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The Tarbert Seafood Festival 6th-7th July 2019

A fantastic weekend of Seafood, parades, music, stalls and fun situated around Tarbert’s stunning natural harbour. The event takes place annually on the 1st weekend in July.

The Seafood Festival is a two-day celebration of the fish and shellfish from the crystal-clear waters of Loch Fyne. On festival Saturday you’ll find stalls lining the harbourside offering many local delicacies. There’s also cookery demonstrations and the opportunity to try food out!

Sunday afternoon is all about music with ‘Beer on the Pier’. Head to the quay for some great bands who will make sure you enjoy the atmosphere in this open-air party. There will also be food available!

Overall there’s a huge amount of entertainment on offer. One of the highlights of Saturday is the crowning of the Seafood Festival Queen and her princesses who were chosen in the run up to the event during May and the fabulous Princess Discos. The Queen travels across the harbour by fishing boat before the ceremony and from there leads the festival parade through the village.

Everyone is welcome to join the parade and some people spend months working on their costumes, but even if you just want to join in on the day you’ll be made to feel very welcome. This years theme is “Musicals”.

For more details contact the lovely people on their Facebook page.


The Loch Fyne Viking Festival 13th – 14th July 2019

March of the Vikings!

Every year the historic portage of a Viking longship in Magnus Barefoot’s successful bid to claim Kintyre as part of his Kingdom is re-enacted with a festival atmosphere!

The Scottish King Edgar, who wanted peace, made a promise to King Magnus of Norway that he could have overall rule of the the Western Isles of Scotland. Magnus cleverly claimed the Southern Isles too as he reached them with his rudder set once he’d dragged his ship over the isthmus from Tarbert.

More info here.

There’s loads of activities happening over the Festival weekend including re-enactments, a Parade to the Festival area, archery, music, crafts, workshops, children’s games, longship rowing, musical performances, Branfest, Medvind and a Ceilidh, phew!

Visit the Loch Fyne Viking Festival website and Facebook page for more details! Don’t miss it!


Please check with the organisers before setting off to make sure events are still happening. We also advise that you check with them for any required ticket availability and confirm the details of the events. We cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies as imagery and information are from the organisers social media presence and websites. Copyrights acknowledged. The details are correct at time of publishing. That being said, have a fabulous time!

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