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!

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Glasgow Festivals in January

Mackintosh 150

Mackintosh 150

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Mackintosh 150 will celebrate the incredible legacy and creative genius of Glasgow's Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 2018, marking the 150th anniversary of his birth!
Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Greater Glasgow and all of Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
Dance House Glasgow Winter Fest 2018

Dance House Glasgow Winter Fest 2018

03 Jan 2018 - 13 Jan 2018
Dance House Glasgow take up residence in the CCA from 3rd - 13th January with a celebratory festival of dance!
St Mungo Festival

St Mungo Festival

12 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018
St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, is celebrated during the city's official St Mungo Festival in January!
Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

18 Jan 2018 - 04 Feb 2018
Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!
The National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival

20 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018
Celtic Connections: the second annual National Whisky Festival of Scotland will once again descend on SWG3 in January!
Just Start Here

Just Start Here

26 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Just Start Here is a two day festival of music, performance, food, discussion, provocation and cross art form experimentation on January 26th & 27th!
Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival

Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival

27 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
BAaD presents Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival, celebrating the the best of Scottish producers, brand owners and distillers!
Street Jam

Street Jam

27 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
six°north bring you Street Jam, a one-day festival celebrating street art culture in Glasgow on Saturday 27th January!

Glasgow Festivals in February

A Glasgow Beer Event

A Glasgow Beer Event

02 Feb 2018 - 03 Feb 2018
A Glasgow Beer Event will be held on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd February 2018 showcasing twelve breweries, both local and from further afield, and their keg beers!
Holistic Ways Festival

Holistic Ways Festival

10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
The Holistic Ways Festival is returning to the Glasgow Trades Hall on the weekend of the 10th & 11th February!
Glasgow Goes Green

Glasgow Goes Green

16 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
On the 16th of February, the Glasgow Goes Green festival is being held at The Art School! Come along and find out how you can live a sustainable life with local and community resources!
Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

21 Feb 2018 - 04 Mar 2018
Glasgow Film Festival offers a packed programme including pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues!
The Scottish Acoustic Festival

The Scottish Acoustic Festival

23 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
A new platform for Scottish singer songwriters, The Scottish Acoustic Festival, is coming to Glasgow between 23rd and 25th February!

Glasgow Festivals in March

FrightFest Glasgow

FrightFest Glasgow

01 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
Prepare for the best of the horror genre when FrightFest returns to Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Film Festival!
Ginfall Festival Glasgow

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

03 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
Social and Cocktail bring the very first Glasgow Ginfall Festival to Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow on Saturday 3rd March 2018!
Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

08 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Glasgow Comedy Festival features spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!
Glasgow St Patricks Festival

Glasgow St Patricks Festival

10 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
The Glasgow St Patrick's Festival celebrates and promotes Irish Heritage and Culture across the city!
IMAX Film Fest

IMAX Film Fest

10 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
For one day only, Cineworld’s annual IMAX® Film Festival returns to Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 10th March!
Lake of Stars Glasgow

Lake of Stars Glasgow

11 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
One of the world’s finest festivals, Lake of Stars, is coming to Glasgow on March 11th with the aim of championing creative connections between Scotland and Africa!
Aye Write!

Aye Write!

15 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Held annually in March Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK!
Blythswood Square Gin Festival

Blythswood Square Gin Festival

25 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
On Sunday the 25th of March Blythswood Square Hotel will be hosting their ever popular Gin Festival!
Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

25 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
Glasgow Green Easter Festival with Inflatable Fun City and Fun Fair

Glasgow Green Easter Festival with Inflatable Fun City and Fun Fair

30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
The amazing Inflatable Fun City is returning to Glasgow Green for the Easter holidays accompanied by a fun fair between Friday 30th March and Sunday 15th April!
Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival

Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival

31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
BAaD presents Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival, celebrating the the best of Scottish producers, brand owners and distillers!

Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Horror Festival: Bite Size

Glasgow Horror Festival: Bite Size

01 Apr 2018 - 01 Apr 2018
Popcorn Horror are back this April with a 'Bite Size' version of the Glasgow Horror Festival to fill those long months between Halloweens!
Glasgow Vegan Festival

Glasgow Vegan Festival

14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
The Glasgow Vegan Festival, featuring over 50 fantastic stalls, inspirational talks, interactive workshops and children's activities, will be held at Trades Hall on the 14th & 15th April!
Glasgow Zine Fest

Glasgow Zine Fest

14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Glasgow Zine Fest at CCA Glasgow is a weekend of workshops, screenings, talks and socials topped with the biggest self publishing fair in Scotland!
Glasgow International

Glasgow International

20 Apr 2018 - 07 May 2018
For three weeks Glasgow International showcases the best of local & international visual art in venues across the City
Crossmyloof BREAD Festival

