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!
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!
Matchbox Cineclub: Cage-A-Rama!

Matchbox Cineclub: Cage-A-Rama!

05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
Glasgow's annual Cage-a-rama festival celebrates international treasure and bats**t crazyman Nicolas Cage at CCA Glasgow on January 5th & 6th!
Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

17 Jan 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
Every January, Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!

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!
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Glasgow

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Glasgow

16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Spend a day in foodie heaven... wine quaffing, cheese gorging & chocolate worshipping when the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival comes to the Barrowlands!

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!
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!
Country 2 Country

Country 2 Country

08 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
Country To Country, the UK and Ireland’s largest contemporary country music festival will return to The SSE Hydro in March 2019!
The Gin To My Tonic Show

The Gin To My Tonic Show

15 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings, is coming to the SEC Glasgow between the 15th and 17th March 2019!

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!
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!
Loch Fyne Food Fair: Fyne at Forty

Loch Fyne Food Fair: Fyne at Forty

11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
Scotland's Longest Running Food Festival, the Loch Fyne Food Fair, returns to Cairndow between the 11th & 13th May to celebrate its 40th anniversary!
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 - 30 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!
Sagra Italiana 2018

Sagra Italiana 2018

02 Jun 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
The 2nd of June is Italian National Day and to celebrate Glasgow will host an Italian festival in George Square, the likes of which Scotland has never seen before!
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
Glasgow Science Festival is back with a fresh batch of science-fuelled fun for adults and weans alike. Explore the world through talks, walks, art, film, experiments and even yoga!
LusoFilm

LusoFilm

08 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
CCA Glasgow welcomes LusoFilm a new Portuguese language film festival exploring abandonment and isolation in the face of Brexit alongside a celebration of the depth and richness of Lusophone culture.
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!
Great West Yoga Fest

Great West Yoga Fest

10 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
Glasgow's cosiest community yoga festival is back as part of the West End Festival 2018. Come to Queen's Crescent Park on Sunday 10th June for a whole afternoon of yoga-packed fun and relaxation!
Forest Fairy Festival

Forest Fairy Festival

16 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Follow the forest fairy trail and discover a magical woodland world of old folklore and childhood dreams all inside Castlemilk Park!
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 Real Ale Festival

Glasgow Real Ale Festival

21 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
The 2018 Glasgow Real Ale Festival will take place between 21st to the 23rd June at The Briggait, in the Merchant City!
Bungo in the Back Lanes

Bungo in the Back Lanes

23 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
The ever popular neighbourhood festival Bungo in the Back Lanes, hosted by The Strathbungo Society, returns on Saturday 23rd of June from Midday!
SOLE BLOC Sneaker and Lifestyle Festival

SOLE BLOC Sneaker and Lifestyle Festival

23 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
The SOLE BLOC Sneaker and Lifestyle Festival returns to SWG3 Studio Warehouse for a third year on Saturday 23rd July!
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!
GamesMania

GamesMania

27 Jun 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
This Summer over twenty days, experience four decades of gaming, as Glasgow Science Centre proudly presents, GamesMania!
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!
West End Beer Festival

West End Beer Festival

06 Jul 2018 - 07 Jul 2018
The annual West End Beer Festival is being held at Cafe Source Too, Hillhead Sports Club on the 6th & 7th July!
The Glasgow Games

The Glasgow Games

07 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
The Glasgow Games 2018 is a FREE nine-day, family festival at Queen's Park Arena promoting healthy living in Glasgow’s south side!
Craft Beer Discovery

Craft Beer Discovery

14 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Sample top beers from some of Scotland's best breweries, line your belly with top street food and enjoy top entertainment from acoustic acts at Scotland's top craft beer festival!
Indian Food Bazaar

Indian Food Bazaar

14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
The first ever Indian Food Bazaar comes to Glasgow on the 14th and 15th of July, experience the culinary delights from six different cuisines from all across India!
Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

