty of venues to choose from.

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