Port Edgar Open Weekend 2024

Port Edgar Open Weekend returns for a special 10th-anniversary event on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May featuring  vast array of watersports sessions, streetfood, shopping, DJs, kids’ activities and adventure talks.

Expert instructors from Port Edgar Watersports CIC - the largest watersports and activity centre in Scotland - will be hosting numerous watersports taster sessions offering the chance to try canoeing, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing,  keelboating and powerboating plus Wetwheels Edinburgh CIC will have experiences available throughout the weekend.  The sessions cost £30 per adult and £20 for children over 8 years old.  Activities must be pre-booked via Port Edgar Watersports - it is highly recommended to book in advance of coming along via www.portedgarwatersports.com/bookings/

A new addition to the programme this year is a series of adventure talks hosted by fitness and sports enthusiast and podcaster Alan Nash aka Get After It Nashy, with special guests including Mollie Hughes, the world record breaking mountaineer, adventurer and author of Blue Scotland and former marine John Bathgate who was shot by drunken pirates in the Amazon last year during his Summit to Sea expedition. 

Once again, the Open Weekend will feature a feast of food and drink options with a wide selection to suit all taste including Smoke and Sear; Alanda's Fish & Chips; Pizza Geeks; Taberu; Yu Ca Taco; Choola; Caravan of Courage; Moskito; Mimi's Bakehouse; and MacLaurins coffee.

Shoppers can peruse an extensive range of country, marine and casual clothing and accessories at the Marina’s shop, Beacon. The shop will have amazing offers over the weekend and features brands including Dubarry, Joules, Schoffel and Fairfax & Favor.

In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the RNLI will also be present offering practical skills training relating to water safety for both adults and animals!

Taylors Snacks – formerly known as Mackie’s Crisps - will be adding some further fun and games to the proceedings, with their special ‘potato shy’, ‘snack race’ and crisp grabber.  There are also face painters, crazy golf and Make Mess Matter to keep younger visitors entertained.

Open Weekend

Due to the popularity of the Open Weekend event, car parks are expected to be very busy, so visitors are being encouraged to travel by public transport. Local residents are encouraged to cycle or walk. For anyone arriving by car, there will be a £5 parking donation for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

Visit the Facebook Event Page for Saturday 4 May

Visit the Facebook Event Page for Sunday 5 May