14 Jul 2018 - 15 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!
Robin Williams Film Fest

Robin Williams Film Fest

19 Jul 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
After 2017's sold out Netflix & Bill series The Butterfly and the Pig South's film nights are back with the Robin Williams Film Fest!
Arran Rock ‘n’ Blues Fest

Arran Rock ‘n’ Blues Fest

21 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
The inaugural Arran Rock 'n' Blues Fest, featuring six top bands from within the genres, will be held in Brodick Hall on Saturday 21st July!
Flying Moon Music & Arts Festival

Flying Moon Music & Arts Festival

21 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Glasgow's newest music and arts festival, Flying Moon, is coming to The Flying Duck on Saturday 21st July!
Milngavie Gin Festival

Milngavie Gin Festival

21 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
With a plethora of gins from all around the world and a particular focus on some amazing Scottish gins this year's Milngavie Gin Festival looks set to be another fantastic event!
Glasgow Kite Festival

Glasgow Kite Festival

22 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Come along to Bellahouston Park on Sunday 22nd July and watch as the skies are filled with kites at the Glasgow Kite Festival!
Alexandra Park Festival Day

Alexandra Park Festival Day

28 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Platform's annual family Festival Day and carnival parade at Alexandra Park is back on Saturday 28th July!
Glasgow Latin Festival

Glasgow Latin Festival

28 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
A little bit of Latin America is coming to Glasgow's Classic Grand this Summer courtesy of the Glasgow Latin Festival!
Bridge Family Festival Day

Bridge Family Festival Day

29 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Come along and join in the summer festivities when the big Family Festival Day returns to The Bridge, Easterhouse on Sunday 29th July!
Glasgow Mini Maker Faire

Glasgow Mini Maker Faire

29 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
The Glasgow Mini Maker Faire is the greatest show (& tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness!
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!
TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2019 from 12th – 14th July, more details will be announced shortly!

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 at George Square

Festival 2018 at George Square

01 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Glasgow’s iconic George Square will be the beating heart of Festival 2018 during the 2018 European Championships... come ready to play and explore!
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!
Africeilidh

Africeilidh

03 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Africelidh at The African Arts Centre, Ibrox, is a family-oriented 3-day arts and culture festival celebrating diversity in Glasgow!
Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

04 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
The Merchant City Festival is an 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!
The Encontro Street Band Festival

The Encontro Street Band Festival

04 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Now in its second year, The Encontro Street Band Festival is a spectacular weekend-long celebration of street band music!
Glasgow Vegan Beer Fest

Glasgow Vegan Beer Fest

05 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Glasgow Vegan Beer Fest is BACK for a third year with plenty of beer, cider, wine, cocktails & mouthwatering food!
Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

09 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Glasgow Cocktail Weekend is being held between the 9th and 12th of August, expect four days of International DJ's and incredible £5 cocktails in the best venues across the city!
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!
Helensburgh Summer Festival

Helensburgh Summer Festival

11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Helensburgh Summer Festival returns for two days to Colquhoun Square on Saturday 11th August & Sunday 12th August!
Music Moments Festival

Music Moments Festival

11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Osborne Street will be the home of the Music Moments Festival two jam-packed days of music on the 11th - 12th of August as part of Festival 2018 and the European Championships!
Pet Fete Scotland

Pet Fete Scotland

11 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Pet Fete Scotland, Glasgow's very own Pet Festival, is being held in the grounds of the Riverside Museum on Saturday 11th August!
Surge Festival

Surge Festival

11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Surge Festival returns to Glasgow as part of the Merchant City Festival and Festival 2018 with a host of spectacular street theatre!
Piping Live!

Piping Live!