Crossmyloof BREAD Festival

21 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Crossmyloof Bread Festival, Glasgow’s first ever Bread Festival, is being held on Saturday 21st April in Crossmyloof Bakery Lane behind the Glad Cafe!
Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

21 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Scotland's biggest and best Gin Festival is back and this time with a Scottish Tour which comes to Glasgow's Trades Hall on April 21st 2018!
Geraldo’s Drinks Fest

Geraldo’s Drinks Fest

27 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Geraldo’s Drinks Fest is a celebration of the wonderful premium spirits we have here in Scotland and beyond!
Glasgow Why Festival

Glasgow Why Festival

27 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
Brazenly riding the wave of Glasgow International, Glasgow Why Festival returns with a weekend of 40 free exhibitions and happenings across the city!
Guru Live Glasgow

Guru Live Glasgow

28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
BAFTA Scotland will host its flagship one day festival for aspiring creatives, Guru Live, where professionals from film, games and television will speak at the Lighthouse on April 28th!
Outskirts 2018

Outskirts 2018

28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
Outskirts, Platform's annual celebration of cross art form experimentation returns on April 28th with an impressive line-up!
Paddling Film Festival

Paddling Film Festival

28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films when the Paddling Film Festival returns to Pinkston Watersports!

Glasgow Festivals in May

Mayfesto

Mayfesto

03 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
The Tron Theatre's annual mini-festival Mayfesto celebrates powerful new writing that is both provocative and engrossing!
IberoDocs Festival Glasgow

IberoDocs Festival Glasgow

04 May 2018 - 05 May 2018
IberoDocs is the first showcase for Ibero-American culture in Scotland, focussed on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American filmmakers.
Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival

Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival

05 May 2018 - 05 May 2018
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival!
McIntosh Pastaval

McIntosh Pastaval

05 May 2018 - 05 May 2018
Foodie Explorers and McIntosh of Strathmore return to the Southside Fringe with Pastaval - Mac and Cheese Festival!
Tectonics Music Festival Glasgow

Tectonics Music Festival Glasgow

05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Tectonics festival returns to Glasgow's City Halls on the 5th & 6th May 2018!
Gig in the Goil

Gig in the Goil

11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
Gig in the Goil returns to Drimsynie Estate with three full days of live music, food & drink and a host of family fun!
Southside Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival

11 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
Enjoy a fortnight of music, workshops and events south of the river Clyde during the annual Southside Fringe Festival!
Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival

Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival

12 May 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
This year’s Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival is a celebration of both the city’s amazing wildlife and greenspaces, and the 30th anniversary of the Glasgow Garden Festival!
Langside 450

Langside 450

12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
A programme of events are being held in and around Queen’s Park over the weekend of the 12th and 13th May to mark the 450 year anniversary of the Battle of Langside!
Yardworks Festival: Graffiti - Street - Design

Yardworks Festival: Graffiti - Street - Design

12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
The 2018 YardWorks Festival which showcases graffiti and street art will be held at SWG3 on the 12th & 13th May!
Pint of Science Glasgow

Pint of Science Glasgow

14 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
The Pint of Science festival in Glasgow brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!
Festival of Museums: Glasgow

Festival of Museums: Glasgow

18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Festival of Museums is a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums & galleries with events held during the day & night!
Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival

Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival

18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
Helensburgh Beer and Gin Festival, The Wee Fest in The West, returns to the Sailing Club on the 18th & 19th May!
The Scottish Street Food Festival 2018

The Scottish Street Food Festival 2018

18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
The Scottish Street Food Festival is returning to the Riverside Museum between 18th & 20th May celebrating Scotland's vibrant and ever growing Street food culture!
Glasgow Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 19th & 20th May!
Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! Family Day

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library for two days on May 19th & 20th!
Sweat It Festival

Sweat It Festival

20 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Taking over SWG3 in Glasgow on 20 May 2018, Sweat It Festival will be packed with inspiring master trainers, sweat-dripping fitness classes and live food demos!
Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
The festival season kicks off in style on the May Bank Holiday weekend with the return of the annual Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival!
FoxFest2018 - An East End Beer Festival

FoxFest2018 - An East End Beer Festival

26 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
On Saturday 26th May, Foxley Bowling Club will be hosting FoxFest... a new beer festival for the East End of Glasgow!
Eat & Drink Festival

Eat & Drink Festival

31 May 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 31st May and 3rd June featuring the country’s top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!

