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Summer Events and Activities in and around Loch Lomond

Looking for things to do in and around Loch Lomond in July and August?  

Check out our suggestions for things to do, places to eat and drink and some great summer activities including nature walks, Highland Games and more.

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Don't forget about walks, cycles, Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine cruises and lots more ideas you can find on our Things to Do page.

JULY

Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 July

Late Night Openings at Dumbarton Castle – Mondays and Tuesdays in July.

Enjoy Dumbarton Castle in twilight – you don’t need to book in advance – just turn up and pay on arrival. The castle is open until 8pm.

Saturday 7 July

Luss Highland Games – a highlight of the games calendar, taking place in Luss Games Field outside the village. The Games will be officially opened at 11 a.m. by the Chieftain Patrick Colquhoun in the Games Field. Tickets and programme available via the link.

Luss Highland Games Ceilidh -Get your kilt on and enjoy a fun evening after the Luss Highland Games.

Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market

Loch Lomond Shores Food and Artisan Market, Balloch – shop local and enjoy a day out at Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market, from 10am – 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Free parking, great views and lots of activities to keep all the family happy.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve

11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Sunday 8 July

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Shore, Loch Lomond. (Tickets £25 per person, advance booking required.)

Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 July

Late Night Openings at Dumbarton Castle

Enjoy Dumbarton Castle in twilight – you don’t need to book in advance – just turn up and pay on arrival. The castle is open until 8pm

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July

Pirate Weekend at Loch Lomond Shores – more information to follow or direct from www.lochlomondshores.com

Saturday 14 July

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Shore, Loch Lomond. (Tickets £25 per person - advance booking required.)

Loch Lomond Highland Games, Balloch

The day's events will take place at Moss 'O' Balloch, from 10am - 5pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children and over 60s, with a family ticket costing £13 (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Helensburgh Market in the Square – local food market in Helensburgh taking place on the second Saturday of each month, from 10am – 4pm.

Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market, Balloch.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Sunday 15 July

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Shore Loch Lomond. (Tickets £25. Advance booking essential.)

Rosneath and Clynder Highland Games from 12.30pm - 5pm.

Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Summer Barbecue and Live Music at the Boat House, Cameron House.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 July

Late Night Openings at Dumbarton Castle.

Saturday 21 July

Wine Tasting with Canapes, The Shore, Loch Lomond, 2pm - 4pm. (Tickets £20 per person - advance booking essential.)

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 July

Late Night Openings at Dumbarton Castle.

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Loch Lomond Shores Weekend Market, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Sunday 29 July

Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Levengrove Park, Dumbarton, 9am – 6pm.

Summer Barbecue and Live Music at the Boat House, Cameron House.

Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 July

Late Night Openings at Dumbarton Castle.

August

Wednesday 1 August – Killin Highland Games, 11am – 5pm.

Thursday 2nd August – Sunday 12 August - Glasgow 2018 European Championships, including Open Water Swimming events at Loch Lomond.

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August

Weekend Market Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 August

Glasgow 2018 European Open Water Swimming Championships

Saturday 11 August

Helensburgh Market in the Square

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August

Helensburgh Summer Festival, 10am – 5pm. The Summer Festival coincides with the Helensburgh Farmers Market, which on this occasion will feature up to 70 stalls offering crafts and gifts as well as artisan food and local produce.

Weekend Market Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Sunday 12 August

Summer Barbecue with Live Music at the Boat House, Cameron House.

Saturday 18 August

Ceilidh at The Maid of the Loch, Balloch - an evening of live folk and traditional music plus bar. Tickets available via the link.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August

Weekend Market, Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, 10am – 4pm

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Saturday 25 August

Great Scottish Swim, Balloch, Loch Lomond.

Weekend Market, Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, 10am – 4pm.

Weekend Nature Walk at RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve, 11am - 12.30pm. Price: £5, £4 for members.

The new trails make it much easier to explore this fantastic place, but going off path (with wellies) will give you even more of an insight into the amazing wildlife found here and the work we are undertaking. Families are welcome.  No booking necessary.

Directions: RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Hub, High Wards Farm, Off The A811, Gartocharn G83 8SB.

Sunday 26 August

Summer Barbecue with Live Music, The Boat House, Cameron House.

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