13 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Piping Live! the world's biggest week of piping will bring over 40,000 music fans to Glasgow!
Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

16 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is a cultural celebration of our unique community, including a Carnival Parade on Saturday 18 August and a whole host of other events!
CHArts Makers and Producers at Wild About Argyll Food and Drink Festival

CHArts Makers and Producers at Wild About Argyll Food and Drink Festival

19 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly Argyll and Isles are working with Wild About Argyll, to showcase some of the best of Argyll makers and producers during the Argyll Food and Drink Festival!
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!
Glasgow Canal Festival

Glasgow Canal Festival

25 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
The Glasgow Canal Festival returns to Glasgow’s iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin on Saturday 25th August!
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!
Vegan Connections Festival

Vegan Connections Festival

25 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
The Vegan Connections Festival is returning to Glasgow for, not one, but two days filled with all your favourite vegan stallholders!
Youth Urban Games

Youth Urban Games

25 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
The Youth Urban Games, Scotland's first urban sports festival, featuring parkour, skateboarding and BMXing, is being held in Glasgow this Summer!
Milngavie Food and Drink Festival

Milngavie Food and Drink Festival

31 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
The Milngavie Food and Drink Festival is coming this summer, bigger and better than ever in a two day extravaganza of live music, live cookery demos and a wide range of artisan food and drink!

Glasgow Festivals in September

Doors Open Days West Dunbartonshire

Doors Open Days West Dunbartonshire

01 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across West Dunbartonshire! This year's event will be held on September 1st & 2nd!
Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

01 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
The 2018 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 1st and 9th September!
Millport Country Music Festival 2018

Millport Country Music Festival 2018

07 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
Scotland’s biggest independent country music festival is back for it’s 24th year in 2018, once again taking over the beautiful seaside town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae!
Doors Open Days East Dunbartonshire

Doors Open Days East Dunbartonshire

08 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across East Dunbartonshire! This year's event will be held on September 8th!
Garnock Valley Carves Chainsaw Carving Festival

Garnock Valley Carves Chainsaw Carving Festival

08 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018
The first ever ‘Garnock Valley Carves’ Chainsaw Carving Festival is set to take place in Beith on Saturday 8th September, come along and watch the carvers demonstrate their astonishing talents!
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!
ShawFest

ShawFest

08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
ShawFest is a yearly festival, taking place in Glasgow's West End, that helps to raise money for the Fraser Shaw Trust!
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

10 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Now in its 29th year, Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival returns to throw open the doors of the city in celebration of Glasgow’s architecture, culture and heritage!
Take One Action Film Festival Glasgow

Take One Action Film Festival Glasgow

13 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Take One Action Film festival returns to Glasgow, 13-23 September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!
Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Glasgow Youth Film Festival

14 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns from 14 – 16 September 2018, based at GFT, celebrating both its 10th anniversary edition and Scotland’s Year of Young People!
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Clydebuilt Festival returns in 2018 on the 15th and 16th of September! Come and join us for Castle to Crane, boat launches, skills demos, food, music, stall, jokes, colour and (probably) rain!
Festival of the Sea

Festival of the Sea

15 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Clyde Fishermen's Trust's Festival of the Sea returns to The Briggait on Saturday 15th September with live music, fresh seafood and cooking demos by real fishermen!
Newmilns Food Festival

Newmilns Food Festival

15 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Newmilns Food Festival is back for the third year, bigger and better, showcasing the very best in local food and drink!
Starshaped Festival

Starshaped Festival

15 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Star Shaped Festival will return to Glasgow on Saturday 15th September for a full day of Britpop excellence featuring Echobelly, The Supernaturals and more!
The Big Sit In Festival Glasgow

The Big Sit In Festival Glasgow

15 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
The Big Sit In day festival returns on Saturday 15th September and is coming to Glasgow hot spot Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox!
SU2C Family Festival

SU2C Family Festival

16 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Join the Cancer Research UK Shop, Helensburgh for their annual Stand Up To Cancer Family Festival on September 16th at Helensburgh Rugby and Cricket Club!
Freshers Festival Glasgow

