What's on Oban, Lorn & the Isles

From events and festivals to local gatherings

Oban, Lorn & the Isles has hundreds of things to see, do and explore. From pristine beaches and historic castles, to atmospheric woodland walks and adrenaline-pumping watersports, there's plenty for everyone to get involved in and enjoy.

Oban celebrates all things sailing with a busy season of events such as famous West Highland Yachting Week.

Pick and choose what takes your fancy whether you are here on holiday, a short break or travelling around Scotland. That’s the best part - it's all within easy reach so there’s no excuse for you not to enjoy Scotland’s adventure coast.

These suggestions are not just for visitors - if you're lucky enough to call this region home, then these ideas are for you too!

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Oban Winter Festival
17th-27th November

A 10 day celebration of Oban's unique culture with parades, performing acts, fire art, pipers and more.

The festival, which is delivered by a local group of volunteers works closely with local businesses, charities and schools to put together a programme of events showcasing the unique spirit of the popular coastal town to visitors and locals alike.

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What's on

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Music
Jono
01 Mar 2024

Jono's music is maybe best described as melodic hard rock with symphonic and progressive elements - based on strong melodies and bombastic arrangements.

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Karaoke with Disco Dave
07 Mar 2024

Disco Karaoke playing music from the 60s to the present day.

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Atlantic Reel
08 Mar 2024

Family Trio - Big Johnny, Emma & 'Young' Jonathan. The Glasgow-based band with strong Irish roots.

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Sport
A Night with Paddy McCourt & ACSOM
09 Mar 2024

The awarded winning Podcast - headed by Celtic author and broadcaster Paul John Dykes - will be live with Hoops Cult Hero Paddy McCourt, who will recall tale...

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Derek Ryan
14 Mar 2024

Irish country sensation Derek Ryan’s road to stardom is set to continue with his upcoming St. Patrick’s week, Scottish Tour.

Following on from the phenomena...

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Comedy
Lanternhouse Laughs Presents Bruce Fummey: Stories of Scotland
15 Mar 2024, 16 Mar 2024

Bruce Fummey has spent fifteen years performing stand-up and creating Scottish history-themed shows for festivals around the world. A former teacher, he has...

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The Democrats
15 Mar 2024

The democrats are a fantastic four piece band that cover music from 60s to present with a huge rock.

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Dance
Yardley School of Dance
17 Mar 2024

Children's Dance School Performance

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Clubs
Back to the 90's Rave days Oban
22 Mar 2024

Head to The View and rave the night away like it's the 1990's with DJ harv3y, DJ Jamie B & MC Jesta, transporting you straight back to the early 90's, mixing...

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Raised by Clams
23 Mar 2024, 31 Mar 2024

One of the best bands to come from Oban. Great music, great craic.

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Kids
Arties Singing Kettle - Greatest Hits
23 Mar 2024

Get ready to be transported into a world of nostalgic tunes as Artie finds clues inside the original Singing Kettle’s to your favourite songs. The show inclu...

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Love Beer
23 Mar 2024

This event perfectly reflects the dynamic nature and magic of small, independent Scottish brewing. We will bring together brewers from all around the Highlan...

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Tim Kliphuis Trio
24 Mar 2024

High-octane gypsy jazz and classical mash-ups

TIM KILPHUIS TRIO

Reunion Tour

Tim Kliphuis (violin), Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (double bass) return...

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An Dannsa Dub
29 Mar 2024

An Dannsa Dub fuse traditional Scottish folk music with the rhythmic, meditative bass lines of digital dub music. A massive hit on the festival circuit - thi...

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Chunks
30 Mar 2024

Chunks - Rock and pop covers band based on the west of Scotland.

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How to add your event

Love Oban has partnered with The List to help promote 'What's on' in Oban, Lorn & the Isles.

To add your events, please submit them using the form at datathistle.com/love-oban

As well as our own website, by using this form your events will also be distributed to a range of partners, including Wild About Argyll, Visit Scotland, online travel agents and media partners to help secure greater reach and result in more ticket sales.

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EAT & DRINK

Whether it’s seafood, whisky, chocolate or ice cream, our larder is overflowing with delectable edibles.

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SEE & DO

No matter how you like to be active, you’ll find world class experiences in Oban & Lorn - and don’t forget your camera.

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STAY

From modern luxury in the heart of Oban to family-friendly self-catering, we have just the place.

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PLACES TO SHOP

Looking for clothing, whisky, shoes, soaps, jewellery, art, souvenirs or just a little something for yourself?

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