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 September

Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days

01 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

Doors Open Days, Scotland's largest festival of places, history and culture, will return for its 32nd year in September!
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Explorathon

Explorathon

07 Sep 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

Join researchers from across Scotland and Europe at Explorathon 2021, Scotland's celebration of European Researchers' Night!
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Glasgow Cocktail Week

Glasgow Cocktail Week

24 Sep 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

Glasgow's biggest cocktail celebration is returning for 2021, with a ten-day programme of fun signature events and exciting exclusive experiences to celebrate cocktail culture in the city!
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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival

24 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

DIY non-profit arts festival 'Glasgow Open House Arts Festival' (GOHAF) will return between the 24th and 27th September after a 4-year break in programming!
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Curious About: Our Planet

Curious About: Our Planet

29 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021

Curious About Our Planet is an online science festival from Glasgow Science Centre that explores the impact of climate change on our beautiful planet and how we can contribute to a sustainable future!
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Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Glasgow Cathedral Festival

30 Sep 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

Glasgow Cathedral Festival brings music, art and education to the dramatic setting of Glasgow's medieval cathedral!
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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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Glasgow Festivals in October

Dance International Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow

01 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021

Dance International Glasgow returns this October, taking over the city's streets, galleries, arts spaces, parks and moving vehicles with a dynamic, future-proof programme of events!
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Oktoberfresh Beer Festival

Oktoberfresh Beer Festival

01 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

Oktoberfresh - a celebration of fresh beer... enjoy the music, the food and the freshest Innis & Gunn Tank Fresh Lager in Glasgow!
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The Rum Festival Glasgow

The Rum Festival Glasgow

01 Oct 2021 - 02 Oct 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 1st & 2nd October!
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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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GrungeFest in aid of Diabetes UK

GrungeFest in aid of Diabetes UK

09 Oct 2021 - 09 Oct 2021

GrungeFest is a charity festival celebrating the Grunge scene of the past and present featuring the finest tributes and new wave acts all in aid of Diabetes UK!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

11 Oct 2021 - 11 Oct 2021

The Banff Mountain Film Festival 2021 comes to Glasgow's King's Theatre on its world tour with a brand new selection of extraordinary films!
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The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce

12 Oct 2021 - 13 Oct 2021

Big Bounce is back! After last year's online festival live from the Barrowlands, this time the whole family can get hands-on with exciting and inspiring physics at our amazing venues in the Barras!
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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, Halloween Returns, on Friday 29th 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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Glasgow Festivals in November

Ceilidhfest Glasgow

Ceilidhfest Glasgow

01 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021

Held in November, Ceilidhfest Glasgow is the city's newest month long festival featuring live bands, ceilidh fusions and all things TRAD!
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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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Havana Glasgow Film Festival

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

16 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021

The annual Havana Glasgow Film Festival returns with the usual high-quality mix of thought-provoking Cuban films, Cuban culture, debates as well as some special surprises!
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Troon Gin Festival

Troon Gin Festival

20 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Troon! Join them at Troon Concert Hall on Saturday 20th November for an evening of local music, tapas and of course... gin!
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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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Helensburgh Winter Festival

Helensburgh Winter Festival

27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

Helensburgh Winter Festival, one of the most popular events on the local calendar, returns in a slightly scaled down, but no less fun version on 27th & 28th 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’s Whisky Festival

Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

19 Feb 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

Glasgow's biggest and best whisky event, the Whisky Festival, returns to Hampden Park on Saturday 19th February!
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Glasgow Festivals in March

Country 2 Country

Country 2 Country

11 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022

Country To Country, the UK & Ireland's largest contemporary country music festival returns to The SSE Hydro between the 11th & 13th March featuring Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Miranda Lambert!
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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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Glasgow Festivals in June

Glasgow Festivals in July

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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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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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

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Fun Time Carnivals: Glasgow Green
Fun Time Carnivals are bringing their funfair to Glasgow Green between the 23rd and 30th September, just in time for the September Weekend!
Glasgow Christmas Markets
The Glasgow Christmas Markets return to George Square & St Enoch Square again for 2021 offering a wide selection of festive delights!
Big Kid Circus: Glasgow East End
Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show GOLD! Catch them at Alexandra Park for 11 days between the 22nd September and 3rd October!
GlasGLOW
With the biggest climate change summit taking place in Glasgow, and the eyes of the world on our city, GlasGLOW is back with a brand-new, outdoor show!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint Autumn Season
A Play, a Pie and a Pint's Autumn season will return to Oran Mor on September 6th with another twelve brilliant plays!

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