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 June

Glasgow International

Glasgow International

11 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021

Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary visual art, Glasgow International, will return in 2021 between the 11th and 27th June!
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UNFIX Festival

UNFIX Festival

11 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021

Unfix is a festival of live performance, dance, film, installation, workshop and debate that wants to unravel the knots in how we're living!
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Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland

14 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of online and outdoor events showcasing refugee arts and culture!
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Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

18 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021

The 35th Glasgow Jazz Festival will be held virtually from 18th to 20th June 2020!
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Glasgow Festival of Wine - CANCELLED

Glasgow Festival of Wine - CANCELLED

19 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021

Calling all wine lovers... the Glasgow Festival of Wine is returning to the Trades Hall of Glasgow on Saturday 19th June!
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Mansfield Park Street Festival

Mansfield Park Street Festival

26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021

Join Halo Arts for a day of festival fun at Partick's Mansfield Park! Featuring live music, street play, samba bands, circus performers, stalls and more!
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Shawlands Beer & Gin Festival - POSTPONED

Shawlands Beer & Gin Festival - POSTPONED

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

Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

08 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021

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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Surge Festival

Surge Festival

10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021

Surge Festival, is back with a bunch of weird and wonderful acts, on a rolling schedule, so you can see everything over an hour and a half visit. It’s like Supermarket Sweep but in a zoo!
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The Rum Festival Glasgow

The Rum Festival Glasgow

16 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 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 16th & 17th July!
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Resonate - POSTPONED

Resonate - POSTPONED

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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Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Garden Party

01 Jul 2022 - 04 Jul 2022

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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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 in July and August 2022!
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Glasgow Festivals in August

King Tut’s Summer Nights

King Tut’s Summer Nights

04 Aug 2021 - 31 Aug 2021

King Tut’s Summer Nights festival returns showcasing over 70 acts across August in the UK's best live music venue!
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Piping Live!

Piping Live!

07 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival is a 9-day celebration which will see events such as concerts, talks, recitals and more take place across the city!
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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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Sausage and Cider Fest

Sausage and Cider Fest

28 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021

The Sausage and Cider Fest will arrive in Glasgow for the very first time at the amazing Briggait on Saturday 28th August!
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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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TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

10 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2021 from 10th - 12th September, featuring headline acts Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers!
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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 Funk & Soul Festival

Glasgow Funk & Soul Festival

12 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

Get ready for the inaugural Glasgow Funk and Soul Festival coming to Queen's Park Arena on Sunday 12th September!
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Trancefest

Trancefest

18 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

Colours & Zoom presents Trancefest 2021, Scotland's first EVER full trance festival, taking over SWG3 on Saturday 18th September!
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Scotland Vegan Festival

Scotland Vegan Festival

25 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021

On Saturday 25th September, Hampden will be home to the annual Scotland Vegan Festival, featuring over 80 stalls, demos, workshops and more!
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Glasgow Festivals in October

Glasgow Gin Festival

Glasgow Gin Festival

08 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Glasgow! Join them at the Trades Hall on Friday 8th October for a day of local music, tapas and of course... gin!
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Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

24 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021

Castlemilk Park will be holding their annual Pumpkin Festival between the 25th and 29th October featuring carving and a parade!
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Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

29 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021

After a sellout tour across the UK in 2019, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow for Halloween with their new show, Paradise Apocalypse, on Friday 29th October!
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Glasgow Festivals in November

Stag & Dagger Glasgow

Stag & Dagger Glasgow

13 Nov 2021 - 13 Nov 2021

Stag & Dagger Glasgow, Scotland's original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase returns on Saturday 13th November!
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The Great Western

The Great Western

13 Nov 2021 - 13 Nov 2021

The Great Western, a festival of musical exploration and discovery held in venues across Glasgow, returns with their 2021 edition on Saturday 13th November!
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Ginfall Festival Glasgow

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

27 Nov 2021 - 27 Nov 2021

Scotland's most popular Gin Festival, GinFall, returns to where it all began, the luxurious Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow, for another amazing day out on Saturday 27th November!
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Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

20 Jan 2022 - 06 Feb 2022

More than 2,500 musicians from around the world will gather in Glasgow in January for Celtic Connections 2022!
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Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

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

Glasgow Festivals in May

Gig in the Goil

Gig in the Goil

06 May 2022 - 08 May 2022

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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Eat & Drink Festival

Eat & Drink Festival

27 May 2022 - 30 May 2022

The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 27th and 30th May 2022 featuring the country's top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!
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Popular Events

Festival Village: Merchant City
The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to Glasgow's Candleriggs Square!
Summer Holiday Programme
Baltic Street Adventure Playground is running a holiday programme until 14th of August, Tuesday to Saturday. It's free to attend (booking required) and has lots for the kids to do!
Open Goal Summer Football Festival
Celebrate the football party season with Open Goal as they host 22 Outdoor Live Shows across Euro 2020 at SWG3 Glasgow!
Outdoor Summer Art Camp!
Join MAKE at Dumbreck Playbarn for their Outdoor Art Camp where 5 - 11 year olds can be creative and make new friends this Summer!
Meet Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit is hopping along to Silverburn! Pop along on Wednesday 30th June and take a Covid-safe family photo with him!

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