Festivals in Glasgow

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held through the year in Glasgow!

Glasgow Festivals in June

Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland

20 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
For two weeks in June, the Refugee Festival Scotland offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and get to know each other better.
Bard in the Botanics 2019: Muse of Fire

Bard in the Botanics 2019: Muse of Fire

26 Jun 2019 - 03 Aug 2019
Scotland's biggest and best-loved Shakespeare Festival, Bard in the Botanics, returns this Summer to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens with their 'Muse of Fire' Season!
Jamathon

Jamathon

26 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Paragon invites anyone who wants to make music and dance to join them at Platform Glasgow on Wednesday 26th June for their annual event... Jamathon!
Prosecco Event Glasgow

Prosecco Event Glasgow

28 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
Coming to Glasgow on the 28th and 29th June, Prosecco Events UK are delighted to bring their 'Sparkling Prosecco Weekend' to The Briggait, Glasgow!
Glasgow Festival of Wine

Glasgow Festival of Wine

29 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
Calling all wine lovers... the Glasgow Festival of Wine is returning to the Trades Hall of Glasgow on Saturday 29th June!
Shawlands Beer and Gin Festival

Shawlands Beer and Gin Festival

29 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
The inaugural Shawlands Beer & Gin Festival, bringing together the best Scottish brewers and distillers, will be held at Cartha Queens Park RFC playing fields on Saturday 29th June!

Glasgow Festivals in July

The Glasgow Games

The Glasgow Games

05 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
The Glasgow Games return to Queen's Park Arena this Summer featuring a series of health and wellbeing events to encourage participation in an active lifestyle!
West End Beer Festival

West End Beer Festival

05 Jul 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
Glasgow's West End Beer Festival is returning for a fifth year to Hillhead Sports Club on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2019!
Vegan Connections Festival

Vegan Connections Festival

07 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
The Vegan Connections Festival, Glasgow's longest standing independent vegan festival, is returning to The Briggait on Sunday 7th July!
TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2019 from 12th – 14th July featuring headline sets from Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra!
Alexandra Park Festival Day

Alexandra Park Festival Day

20 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
Platform's annual family Festival Day and carnival parade at Alexandra Park returns for 2019 on Saturday 20th July!
Glasgow Canal Festival

Glasgow Canal Festival

20 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
The Glasgow Canal Festival returns to Glasgow's iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin on Saturday 20th July 2019!
Resonate

Resonate

20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience!
Great West Yoga Fest

Great West Yoga Fest

21 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Glasgow's cosiest community yoga festival is back! Come to Queen's Crescent Park on Sunday 21st July for a whole afternoon of yoga-packed fun and relaxation!
Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

25 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
The Merchant City Festival is an extravaganza of street theatre, music, dance, circus, visual arts, comedy & literature in Glasgow's City Centre!
Barras Beer Bash

Barras Beer Bash

26 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
The team at BAaD are celebrating the bustling craft beer scene in Glasgow and beyond with the 'Barras Beer Bash' - a great big summer beer festival!
Celtic FC Festival

Celtic FC Festival

26 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
It's time to get up close and personal with some of your heroes of past and present at the Celtic FC Festival between the 26th and 28th July!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

26 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Bloc Party, Teenage Fanclub, Burt Bacharach, Suede and more!
The Bridge Family Festival Day

The Bridge Family Festival Day

28 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
Come along and join in the summer festivities when the big Family Festival Day returns to The Bridge, Easterhouse on Sunday 28th July!

Glasgow Festivals in August

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

01 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is a cultural celebration of our unique community, including a Carnival Parade on Saturday 3rd August and a whole host of other events!
Art on the Shore

Art on the Shore

03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
Art on the Shore is a brand new interactive loch side Art Festival running on the 3rd and 4th August 2019 at Loch Lomond Shores!
Rum, Tequila & Tacos Festival

Rum, Tequila & Tacos Festival

03 Aug 2019 - 03 Aug 2019
SWG3 invite you to Glasgow's first ever Rum, Tequila & Tacos food and drink festival on Saturday 3rd August!
Piping Live!

Piping Live!

10 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Piping Live! the world's biggest week of piping will bring over 40,000 music fans to Glasgow!
Glasgow Summer Sessions

Glasgow Summer Sessions

16 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019, featuring headliners The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975, looks set to be truly unmissable!
Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Pride Glasgow, Scotland's largest LGBT festival, returns on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August to its new home at the Riverside Museum!
SU2C Family Festival

SU2C Family Festival

18 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Join the Cancer Research UK Shop, Helensburgh for their annual Stand Up To Cancer Family Festival on Sunday 18th August at Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh!
Millport Country Music Festival

Millport Country Music Festival

30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Scotland’s biggest independent country music festival is back for its 25th year in 2019, once again taking over the beautiful seaside town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae!

Glasgow Festivals in September

Queens Park Harvest Festival

Queens Park Harvest Festival

07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
'Harvest Festival' is the first food show of its kind to be held at Queens Park Arena which demonstrates the best of local cuisine from grassroots organisations to established eateries!
BBC Proms in the Park Scotland

BBC Proms in the Park Scotland

14 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
One of Scotland’s most loved musical events - BBC Scotland’s Proms in the Park returns to Glasgow Green on Saturday 14th September!
Doors Open Days Glasgow

Doors Open Days Glasgow

16 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Glasgow! This year's event will be held between the 16th and 22nd September!
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Back for its third year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019!
Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

26 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Glasgow Cocktail Weekend is being held between the 26th and 29th of September, expect four days of International DJ's and incredible £5 cocktails in the best venues across the city!

Glasgow Festivals in October

Tenement Trail Festival

Tenement Trail Festival

12 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Tenement Trail Festival will move to the East End of Glasgow in 2019 as Scotland’s festival for music discovery returns for the seventh edition on Saturday 12th October!
Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

27 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
Castlemilk Park will be holding their annual Pumpkin Festival between the 27th and 30th October featuring carving and a parade!

Glasgow Festivals in November

Glasgow Festival of Burlesque: 5th Birthday Bash

Glasgow Festival of Burlesque: 5th Birthday Bash

04 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
The Glasgow Festival of Burlesque returns for its fifth year to the Riding Room, Wild Cabaret and The Barrowlands between the 4th and 9th November 2019!
Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

09 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
After a sellout tour across the UK in 2018, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow's O2 Academy on Saturday 9th October!
Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival

Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival

23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
The Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival will see two days of exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops and children's activities come to the Trades Hall on November 23rd & 24th!
Cheese Fest Glasgow

Cheese Fest Glasgow

30 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Glasgow 2019!

Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

St Mungo Festival

St Mungo Festival

13 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, is celebrated during the city's official St Mungo Festival held annually in January!
Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

16 Jan 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
Every January, Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!

Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

12 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival features spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Festivals in May

West End Festival

West End Festival

31 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
The West End Festival is Glasgow's largest cultural event hosting a wide variety of events and performances each June!

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Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Bloc Party, Teenage Fanclub, Burt Bacharach, Suede and more!
TRNSMT Festival
TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2019 from 12th – 14th July featuring headline sets from Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra!
Glasgow Summer Sessions
Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019, featuring headliners The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975, looks set to be truly unmissable!
Big Feed Street Food Social
Enjoy the best of Scotland's street food at the Big Feed Street Food Social, Glasgow's indoor, fully licensed street food market!
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Glasgow
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Glasgow this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!

Popular Venues

King's Theatre Glasgow Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro

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