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 January

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

15 Jan 2021 - 02 Feb 2021

Celtic Connections 2021, in its digital format, will present concerts using an online platform every night between Friday 15th January – Tuesday 2nd February!
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Artists’ Moving Image Festival: Give Birth To Me Tomorrow

Artists’ Moving Image Festival: Give Birth To Me Tomorrow

21 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021

Held between the 21st & 24th January, Give Birth To Me Tomorrow, LUX Scotland's Artists' Moving Image Festival, will host a series of screenings co-programmed by Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf!
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Document Human Rights Film Festival

Document Human Rights Film Festival

24 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021

Document Human Rights Film Festival returns for its 18th edition, prompting new ways of viewing, resisting, and affirming our shared relationship to human rights, online between 25th-31st January.
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Glasgow Festivals in February

Present Futures Digital 2021

Present Futures Digital 2021

05 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021

Present Futures 2021 is the fourth edition of a multi-disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral in partnership with CCA Glasgow.
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Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

24 Feb 2021 - 07 Mar 2021

Glasgow Film Festival will return for its 17th edition from 24th February to 7th March 2021 and will be taking place entirely online!
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Glasgow Festivals in March

FrightFest Glasgow

FrightFest Glasgow

05 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021

Prepare for the best of the horror genre when FrightFest returns as part of the Glasgow Film Festival 2021!
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Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

19 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021

After a sellout tour across the UK in 2019, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow with their new show, Paradise Apocalypse, on Friday 19th March!
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Sausage and Cider Fest

Sausage and Cider Fest

20 Mar 2021 - 20 Mar 2021

The Sausage and Cider Fest will arrive in Glasgow for the very first time at the amazing Briggait on Saturday 20th March!
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Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

27 Mar 2021 - 17 Apr 2021

The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
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Country 2 Country

Country 2 Country

11 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022

Country To Country, the UK and Ireland's largest contemporary country music festival will return to The SSE Hydro Glasgow between the 11th & 13th March 2022!
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Glasgow Festivals in April

Trancefest

Trancefest

02 Apr 2021 - 02 Apr 2021

Colours & Zoom presents Trancefest 2021, Scotland's first EVER full trance festival, taking over SWG3 on Easter Friday!
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Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

03 Apr 2021 - 04 Apr 2021

Springfest, The Scottish Food & Drink Festival, returns for 2021, celebrating delicious local produce on the beautiful bonny banks of Loch Lomond!
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Glasgow Festivals in May

Stag & Dagger Glasgow

Stag & Dagger Glasgow

02 May 2021 - 02 May 2021

Stag & Dagger Glasgow, Scotland's original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase returns on Sunday 2nd May!
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Gig in the Goil

Gig in the Goil

07 May 2021 - 09 May 2021

Gig in the Goil returns to Argyll Holidays' Drimsynie Estate with three full days of live music, food & drink and a host of family fun!
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Glasgow Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021

The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 8th and 9th May!
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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

12 May 2021 - 12 May 2021

Join the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in Glasgow for a one-of-a-kind evening, celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth, as they screen some of the world's best adventure films!
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Eat & Drink Festival

Eat & Drink Festival

28 May 2021 - 31 May 2021

The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 28th and 31st May 2021 featuring the country's top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!
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Glasgow Festivals in June

The Rum Festival Glasgow

The Rum Festival Glasgow

04 Jun 2021 - 05 Jun 2021

It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Glasgow for a fourth year! Catch it at The Briggait on the 4th & 5th June!
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Glasgow Gin Festival

Glasgow Gin Festival

26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Glasgow! Join them at the Trades Hall on Saturday 31st October for a day of local music, tapas and of course... gin!
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Shawlands Beer & Gin Festival

Shawlands Beer & Gin Festival

26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021

Returning to Dumbreck Playing Fields on Saturday 26th June is the annual Shawlands Beer & Gin Festival with a bigger bar and more beer, gin and food vendors!
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Glasgow Festivals in July

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Garden Party

02 Jul 2021 - 05 Jul 2021

The Kelburn Garden Party is a music and arts festival that explodes across numerous stages, nooks and spaces throughout the magical glen and stunning gardens that surround Kelburn Castle!
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TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

09 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021

TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2021 from 9th – 11th July, featuring headline acts Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and Lewis Capaldi!
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Resonate

Resonate

17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021

Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience!
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Troon Gin Festival

Troon Gin Festival

24 Jul 2021 - 24 Jul 2021

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Troon! Join them at Troon Concert Hall on Saturday 24th July for an evening of local music, tapas and of course... gin!
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Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

29 Jul 2021 - 14 Aug 2021

The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a seventh year in July and August 2021!
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Glasgow Festivals in August

The Gin & Rum Festival

The Gin & Rum Festival

13 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Glasgow! If you're thirsty for knowledge or just want to party the night away, the Gin and Rum Festival is for you!
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GrungeFest 2020 in aid of Diabetes UK

GrungeFest 2020 in aid of Diabetes UK

14 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021

Pearl Jam Scotland and SOS Presents bring Scotland's and possibly the UK's first festival of all things Grunge to The Classic Grand on Saturday 14th August!
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Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

28 Aug 2021 - 05 Sep 2021

The 2021 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 28th August and 5th September!
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Glasgow Festivals in September

Riverside Festival

Riverside Festival

03 Sep 2021 - 05 Sep 2021

Riverside Festival, Scotland's premier electronic music festival, will return to the grounds of the Riverside Museum in September with a three day extravaganza!
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Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

04 Sep 2021 - 05 Sep 2021

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 Gin To My Tonic Show

The Gin To My Tonic Show

10 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings, is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 10th and 12th September 2021!
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Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

11 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September 2021!
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Glasgow Festivals in October

Glasgow Festivals in November

Glasgow Festivals in December

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Glasgow Farmers Market at Mansfield Park
This popular farmers market brings rural Scotland to the centre of Glasgow's west end twice a month!
Creative Parents
Join the Glasgow Museums' learning team for a relaxed and creative session for parents with babies born in this past year (ages 0-walking)!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a seventh year in July and August 2021!
Burns Big Night In
Join the National Trust for Scotland on Saturday 23rd January as they take a cup of kindness in the company of friends for a celebration of Burns and a showcase of Scottish talent!
Art Factory
Platform Glasgow's Art Factory is an online visual arts and crafts session for adults who wish to learn to draw, paint or make things!

Popular Venues

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The SSE Hydro