Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

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!

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

About Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

1st Aug 2019 to 11th Aug 2019
See event website for full details
Glasgow South Side
See event website for full details
Visit the event website here
Facebook information can be found here

In 2017, our first ever Govanhill Carnival took place! It was launched by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland and featured a weekend of music, with a parade and carnival. Our aim was to pilot a creative approach to combating division and racism while celebrating our uniqueness and all that makes Govanhill great. It was a fantastic success.

The event has grown into an 11-day extravaganza, showcasing the rich diversity of the area – where 40+ nationalities speaking 60+ languages have made their home. We have tried to make our events affordable, inclusive and as much as possible family-friendly. There is something for everyone. So, come along and discover a community bursting with culture and history.

Some highlights of the festival include the carnival parade on Saturday 3rd August as we dance, play and drum our way through the streets of Govanhill. If any groups or individuals would like to join the parade please contact carnival@govanhillbaths.com.

Let’s remember, no matter what our background and heritage, we are all Govanhillians. It is diversity, however you define it, that makes Govanhill great. Let’s celebrate our unique and vibrant community with pride!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Govanhill International Festival and Carnival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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