BID4Oban Events

Since our inception BID4Oban  has supported, both in-kind and with financial grants, over 51 events.

BID4Oban are now augmenting all the events we support with a number of quality ‘Bid Led’ events. Be sure and watch out for the instantly recognisable BID4Oban brand logo ‘Love Oban’ on all of our events that we support, the ones that we partner and not forgetting our own ‘Love Oban’ Bid events.

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 Oban Live Fringe 2019 supported by BID4Oban


OBAN LIVE FRINGE 2019 - Thurs 6th – Sun 9th June




Become an Oban Live Fringe Partner and submit your event* or special offer here today!


It’s FREE to submit your event* or offer and become an Oban Live Fringe Partner.


Showing the very best of Oban

With 60% of Oban Live’s audience coming from outside of Argyll and Bute, the Fringe is a great opportunity to show off everything Oban has to offer, including its great range of local businesses.


Fringe Marketing

Marketing of the Fringe Programme will be handled by Oban Live and BID4Oban and will include a dedicated Fringe web page on, social media push, email marketing and offline promotion in the town. Oban Live social media platforms collectively have 14,000+ followers.


Queen Victoria Cruise Liner – Friday 7th June

Oban will be proud to host the Queen Victoria Cruise Ship on Friday 7th June so Oban Live and the Oban Live Fringe is a great opportunity to give our overseas visitors a fantastic and exciting experience of Oban. We will be handing out Fringe programmes as passengers disembark at North Pier Pontoons.


Sunday breakfasts!

Serving food? Feedback from Oban Live 2018 suggested that there were not many places open for breakfast on the Sunday morning. So we are inviting relevant local businesses to run “Oban Live Breakfast Specials” that we can promote to ticket holders this year.


To be added to our list of 2019 Fringe Partners and ensure your event or offer is included in Fringe promotions, please submit your details no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.


Have a question? Please contact Pauline Clifford, Head of Communications at Oban Live on You can also contact BID4Oban


We look forward to hearing from you!


*We ask that Fringe events take place before and after Oban Live which runs 4pm until 11.30pm on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June so that no-one misses out on the party!  



Events in 2017 Supported by BID4Oban


Highland Cattle Weekend 11th & 12th February

School Easter Chick Competition 

BID4Oban Local Market 8th April

Highland and Islands Dance Festival 28 - 30th April

BID4Oban Local Market 27th May

Oban Live 3rd & 4th June

Charities Day 10th June

Shinty Sixties 11th June

BID4Oban Local Market 24th June

Rotary Duck Race 15th July

Great Oban Raft Race 5th August

BID4Oban Local Market 19th August

Macaulay Cup Shinty Final 19th August

The Argyllshire Gathering Oban Games 24th August 2017




Events in 2019 Supported by BID4Oban

Events list appearing soon!


Events in 2018 Supported by BID4Oban