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Events on the Island

From regular features like the farmer’s markets taking place island-wide, to annual highlights like the Mull Rally, Mull Music Festival and traditional Highland Games, discover our guide to the year’s events. We give you a snapshot of each, as well as the time, venue and location so you can get involved. Whether you time your visit to attend an event or want to find out what’s on during your stay, we hope you find this guide to island events helpful, detailed in date order.


Mull and Iona Open Studios | Island-wide

Drop in to one of 24 different locations in this island-wide celebration of Mull and Iona's artists, crafters and makers. Over 50 artists are taking part to open up their studios, galleries and collections for your discovery, from ceramics to canvas, glass to garments and much more.

Mull and Iona Open Studios

Mull Music Festival | Tobermory & Dervaig

April each year sees North Mull bustling with visitors who come along to experience some of the best folk, rock and ceilidh music to be found on the west coast of Scotland. Hop from venue to venue, betweens pubs, restaurants and hotels, and get your toes tapping to old favourites as well as fantastic new music too. This year's festival has been postponed, so keep your eyes peeled for the next date.

Mull Music Festival


Weekly Producer's Market | Tobermory

Come down to the harbour beside the pontoons for Tobermory's weekly open-air producer's market, every Monday from 11am until 2pm. Stock up on local produce, preserves and baked goods, as well as artworks, artisanal gifts and even fresh flowers.

Weekly Producer's Market

Isle of Mull Sportive | Tobermory

Cycle through 87 miles of spectacular scenery, cresting hills, passing lochs and whistling past wildlife when you participate in the Isle of Mull Sportive.

Isle of Mull Sportive

Tobermory Highland Games | Tobermory

Whether you take a ringside seat or participate yourself, the annual Tobermory Highland Games promise a taste of Scottish culture unlike any other. Watch competitors take part in traditional sports like the caber toss, enjoy the Highland dancing and soak up the sound of local pipers providing a typically Scottish soundtrack. There'll be food, drink and fun aplenty - this is not an event to be missed.

Tobermory Highland Games

Mull Half Marathon | Craignure

Challenge yourselves to complete the Mull Half Marathon! Stretch your legs as you take in the stunning east coast scenery following the route that runs from Craignure up to the finishing line in Salen. For the fastest runners there are prizes to be won. Make your next stop an island coffee shop or inn to put your feet up and enjoy a well-earned treat.

Mull Half Marathon

Bunessan Show | Bunessan

Staying on the Ross of Mull this summer? Turn out for the Bunessan Show and you won't be disappointed. With livestock classes and armfuls of freshly grown fruit and vegetables all in the judging ring, there's plenty to see and do. A great day out for every generation in a part of the island with strong crofting roots.

Bunessan Show

Salen Show | Aros

Held at the Aros Showground with fantastic sea views, the Salen Show is a staple on the calendar for islanders and visitors alike. Come along to the show field to see Highland cows, sheep and other livestock being judged, watch the horse and dog show and browse the floral and food exhibits too. There'll be a host of lovely stalls to browse and plenty of delicious food and drink to enjoy.

Salen Show

Tobermory Flower Show | Tobermory

Hosted by the Tobermory Horticultural Society, the annual flower show brings together Mull's green-fingered residents and visitors for a celebration of seasonal flowers and produce every August. You'll find an array of cut flowers, home-grown fruit and vegetables and creatively crafted arrangements on display before the prize giving takes place.

Tobermory Flower Show


Mendelssohn on Mull | Tobermory

The annual Mendelssohn on Mull festival usually takes place in September. The melodies of classical music fill halls and meeting places as young musicians gather and perform - come along to one of the many events running throughout the week. 

Mendelssohn on Mull

Mull Rally | Isle of Mull

Enjoy an action-packed, adrenaline-filled weekend on Mull as the island comes to life with roaring engines and some of the most dramatic rally car racing around. The event draws a huge number of competitors and spectators alike, with racing going well into the night and with it, the opportunity to capture some incredibly atmospheric photographs. See the winner crowned and enjoy the festivities to follow - it is a weekend you will not forget.

Mull Rally

West Over Sea Book Festival | Tobermory

The Tobermory book festival, West Over Sea, sees the harbour town buzzing with writers and storytellers. A series of events runs throughout the festival, filled with interesting talks, dinners with the author and meet and greets, each with an island flavour. 

West Over Sea Book Festival


Tobermory Christmas Lights | Tobermory

Come and see the Christmas lights illuminating Tobermory's enchanting harbourfront when they're switched on at 7pm by the clock tower this year. An evening of merriment comes guaranteed, with festive food and drink, gift shops open until late and a host of goodies to peruse from the producer's market.

Tobermory Christmas Lights

Bunessan Christmas Lights | Bunessan

Gather together in the heart of the village to see Bunessan's Christmas Lights turned on this year. There'll be plenty of festivity to enjoy with stalls to browse, local pipers playing, carol singers, a postbox for letters to Santa and to round it all off, a fireworks display!

Bunessan Christmas Lights

Christmas Fayre Extraordinaire | Tobermory

Help raise money for Mull Youth Theatre while indugling in some festive fun! Come along to this Christmas fair at An Tobar and browse locally made arts and crafts, find the perfect present or two and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie, as well as the chance to meet Father Christmas!

Christmas Fayre Extraordinaire

Salen Christmas Fayre | Salen

Kick off the countdown to Christmas with a visit to Salen Christmas Fayre, held in the village church on Wednesday 7th December from 6pm. There'll be mulled wine and mince pies so you can eat, drink and be merry, an enchanting Santa's Grotto and plenty of local gifts to browse and buy. If you're feeling lucky, don't miss the raffle too!

Salen Christmas Fayre

Dervaig Does Christmas! | Dervaig

Come along to Dervaig's Christmas craft fair, held in the village hall, featuring a wonderful array of handmade items, perfect for gifting, as well as plenty of tasty foodie treats to tempt you. There'll be mulled wine and festive tunes aplenty to get you into the Christmas spirit. 

Dervaig Does Christmas!

Hogmanay | Isle of Mull

See in the New Year with a distinctly Scottish flavour by escaping to Mull this Hogmanay. The revelry here will last well into the wee hours as islanders and visitors alike come together to celebrate. Many of the inns and restaurants will have special menus for the occasion, washed down with a dram or two of the island's finest malt. Gather around the harbour in Tobermory to see spectacular fireworks at midnight.