Community events in Renfrewshire this summer

Friday 31st May, 2024

Summer has arrived and nothing says summer like a community event!

Here are some of the family friendly community events taking place in towns and villages across Renfrewshire this summer.

Saturday 1 June

Kilbarchan Lilias Day 12pm-5pm

Lilias Day has been celebrated in the village of Kilbarchan for over 300 years. The day kicks off with a parade through the village with local pipe bands and community decorated floats. The parade ends in Kilbarchan public park. Where there will be a whole host of entertainment, food and drink stalls and market stalls to keep the family busy.

Check out the full Lilias Day programme.

Houston Agricultural Show from 9am

Taking place at Houston Playing Fields, the Houston and Killellan Agricultural Show is back! Showcasing the very best of agricultural livestock and horses. Plus stalls from local businesses, the show is a popular family day out for the local community. Don’t miss Houston’s Got Talent – kicking off at 12noon.

Inchinnan Gala Day 11am-3pm

Hosted by Inchinnan Parish Church, Inchinnan Gala Day is back for 2024. Featuring live entertainment, zumba sessions, face painting, games and a variety of stalls.

Large cat costume at Renfrew Gala Day 2023

Sunday 2 June

Renfrew Gala Day 12pm-5pm

Held at Robertson Park, Renfrew Gala Day promises an exciting array of toe-tapping activities for all the family including a funfair, inflatables, face painting and more. A parade will set off from Dunlop Crescent at midday, led by the Renfrewshire Schools Pipe Band, and will feature a variety of local community groups.

Saturday 8 June

Bridge of Weir Gala Day from 12pm

The annual Bridge of Weir Gala Day kicks off the village’s Festival Week. Join us for a themed parade through the town at midday on the second Saturday in June. This year’s theme is the circus! At Houston Road Park the community can enjoy a range of stalls, exhibits, fun and games, entertainment and food offerings.

Lochwinnoch Gala Day from 12.30pm

Lochwinnoch’s Gala Day Parade sets off from Auld Simon at 12.30pm. Then heading to Lochwinnoch public park for a day of community fun. This year’s gala day has a western theme and the community have been hard at work practicing their line dancing in preparation! Don’t miss the fancy dress competition judging at 1pm!

Saturday 15 June

Bishopton Day 12pm-5pm

Head down to Bishopton Rugby Field for this year’s Bishopton Day! The annual parade will leave Bishopton Primary at midday and head to the field for a day of family fun, activities, stalls and live entertainment. The theme for 2024 is the 90s!

Check out the full programme for Bishopton Week.

Kilbarchan Agricultural Show from 10am

Enjoy a family day out in the countryside at the Kilbarchan Agricultural Show. Judging of cattle, sheep and horses begins at 10am in the roadside field at Monklands Farm with entertainment running from 11am. There’s something for everyone to enjoy from animals, tractors and motorbikes to baking, crafts, trade stalls and food and drink offerings. This year the Royal Highland Educational Trust will be on hand with interactive activities related to food, farming and other rural industries.

Model train at Barshaw Gala Day 2023

Saturday 22 June

Barshaw Gala Day 11am-4pm

Paisley’s prettiest park always plays host to a fantastic day of family fun when the gala day comes around each year. Look out for the iconic model train, feed the ducks and enjoy an afternoon packed with entertainment.

Elderslie Community Summer Fayre from 1pm

Kicking off at 1pm in Elderslie Village Hall, the fayre will provide a wide range of entertainment, including inflatables, fencing, silent disco and face painting.


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