Annual Events

March

Potato Day

Potato Day is organised by Dunblane Allotment Group. It is traditionally held each year on the first Saturday in March from 1.00pm to 4.00pm in the Braeport Centre although in 2017 it will be held on Saturday 18th February. There are usually around 40 different varieties of seed potato available for purchase, together with onion sets and garlic bulbs, vegetable seeds and garden equipment.

April

Bingo Tea at the Dunblane Centre

An evening filled with fun-filled-family bingo … and a cup of tea! On a Friday night, usually in late April. Contact the Dunblane Centre

May

Plant & Book Sale at the Dunblane Centre

A Spring sale of books and local produce. Once you’ve finished there will be a cup of freshly brewed tea/coffee with some home-baking. Usually held on a Saturday in late May. Contact the Dunblane Centre

The Dunblane Fling

The Dunblane Fling is Dunblane's annual festival of music, culture and family fun. It happens on the last weekend in May.  More details can be found on the Dunblane Fling website.

June

Forth Valley Open Studios

Forth Valley Open Studios is when artists across Central Scotland open their studio doors. There can be over 140 artists participating in studios, galleries and pop-up exhibitions. Open Studios is all about connecting communities through art throughout Forth Valley including Dunblane. Open Studios is usually held in the second week of June. Contact : www.ForthValleyOpenStudios.com

Race Night at the Dunblane Centre

Bring a group of friends and enjoy this great night. Unlike other race nights there are no dvds – we have our own horses that get you all involved. BYOB and a great night’s craic! Usually held in early June. Contact the Dunblane Centre

July

The Doune & Dunblane Agricultural Show

The Doune & Dunblane Agricultural Show takes place on the first Saturday of July at Keir Mains. The show includes livestock judging, horse and pony competitions and other ringside entertainment for the gathering public. Usually in excess of 5000 people attend. The show has a long heritage and is a well established feature in the local calendar. More information can be found on this website.

August

St.Mary's Summer Fete

St.Mary's Summer Fete is held every year on a Saturday afternoon in late August from 2 - 4pm in St. Mary's Church Hall and grounds.  More information can be found on their website.

September

Funday Sunday at the Dunblane Centre

If you want to chuck a wet sponge at a policeman or a staff member, live out that fantasy thanks to community copper PC Simon Fraser and Gemma Greer, who are volunteering themselves as targets!  Bounce the afternoon away on the bungee run and full size bouncy castle or scare your siblings with our blood and gore body art. The Centre’s the place to be for all this plus tombola, soft play, hot dogs, crepes, arts and crafts and lots more.Usually held on a Sunday later in September. Contact the Dunblane Centre

November

Christmas Craft Fair at the Dunblane Centre

Get your Christmas shopping off to a great start this year with our Christmas Craft Fair. We’ll have everything from hand-made jewellery to personalised baby gifts, ceramics and vintage china. With around 60 different stalls there is so much choice to find that extra special Christmas gift while supporting a local charity.

Not forgetting the kids, there will be soft play from 1pm and the chance to visit a special guest who will be dashing in on his sleigh, all the way from the North Pole to spend the afternoon in his personal grotto at the Centre.  

Once you’ve finished browsing the stalls, relax in our café and sample our new style of freshly brewed, fairly traded coffee, ideally enjoyed with some mince pies and home-made soup. This will be a great day for all the family and entrance is FREE!!!! The Craft Fair is usually held in mid November. Contact the Dunblane Centre

Discover Dunblane's Christmas Extravaganza in the High Street

The Christmas Extravaganza means late night shopping, entertainment and the chance to meet Santa and his reindeer. Dunblane’s local independent retailers showcase everything the town has to offer with extended opening hours from 5pm until 9pm.  There is a full programme of events for all to enjoy, with lots to see and experience including, bell ringers, carol singers, choirs and even acrobatic elves.  All of Dunblane’s bars and restaurants are open and there is fantastic choice of hot food and drinks available to help get everyone in the Christmas spirit.  The shops feature exclusive special offers and promotions. For more information about the event visit www.discoverdunblane.co.uk or like us on our Facebook and Twitter pages. The Christmas Extravaganza takes place every year on the last Thursday of November.

December

Christmas Food Bank Appeal

The appeal is organised by the Boys Brigade on behalf of Start-Up Stirling. Goods are collected on the last Friday before Christmas from 3pm to 6pm at St Blane's Hall in the High Street. Items needed are non perishable foodstuffs, Christmas food, no-alcoholic drinks, household supplies. No toys, gifts or clothes. For full details go to www.startupstirling.org.uk

Christmas Choir Concert at the Dunblane Centre

Our Choir will be delighting the audience with some well-known tunes as well as some Christmas crackers. The choir concert is usually held on a Friday in the week leading up to Christmas. Contact the Dunblane Centre

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