• Sun

    Gala Queen Parade

    1:45 pmMurray Arms Hotel

    The Gala Queen Parade starts at the Murray Arms Hotel in Ann Street (at the clock tower), and you’re welcome to join the queen and her entourage on their walk to Garries Park. This year’s Queen is Iona Scott and she is supported by her Consort Jared Veitch-Tait , Attendant Ellis Muirhead and Page Fraser Dunnett. Our Piper will lead the procession.

  • Opening Ceremony

    2:00 pmGarries Park

    Official opening of Gala 2018, plus Crowning of the Gala Queen and Sashing of Fleet Lad and Lass. For your convenience, you should bring your own table and chairs to the park for the afternoon, (but tables may still be available to hire. Contact 07857 361995 for details and bookings).

  • Afternoon of Entertainment

    2:00 pmGarries Park

    Country Dance demonstration, Free children’s Art & Craft area and children’s entertainment.

  • Scottish Country Dance

    2:15 pmGarries Park

    Demonstration by courtesy of Gatehouse Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

  • Jesse Garron Entertains

    15:00 - 17:00Garries Park

    A real rebel rousing rock and roller!

  • Ecumenical Songs of Praise

    6:00 pmShip Inn Garden

    with Creetown Silver Band in the Garden opposite the Ship Inn (or, if wet, the nearby Church of the Resurrection on Riverbank).

  • Children’s Cycle Ride

    7:00 pmAnn Street

    Meet in Ann Street near The Masonic Arms.

  • Scottish Night

    7:30 pmCommunity Centre

    Doors open at 7pm for the Scottish Night in the Community Centre on Dromore Road, (along from ‘The Ship’). Juice and ‘nibbles’. This popular event costs just £3 entry—pay at the door.

  • Mon

    Junior Tennis - Singles

    9:45 amTennis Courts

    Starts at 10am. Junior tennis singles (16 and under) at the tennis court next to the golf course. Entrants must be able to serve. Entry £1.

  • Cream o’ Galloway Gala Special

    10:30 amRainton

    Scoop your own sundae, Pond Dipping, Crafts, Farm Tractor Tours, Go Boing, Pedal Karts, Flying Fox, Drop Slide, lots of ice cream!

  • Historical Walk round Gatehouse

    10:30 amSpar Car Park

    with Dr David Steel - Meet at the Main Car Park. Lasts about an hour and it keeps within the town.

  • The Little Choir of Galloway

    4:00 pmMill on The Fleet

    with Musical Director Dianne Stafford playing the Celtic harp. The Faed Gallery at The Mill on the Fleet. Tel 01557 331011 for details.

  • Adults Tennis - Doubles

    5:00 pmTennis Courts

    Adults’ doubles tennis tournament at tennis court next to the golf course. Draw for partners at 5.15pm with 5.30pm start. Entry £2.

  • Summer Concert

    6:30 pmSt Mary's Church

    in St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dromore Road.

  • Car Treasure Hunt

    7:00 pmCommunity Centre

    for the Bobby Caig Trophy. This starts at the Community Centre in Dromore Road £5 entry per car.

  • Tue

    Historical Walk round Gatehouse

    10:30 amSpar Car Park

    with Dr David Steel - Meet at the Main Car Park. Lasts about an hour and it keeps within the town.

  • Family Picnic

    12:30 pmGarries Park

    a fun afternoon with Molly Mixture!! (1 – 3pm). Bring your own picnic – sorry but NO unaccompanied children please.

  • Children's Fun Run

    6:30 pmCommunity Centre

    11 years and under parents may run with their children. Starting at the Community Centre, the junior route this year is up the length of the High Street and back. £3 entry if paid at the run start—or just £2 if entered online beforehand (click here). Categories are: Top 3 male and female; 1st Local Male and Female; Male and Female under 9; under 11; under 13 and under 15.

  • Galloway Harriers’ 6m/10k Fun Run

    7:00 pmFire Station

    Starting now near the Fire Station on Dromore Road, the “Roon the Watter” is in an anti-clockwise direction again, finishing at the Community Centre. Entries taken 5.45pm until 6.50pm at the door. Categories are: Top 3 Male and Female; 1st Local Male and Female: 1st Male and Female junior (under 18); Female u35, u45, u55+; Male u40, u50, u60+. Entry fee is £6 at the race start or £5 if booked online click here

  • Quiz Night

    9:30 pmMasonic Arms

    Quiz Night in the Masonic Arms in Ann Street. Come along and flex your general knowledge to win a super cash prize!

  • Wed

    Anwoth Art Group Exhibition

    10:00 - 16:00The Hermitage, Swan Street
  • Historical Walk round Gatehouse

    10:30 amSpar Car Park

    with Dr David Steel - Meet at the Main Car Park. Lasts about an hour and it keeps within the town.

  • Fox and Rabbit Fun Golf

    2:00 pmGolf Club, Laurieston Road

    Fox and Rabbit Fun Golf at the course on Laurieston Road (adjacent to the tennis court). Tel 01557 815 089 for details.

