Stromness Shopping Week Popular Events


Stromness Shopping Week Grand Finale Open Air Dance and Fireworks Display

Saturday 21:00 pm

Open Air Dance at Pierhead with live music and Fireworks.  Come along with all the family to enjoy music, dancing, food, and a fantastic atmosphere!!

Tableau and Fancy Dress Parade

Saturday 18:15 pm

The annual Tableau and Fancy Dress Parade proceeds through the streets of Stromness escorted by the Stromness Royal British Legion Pipe Band and also the Scalloway Jarlsquad. 

Stromness Shopping Week 10k Run

Saturday 1:00 pm

Organised by Orkney Athletic Club the 10k run

event is open to experienced and new runners aged 15+ years. For further information and to enter (ONLINE ENTRY ONLY) - see the Events page of the club website www.orkneyathleticclub.co.uk


Holms Race

Saturday 11:00 am

600m open water swimming race in temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius. 

Yard of Ale & Team Beer Race

Thursday 19:00

How quickly can you drink a yard glass full of beer?  Also team beer races, 1 pint for men and 1/2 pints for women!  

Daft Raft Race

Tuesday 8:00pm 

Do you fancy a challenge and a bit of fun? Then get building!

Home made rafts with competitors in fancy dress race from ness slip into Stromness harbour.  

Donut Eating Competition

Monday 12:30 pm

Do you love donuts as much as we do?  Do you fancy your chances at donut eating champion of Shopping Week? Great! Make sure your available to compete on Monday morning following the Official Opening Ceremony!

Official Opening Ceremony

Monday 10:30 am

The official opening ceremony is held on the Monday when the elected Shopping Week Queen is crowned