Things to do in Paisley and Renfrewshire this weekend – 11 August

Thursday 9th August, 2018

The weekend is upon us once again – so, what have you got planned?

There’s a wide mixture of things to do in Paisley and Renfrewshire this weekend, from colour runs and festivals to dinosaur spotting – plus, there’s even a classic fire engine parade.

We’ve picked a few great things to do in the area over the coming days, which we hope you’ll enjoy!


Johnstone Fire Engine Rally

Nee-naw nee-naw! Get ready for a classic fire engine extravaganza as the Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone. Enjoy a free, fun-filled afternoon of family activities after the popular Rally, which leaves from Johnstone Community Fire Station at 11am and finishes in Houstoun Square. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust will also be bringing fire appliances, old and new, so don’t miss out!

When: Saturday 11 August, 11am – 4pm



Jurassic Bricks

This weekend is your last chance to spot all the LEGO dinosaurs on the Jurassic Bricks trail around Paisley. Grab a map and take on Paisley First’s fantastic, free walking trail 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



Wellness Festival

Get the feelgood factor at another great, free event taking place in Paisley. The Wellness Festival at Paisley Town Hall will see information sessions, stalls and networking opportunities from 3pm-6pm, with entertainment from local groups from 7pm onwards. The event encourages people to come along and see services that promote wellbeing, tackle isolation and loneliness.

When: Saturday 11 August, 3pm

Where: Paisley Town Hall

Price: Free


Rainbow Ramble

Grab a white t-shirt and prepare to be covered in a kaleidoscope of colours in the ACCORD Hospice Rainbow Ramble. The 3K race will take place at Ferguslie Gardens, where you will do 4 loops round the park. Registration costs £10 (children are free with a registered adult) and this includes a fundraising pack containing sponsorship forms, t-shirt, and your own sunglasses. Don’t miss an exciting day full of colour in the heart of Renfrewshire

When: Sunday 12 August, 2pm-5pm

Where: Ferguslie Gardens, Paisley

Price: Free – £10


Are you hosting an event?

I love Paisley right now. There are all these new bars and restaurants popping up and there is such a buzz around the place. Every time something new opens, everyone I know is eager to go and try it out. It has really changed how people feel about the town and made people want to have a night out in Paisley – something that was unheard of a few years ago.

Vanessa Paisley
Fashion designer