  • Green Bowling Competition

    5:45 pmBowling Green, Ann Street

    For the Telfer Trophy. Bowling Green entrance is at the top of Ann Street. Open to visitors.

  • Children's Pet Show

    6:00 pmGarries Park

    Children’s pet show registration in Garries park. Let’s see all those pets! There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each class.

  • The Amazing Talent Show

    6:30 pmGarries Park

    Come along and show what you can do!

  • Pre-Torchlight Entertainment

    8:00 pmGarries Park

    With BBQ, Kay Alexander Highland Dancers and Kirkcudbright Pipe Band.

  • Grand Torchlight Procession

    9:45 pmGatehouse of Fleet

    Starts from the Community Centre and goes via High Street to Garries Park (torches for sale during week in participating shops, price £3.50). With Kirkcudbright Pipe Band and Dumfries & Queensberry Pipe Band.

  • Fireworks Display

    10:15 pmGarries Park

    Spectacular Fireworks Display and bonfire in the park.

  • Thu

    Pop-up Pottery Painting

    10:00 - 16:00Community Centre

    Contact Amy on 07928 103 490 for details.

  • Historical Walk round Gatehouse

    10:30 amSpar Car Park

    with Dr David Steel - Meet at the Main Car Park. Lasts about an hour and it keeps within the town.

  • Barbecue and Entertainment

    12:30 - 14:30Anworth Holiday Park
  • Guided Walk

    2:00 pmCally Woods

    Leisurely Guided walk through the Cally Woods with local guide. Meet at Spar car park. Lasts about an hour and follows Forestry paths. Donations to Gala funds welcome.

  • Hill Walk

    6:00 pmSpar car park

    Guided hill walk for 2.5 hours. More information soon. Meet at Spar car park at 5.45pm. Hill-walking attire essential. Donations to Gala funds welcome.

  • 5-a-Side Football

    6:00 pmGarries Park

    For anyone 16 years and under (i.e. up to 17th birthday) in Garries Park. Teams register 6.00pm. Kick- off: 6.30pm

  • Prize Bingo

    7:00 pmCommunity Centre

    Eyes down at 7.30pm!

  • Musicians in Session

    9:30 pmMasonic Arms

    Local musicians in session at the Masonic Arms, Ann Street.

  • Fri

    Historical Walk round Gatehouse

    10:30 amSpar Car Park

    with Dr David Steel - Meet at the Main Car Park. Lasts about an hour and it keeps within the town.

  • YMCA Silent Auction

    17:00 - 18:30Drop-in Centre, Digby Street
  • Walking Treasure Hunt

    6:00 pmCommunity Centre

    Starting from the Community Centre - 50p per person.

  • Walk to Rutherford Monument

    6:00 pmSpar car park

    With Dr David Steel. Meet in the Spar car park.

  • Sat

    Open Pairs Bowling Competition

    10:00 amBowling Green, Ann Street

    Non-members welcome. Licensed all-day bar & refreshments. Limited entries. Enter as early as possible by calling 07934 775006.

  • Grand Parade Assembly & Judging

    12:30 pmCommunity Centre, Dromore Road

    Judging by Jordan Young (of ‘River City’ & ’Scots Squad’) of decorated floats and cars (Classes 1 and 2 on Dromore Road) and pedestrian fancy dress (Classes 3-6 at the adjacent Community Centre). ALL vehicle Floats receive £50 for entering.
    Class 1: Decorated Floats (adults)
    Class 2: Decorated Floats (children)
    Class 3: Adults’ Fancy Dress (walking)
    Class 4: Children’s Fancy Dress (walking)
    Class 5: Decorated bicycles and prams (adults)
    Class 6: Decorated bicycles and prams (children)

  • Grand Parade Begins

    1:15 pmGatehouse of Fleet

    The Grand Gala Parade moves off towards Garries Park via Garden Street, High Street and Ann Street—lead by the Gala Queen and her entourage. The parade includes Kirkcudbright Pipe Band and the ‘Samba Sisters’.

  • Gala Day

    2:00 pmGarries Park

    Afternoon of entertainment in Garries Park, starting with the Parade Competition Results and featuring entertainment with ‘Sax Pistols’, the ‘Samba Sisters’, stalls, sideshows, refreshments, Games, the Baby Show (up to 2 years old) and of course, the legendary Tug of War! (Get your teams organised beforehand — cash prizes to be won!). ‘My-Pod’ for youths. Gatehouse Squirrel Group face painting. Licensed bar and much more!

  • Disco

    9:00 pmBank of Fleet Hotel

    Free admission - finishes at midnight.

  • Sun

    Riding of The Marches

    12:00 pmGarries Park

    Cross-County Ride-out, experienced riders only. Assemble at Garries Park – Phone 07915 670 524 for details.

  • Duck Race

    12:00 pmShip Inn Garden

    Christmas Lights’ Group Duck Race & Entertainment in the Gardens opposite the Ship Inn. The actual race start time depends upon the tide.

  • Evening Ride Out

    5:45 pmClock Tower

    Riding of the Marches Evening Ride-out. Assemble at the Clock Tower.