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

Mackintosh 150

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Mackintosh 150
Mackintosh 150 will celebrate the incredible legacy and creative genius of Glasgow's Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 2018, marking the 150th anniversary of his birth!

Dance House Glasgow Winter Fest 2018

03 Jan 2018 - 13 Jan 2018
Dance House Glasgow Winter Fest 2018
Dance House Glasgow take up residence in the CCA from 3rd - 13th January with a celebratory festival of dance!

St Mungo Festival

12 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018
St Mungo Festival
St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, is celebrated during the city's official St Mungo Festival in January!

Celtic Connections

18 Jan 2018 - 04 Feb 2018
Celtic Connections
Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!

The National Whisky Festival

20 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018
The National Whisky Festival
Celtic Connections: the second annual National Whisky Festival of Scotland will once again descend on SWG3 in January!

Just Start Here

26 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Just Start Here
Just Start Here is a two day festival of music, performance, food, discussion, provocation and cross art form experimentation on January 26th & 27th!

Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival

27 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival
BAaD presents Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival, celebrating the the best of Scottish producers, brand owners and distillers!

Street Jam

27 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Street Jam
six°north bring you Street Jam, a one-day festival celebrating street art culture in Glasgow on Saturday 27th January!
Glasgow Festivals in February

A Glasgow Beer Event

02 Feb 2018 - 03 Feb 2018
A Glasgow Beer Event
A Glasgow Beer Event will be held on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd February 2018 showcasing twelve breweries, both local and from further afield, and their keg beers!

Holistic Ways Festival

10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
Holistic Ways Festival
The Holistic Ways Festival is returning to the Glasgow Trades Hall on the weekend of the 10th & 11th February!

Glasgow Goes Green

16 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
Glasgow Goes Green
On the 16th of February, the Glasgow Goes Green festival is being held at The Art School! Come along and find out how you can live a sustainable life with local and community resources!

Glasgow Film Festival

21 Feb 2018 - 04 Mar 2018
Glasgow Film Festival
Glasgow Film Festival offers a packed programme including pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues!

The Scottish Acoustic Festival

23 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
The Scottish Acoustic Festival
A new platform for Scottish singer songwriters, The Scottish Acoustic Festival, is coming to Glasgow between 23rd and 25th February!
Glasgow Festivals in March

FrightFest Glasgow

01 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
FrightFest Glasgow
Prepare for the best of the horror genre when FrightFest returns to Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Film Festival!

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

03 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
Ginfall Festival Glasgow
Social and Cocktail bring the very first Glasgow Ginfall Festival to Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow on Saturday 3rd March 2018!

Wee Write! Family Day

03 Mar 2018 - 04 Mar 2018
Wee Write! Family Day
Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library for two days on March 3rd & 4th!

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

08 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Glasgow Comedy Festival features spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

Lake of Stars Glasgow

11 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
Lake of Stars Glasgow
One of the world’s finest festivals, Lake of Stars, is coming to Glasgow on March 11th with the aim of championing creative connections between Scotland and Africa!

Aye Write!

15 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Aye Write!
Held annually in March Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK!

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

25 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!

Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival

31 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival
BAaD presents Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival, celebrating the the best of Scottish producers, brand owners and distillers!
Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Vegan Festival

14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Glasgow Vegan Festival
The Glasgow Vegan Festival, featuring over 50 fantastic stalls, inspirational talks, interactive workshops and children's activities, will be held at Trades Hall on the 14th & 15th April!

Glasgow International

20 Apr 2018 - 07 May 2018
Glasgow International
For three weeks Glasgow International showcases the best of local & international visual art in venues across the City

Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

21 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow
Scotland's biggest and best Gin Festival is back and this time with a Scottish Tour which comes to Glasgow's Trades Hall on April 21st 2018!

Outskirts 2018

28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
Outskirts 2018
Outskirts, Platform's annual celebration of cross art form experimentation returns on April 28th with an impressive line-up!
Glasgow Festivals in May

Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival

05 May 2018 - 05 May 2018
Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival!

Southside Fringe Festival

11 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
Southside Fringe Festival
Enjoy a fortnight of music, workshops and events south of the river Clyde during the annual Southside Fringe Festival!

The Scottish Street Food Festival 2018

18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
The Scottish Street Food Festival 2018
The Scottish Street Food Festival is returning to the Riverside Museum between 18th & 20th May celebrating Scotland's vibrant and ever growing Street food culture!
Glasgow Festivals in June

Glasgow Festival of Wine

02 Jun 2018 - 02 Jun 2018
Glasgow Festival of Wine
Calling all wine lovers... the Glasgow Festival of Wine 2018 is returning to the Trades Hall of Glasgow in June!

Glasgow Science Festival

07 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
Glasgow Science Festival
Held every year in June, the Glasgow Science Festival offers two weeks of city-wide science events!

The Great British Gin Festival - Glasgow

16 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
The Great British Gin Festival - Glasgow
Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised when The UK's biggest Gin Festival tour comes to Glasgow on June 16th!

TRNSMT Festival

29 Jun 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
TRNSMT Festival
After an incredible first year, TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2018 for not one but two weekends!

Fiesta x FOLD

30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
Fiesta x FOLD
The 2018 edition of the Fiesta will be bigger & better than ever before featuring CHIC and curated with Nile Rodgers!
Glasgow Festivals in July
Glasgow Festivals in August

European Championships Glasgow 2018

01 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
European Championships Glasgow 2018
Europe’s top athletes will compete in the inaugural European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event!
Glasgow Festivals in September

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

10 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival
Explore Glasgow and get behind the scenes at this annual festival of architecture and built heritage!
Glasgow Festivals in October
Glasgow Festivals in November
Glasgow Festivals in December

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