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

Various Locations Glasgow
From Thursday 19 January to Sunday 5 February 2017, more than 2,000 musicians from around the world will gather in Glasgow for Celtic Connections.The...
Glasgow Festivals in February
Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
15th February - 26th February 2017Glasgow Film Festival will run from 15th February - 26th February 2016 with a packed programme including pop-up cinema...
Take Me Somewhere

Take Me Somewhere

Various Locations Glasgow
Take Me Somewhere will be a celebratory festival of contemporary performance, taking place in Spring 2017 in venues across Glasgow, which builds on the...
Glasgow Festivals in March
Aye Write!

Aye Write!

Glasgow City Centre
Aye Write! Glasgow's book festival takes place from 9th - 19th March 2017, presenting writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond.Aye Write! Glasgow...
Glasgow St Patricks Festival

Glasgow St Patricks Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Glasgow St. Patricks Festival seeks to celebrate and promote Irish Heritage and Culture adding to the Irish cultural legacy and image of Scotland....
Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2017 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the largest event of its kind in Europe, has become a renowned annual event in Glasgow's cultural calendar....
Glasgow Festivals in April
Scottish Elvis Festival

Scottish Elvis Festival

Glasgow City Centre
The Official Scottish Elvis Presley Festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of the king of rock and roll. At its core, it features a selection...
Dance International Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow

Glasgow South Side
A biennial dance event, produced and programmed by Tramway, DI​G is a growing collaboration between dance artists, promoters, venues and communities...
Glasgow Festivals in May
Tectonics Music Festival Glasgow

Tectonics Music Festival Glasgow

Glasgow City Centre
Here we go with the fifth Tectonics Glasgow. Although it’s the fifth Tectonics in Glasgow, it’s the 19th overall, and this summer Athens will be the...
Mayfesto

Mayfesto

Glasgow City Centre
Since its inception in 2010, Mayfesto has focused on presenting thematically linked, edgy new work, including seasons on women in theatre, colonialism...
Southside Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival

Glasgow South Side
The Southside Fringe will run from the 12th - 28th May 2017! With 200 events in 50 venues, this is the biggest community organised event in Glasgow!The...
Festival of Museums: Glasgow

Festival of Museums: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Glasgow Festivals in June
LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Glasgow

LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Festival Fortnight is an exciting mix of sport, cultural, academic and recreational events and activities co-ordinated by LEAP Sports Scotland. The festival...
Southside Film Festival

Southside Film Festival

Glasgow South Side
Southside Film Festival is returning for another film festival in the Southside with new festival dates of 2-4 June. The festival will again be a packed...
West End Festival

West End Festival

Glasgow West End
The West End Festival is Glasgow's largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances...
Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Glasgow Science Festival will return in Summer 2017 with the theme - Glasgow Explores!From the deep oceans to deep space and everywhere in between...
Glasgow Juniper Festival

Glasgow Juniper Festival

Glasgow West End
The Juniper Gin Festival is returning for its second year at SWG3 in Glasgow on the 9th and 10th June. Following success in both Edinburgh and Glasgow...
Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
From 21st – 25th June 2017, Glasgow Jazz Festival brings its annual supply of world class musicians and upcoming superstars to the city’s already...
Glasgow Festivals in July
The Village Storytelling Festival

The Village Storytelling Festival

Glasgow City Centre
The Village Storytelling Festival, Scotland’s most innovative and participative storytelling festival, is back for 2017!There’ll be exhibitions, films...
Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow City Centre
The Merchant City Festival presents some of the best of Scottish and international art and entertainment with a programme of street arts, music, theatre...
Glasgow Festivals in August
Piping Live!

Piping Live!

Various Locations Glasgow
Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival is a week-long celebration which will see over 200 events with over 8,000 performers take place in...
European Championships Glasgow 2018

European Championships Glasgow 2018

Various Locations Glasgow
Being held between the 1st and 12th August, the Glasgow 2018 European Championships are the new multi-sport event where unforgettable moments will celebrate...
Glasgow Festivals in September
Glasgow Wildfest 2016

Glasgow Wildfest 2016

Various Locations Glasgow
This year, the theme of the festival is ‘nature’s architects’ in honour of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The full programme of...
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
Explore Glasgow and get behind the scenes at this annual architecture and built heritage festival which will be taking place across Glasgow 12th – 18th...
Byres Road Book Festival

Byres Road Book Festival

Glasgow West End
The Byres Road Book Festival is back over the weekend of 22 – 25 September 2017. Chris Brookmyre will be joining us to celebrate the West End’s love...
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

Glasgow South Side
From the 22nd to the 24th of September, Glasgow will play host to the first Clydebuilt Festival, a celebration of boats and the folk that use them for...
Glasgow Festivals in October
The Mackintosh Festival

