BID4Oban Events

In our first five years BID 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.

“quite simply we are here to help"

 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 2015 Supported by BID4Oban

Love Oban Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On 21st November

Obang Fireworks 5th November

Love Oban Halloween Children’s Party 31st October

Royal National MOD Torchlight Procession 9th October

Royal National MOD Fringe Events 9th – 17th October

2nd Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 20th September

Oban Sportive 20th September

Camanachd Cup Final 19th September

Love Oban Beach Clean with 16th September

STV Children’s Appeal Lorraine Kelly Ceilidh-a-thon 12th September

Argyllshire Gathering Highland Games 27th August

MacAulay Shinty Cup Final 22nd August

Skerryvore Decade Concert 30th May

MV Queen Mary Visit to Oban 22nd May

Love Oban Beach Clean with Marine Conservation Society 17th May

Visit Scotland EXPO in Aberdeen 22nd and 23rd April

Love Oban Beach Clean 29th March


Events in 2016 Supported by BID4Oban

World Host Training Day in conjunction with Business Gateway 20th January

Caledonian Sleeper Business Breakfast12th February 

Pension Wise with Claudia Albrecht 23rd March

School Easter Egg Competition 

Cyber Crime Presentation 27th April

Highland and Islands Dance Festival 29th April - 1st May

Tidy Town 8th May

Oban Live 13th & 14th May

Bin Blitz 4th June

Charities Day and Street Party 11th June

Oban Sea Kayak 27th August 

Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 18th September

Oban Sportive 1st October

Love Oban Children's Halloween Party 31st October

Fireworks Display on 5th November 

Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On 19th November

Winter Festival 19th November to 27th November

Hogmanay Fireworks 31st December


Events in 2014 Supported by BID4Oban

Reindeer Parade and Christmas Lights Switch 22nd November

Winter Festival 21st Nov 30th Nov 2014

Rural Parliament on 6th - 8th November

Fireworks Display on 5th November 

Love Oban Children's Halloween Party 31st October 

WW1 Commemorative Parade   20th September

Motor-Fest Classic Car Motor Show 21st September

Argyllshire Gathering / Oban Games Thursday 28th August 

Craggy Island Triathalon  Saturday 23rd August

MacAulay Shinty Cup Final   Saturday 23rd August 

BID4OBAN Beach Clean Saturday 12th July

Hospitality Business Forum Event – Caledonian Hotel - 11th June