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Major events in 2018

It looks like 2018 will be another bumper year for Paisley town centre and dates are already confirmed for these fantastic events.

Make sure you have a note of them in your new diary and keep checking this website for the latest news:

Monte Carlo Rally
Wednesday 31 January
Paisley town centre

See classic cars gather in the stunning surroundings of Paisley Abbey before setting off on their epic journey to the south of France. This is the only UK Start Leg of this historic event and one not to be missed by motorsport fans.

Paisley Food & Drink Festival
Friday 27 - Saturday 28 April
Paisley town centre

A celebration of the best that Scotland’s larder has to offer with plenty of food-related fun across the entire weekend!

British Pipe Band Championships
Saturday 19 May
St James’ Playing Fields, Paisley

Paisley comes alive with the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums! Expect over 150 of the finest bands from across the world competing for some of the most prestigious titles in bagpiping!

Weave Festival with Sma’ Shot Day
Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July
Paisley town centre

This popular multi-arts festival celebrates Paisley’s rich history of weaving and radicalism, encapsulated in the famous victory of the town’s weavers in the historic ‘sma’ shot’ dispute.

Doors Open Days
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September
Across Renfrewshire
Explore architectural treasures, hidden gems and some curiosities (have you ever see the Paisley Abbey gargoyle inspired by the move Alien?) as venues across Renfrewshire throw their doors open to visitors.

The Spree
Friday 12 – Sunday 21 October
Paisley town centre
Paisley’s hugely-popular arts festival returns for its seventh edition and promises another packed programme of music, comedy, drama, dance and film – as well as plenty of plenty of free cultural activities for kids.

Paisley Halloween Festival
Friday 26 – Saturday 27 October
Paisley town centre
Expect some ghoulishly good fun for all the family with a full weekend ‘spooktacular’ of Halloween activities! Paisley Halloween Festival is fast establishing a reputation as a must-see event - so join us in 2018 and be a part of something special!

Paisley Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday 3 November
Paisley town centre
Paisley Abbey is the stunning backdrop to a spectacular display of fireworks topping off another day of family fun in Paisley town centre.

Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 17 November
Paisley town centre
Join Santa, Rudolph and some very special musical guests for Paisley’s annual festive extravaganza. You’ll know that Christmas is coming soon as we switch on the town’s lights and get in the festive spirit with friends.