Things to do in Paisley and Renfrewshire this weekend – 4 August

Wednesday 1st August, 2018

It’s a bank holiday weekend – so what are you going to do with that extra time off? (if you’re lucky enough to get it)

Thankfully, there’s plenty of great things to enjoy with your family, friends or on a solo mission in Paisley and Renfrewshire in the coming days.

Take a look at some top what’s on tips below:


Paisley Busking Day

The streets will be filled with the sound of music as Paisley Busking Day takes place on Saturday 4 August. The event, which is sponsored by Paisley First – Paisley’s Business Improvement District – and organised by young musicians from Loud n Proud, will see busking stations starting from the town’s County Square to Causeyside Street and up to Paisley Museum. The festival will showcase musicians who bring diversity and entertainment to our streets and music and culture into our everyday lives.

When: Saturday 4 August, 10am – 4pm

Where: Busing stations across Paisley Town Centre.



St Mirren v Dundee

St Mirren mark their return to the Scottish Premiership after three seasons away by welcoming Dundee to the Simple Digital Arena. After a thrilling promotion campaign, don’t miss the chance to see The Buddies raise the Championship-winning flag before their first home game of the season.

When: Saturday 4 August, 3pm

Where: Simple Digital Arena, Paisley

Price: Varied – see website for details




Fancy a dance? Now in its 17th year and once again at Braehead Arena, Scotland’s longest running dance festival brings together thousands of clubbers with superstar DJs. Whether you like EDM, trance, old skool or everything in between, there is something for you at Coloursfest 2018.

When: Saturday 4 August, 5pm – 4am (last entry 10pm)

Where: Braehead Arena

Price: £55-63


Jurassic Bricks

Time is running out for our Jurassic friends as their visit to Paisley is set to come to an end. There’s just over a week left to grab a map and take on Paisley First’s fantastic, free Jurassic Bricks LEGO dinosaur trail. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to find the 15 large dinosaurs, enjoy two interactive play zones, a selfie zone and the find the Hidden Dinosaur Competition!

When: Now until Sunday 12 August

Where: Locations across Paisley Town Centre

Price: Free


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I've lived and worked around Paisley for the majority of my life and so it holds a special place for me - it'll always be a place I see as home. Paisley is unique with a great mix of people, places and events to enjoy throughout the year.

Gary Chittick