What's on in Dunoon and Cowal
A fantastic resource is at http://www.visitcowal.co.uk/events.html
Dunoon today still retains the flavour of a Victorian seaside resort, with a four-mile promenade backed by graceful villas of the period. However it has undergone a renaissance in the last 20 years and is now a modern thriving resort with a great programme of local events and festivals, including the world famous Cowal Highland Gathering and an excellent Mayfest and Octoberfest
The Cowal Gathering
Cowal Highland Gathering is the biggest, most spectacular Highland games in the world. It’s renowned for its unique atmosphere, world-class competitors, beautiful Highland location and spine-tingling salute to the Chieftain. For more information visit http://www.cowalgathering.com/ - where you will find a separate website for both competitors and spectators. The 2013 Highland Gathering is held from Thursday 29th – Saturday 31 August 2013 and is expected to bring 20000 visitors to Dunoon.
Main other events – also visit http://www.visitcowal.co.uk/main-events.html
There are events and festivals throughout Cowal all year, starting with the Loch Fyne Food Fair in May and including innovative sporting events such as the Swamp Soccer tournament in early July. Autumn is the time for many of Cowal's main annual events, starting with the world-famous Cowal Highland Gathering at the end of August. Cowal Open Studios takes place in September, taking you to every corner of Cowal with the opportunity to visit over 40 artists in their own studios. Cowalfest is a unique major celebration of walking, the arts and outdoor activities, taking place over ten days in October.
Theatres and concerts in Dunoon
Celebrations of art and culture can be found throughout Cowal. The Queens Hall in Dunoon sits in an inspirational location in an elevated position over the town. An events programme of concerts and plays are on-going throughout the year. The Burgh Hall is a newly established community arts centre which is putting on a great range of events to showcase local talent as well as invited performances from elsewhere.