The Mackintosh Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events & tours. There will be...
Glasgow Festivals in November
Glasgow Loves Christmas

Glasgow Loves Christmas

Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Loves Christmas brings six weeks of magical events, shopping and festive fun to the heart of the city from November 20th to December 31st!Glasgow...
Book Week Scotland: Glasgow

Book Week Scotland: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Glasgow Festivals in December

Festivals across Greater Glasgow

Biggar Little Festival

Biggar Little Festival

Biggar
Biggar Little Festival 2017 will run between the 19th to the 29th October!A family-friendly festival in the historic market town of Biggar - a small town...
Book Week Scotland: East Renfrewshire

Book Week Scotland: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.Book Week Scotland 2015 will take place from Monday...
Book Week Scotland: Lanarkshire

Book Week Scotland: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.Book Week Scotland 2015 will take place from Monday...
Book Week Scotland: Renfrewshire

Book Week Scotland: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.Book Week Scotland 2015 will take place from Monday...
Clyde and Avon Valley Festival

Clyde and Avon Valley Festival

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Discover the secrets of the Clyde and Avon Valley by taking part in an exciting and vibrant festival this May!The programme includes a staggering 37 family...
Encounters

Encounters

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Encounters is North Lanarkshire’s cultural festival. The North Lanarkshire Encounters Festival, running throughout October, offers the chance to experience...
Festival of Museums: Lanarkshire

Festival of Museums: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Festival of Museums: Renfrewshire

Festival of Museums: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
HaHa Hamilton Comedy Festival

HaHa Hamilton Comedy Festival

Hamilton
This year's nine day Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival kicks off with a Comedy Gala in aid of STV’s Children's Appeal 2016 at the Hamilton Townhouse on...
Imaginate Festival: Renfrewshire

Imaginate Festival: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Imaginate is a unique organisation in Scotland, promoting, developing and celebrating the performing arts for children and young people.It is our goal...
Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Lochwinnoch
Lochwinnoch Arts Festival 2017, the 16th annual Festival of Music, Drama, Literature, Creative & Visual Arts will be held from 15th March - 26th March...
Puppet Animation Festival: East Renfrewshire

Puppet Animation Festival: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2017 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Lanarkshire

Puppet Animation Festival: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2017 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Renfrewshire & Inverclyde

Puppet Animation Festival: Renfrewshire & Inverclyde

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2017 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Scotlands Gardens: East Renfrewshire

Scotlands Gardens: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Lanarkshire

Scotlands Gardens: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Renfrewshire

Scotlands Gardens: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: East Renfrewshire

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Passion is the theme for the 2015 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, which takes place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October....
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Lanarkshire

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Passion is the theme for the 2015 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, which takes place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October....
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Renfrewshire

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Passion is the theme for the 2015 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, which takes place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October....
The Spree

The Spree

Paisley
Paisley’s national festival will be back from 13-22 October and we have another bumper line-up for you!The biggest week of the year in Renfrewshire'...
Young at Heart Festival

Young at Heart Festival

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Tuesday 7 – Saturday 18 March 2017Especially aimed at the 50+ age group, the Young at Heart festival aims to celebrate the arts as engaging and accessible...
Festival of Architechture: Lanarkshire

Festival of Architechture: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
The Festival of Architecture in 2016 is a Scotland-wide celebration of one of the country's most creative industries.Discover hidden treasures, old classics...
East Renfrewshire Early Years Festival

East Renfrewshire Early Years Festival

Giffnock
Eastwood Park Theatre's Early Years Festival runs from the 6th 10th July 2016.Ever fancy being a superhero? Or joining a pirate ship? Or researching your...

Festivals in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
From 8th - 18th October, the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival returns for its second year in a city-wide celebration of eating out. \r\n\r\nThere\'s a wide...
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Passion is the theme for the 2015 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, which takes place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October....
Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Runs from 21st to 24th July 2016.Runway shows, exhibitions, gala parties, interactive workshops and talks in some of the most unique and beautiful venues...
Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival, presented by Riverside Studios, brings together the worlds of arts, entertainment and technology – to showcase...
Edinburgh Doors Open Days

Edinburgh Doors Open Days

Various Locations Edinburgh
Doors Open Days first took place in Glasgow and Ayr in 1990 where it formed part of the European City of Culture celebrations.The success of the event...
Africa in Motion Film Festival: Edinburgh

Africa in Motion Film Festival: Edinburgh

Various Locations Edinburgh
Welcome to the 11th edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival! We are back and ready to present a packed programme of screenings, discussions...
Edinburghs Christmas

Edinburghs Christmas

Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s Christmas is back from 18 November 2016 – 7 January 2017, promising a bigger and better festive season than ever before! Plus, EH postcode...
Scotlands Gardens: Edinburgh & Lothians

Scotlands Gardens: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Red, Red Rose Street

