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Historic Walk Historic Walk:

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Venue: Leaves Tourist Information Office Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 7pm to 8.30pm approx
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: George Wishart
Details: Take this guided walk around the streets of Kirkcudbright. Learn a wealth of historical facts and information surrounding the fascinating Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright and its famous residents. Discover the history of the harbour and the important place Kirkcudbright has in shaping the new world. Learn about it's artistic heritage and architectural treasures. Hear about the escapades of John Paul Jones and his confinement in the Tolbooth. And lots more......

Historic Walk Historic Walk:

Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Venue: Leaves Tourist Information Office Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 7pm to 8.30pm approx
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: George Wishart
Details: Take this guided walk around the streets of Kirkcudbright. Learn a wealth of historical facts and information surrounding the fascinating Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright and its famous residents. Discover the history of the harbour and the important place Kirkcudbright has in shaping the new world. Learn about it's artistic heritage and architectural treasures. Hear about the escapades of John Paul Jones and his confinement in the Tolbooth. And lots more......

Kirkcudbright Country Fair Kirkcudbright Country Fair:

From: Saturday, July 09, 2016
To: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Venue: The Carse Tongland Road Kirkcudbright
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:00 am 4:00 pm daily
Ticket Info: Adults £4 Children £3 under 5 Free Weekend Family Pass up to 3 Children £20
Contact Name:
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: Bigger and better than ever, this year Kirkcudbright Country Fair welcomes a spectacular programme of guest performers and display teams. The Kirkcudbright Country Fair is fast becoming one of Dumfries & Galloway’s major events, showcasing the very best of our region alongside attractions and activities that make the most of this beautiful rural setting on the edge of Kirkcudbright.

Historic Walk Historic Walk:

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Venue: Leaves Tourist Information Office Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 7pm to 8.30pm approx
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: George Wishart
Details: Take this guided walk around the streets of Kirkcudbright. Learn a wealth of historical facts and information surrounding the fascinating Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright and its famous residents. Discover the history of the harbour and the important place Kirkcudbright has in shaping the new world. Learn about it's artistic heritage and architectural treasures. Hear about the escapades of John Paul Jones and his confinement in the Tolbooth. And lots more......

Kirkcudbright and Distict Pipe Band Night Kirkcudbright and Distict Pipe Band Night:

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Venue: Harbour square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00
Ticket Info: Free (Collection taken for Pipe Band Funds)
Contact Name:
Details: Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band host the first of our famous weekly Scottish Nights. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers.

Riding of the Marches Riding of the Marches:

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Venue: Dee Walk, Masonic Arms, Tolbooth, Royal Hotel, Merse House, Selkirk Arms, War Memorial and Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 onwards 20:30 Harbour Square
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:
Details: If you like horses then you will love this. A wonderful spectacle of over 100 horses and riders, beautifully presented, riding through the streets of Kirkcudbright. It was the year 1455 and Kirkcudbright was given Royal Burgh status by virtue of a charter granted by King James II. The Persuivant from the King and the Cornet together rode round the boundaries referred to in the charter. This act is recreated annually by the Kirkcudbright Cornet's Club with their spectacular ceremony of the Riding of the Marches through the town ending in the Harbour Square.

Historic Walk Historic Walk:

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Venue: Leaves Tourist Information Office Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 7pm to 8.30pm approx
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: George Wishart
Details: Take this guided walk around the streets of Kirkcudbright. Learn a wealth of historical facts and information surrounding the fascinating Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright and its famous residents. Discover the history of the harbour and the important place Kirkcudbright has in shaping the new world. Learn about it's artistic heritage and architectural treasures. Hear about the escapades of John Paul Jones and his confinement in the Tolbooth. And lots more......

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Venue: Harbour Square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market:

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Venue: Kirkcudbright Town Centre
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:00 ~ 15:00
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: Farmers' and community markets are the perfect way to discover and enjoy a wealth of delicious local food and drink and beautiful handmade crafts, all created by producers and craft makers living and working in Dumfries & Galloway. Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities has joined force with "The Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association" to bring Farmers & Producers Markets to Kirkcudbright.

