Burns An' A' That Festival 2017

Next Event... A Play, A Pie and a Pint, Burnsfringe

Thur 25 - Sat 27 May

The Burns an’ a’ that Festival! is proud to celebrate its sixteenth anniversary and Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in Ayrshire in 2017.

Each year begins with Alloway 1759. This event is part of Scotland‘s Winter Festivals and takes place around Burns Night in January. The 2017 festival included the brand new Burns Alicht, The Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards and Burns Big Birthday Bash plus the only Burns Supper in the world to take place in Burns Cottage where it all began.

The Charming Month of May is home to Burnsfest (Sat 6 May) our headline live music festival with FREE live music and attractions for all of the family. A month long Burnsfringe programme of events also boasts a series of Burns landmark events throughout weekends and dates in May.

The Burns an’ a’ that Festival! continues to be supported by South Ayrshire Council and Event Scotland as a major festival date in Scotland’s event calendar.

The last 16 years have seen many changes but the heart of the Festival will always be about our very own Robert Burns. An inspiration to millions worldwide we are proud to celebrate the man, his music, his legacy...

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Thur 25 - Sat 27May

A Play, A Pie and a Pint

Ayr Gaiety Theatre
12.30pm & 7.30pm
Fri 26 & Sat 27May

Land o' Burns Weekender

Ayr Rugby Club
£10 wkend entry (non camping) £20 wkend entry (camping)
Fri 8pm (campsite opens 4pm) Sat 10am - late
Sat 27May

Mauchline Holy Fair

Sat 27May

Farmer's Day

Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Sat 27 - Mon 29May


Ayr Beachfront
£10 / £8
Sun 28May

Food & Folklore

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Wed 31May

Spring Evening Racenight

Ayr Racecourse
Alloway 1759 Throughout January

People the world over are invited to celebrate the bard’s birthday in his birthplace of Alloway, Ayrshire with a special programme of events set to take place around Burns Cottage and surrounding landmarks.

Burnsfest Saturday 6 May

Burnsfest! 2017 will take place on Sat 6 May at Rozelle Park, Ayr. This FREE family festival will feature live music, Burns Wine Bar and Beer Garden, Pop Up Poems, A-Coo-Stick Tipi, The Mercat, Performance Pokey, Burns Fair and more.

Burnsfringe Throughout May

In May 2017 the Burns an’ a’ that! Festival will celebrate its sixteenth anniversary and Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Architecture by showcasing some of our best Burns landmarks at weekend events in Ayr, Alloway, Tarbolton and Kirkoswald.