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 April

Glasgow Zine Fest

Glasgow Zine Fest

01 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021

Glasgow Zine Festival is an annual festival that celebrates self-publishing and Do It Yourself (DIY) ethos!
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Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Festival

05 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021

The UK's longest running performing arts event for families is back, offering young people the chance to discover, escape and create this Easter!
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IberoDocs 8th Edition

IberoDocs 8th Edition

19 Apr 2021 - 02 May 2021

IberoDocs brings a programme of over 20 documentaries, highlighting that both in our darkest as well as our brightest moments, art (in any of its forms) has become a necessary and faithful companion.
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Mystic & Holistic Festival

Mystic & Holistic Festival

25 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021

The Mystic & Holistic Festival, celebrating everything Mind, Body & Soul returns by popular demand in an online format on Sunday 25th April!
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Glasgow Festivals in May

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

03 May 2021 - 23 May 2021

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.
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BAFTA Scotland: Guru Live Online

BAFTA Scotland: Guru Live Online

04 May 2021 - 07 May 2021

BAFTA Scotland will host its flagship festival for aspiring creatives, Guru Live, online for 2021 between the 4th & 7th May!
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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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Safe To Be Me Festival

Safe To Be Me Festival

10 May 2021 - 31 May 2021

Scottish Ballet presents the Safe to Be Me Festival, a digital festival of dance for young people to explore their identities through creative, interactive experiences and digital dance workshops!
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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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Aye Write!

Aye Write!

14 May 2021 - 23 May 2021

Held annually in March, Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK!
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Pint of Science

Pint of Science

17 May 2021 - 20 May 2021

Quench your thirst for knowledge when Pint of Science returns online from 17th-20th May 2021!
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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

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 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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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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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

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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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

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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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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Popular Events

Glasgow Farmers Market at Mansfield Park
This popular farmers market brings rural Scotland to the centre of Glasgow's west end twice a month!
At The Flix Drive In
Join At The Flix for their Spring drive-in movie event with films shown on the world's largest outdoor LED screen at Prestwick Airport!
Broadway in the Bar
Broadway in the Bar - A first-class professional cast from Insideout Productions will sing your favourite showstoppers at Oran Mor!
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!
The Hella Mega Tour: Green Day + Fall Out Boy + Weezer
Rock heavyweights Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are bringing their Hella Mega Tour to Bellahouston Park on 28th June 2021!

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