Red, Red Rose Street

Edinburgh New Town
A new festival of Burns' music, words and comedy expanding the traditional Burns Night into a week-long celebration of the work of the world-renowned...
Manipulate Festival

Manipulate Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Welcome to the manipulate festival, Puppet Animation Scotland's annual celebration of innovative international visual theatre and animated film. In a...
Edinburgh Iranian Festival

Edinburgh Iranian Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), with Charity Number SC044795. The festival aims to increase...
Edinburgh Student Arts Festival

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival

Edinburgh Old Town
ESAF is a social enterprise that initially provided emerging creatives with a platform to showcase their work to the public. We have since evolved into...
Gather Festival

Gather Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Open to all, Gather Festival takes place from 04-12 March 2017 in various in Edinburgh City Centre and around University of Edinburgh.Gather Festival...
Edinburghs Festival of Ireland

Edinburghs Festival of Ireland

Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland is a celebration of the city's own Irish community, around St Patrick's Day every year.
Rare Books Edinburgh 2017

Rare Books Edinburgh 2017

Various Locations Edinburgh
Rare Books Edinburgh is a new festival dedicated to rare, collectable, and important books and the history of the book. Edinburgh's finest bookish institutions...
Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2017 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Leith
Edinburgh International Science Festival, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover...
TradFest

TradFest

Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh’s TradFest kick starts the summer season with a feast of music, storytelling, dance, folk drama, folk film, literature & talks, crafts & visual...
Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh Old Town
Our flagship festival is now called Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly Imaginate Festival).The Edinburgh International Children's...
LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Edinburgh & Lothians

LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Festival Fortnight is an exciting mix of sport, cultural, academic and recreational events and activities co-ordinated by LEAP Sports Scotland. The festival...
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling has been listed as one of the UK’s best cycling festivals by The Guardian and Total Women’s Cycling 2015 (and in...
Leith Festival

Leith Festival

Leith
Leith Festival is an array of colour, sound, culture and pageantry that takes place over nine days in June, showing off the wealth of Leith’s local...
Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh West
Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international...
Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is a unique organisation designed to promote magic as an art form through an annual programme of performances...
RebusFest

RebusFest

Various Locations Edinburgh
Hosted by IAN RANKIN and the Orion Publishing Group REBUSFEST is a weekend of literature, art, film, music and more to celebrate 30 years of the iconic...
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh

Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh

Various Locations Edinburgh
Initiated by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent...
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh Jazz Festival was set up in 1978 by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Mike's initial focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events...
Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art, attracting nearly 300,000 attendances in 2014. We bring together...
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital...
Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest...
Just Festival

Just Festival

Edinburgh New Town
Just Festival events aim to challenge perceptions, celebrate differences and promote respectful dialogue. The conversations, talks, exhibitions and performances...
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh New Town
Set in a specially created tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something...
Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, is held from 1st to 31st October across Scotland each year. The festival brings together older people...
Festival of Politics

Festival of Politics

Edinburgh Old Town
Enjoy a lively selection of debate, film, music, food and exhibitions all within in the uniquely vibrant and stimulating setting of Holyrood.We look forward...
Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Welcome to the World's Finest Feast of Traditional Storytelling.The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is a 10 day celebration of live...
Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Founded in 2016, the Edinburgh Horror Festival is a not-for-profit unincorporated association. It will present a platform for artists with a paranormal...
Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Edinburghs Hogmanay

Edinburghs Hogmanay

Various Locations Edinburgh
Three DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.

Festivals in Stirling

Puppet Animation Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Puppet Animation Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2017 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Stirling Festival of Cycling

Stirling Festival of Cycling

Stirling
The Stirling Festival of Cycling is a celebration of cycling for everyone. The Stirling Festival of Cycling is happening on Sunday 7th August and we...
The Shindig

The Shindig

Stirling
In 2013 we launched the Stirling Fringe Festival - the city’s biggest and most successful arts festival.After three years we’ve re-launched as The...
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
‘Time’ is the theme for the 2016 Festival, the very special 10th year, which will take place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October.One...
Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Off the Page Book Festival

Off the Page Book Festival

Stirling
The 12th Off the Page will once again bring an exciting programme of events in Stirling. Off the Page is one of the many cultural events that made Stirling...
Festival of Museums: Stirling & Falkirk

Festival of Museums: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Stirling & Falkirk

LEAP Sports Festival Fortnight: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
Festival Fortnight is an exciting mix of sport, cultural, academic and recreational events and activities co-ordinated by LEAP Sports Scotland. The festival...
Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland

Various Locations Stirling
Bloody Scotland celebrates the best Scottish and International crime fiction. The festival will return for 2017 on the 8th, 9th, & 10th of September.
Book Week Scotland: Stirling

Book Week Scotland: Stirling

Various Locations Stirling
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.Book Week Scotland 2017 will take place from Monday...

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