Outdoor events in Lanarkshire

View all the upcoming Outdoor events taking place throughout Lanarkshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Lanarkshire

Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch

29th January 2021 - 31st January 2021
National Event

Enjoy an hour with nature and discover the wildlife on your doorstep by taking part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch!
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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Selected dates between 15th February 2021 - 24th December 2021
Various Locations Lanarkshire

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!
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Lanark Market Car Boot Sale

Lanark Market Car Boot Sale

Selected dates between 7th March 2021 - 19th December 2021

An undercover car boot sale is held at Lanark Agricultural Market on Sundays throughout the year from 8am to 2pm!
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Easter Experience

Easter Experience

20th March 2021 - 18th April 2021
National Event

After the success of their Santa & Elf Experience, M&K Imaginarium are back and getting ready for Easter with their fun-filled home visits!
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North Lanarkshire’s Virtual Run & Cycle Event

North Lanarkshire’s Virtual Run & Cycle Event

19th April 2021
Various Locations Lanarkshire

Boost your fitness in 2021 by taking part in this fantastic virtual run or cycle event to help raise awareness about suicide prevention.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Run the Blades

Run the Blades

16th July 2021 - 18th July 2021

Run the Blades returns to Whitelee Windfarm for 2021 in July with three events... a 10K, Half Marathon and the 50K Ultra!

Find out about Run the Blades on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Leith Market

Leith Market

Selected dates between 9th January 2021 - 18th December 2021

Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith.

Find out about Leith Market on What's On Edinburgh
Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

Selected dates between 10th January 2021 - 18th December 2021

A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!

Find out about Stockbridge Market on What's On Edinburgh
Manipulate Festival: Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk - POSTPONED

Manipulate Festival: Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk - POSTPONED

21st January 2021 - 1st February 2021

All across the city, in a moment of wider social and cultural upheaval, curious hidden worlds are shifting and revealing their secrets.

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Selected dates between 6th March 2021 - 28th March 2021

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!

Kilomathon 13.1K

Kilomathon 13.1K

11th April 2021

Kilomathon offers something a little bit different to your usual running event and is run on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Find out more and sign up today!

Find out about Kilomathon 13.1K on What's On Edinburgh
Digital Event: Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

Digital Event: Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

3rd May 2021

Hunt the grounds of Lauriston for creepy crawlies in their natural habitat, then make a giant version of your favourite bug at Lauriston Castle!

Find out about Digital Event: Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend will take place on 29th and 30th May 2021 and promises to be the best one yet!

Find out about Edinburgh Marathon Festival on What's On Edinburgh
Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

19th June 2021

Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 19th June 2021 with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!

Find out about Let’s Rock Scotland on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

23rd July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens IN 2021!

Find out about Edinburgh Food Festival on What's On Edinburgh
Olly Murs

Olly Murs

25th July 2021

Pop superstar Olly Murs will be heading out on a tour of stunning outdoor venues across the UK in 2021, catch him live at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 25th July!

Find out about Olly Murs on What's On Edinburgh
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

6th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 6th, 7th and 8th August 2021!

Find out about Foodies Festival on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

8th August 2021 - 15th August 2021

Taking place in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, the third edition of Edinburgh Summer Sessions pops up against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle!

Find out about Edinburgh Summer Sessions on What's On Edinburgh
Men’s 10K Edinburgh

Men’s 10K Edinburgh

24th October 2021

The Men's 10K Edinburgh returns on Sunday 24th October 2021! Get healthier, raise awareness for Men’s Health, and enjoy everything this fantastic city has to offer!

Find out about Men’s 10K Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

St Andrews Farmers’ Market

St Andrews Farmers’ Market

6th March 2021

Come along to St. Andrews Farmers’ Market and find a wide range of artisan producers come together selling delicious food and specially made crafts!

