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 July

Kelvingrove Bandstand Open Week

Kelvingrove Bandstand Open Week

02 Jul 2022 - 08 Jul 2022

Glasgow Life will throw open the doors of the beautiful Kelvingrove Bandstand for a fantastic week-long FREE programme of children and family events!
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The Village Storytelling Festival

The Village Storytelling Festival

05 Jul 2022 - 09 Jul 2022

The Village Storytelling Festival, Scotland's community and contemporary storytelling festival, is back for 2022!
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Glasgow Craft Beer Festival

Glasgow Craft Beer Festival

08 Jul 2022 - 09 Jul 2022

The Glasgow Craft Beer Festival, formerly the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, will celebrate great beer, good food and stellar music at SWG3 Glasgow on the 8th and 9th July!
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TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

08 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022

TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2022 from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July featuring headline acts Paolo Nutini, The Strokes and Lewis Capaldi!
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King Tut’s Summer Nights

King Tut’s Summer Nights

14 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

King Tut’s Summer Nights festival returns showcasing over 100 acts across July and August in the UK's best live music venue!
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WOD On The Loch

WOD On The Loch

16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022

WOD on the Loch promises two days of food, drink and functional fitness all with the most amazing backdrop with some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer right on the shores of Loch Lomond!
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Alexandra Park Festival Day

Alexandra Park Festival Day

23 Jul 2022 - 23 Jul 2022

After a two year break, Platform's annual family Festival Day and carnival parade at Alexandra Park returns for 2022 on Saturday 23rd July!
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Making Waves Festival

Making Waves Festival

23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022

Scotland's new seaside festival - Making Waves - will take place on the 23rd and 24th July at Irvine Beach Park and Harbourside!
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Sufi Festival

Sufi Festival

23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022

The annual Sufi Festival is a cultural experience of Islamic art, culture and heritage in the heart of Scotland's most diverse and multicultural community in Glasgow's Southside!
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Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

27 Jul 2022 - 13 Aug 2022

The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a seventh year with 13 nights of live music from of Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Pixies and many more!
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Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

28 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

The Merchant City Festival is an extravaganza of street theatre, music, dance, circus, visual arts, comedy & literature in Glasgow's City Centre!
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ButeFest

ButeFest

29 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

ButeFest, the much-loved boutique west coast music festival, returns this summer after a two-year pause, bringing live pop and folk music to the island from Friday 29th - Sunday 31st July!
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Junction 1 Summer Festival

Junction 1 Summer Festival

29 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Junction 1's inaugural Summer Festival, taking place on the Bank Holiday Weekend of July 29th - 31st, will feature headliners Groove Armada, Kelis, Soul II Soul & Faithless!
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Surge Festival

Surge Festival

29 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Surge presents a bounty of outlandish and spectacular street theatre, unleashed on the public throughout the Merchant City Festival weekend!
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Sausage and Cider Fest

Sausage and Cider Fest

30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

The Sausage and Cider Fest will arrive in Glasgow for the very first time at the amazing Briggait on 30th and 31st July!
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The Bridge Family Festival Day

The Bridge Family Festival Day

30 Jul 2022 - 30 Jul 2022

Come along and join in the summer festivities when the big Family Festival Day returns to The Bridge, Easterhouse on Saturday 30th July!
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Glasgow Festivals in August

Piping Live!

Piping Live!

06 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022

Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival will return this summer with a calendar of in-person and virtual events from Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th August!
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Sole Bloc Sneaker Festival and Street Party

Sole Bloc Sneaker Festival and Street Party

27 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

The Sole Bloc Sneaker Festival and Street Party returns with a bang to SWG3 Glasgow on Saturday 27th August!
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Glasgow Festivals in September

Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September 2022!
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Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022

The Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival is an amazing weekend out for all the family featuring music, cookery, real ale, fresh produce and lots of fun!
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The Big Weekend

The Big Weekend

03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022

The Big Weekend Festival is a fun and inclusive event, bringing together people from all over Glasgow for a unique weekend of performance, community arts and culture!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

18 Sep 2022 - 18 Sep 2022

The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Glasgow's King's Theatre on its world tour with a brand new selection of extraordinary films!
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Platform 18 Street Festival - The Final Stop

Platform 18 Street Festival - The Final Stop

24 Sep 2022 - 25 Sep 2022

To mark the end of an era the industry-renowned Platform 18 Street Festival will return to Glasgow's West Street this September Weekend for not one, but two open-air raves!
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Glasgow Festivals in October

Tenement Trail

Tenement Trail

08 Oct 2022 - 08 Oct 2022

Scotland's Tenement Trail is THE music lover's festival, boasting the best emerging talent plus much-loved artists and will finally return on 8th October!
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Trancefest

Trancefest

15 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

After a sell out debut, Trancefest, Scotland's only multi room trance event, returns on Saturday 15th Oct 2022 with a HUGE line up of international Trance superstars!
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Oktoberfest Comes To Glasgow

Oktoberfest Comes To Glasgow

22 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022

Oktoberfest is coming to SWG3 Glasgow for a day and night of beers and cheers on Saturday 22nd October!
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The Gin To My Tonic Show

The Gin To My Tonic Show

28 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings, is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 28th and 30th October 2022!
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Glasgow Festivals in November

Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

06 Nov 2022 - 06 Nov 2022

Glasgow Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival is being held in the stunning surroundings of Oran Mor on Sunday 6th November!
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The Great Western

The Great Western

12 Nov 2022 - 12 Nov 2022

The Great Western, a festival of musical exploration and discovery held in venues across Glasgow, returns with their 2022 edition on Saturday 12th November!
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Glasgow Festivals in December

Loch Lomond Shores Christmas Festival

Loch Lomond Shores Christmas Festival

03 Dec 2022 - 04 Dec 2022

Loch Lomond Shores is set to host their fantastic Christmas Festival on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December featuring street food, children's entertainers and rides, live entertainment and more!
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Glasgow Festivals in January

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

19 Jan 2023 - 05 Feb 2023

Celtic Connections will return for its 30th anniversary edition from 19th January to 5th February 2023!
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Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

01 Mar 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Country 2 Country

Country 2 Country

10 Mar 2023 - 12 Mar 2023

Country To Country, the UK & Ireland's largest contemporary country music festival will return to the OVO Hydro Glasgow between the 10th and 12th March 2023
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Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Festivals in May

Glasgow Festivals in June

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Popular Events

FREE Open Air Cinema at QPA
Open-air cinema returns to Queen's Park Arena this summer with a selection of 'Cults & Classics' themed films including The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and Big Trouble in Little China!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a seventh year with 13 nights of live music from of Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Pixies and many more!
Clyde Island Presents Summer Beach Festival
Clyde Island is an urban beach in Glasgow City Centre with artisan food and drink, fully licensed bar, large beach and rides and attractions for the whole family!
Kelvingrove Bandstand Open Week
Glasgow Life will throw open the doors of the beautiful Kelvingrove Bandstand for a fantastic week-long FREE programme of children and family events!
Baltic Street Adventure Playground Summer Holiday Programme
Baltic Street Adventure Playground is running a holiday programme until 13th of August, Tuesday to Saturday. It's free to attend and has lots for the kids to do!

Popular Venues

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut O2 Academy Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The OVO Hydro