Historic Walk Historic Walk:

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Venue: Leaves Tourist Information Office Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 7pm to 8.30pm approx
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: George Wishart
Details: Take this guided walk around the streets of Kirkcudbright. Learn a wealth of historical facts and information surrounding the fascinating Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright and its famous residents. Discover the history of the harbour and the important place Kirkcudbright has in shaping the new world. Learn about it's artistic heritage and architectural treasures. Hear about the escapades of John Paul Jones and his confinement in the Tolbooth. And lots more......

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Venue: Harbour square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Kirkcudbright Art & Craft Trail Kirkcudbright Art & Craft Trail:

From: Friday, July 29, 2016
To: Monday, August 01, 2016
Venue: Various around the town
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11am to 5pm daily
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: Pauline Saul pauline.saul2@btinternet.com
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: The Art & Crafts Trail is an annual event organised as part of Kirkcudbright's Summer Festivities programme. The event, which was first held in 2004, has developed into a major event in the area, attracting thousands of visitors to the picturesque harbour town.

Kirkcudbright Churches Songs of Praise

Details
An open-air service conducted by members of Kirkcudbright Churches United.

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Venue: Decking at Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 5pm to 6pm
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Venue: Harbour Square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Maggie's Tour Maggie's Tour:

Date: Friday, August 05, 2016
Venue: High Street outside Selkirk Arms Hotel
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00
Ticket Info: £1
Contact Name: Summer Festivities Shop
Details: Maggie once again will guide you on her tour of Old Kirkcudbright. Come along and be entertained by the players, arrested by the guard, perplexed by scientists, or even propositioned by a lady of ill repute. Listen in terror to the minister's role in the witch trials. Prepare to be shocked, entertained, and to learn about the hard life the people of Kirkcudbright led 350 years ago. It is best to book on to these tours in advance as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets available at £1.00 from Solway Books / Summer Festivities Shop

Car Boot Sale Car Boot Sale:

Date: Sunday, August 07, 2016
Venue: Harbour square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 10:00 am <> 2:00 pm
Ticket Info: Cars £5 Vans £7
Contact Name: Summer Festivities Charity Shop
Details: Car boot sales are held on the second Sunday of the Month. We would highly recommend booking as last year we were running out of space for vehicles at almost all sales.

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Venue: Harbour Square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Maggie's Tour Maggie's Tour:

Date: Friday, August 12, 2016
Venue: High Street outside Selkirk Arms Hotel
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00
Ticket Info: £1
Contact Name: Summer Festivities Shop
Details: Maggie once again will guide you on her tour of Old Kirkcudbright. Come along and be entertained by the players, arrested by the guard, perplexed by scientists, or even propositioned by a lady of ill repute. Listen in terror to the minister's role in the witch trials. Prepare to be shocked, entertained, and to learn about the hard life the people of Kirkcudbright led 350 years ago. It is best to book on to these tours in advance as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets available at £1.00 from Solway Books / Summer Festivities Shop

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Venue: Harbour Square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Kirkcudbright Parade Day Kirkcudbright Parade Day:

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Venue: Streets of Kirkcudbright and Harbour Square
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: Parade leaves Millflats 14:15
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 first prize £100 note)
Contact Name: Summer Festivities Charity Shop
Details: The parade consisting of floats, marching bands, walkers, horses and tractors. With pipe bands playing on the Harbour Square along with other attractions such as street entertainers, beer tent, barbecue, stalls, bouncy castle and disco music, this is a spectacular event. All entries welcome.

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Venue: Harbour Square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Scottish Night Scottish Night:

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Venue: Harbour Square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Ticket Info: Free (Raffle tickets £1 to help fund event)
Contact Name: John Blaikie 01557 331415
Details: A must see family event providing excellent family entertainment. Held in the Harbour Square, a natural arena in the middle of town, the night features a mixture of traditional Scottish Pipe music from our award winning Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band supported by the Stewartry Area Wind Band and Galloway Pipers, Scottish Country Dancers, Highland Dancers and other traditional entertainment including the World Famous UNBEATEN Kirkcudbright Tug o' War Team. The night starts at 19:00 with a special guest act who will add colour to our event and entertain the crowds to a variety of different cultural experiences.