Glasgow Festivals in June

Southside Film Festival

Southside Film Festival

01 Jun 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
Be prepared for an exciting weekend of film south of the river, when the Southside Film Festival returns between the 1st and 3rd June 2018!
West End Festival

West End Festival

01 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
The West End Festival is Glasgow's largest cultural event hosting a wide variety of events and performances each June!
Glasgow Festival of Wine

Glasgow Festival of Wine

02 Jun 2018 - 02 Jun 2018
Calling all wine lovers... the Glasgow Festival of Wine 2018 is returning to the Trades Hall of Glasgow in June!
Weird Weekend

Weird Weekend

02 Jun 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
Matchbox Cineclub presents a whole weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world. Orphans, outcasts and outliers from across time and space, with a host of special guests, Q&As & events!
Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival

07 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
Held every year in June, the Glasgow Science Festival offers two weeks of city-wide science events!
The Rum Festival Glasgow

The Rum Festival Glasgow

08 Jun 2018 - 09 Jun 2018
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Glasgow for year 2! Catch it at The Briggait on the 8th & 9th of June!
The Great British Gin Festival - Glasgow

The Great British Gin Festival - Glasgow

16 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised when The UK's biggest Gin Festival tour comes to Glasgow on June 16th!
Bard in the Botanics 2018: The Star Cross’d Lovers Season

Bard in the Botanics 2018: The Star Cross’d Lovers Season

20 Jun 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Scotland's biggest and best-loved Shakespeare Festival, Bard in the Botanics, returns this Summer with their 'Star Cross’d Lovers' Season!
Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

20 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Glasgow Jazz Festival returns in June bringing its annual supply of world-class musicians and upcoming superstars to the city!
Glasgow Mela

Glasgow Mela

24 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance, arts and food, takes place on Sunday 24th June in Kelvingrove Park!
TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

29 Jun 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
After an incredible first year, TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2018 for not one but two weekends!
Fiesta x FOLD

Fiesta x FOLD

30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
The 2018 edition of Fiesta x FOLD at Kelvingrove Park will be bigger & better than ever before featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Pointer Sisters and many more!

Glasgow Festivals in July

FriendsFest Glasgow

FriendsFest Glasgow

06 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
Could we BE anymore excited? The ultimate celebration of the world's greatest TV show FriendsFest returns this summer and it's coming to Glasgow's Victoria Park in July!
Glasgow Shag Festival

Glasgow Shag Festival

06 Jul 2018 - 09 Jul 2018
Glasgow Jitterbugs is very proud to be hosting the third annual international Glasgow Shag Festival this summer, join them for a full weekend of dancing for all abilities!
Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

14 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Spice Girl Melanie C will headline Pride Glasgow, Scotland's largest LGBT festival, being held at Kelvingrove Park on the 14th & 15th July!
Scotland Vegan Festival

Scotland Vegan Festival

14 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
On Saturday 14th July, Hampden will be home to the Scotland Vegan Festival, featuring over 100 stalls, demos, workshops and more!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

30 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Pretenders and Jimmy Cliff!

Glasgow Festivals in August

European Championships Glasgow 2018

European Championships Glasgow 2018

01 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Europe’s top athletes will compete in the inaugural European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event being held in Glasgow in August 2018!
Festival 2018

Festival 2018

02 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Festival 2018 brings you the best in music, visual art, street art, dance, theatre, design adding to the celebrations around the 11 days of world-class sporting action!
Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

02 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
The Merchant City Festival is a 9-day extravaganza of street theatre, music, dance, circus, visual arts, comedy & literature in Glasgow's City Centre!
Pizza & Prosecco Festival Glasgow

Pizza & Prosecco Festival Glasgow

04 Aug 2018 - 04 Aug 2018
Get a slice of the action from an array of pop ups and bars when the Pizza & Prosecco Festival returns to Glasgow in August!
Vegan Connections Festival

Vegan Connections Festival

10 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Vegan Connections is returning to Glasgow and a new home at SWG3 and it's promising to be the Vegan event of the summer!
Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

20 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
The annual Kirkintilloch Canal Festival promises a swashbuckling mix of family fun, boat trips, live music & fireworks!
Glasgow Summer Sessions

Glasgow Summer Sessions

22 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
See Kendrick Lamar, Kings Of Leon and Catfish And The Bottlemen live at Bellahouston Park this August as part of the 2018 Glasgow Summer Sessions!
Go Vegan Govan

Go Vegan Govan

25 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Go Vegan Govan, Govan's very first vegan festival will take place on Saturday August 25th at the Pearce Institute!

Glasgow Festivals in September

Glasgow Tequila Festival

Glasgow Tequila Festival

08 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018
Grab your dancing clogs and prepare for some Mexican madness when the Tequila Festival returns to Glasgow in September!
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

10 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Explore Glasgow and get behind the scenes at this annual festival of architecture and built heritage!
Loch Lomond Live

Loch Lomond Live

22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Set against the stunning backdrop of the 'bonnie banks', Loch Lomond Live is a brand new family-friendly festival being held on September 22nd & 23rd!

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