The first Open Air in the Square was organised by Doug Paton and Stonehaven and District Community Council to celebrate the new millenium. The event was a huge success and has continued every year since - weather permitting. It is now organised by a committee of volunteers, who are grateful for the support shown by local businesses and sponsers who make the night possible.
Although the event almost didn't take place last year due to lack of volunteers, it did go ahead and now the hard working committe with support and sponsorship from Training company imorph have changed the format a little and this is expected to be the best year yet.
Stonehaven Market Square will be empty of cars. In their place will be a huge stage flanked with video screens and bedecked with lights, music stands and speakers. There are fair ground rides, food and drink stalls, and an eager and excited crowd of all ages. All this surrounding one of Scotlands biggest, free, annual outdoor parties.