Maggie's Tour Maggie's Tour:

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Venue: High Street outside Selkirk Arms Hotel
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 19:00
Ticket Info: £1
Contact Name: Summer Festivities Shop
Details: Maggie once again will guide you on her tour of Old Kirkcudbright. Come along and be entertained by the players, arrested by the guard, perplexed by scientists, or even propositioned by a lady of ill repute. Listen in terror to the minister's role in the witch trials. Prepare to be shocked, entertained, and to learn about the hard life the people of Kirkcudbright led 350 years ago. It is best to book on to these tours in advance as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets available at £1.00 from Solway Books / Summer Festivities Shop

Kirkcudbright Floodlit Tattoo and Firework Display Kirkcudbright Floodlit Tattoo and Firework Display:

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Venue: St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 7.30pm <> 10.30pm
Ticket Info: £3
Contact Name: Yvonne Gordon, 3 Seggies, Kirkcudbright / Festivities Charity Shop.
Details: The world comes to Kirkcudbright each August when our town puts on its most spectacular of shows, with a stunning explosion of creative performances culminating in a lone piper serenading the gathered crowd before the sky bursts into a shimmering firework display. Tickets available from the Summer Festivities Charity Shop and on line https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/164964.

Classic Car Rally Classic Car Rally:

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Venue: Harbour square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: From 09:30 am <> 5:00 pm
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name: Alistair Gordon 01557 330542
Details: Now celebrating its 29th anniversary this classic car rally is presented by local and visiting classic car enthusiasts. This is an open display and run for veteran, vintage and classic cars from all over Scotland and beyond. The cars will assemble for registration at 9.30am in the Harbour Square followed by a non-competitive run of approximately 3 hours through the scenic countryside returning to the Square for display and judging. The Royal Trophy will be awarded to the best combination of vehicle and appropriately dressed driver/passengers. May we stress that in this competition; account will be taken only of the relationship between the costume and the period in which the vehicle was built. Entry form can be accessed from the 'What's On Guide' page of this website.

Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market:

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Venue: Kirkcudbright Town Centre
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:00 ~ 15:00
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: Farmers' and community markets are the perfect way to discover and enjoy a wealth of delicious local food and drink and beautiful handmade crafts, all created by producers and craft makers living and working in Dumfries & Galloway. Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities has joined force with "The Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association" to bring Farmers & Producers Markets to Kirkcudbright.

Car Boot Sale Car Boot Sale:

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Venue: Harbour square car park
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 10:00 am <> 2:00 pm
Ticket Info: Cars £5 Vans £7
Contact Name: Summer Festivities Charity Shop
Details: Car boot sales are held on the second Sunday of the Month. We would highly recommend booking as last year we were running out of space for vehicles at almost all sales.

Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market:

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Venue: Kirkcudbright Town Centre
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:00 ~ 15:00
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: Farmers' and community markets are the perfect way to discover and enjoy a wealth of delicious local food and drink and beautiful handmade crafts, all created by producers and craft makers living and working in Dumfries & Galloway. Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities has joined force with "The Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association" to bring Farmers & Producers Markets to Kirkcudbright.

Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market:

From: Saturday, October 22, 2016
To: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Venue: Kirkcudbright Town Centre
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:00 ~ 15:00
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: Farmers' and community markets are the perfect way to discover and enjoy a wealth of delicious local food and drink and beautiful handmade crafts, all created by producers and craft makers living and working in Dumfries & Galloway. Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities has joined force with "The Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association" to bring Farmers & Producers Markets to Kirkcudbright.

Kirkcudbright Food Festival Kirkcudbright Food Festival "Four Chefs, One Venue, One Day":

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Venue: Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:30 am until 5:00 pm
Ticket Info: £10
Contact Name: Naomi Brough
Details: Gourmet extravaganza! “FourChefs, One Venue, One Day”. We are bringing together some of the country’s finest chefs for one of the biggest cooking demonstrations in Scotland this year.

Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market Kirkcudbright Farmers & Producers Market:

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Venue: Kirkcudbright Town Centre
Event type: Summer Festivities
Times: 11:00 ~ 15:00
Ticket Info: Free
Contact Name:
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: Farmers' and community markets are the perfect way to discover and enjoy a wealth of delicious local food and drink and beautiful handmade crafts, all created by producers and craft makers living and working in Dumfries & Galloway. Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities has joined force with "The Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association" to bring Farmers & Producers Markets to Kirkcudbright.