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Spotlight on: Paisley Halloween Festival

Paisley Halloween Festival is a two-day ‘spooktacular’ celebrating Halloween around the world!

It's all happening in Paisley town centre on Friday 28 October (6pm-9pm) and Saturday 29 October (12noon-9pm) and we have lots of fun, FREE activities for families to enjoy.

Spotlight on: Paisley Halloween Festival

What’s happening?

  • A lantern parade through Paisley town centre with the magical Spark! LED drummers and Independent State of Happiness
  • Activities for all the family at Spook Central including Halloween arts and crafts, a family disco, origami, storytelling, puppet shows, "come and try" music sessions with Fèis Phàislig, and much, much more!
  • Fiery illuminations with spectacular illuminated structures, lanterns, projections and lots more as Walk the Plank transform the town centre.
  • Funfair and live entertainment
  • A fantastic selection of local street food vendors 

Friday 28 October, 6pm - 9pm

Paisley Abbey Stage

Time  Performer Location
6.50pm-7pm StreetStuff Paisley Abbey Stage
7.10pm-7.15pm Spark! Paisley Abbey Stage
7.20pm-7.30pm Street Stuff Paisley Abbey Stage
7.35pm-7.50pm Rock Us Paisley Abbey Stage
8.05pm-8.10pm Spark! Paisley Abbey Stage
8.10pm-8.20pm StreetStuff Paisley Abbey Stage
8.25pm-8.45pm Rock Us Paisley Abbey Stage
8.50pm-9pm StreetStuff Paisley Abbey Stage

Fire Stage (Renfrewshire House)

Time  Performer Location
6.25pm – 6.40pm Spark! Fire Stage at Renfrewshire House
6.50pm-7.10pm Flame Oz Fire Stage at Renfrewshire House
7.20pm-7.35pm Spark! Fire Stage at Renfrewshire House
8.10pm-8.25pm Spark! Fire Stage at Renfrewshire House
8.35pm-9pm Flame Oz Fire Stage at Renfrewshire House

Cone Stage

Time  Performer Location
6.50pm-6.55pm Right2dance Cone Stage
7.05pm-7.10pm Spark! Cone Stage
7.30pm-7.40pm Right2dance Cone Stage
7.45pm-7.55pm Fergus' bats & Spooky playback Cone Stage
8.30pm-8.40pm Right2dance Cone Stage
8.45pm-9pm Fergus' bats & Spooky playback Cone Stage

 

Town Hall

Time  Performer  Location 
6pm-9pm Facepainters Auditorium
Big Top Puppet Shows
Big Top spooky arts and crafts
6pm-9pm Big Top Storytelling North Minor
6pm-9pm Chill Out Room The Office
6.15pm-7.15pm Halloween Disco - Gerry Lyons The Loggia
7.45pm-8.45pm Halloween Disco - Gerry Lyons The Loggia


Saturday 29 October, 12noon - 9pm

Main Stage

Time  Performer
2pm-2.15pm Pulse FM
2.15pm-2.35pm Singing Children of Africa Choir
2.35pm-2.45pm Pulse FM 
2.50pm-3.10pm Intergenerational Choir 
3.10pm-4.15pm Pulse FM
4.15pm-4.30pm Jump Dance Crew
4.30pm-4.35pm Pulse FM
4.30pm-4.35pm Jump Dance Crew
4.35pm-5.15pm Pulse FM
5.15pm-5.35pm Angela McCallum School of Music
5.35pm-6.50pm Pulse FM


Cone Stage
 

Time  Performer
6.00pm-6.10pm Floor4rce
6.15pm-6.20pm Spark!
6.20pm-6.30pm Floor4rce
6.35pm-6.45pm Fergus' bats & Spooky playback
6.50pm-7pm Floor4rce
7.10pm-7.15pm Spark!
7.15pm-7.25pm Fergus' bats & Spooky playback
7.40pm-7.50pm Floor4rce
7.55pm-8pm Fergus' bats & Spooky playback
8.05pm-8.10pm Spark!
8.15pm-8.25pm Floor4rce

 

Fire Stage (Renfrewshire House)

Time  Performer
6.25pm-6.40pm Spark!
6.50pm-7.10pm Flame Oz
7.20pm-7.35pm Spark!
8.15pm-8.30pm Spark!
8.25pm-9pm Flame Oz


 Town Hall

Time  Performer  Location 
12noon-6pm Bookbug tee pee Auditorium
Big Top spooky arts and crafts
Facepainters
12noon-6pm Drumming workshops North Minor
12noon-6pm Chill Out Room The Office
     
12noon-2.45pm Misty Concepts: origami Auditorium
12noon-2.45pm Karen Hanvidge: ceramics Auditorium
3pm-6pm Tout Petit: yarn Auditorium
3pm-6pm Art with Heart: decorations and bags Auditorium
12noon-12.45pm Be Bop Bairns The Loggia
1pm-1.30pm Feis Phaislig: Come and Try workshops The Loggia
1.45pm-2.30pm Halloween Disco - Gerry Lyons The Loggia
2.45pm-3.15pm Feis Phaislig: Come and Try workshops The Loggia
3.30pm-4pm Halloween Disco - Gerry Lyons The Loggia
4.15pm-4.30pm Feis Phaislig: Come and Try workshops The Loggia
5pm-5.45pm Halloween Disco - Gerry Lyons The Loggia

Paisley Abbey

Time  Performer  Location 
12noon-6pm Big Top Storytelling Paisley Abbey
12noon-6pm Big Top Puppet Shows Paisley Abbey

Wear your Halloween costumes and join in our Halloween workshops to make a witch’s or wizard’s hat, a woolly web, a yarn monster or a Paisley  pumpkin!

Food and Drink

Paisley has lots of great places for families to eat and drink – click here for a full list.

Getting here

By Car

We are just off the M8 motorway. Exit at Junction 27 and follow the A741 (Renfrew Road) into the town centre.

By Train

There are around eight trains an hour linking Paisley Gilmour Street Station with Glasgow Central Station. Click here to view the Scotrail timetable. 

By Bus

Either the number 38 (McGill’s) or the number 9 (First Glasgow) will take you from Glasgow city centre to Paisley. There are many other bus services linking Glasgow with neighbouring areas. Click here for more information about bus services. 

By Taxi

There is a taxi rank in County Square, next to Paisley Gilmour Street Station.

 

For details on road closures and parking restrictions ahead of the Halloween Festival please click here.