Renfrewshire Council

Weave festival

Weave Festival and Sma' Shot Day (7 July)

This popular multi-arts festival celebrates Paisley's rich history of weaving and radicalism, encapsulated in the famous victory of the town's weavers in the historic 'sma' shot' dispute.

Relive the legendary day with the Sma' Shot parade, burning of the Cork, outdoor performances, 'doon the watter' family fun, live music, weaving demonstrations, makers' market, aerial shows, circus skills, workshops and poetry slams.

This is a great day out for those interested in the arts, weaving and history plus families looking for a fun-filled afternoon.

Celebrate Paisley's unique culture, radicalism and wonderful weaving heritage.

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