Find out about St Andrews Farmers’ Market on What's On Fife
Bowhouse Market Weekends

Bowhouse Market Weekends

Selected dates between 13th March 2021 - 9th May 2021

Bowhouse Market Weekends are a celebration of the best food and drink from Fife and beyond with a host of food and drink producers and the opportunity to try a great selection of street food.

Find out about Bowhouse Market Weekends on What's On Fife
Prog in the Park 2.0

Prog in the Park 2.0

27th March 2021

PROG IN THE PARK 2.0 is taking place at the Glen Pavilion, Pittencrief Park Dunfermline in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland. Don't miss 12 hours of quality prog rock Live!

Find out about Prog in the Park 2.0 on What's On Fife
Aberdour Festival

Aberdour Festival

30th July 2021 - 8th August 2021

The Aberdour Festival is possibly the best festival of the Summer, each year playing host to an exciting and packed programme of events!

Find out about Aberdour Festival on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 12th December 2021

Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!

Find out about Street Art Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk

Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk

17th November 2020 - 15th March 2021

Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for an exclusive dawn or dusk goose watching experience!

Find out about Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk on What's On Glasgow
The Market at Loch Lomond Shores

The Market at Loch Lomond Shores

Selected dates between 20th December 2020 - 19th September 2021

Browse homemade treats, arts & crafts, artisan food & drink and local produce at Loch Lomond Shores' regular Market Days on the first and third Sunday of each month!

Find out about The Market at Loch Lomond Shores on What's On Glasgow
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021

Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!

Find out about Good Move Glasgow Health Walks on What's On Glasgow
Bridgeton Cross Retail Market

Bridgeton Cross Retail Market

Selected dates between 5th January 2021 - 31st December 2021

Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the twice weekly City Markets Bridgeton Cross Retail Market!

Find out about Bridgeton Cross Retail Market on What's On Glasgow
Mansfield Park Partick Retail Market

Mansfield Park Partick Retail Market

Selected dates between 6th January 2021 - 29th December 2021

Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the weekly City Markets Mansfield Park Partick Retail Market!

Find out about Mansfield Park Partick Retail Market on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Farmers Market at Mansfield Park

Glasgow Farmers Market at Mansfield Park

Selected dates between 9th January 2021 - 11th December 2021

This popular farmers market brings rural Scotland to the centre of Glasgow's west end twice a month!

Find out about Glasgow Farmers Market at Mansfield Park on What's On Glasgow
Govan Retail Market

Govan Retail Market

Selected dates between 9th January 2021 - 18th December 2021

Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the weekly City Markets retail market and car boot sale in Govan (opposite the Govan Shopping Centre)!

Find out about Govan Retail Market on What's On Glasgow
Cycle 21

Cycle 21

29th January 2021 - 28th February 2021

Spring events has teamed up with community cycling charity, Free Wheel North, to host virtual cycling event 'Cycle 21', encouraging people to take to the saddle to help raise much needed funds!

Find out about Cycle 21 on What's On Glasgow
The Barras Market

The Barras Market

Selected dates between 20th February 2021 - 18th December 2021

With it's iconic archways The Barras Market it is a Glasgow institution, open to the public every weekend, come along and grab yourself a bargain or two!

Find out about The Barras Market on What's On Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

1st March 2021 - 19th December 2021

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!

Find out about City Sightseeing Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
World Book Day Visits

World Book Day Visits

6th March 2021 - 7th March 2021

Celebrate your favourite authors and books as a family with M&K Imaginarium's fun-filled World Book Day experience!

Find out about World Book Day Visits on What's On Glasgow
Walk The Flames

Walk The Flames

20th March 2021

Get fired up and join Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland at Pacific Quay for their new fundraising event, Walk the Flames!

Find out about Walk The Flames on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Shine Night Walk

Glasgow Shine Night Walk

14th August 2021

Join Cancer Research UK on Saturday 14th August for the annual Glasgow Shine Night Walk and join in the fight to beat cancer!

Find out about Glasgow Shine Night Walk on What's On Glasgow

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Snowman Hunt - CANCELLED

Snowman Hunt - CANCELLED

3rd January 2021 - 31st January 2021

Frosty the Snowman and his friends are hiding on the woodland trail at RSPB Lochwinnoch this January... how many can you find?

