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 August

Piping Live! Online Festival

Piping Live! Online Festival

08 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020

The Piping Live! Online Festival will showcase the same world-class musical talent, with an international flavour, that audiences have come to expect from the annual festival!
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Glasgow Short Film Festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival

17 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020

Glasgow Short Film Festival returns (online) for a glorious 13th edition of boundary-crossing genre-defying new cinema between the 17th and 23rd August!
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Galvanize Festival

Galvanize Festival

20 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020

Tom Walker, The Libertines, Two Door Cinema Club, Supergrass, Example, PIXIES and All Time Low will headline the inaugural Galvanize Festival in Glasgow this August!
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The Gin & Rum Festival

The Gin & Rum Festival

21 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020

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

Barras Beer Bash - Glasgow Edition

Barras Beer Bash - Glasgow Edition

05 Sep 2020 - 05 Sep 2020

The team at BAaD are celebrating the bustling craft beer scene in Glasgow and beyond with the 'Barras Beer Bash', come along and celebrate the beery delights this city has to offer!
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Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

19 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

Back for a fourth year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020!
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The Virtual Glasgow Mela

The Virtual Glasgow Mela

20 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020

Glasgow Mela will bring singing, dancing and show stopping performances live and direct to you at home between the 20th and 30th September!
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Glasgow Festivals in October

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

01 Oct 2020 - 01 Oct 2020

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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Remakesploitation Fest

Remakesploitation Fest

03 Oct 2020 - 03 Oct 2020

Matchbox Cineclub and Remakesploitation Film Club team up again with an all-day festival entirely devoted to the weird and wonderful world of Turkish film remakes!
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Glasgow Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

17 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020

The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 17th and 18th October!
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Eat & Drink Festival

Eat & Drink Festival

29 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020

The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 29th October and 1st November featuring the country's top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!
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Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

30 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020

After a sellout tour across the UK in 2019, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow with their new show, Paradise Apocalypse, on Friday 30th October!
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Gig in the Goil

Gig in the Goil

30 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020

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 Gin Festival

Glasgow Gin Festival

31 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

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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Glasgow Festivals in November

Troon Gin Festival

Troon Gin Festival

20 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Troon! Join them at Troon Concert Hall on Friday 20th November for an evening of local music, tapas and of course... gin!
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Stag & Dagger Glasgow

Stag & Dagger Glasgow

29 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020

Stag & Dagger Glasgow, Scotland's original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase returns on Sunday 29th November!
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Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

14 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021

Every January, Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!
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Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

Country 2 Country

Country 2 Country

12 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021

Country To Country, the UK and Ireland’s largest contemporary country music festival will return to The SSE Hydro featuring Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Luke Combs and more!
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The Gin To My Tonic Show

The Gin To My Tonic Show

12 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021

The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings, is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 12th and 14th March 2021!
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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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Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Festivals in May

Riverside Festival

Riverside Festival

28 May 2021 - 30 May 2021

Riverside Festival, Scotland's premier electronic music festival, will return to the grounds of the Riverside Museum in May 2021 with a three day bank holiday extravaganza!
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Glasgow Festivals in June

Scottish Summer Garden Festival

Scottish Summer Garden Festival

13 Jun 2020 - 15 Aug 2020

Running from June 13th - August 15th, Discover Scottish Gardens will be promoting a number of fantastic virtual events and activities as part of their Scottish Summer Garden Festival!
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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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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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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!
Les Misérables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed Broadway production Les Misérables will tour the UK and it's coming to Glasgow for the first time!
Marc Almond
Marc Almond has announced his first UK tour in nearly two years, which includes a night at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as he plays old favourites and songs from his new album Chaos And A Dancing Star!
Blochairn Car Boot Sale
Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the weekly City Markets car boot sale in Blochairn!
Slava’s Snow Show
The multi award-winning international sensation, Slava’s Snow Show, returns to the King's Theatre Glasgow by popular demand!

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