Crowds gather in Renfrew to welcome the baton

‘Superstars’ is the theme of this year’s Renfrew Gala Day taking place on Sunday 7 June at Robertson Park. With a mix of fairground rides, live entertainment, stalls, free family activities including inflatables, petting zoo, vintage fire engines and much, much more, Renfrew Gala Day promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

Crowds gather in Renfrew to welcome the baton

Community groups from Renfrew will embrace the Superstars theme by dressing up as their favourite sport, music or film star before participating in the annual Gala Day parade. Spectators can enjoy star-spotting as the parade leaves Canal Street at 1pm and makes its way to Robertson Park to mark the start Renfrew Gala Day at approximately 1.30pm.

In addition to the regular activities on offer, this year the park will also play host to the Caravan Obscura, a unique light installation packed inside a regular touring caravan, in celebration of the International Year of Light 2015. Youngsters will also get the chance to have their own red carpet moment in the Superstar Photobooth, complete with green screen to transport them to a glamorous new location!

In the lead up to Renfrew Gala Day, the annual Bonnie Baby and Toddler competition will take place at the Cherrie Centre on 2 June, from 12pm – 1.30pm (registration at 11.30am for 0 – 4 years). Tickets to the fringe events ‘Renfrew on Film’ (taking place 3 June at Renfrew Town Hall) and the Family Ceilidh (taking place 5 June at Renfrew Town Hall) have now sold out.

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Come and join in the circus theme at this year’s Renfrew Gala Day which takes place on Sunday 1 June at Robertson Park.  With a mix of fairground rides, stalls, free family activities including inflatables, petting zoo, vintage fire engines and much much more, Gala Day promises to be a fun day out for all the family. 

Look out for stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers and more taking part in the parade, which will leave Canal Street at 1pm arriving at Robertson Park to mark the opening of Gala Day. 


In addition to the regular activities on offer, this year organisers at Renfrewshire Arts & Museums have arranged an ‘Its A Knockout’ contest where local community groups will compete against each other in various sports events. Check out ‘Gentleman George’s Circus Extravaganza’ which will be performing in the free family activity zone, and why not get a fun family snapshot of the day at the photographers studio where the whole family can dress up as circus performers! 

In the lead up to Gala Day, the annual Bonnie Baby and Toddler competition will be taking place at the Cherrie Centre, on the 27 May, from 12pm (registration is at 11.30am). A free family ceilidh will take place on the 30th May,  at Renfrew Town Hall from 7pm, tickets available from ‘Our Place, Our Families’ on Paisley Road (max. 5 tickets per person). 

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Event programme revealed for summer and beyond.

Renfrewshire residents can look forward to a festival of fun over the next few months – after the area’s events programme was revealed.

The council has agreed dates for big days out during the summer and beyond, with tens of thousands of people expected to take in a programme ranging from family entertainment to music and comedy.

The summer events kick off with Renfrew Gala Day on Sunday 1 June, followed by Sma’ Shot Day on Saturday 5 July in the usual venue of Paisley’s Abbey Close.[/vc_column_text][vc_simple_slider ids=”20733,20732″ type=”1″][vc_column_text]That month will also see Renfrewshire play its part in Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting event when the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay arrives on Thursday 17 July.

A day of entertainment will mark the baton’s progress around 15 Renfrewshire towns and villages. More details – including full route – will be revealed nearer the time.

Two days later (Saturday 19 July) the Paisley Pipe Band Championships will take centre stage, with some of the country’s top bands playing in the town centre.

August will see a family favourite in a new location, with the popular Fire Engine Rally taking place in Johnstone’s Houstoun Square on Saturday 16 August.

The Paisley 10k road race is on Saturday 31 August, before Renfrewshire Doors Open Day on the weekend of 6 and 7 September.

The 10 to 18 October will see the third year of Paisley’s Spree festival, with a to-be-confirmed line-up of music, comedy and more set for various venues in the town.

Previous headliners include Roddy Frame, the RSNO, Admiral Fallow, The Twilight Sad, Capercaillie and Edwyn Collins, plus comics Craig Hill and Fred McAulay.

This year’s Spree will coincide with the return of a Lego exhibition, after the popular Brick City showcase smashed attendance records at Paisley Museum this year.

And November will see the annual Fireworks Spectacular, as well as the usual Christmas Lights Switch-On events in Paisley, Johnstone and Renfew.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “Our town centre events programme encourage tens of thousands of visitors into the area every year, while giving local people some fun days out in their home towns.

“By staging events which bring people into the town centres and give them a reason to spend the day, we are helping to stimulate trade among local businesses.

“We have big plans to use the area’s combined heritage and cultural appeal to spearhead regeneration and deliver lasting benefits for whole of Renfrewshire.

“We are confident the events programme offers something for everyone, and I hope to see as many people as possible come out to support what we are trying to do.”

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Paisley And Renfrew Event Photographs

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