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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 April

Glasgow Cocktail Week

19 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

Glasgow's biggest cocktail celebration is returning for 2024, with a ten-day programme of fun signature events and exciting exclusive experiences to celebrate cocktail culture in the city!

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In Short Europe: Best Of Best

20 Apr 2024 - 21 Apr 2024

Taking place in Scotland for the very first time In Short, Europe: Best Of Best is a short film Festival featuring a collection of inspiring, award winning short films from 28 European countries.

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SI-FAN Film Festival: Glasgow

25 Apr 2024 - 29 Apr 2024

SI-FAN aims to bring the most exciting genre feature and short films on the film festival circuit to genre loving Scottish audiences from all over!

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Copita Mezcal & Tequila Festival

27 Apr 2024 - 27 Apr 2024

Enjoy a celebration of exceptional spirit, as Copita, Scotland's first mezcal and tequila festival, returns to The Briggait in Glasgow this April!

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Scotland’s LADHA

27 Apr 2024 - 27 Apr 2024

Scotland's LADHA is an exciting new festival which celebrates the richness and diversity of Scotland's African and Caribbean food and drinks scene!

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Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

28 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024

Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival is being held in the stunning surroundings of Oran Mor on Sunday 28th April!

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Glasgow Festivals in May

Glasgow Zine Fest

01 May 2024 - 05 May 2024

Glasgow Zine Fest is a yearly celebration of zine culture, featuring events about art, community, and heritage!

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Tectonics

04 May 2024 - 05 May 2024

Tectonics, the BBC SSO's festival of new and experimental music, returns to City Halls and Old Fruitmarket on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May!

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Yardworks Festival

04 May 2024 - 05 May 2024

Yardworks Festival returns to SWG3 in Glasgow for another electrifying year. Join us for a celebration of graffiti, street art, culture, and community on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May!

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Stag & Dagger Glasgow

05 May 2024 - 05 May 2024

Stag & Dagger, Scotland's original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase returns to Glasgow on Sunday 5th May!

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Glasgow Coffee Festival

11 May 2024 - 12 May 2024

The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May!

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Houses Festival

11 May 2024 - 11 May 2024

A collaboration between two Scottish trailblazers, SWG3 and TENEMENT TV, Houses is a brand new music festival, built on the foundations of Scottish creativity and Glasgow's thriving music community!

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The Road To The Great Escape Glasgow

11 May 2024 - 11 May 2024

The Road To The Great Escape returns to Glasgow for 2024 bringing you the best new acts in the lead up to the big celebrations in Brighton!

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Walking and Wheeling Festival

11 May 2024 - 11 May 2024

The Glasgow Walking and Wheeling Festival - which celebrates walking and wheeling and promotes active travel - will take place on Glasgow Green on Saturday 11th May!

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Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival

17 May 2024 - 18 May 2024

Helensburgh Beer and Gin Festival, The Wee Fest in The West, returns to Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May!

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Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

18 May 2024 - 19 May 2024

Springfest, The Scottish Food & Drink Festival, returns for 2024, celebrating delicious local produce on the beautiful bonny banks of Loch Lomond!

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Lenzie Rugby Club Mayfest

24 May 2024 - 26 May 2024

East Dunbartonshire's biggest beer festival, Lenzie Rugby Club Mayfest, is back for 2024 between the 24th and 26th May!

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The Eat & Drink Festival

24 May 2024 - 27 May 2024

The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 24th and 27th May featuring the country's top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!

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Glasgow Festivals in June

WestFest

01 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024

WestFest returns for its second annual festival between Saturday 1st and Sunday 30th June, delivering a wide array of high quality, vibrant and inclusive events to the area!

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Glasgow Real Ale Festival

06 Jun 2024 - 08 Jun 2024

The 2024 Glasgow Real Ale Festival will take place between the 6th and 8th June at The Briggait, in the Merchant City!

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Glasgow International

07 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024

Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary visual art, Glasgow International, will returns in 2024 between Friday 7th and Sunday 23rd June!

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Glasgow Mela

23 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024

The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts returns to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 23rd June!

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Big City

29 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024

Big City is a brand new all day festival, featuring 12 acts across two stages, headlined by Mogwai and featuring labelmates, friends and peers!

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Glasgow Festivals in July

TRNSMT Festival

12 Jul 2024 - 14 Jul 2024

TRNSMT will return to Glasgow Green for its 7th year between the 12th and 14th July 2024, bringing its massive energy to the city once again!

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Sole Bloc Sneaker & Lifestyle Festival

13 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

The Sole Bloc Sneaker & Lifestyle Festival returns with a bang to SWG3 Glasgow on Saturday 13th July!

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Pop Mutations Festival

18 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

The Pop Mutations Festival returns for 2024 over three days in July at Mono, The Flying Duck, The Old Hairdressers, Stereo and The Glad Cafe!

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Summer Nights at the Bandstand

23 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a ninth year with 12 nights of live music from Gabrielle, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more!

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ButeFest

26 Jul 2024 - 28 Jul 2024

ButeFest, the much-loved boutique west coast music festival, returns this summer bringing live pop and folk music to the island from Friday 26th - Sunday 38th July!

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Glasgow Festivals in August

A Bowlie Event, Belle & Sebastian Present The Glasgow Weekender

02 Aug 2024 - 03 Aug 2024

Seminal Scottish indie-pop group Belle and Sebastian head to SWG3 Galvanizers Yard on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August, for 'The Glasgow Weekender'!

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Core.

02 Aug 2024 - 04 Aug 2024

Core. Scotland's newest festival dedicated to heavy music, returns for 2024 taking place across several venues in Glasgow's West End between the 2nd and 4th August!

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M4 Festival

03 Aug 2024 - 03 Aug 2024

M4 Festival is a one-day live music event, bringing together hip hop, rap, grime, R&B, afro beat and acoustic artists to celebrate Scotland’s diverse, genre-spanning music scene!

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The Gin & Rum Festival

16 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is returning to Glasgow! If you're thirsty for knowledge or just want to party the night away, the Gin & Rum Festival at The Briggait is for you!

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Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

31 Aug 2024 - 01 Sep 2024

The annual Kirkintilloch Canal Festival promises a fantastic mix of family fun, live music, fireworks, family fun and boat trips – culminating on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September!

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Glasgow Festivals in September

The Scottish Rum Festival

07 Sep 2024 - 07 Sep 2024

Whether you're a rum newcomer or seasoned connoisseur, the Scottish Rum Festival being held at SWG3 Glasgow on Saturday 7th September, is this year's unmissable drinks event.

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Glasgow Festivals in October

The Gin To My Tonic Craft Spirit Show: The Ultimate Gin, Rum & Vodka Festival

25 Oct 2024 - 27 Oct 2024

The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate Gin, Rum & Vodka Festival with unlimited tasting samples, is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 25th and 27th of October!

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Glasgow Festivals in November

Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

Scottish National Whisky Festival

25 Jan 2025 - 25 Jan 2025

Take a deep dive into the modern world of spirits and live music with the Scottish National Whisky Festival at SWG3 Glasgow - the definitive whisky and cultural experience!

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Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

12 Mar 2025 - 30 Mar 2025

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival returns in March 2025 featuring spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

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Country 2 Country

14 Mar 2025 - 16 Mar 2025

Country To Country, the UK & Ireland's largest contemporary country music festival will return to the OVO Hydro Glasgow between the 14th & 16th March!

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Summer Nights at the Bandstand
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New Absolute Beginners Line Dance Classes
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