One of Fife’s best free events, the Fresh Air Festival will take place on Saturday 27 May in Dunfermline’s Public Park. The free entry event is part of an ongoing drive to celebrate and promote the Public Park, led by Jim Stewart of the Central Dunfermline Community Council. Among many improvements to date have been new lighting, art installations and signage and the team have recently secured the go ahead for a new, state of the art children’s playground – go Jim!

The Fresh Air Festival, an easy going mix of family fun, sports day and music festival, starts at noon. It is easily reached by foot from the centre of town or by train with Dunfermline Town train station being situated right on the southern edge of the park.

There’s a huge amount happening on the day including for the first time an interactive children’s play in School Wood and story time at the Giant Story Telling Seat. Attractions are being added in the run up to the day. Keep an eye on the festival Facebook page to find out more. The line up looks like this:


Horse & Pony Rides –The Kids’ favourite, to the East of the Bandstand

American Football – Join in the Fife Superbowl with Dunfermline Carnegie

Kids’ Stories – This year on our Giant Story Telling Seat

Tai Chi – Chill around the bandstand

Skatepark – Competitions for Boards, Scooters and skaters

Inflatables – As well as the giant castle we will have a teenage assault course

Model Airplanes – Aerobatics with Scottish Champions displays

Barbecue – Quality Burgers and hotdogs cooked fresh by the Scouts

Grass Sledging – Great fund down the parks historic ski-slope

Walking Football – Give this Great new sport a try – Dads vs Grannies

Rugby Coaching – Follow in the footsteps of this years Scotland Team

Peacocks – In the Glen again, read by its author Caroline Copeland

Birds of Prey – Get Up close and personal with Eagles and owls

Chainsaw Sculptor – Jonny Chainsaw creates whilst you watch

Bikeability – Have a go at the cycle obstacle course

Face Painting, Glitter and Henna Tattoos……..

Amazing Balloon sculptures from Mr Puffin

Support your local charities and retailers in our Marquee

Vintage cars – From Fife Vintage Vehicle Club.

Vintage Bus – Books and Art from “Peacocks in the Glen Again”

Climbing Wall – Have a go at our very own Everest

Fire Engines – from International Rescue and Pitreavie Watch

MAC Bus – The return of the Museum Bus with plenty to see and do

Archery – Go for a Bulls-eye down in the quarry area for all ages

Tennis – Aspire to be the next Andy Murray – Have a go at short tennis

BasketBall – Shoot some hoops with Dunfermline Reign (no rain pls)

Sammy the Tammy – will be there along with Pars Foundation Football

Barci the Chicken – from Nandos with some give aways & prizes

Tesco Community – will be giving away a selection of goodies

Laser Clays – Shooting competitions for all ages and abilities

Alice in Wonderwoodland – don’t miss our interactive play in School Wood.

Marshmallows and Tepees – Beside the Mad Hatters tea party in the woods.

Music All Day – in the Bandstand – Brass, pipes and the best of young local talent.

Ice Cream, waffles and traditional Indian from the one and only Kushis Bus.

Raffle Prizes – from KnockHill, Deep Sea World, Grill48, Kushis, Nandos, Tesco & more