Find out about Snowman Hunt - CANCELLED on What's On Renfrewshire
Amazing Winter Migrants - CANCELLED

Amazing Winter Migrants - CANCELLED

1st February 2021 - 28th February 2021

During February, come and take part in RSPB Lochwinnoch's amazing winter migrants scavenger hunt!

Find out about Amazing Winter Migrants - CANCELLED on What's On Renfrewshire
Kilmacolm Farmers Market

Kilmacolm Farmers Market

Selected dates between 6th February 2021 - 4th December 2021

Kilmacolm Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday each month in the Village Square, featuring a great selection of local Scottish produce!

Find out about Kilmacolm Farmers Market on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

The John Muir Family Award

The John Muir Family Award

27th April 2020 - 31st January 2021

Under The Trees is offering the chance for families to undertake the John Muir Award with them. It's a fantastic outdoor learning award, and is easy to achieve - even under our current situation!

Find out about The John Muir Family Award on What's On Stirling
Stirling Farmers Market

Stirling Farmers Market

Selected dates between 9th January 2021 - 18th December 2021

Stirling Farmers’ Market will be back on Port Street to help you keep that resolution to eat better in 2021!

Find out about Stirling Farmers Market on What's On Stirling
Supernova Run 2021

Supernova Run 2021

20th March 2021 - 21st March 2021

Take a beautiful iconic venue, wait until dusk, get the family together, grab everything and anything that glows or flashes and then set off on a Supernova 5K!

Find out about Supernova Run 2021 on What's On Stirling
Stirling Scottish Marathon 2021

Stirling Scottish Marathon 2021

8th May 2021 - 9th May 2021

It doesn't matter if you are elite runner, fun runner, first timer or a spectator! The two day Stirling Scottish Marathon 2021 will include something for everyone!

Find out about Stirling Scottish Marathon 2021 on What's On Stirling
Stirling Highland Games

Stirling Highland Games

21st August 2021

The annual Stirling Highland Games returns for its 150-year celebration on Saturday 21st August 2021, promising a great day out for all the family!

Find out about Stirling Highland Games on What's On Stirling
Vibration Festival 2021

Vibration Festival 2021

4th September 2021

Join us for Vibration Festival, Scotland's newest boutique awarding winning family friendly music festival, in the stunning grounds of Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 4th September!

Find out about Vibration Festival 2021 on What's On Stirling

Events in Other Areas

Fireworks Drive-In - CANCELLED

Fireworks Drive-In - CANCELLED

6th February 2021

Award winning 21CC Fireworks are bringing their dazzling firework displays to Errol Showground in February for Scotland's first ever drive-in fireworks event!
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Spring Bungee Jump and Highland Swing

Spring Bungee Jump and Highland Swing

28th March 2021
Perth

Bounce into Spring, literally with the SBH Scotland charity Bungee Jump or Highland Swing on Sunday 28th March at Killiekrankie, Perthshire!
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Meet Dinosaurs and Reptiles
Dino Team invite you to join them online as they introduce you to their baby T-Rex and Triceratops dinosaurs and some real live reptiles too!
An Evening with Snooker Greats
Pocket a ticket to meet snooker's biggest stars, Dennis Taylor, Jimmy Whirlwind White and seven times world champion Stephen Hendry at Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre on October 2nd!
North Lanarkshire’s Virtual Run & Cycle Event
Boost your fitness in 2021 by taking part in this fantastic virtual run or cycle event to help raise awareness about suicide prevention.
Gary Faulds
Gary Faulds is taking his brand new show on the road in 2021 for his biggest tour to date! Catch him at The Town House Hamilton on April 23rd!
Willow Harvest - CANCELLED
Put on your wellies and join us for the annual Willow Harvest at National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride!

Popular Venues

Airdrie Town Hall East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall The Town House Hamilton