Burns An' A' That Festival 2017

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Dates througout 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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Dates througoutMay

Tam o Shanter Exhibition

Burnsfringe
Rozelle House Gallery
£Free
Mon 1May

Mayday Family Activities

Burnsfringe
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
£Usual admission fees apply
12-3pm
Dates 1-7May

Open Studios Ayrshire Annual Showcase

Burnsfringe
Rozelle House
£Free
Dates throughoutMay

Biff Smith Collection

Burnsfringe
The McKechnie Institute
£Free
Wed 3 - Sat 6May

Beauty and the Beast

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Fri 5 - Sun 14May

Voluntary Arts Festival

Burnsfringe
Throughout UK
£Various
Various
Fri 5th, Sun 7th and Mon 29thMay

Land o' Burns Cookery Lesson

Burnsfringe
Maybole
£135pp
10am - 4pm
Sat 6May

Burnsfest !

Burnsfest
Rozelle Park
£Free
1pm - 10pm
Sat 6May

Burnsfest! Live Music Tent

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
1-10pm
Sat 6May

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk - Rozelle

Burnsfringe
Rozelle Park
£Free
630am and 8am
Sat 6May

The Mercat

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Various
1-10pm
Sat 6May

Burns Bar and Beer Garden

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Various
1-10pm
Sat 6May

A-Coo-Stick Tipi

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
1-8pm
Sat 6May

Performance Pokey

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
From 1pm
Sat 6May

Bairns Bunnet

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
From 1pm
Sat 6May

The Travelling Gallery

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
1-6pm
Sat 6May

Burns Fair

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Various
1-10pm
Sat 6May

Rozelle Ranger Led Nature Walks

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
1.30pm & 2.30pm
Sat 6May

Time Travelling Victorians

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
2pm, 4pm & 6pm (approx)
Sat 6May

Tam o' Banter

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
3pm
Sat 6May

Fingal and Angus' Poetry Corner

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
6.40pm
Sat 6May

Burning Burns

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
8pm
Sat 6May

Crag Arts Tent

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
From 1pm
Sat 6May

Poe-tree

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
From 1pm
Sat 6May

Burns Cronies

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Free
From 1pm
Sat 6May

Burnsfest Archery Tag

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Various
From 1pm
Sat 6May

Burnsfest Nerf Wars

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Various
From 1pm
Sat 6 May2017

Burnsfest Crazy Golf

Burnsfest
Burnsfest!
£Various
From 1pm
Sun 7May

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk - Belleisle

Burnsfringe
Belleisle Park, Ayr
£Free
8am
Mon 8 May & Tue 9May

Spring Festival Raceday

Burnsfringe
Ayr Racecourse
£Various
Various
Tue 9May

Descent

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£12 / £10
8pm
Wed 10May

La Boheme

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Thur 11May

Ballet Central

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Fri 12May

Junkmans Choir Gig

Burnsfringe
Cafe Society Ayr
£6 - pay at door
7.30pm
Fri 12May

Derek Ryan

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Sat 13May

Drouthy Cronies Night

Burnsfringe
Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Kirkoswald
££15
7-11pm
Sat 13May

Horse McDonald in Careful

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Tue 16May

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Wed 17May

The Searchers

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Thur 18May

Dementia Friendly Event

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£5 / Free for companions
2pm
Fri 19 - Mon 22May

Like 2 Walk Weekend

Burnsfringe
Throughout South Ayrshire
£tbc
Various
Fri 19May

Harpa 2017

Burnsfringe
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
£Adult £10 Child £8
7pm
Fri 19 - Sat 21May

Taste the Bard's Own Drams

Burnsfringe
A. D. Rattray Kirkoswald
£Free
shop opening hours
Fri 19May

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Sat 20May

Ayrshire & Arran Whisky Tasting

Burnsfringe
A. D. Rattrays Kirkoswald
£25pp
2pm
Sat 20May

The Temperance Seven

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Sun 21May

Festival of Museums

Burnsfringe
Burns Cottage, Culzean & Rozelle
££10.50 / £8.50
11-4pm
Sun 21May

The Fureys

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Tue 23May

Murder Mystery - James Bond & The Futuristic Murderer

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£Various
7.30pm
Wed 24May

Land o' Burns 10k

Burnsfringe
Old Racecourse
£tbc
tbc
Wed 24May

Tennents Raceday

Burnsfringe
Ayr Racecourse
£Various
Various
Thur 25 - Sat 27May

A Play, A Pie and a Pint

Burnsfringe
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
£12
12.30pm & 7.30pm
Fri 26 & Sat 27May

Land o' Burns Weekender

Burnsfringe
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

Burnsfringe
Mauchline
£Free
tbc
Sat 27May

Farmer's Day

Burnsfringe
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
£tbc
tbc
Sat 27 - Mon 29May

Souvenir

Burnsfringe
Ayr Beachfront
£10 / £8
2pm
Sun 28May

Food & Folklore

Burnsfringe
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
£Free
11-3pm
Wed 31May

Spring Evening Racenight

Burnsfringe
Ayr Racecourse
£Various
Various
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.