2024 Maidens World Ocean Day Festival

The wonderful Maidens World Ocean Day Festival is back this year – 7th – 10th June.




Saturday and Sunday will see our marquee filled with fun ocean themed activities and music, and our amazing Wylde Thistle Artisan Market!

On Saturday afternoon Maidens shorefront will be buzzing with drop-in activities on the beach from 10am!  Book ahead for seaside yoga at 8am!

Saturday night’s shindig will see amazing band Earthbound rock the Maidens once again! Tickets available now on the links above!

Lots of other local organisations will also be there with stalls and information!

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More seaside yoga kicks things off at 8am, then Sunday will see our amazing Wylde Thistle Artisan Market from 10am onwards, with fascinating Environmental Presentations from 3.30pm.

ACE will be running Snorkeling and sea kayaking too – book your place above!

Community Wellbeing Hub will also be on site with a variety of tasters and treatments to explore!

South Ayrshire Active Schools’ team will also be there with lots of fun for children!

Listen to the amazing music of Dalmellington Brass Band from 1.30pm.

Lots of other local organisations including RLNI will also be there with stalls and information!

Monday 10th June

Monday 10th will be dedicated to enlightening North Carrick Primary 5/6 pupils with workstations and interaction with Doug and our other wonderful guests!

Our Mission Statement

”World Ocean Day rallies the world for ocean and climate action on 8 June and throughout the year. We work in partnership with youth leaders, zoos, aquariums, museums, and other youth-focused organizations, as well as a huge range of diverse organizations and businesses from all sectors in a growing global network. Together, we effectively engage the public, inform policymakers, and unite the world to protect and restore our shared ocean and create a stable climate. Join the growing global movement in June and continue to grow the engagement and action year-round!” 



Announcing the World Ocean Day 2024 Action Theme

Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate


We currently face one of the greatest threats ever to our blue planet and all its inhabitants: the climate crisis. It is all too clear that we need a healthy ocean for a healthy climate, and vice versa, and we need significantly stronger local, national, and international action from both government and corporate leaders. Now.


For 2024, we are launching a new multi-year action theme: Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate. By growing the movement through transformative collaboration, we aim to create not only a healthy blue planet, but also a more just, equitable and sustainable society.