Freshers Festival Glasgow

19 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Glasgow Freshers Festival returns to George Square on the 19th & 20th September, bringing you the biggest and best student party of the year!
Blue Light Festival

Blue Light Festival

22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
The Blue Light Festival returns to Riverside Museum over the September Weekend featuring an array of emergency vehicles old and new!
Explorathon Glasgow

Explorathon Glasgow

28 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Explorathon... join us for an extravaganza of discovery, entertainment and wonder as we celebrate all things smart!
Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

29 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Step into the unique world of Scot Gin Fest at Trades Hall on September 29th and discover the very essence of Scottish gin – the provenance, the botanicals, the craftsmanship and the heritage!
Tenement Trail

Tenement Trail

29 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
10 venues, over 12 hours of music, 50+ bands... inner-city music festival Tenement Trail returns on Saturday 29th September!

Glasgow Festivals in October

World of Film: International Film Festival

World of Film: International Film Festival

04 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
World of Film is an International film festival featuring over 40 films from independent directors from all over the world, this year's event is being held at Film City in Govan!
Magipup Festival

Magipup Festival

13 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre's annual Magipup Festival will keep everyone entertained over October Half Term!
Mindful Drinking Festival in association with Heineken 0.0

Mindful Drinking Festival in association with Heineken 0.0

13 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Expect live performances by local musicians, a full programme of activities and alcohol free drink tastings when the Mindful Drinking Festival in association with Heineken 0.0 rolls into town!
Oxjam Glasgow Festival

Oxjam Glasgow Festival

13 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Join Oxjam Glasgow in celebrating 12 years of Oxjam Music Festival with 12 hours of non-stop music on Saturday 13th October!
Glasgow Oktoberfest

Glasgow Oktoberfest

17 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Forget heading to Germany for Oktoberfest... experience one of the world's biggest festivals right here in Glasgow for five hop-saoked days at Queen's Park Recreation Ground!
Festival of The Dead Returns To Glasgow

Festival of The Dead Returns To Glasgow

19 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
After two sell-out events in 2017, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow's O2 Academy on October 19th 2018!
Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

21 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Castlemilk Park will be holding their annual Pumpkin Festival this October featuring carving and a parade!
Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Glasgow Cathedral Festival

21 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Don't miss a week of music, art, history, exhibitions and more when Glasgow Cathedral Festival returns between 21st and 28th October!
Day of the Died

Day of the Died

27 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
The spirit of Mexico's most famous festivals, Day of the Dead, is set to descend on Glasgow's East End this Halloween!
Glasgow Horror Fest

Glasgow Horror Fest

27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Popcorn Horror are thrilled to announce that they will be bringing Glasgow Horror Fest back to The Classic Grand and Stereo Cafe Bar for a packed two day spooktacular this Halloween!

Glasgow Festivals in November

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

07 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
The fourth Havana Glasgow Film Festival returns in early November with four days of film, dance, music, social events, school programmes and talks across Glasgow!
Glasgow Festival of Burlesque

Glasgow Festival of Burlesque

08 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
The Glasgow Festival of Burlesque returns for a fourth year to The Riding Room & Wild Cabaret between the 8th and 12th November 2018!
Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival

Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival

10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
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 10th & 11th!
Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise

16 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
Annual multi-arts festival Eastern Promise returns to Platform Glasgow with two days of eclectic live music and performance and visual art!
Glasgow Loves Christmas

Glasgow Loves Christmas

18 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Glasgow Loves Christmas brings six weeks of magical events, shopping and festive fun to the heart of the city!
Kilmarnock’s Dirty Weekender

Kilmarnock’s Dirty Weekender

22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Kilmarnock’s Dirty Weekender is BACK - and it's set to be bigger than ever with over 100 acts scheduled to play over the November weekend!

Glasgow Festivals in December

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

15 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
Scotland's most popular Gin Festival, GinFall, returns to where it all began, the luxurious Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow, for an amazing Christmas Gin Festival on Sat 15th December!

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