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

KeanuCon

KeanuCon

27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
Matchbox Cineclub, the makers of Cage-a-rama & Weird Weekend, present KeanuCon Scotland's first Keanu Reeves film festival!
Outskirts Festival

Outskirts Festival

27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Outskirts, Platform's annual celebration of cross art form experimentation returns on Saturday 27th April 2019 with another impressive line-up!

Glasgow Festivals in May

Mayfesto

Mayfesto

01 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
The Tron Theatre's annual mini-festival Mayfesto celebrates powerful new writing that is both provocative and engrossing!
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

03 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) will take place in venues across Scotland from 3rd - 26th May 2019, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.
Glasgow Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 4th & 5th May!
Holistic Ways Festival

Holistic Ways Festival

04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
The Holistic Ways Festival, Scotland's most unique health and well-being event, is returning to the Glasgow Trades Hall on the weekend of the 4th & 5th May!
Pastaval: City Centre

Pastaval: City Centre

04 May 2019 - 04 May 2019
Foodie Explorers have again partnered with McIntosh of Strathmore to bring their (in)famous Mac and Cheese Festival to Glasgow city centre for the first time!
Playground Of Sound - May Bank Holiday Weekender

Playground Of Sound - May Bank Holiday Weekender

04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
Playground of Sound is coming to BAaD this May Bank Holiday for two full days of musical celebrations!
Southside Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival

10 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
Enjoy a fortnight of music, workshops and events south of the river Clyde when the Southside Fringe Festival returns in May 2019!
South by Southside

South by Southside

11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
South by Southside is a new festival for the south side of Glasgow, bringing a day of great music, food, drink and (hopefully!) sunshine to the historic Queen's Park Arena amphitheatre!
SWG3 presents Yardworks Festival

SWG3 presents Yardworks Festival

11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
The YardWorks Festival which showcases graffiti and street art will return to SWG3 on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May!
The Recovery Collective Presents Recovery Connects 2019

The Recovery Collective Presents Recovery Connects 2019

12 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
The Recovery Collective are pleased to announce Scotland's first ever alcohol and drug free festival Recovery Connects at Queen's Park Arena on Sunday 12th May!
Gig in the Goil

Gig in the Goil

17 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
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!
Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival

Helensburgh Beer & Gin Festival

17 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
Helensburgh Beer and Gin Festival, The Wee Fest in The West, is moving to a new venue for 2019, Helensburgh Civic Centre!
ÚNA: Latin America - Scotland Festival 2019

ÚNA: Latin America - Scotland Festival 2019

18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
ÚNA, standing for Uniting Narratives with Arts, is a nonprofit two-day festival at Kelvin Hall aiming to foster a cultural and educational bridge between Latin America and Scotland!
Sweat It Festival

Sweat It Festival

19 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
Taking over Argyle Street Arches in Glasgow on May 19th, Sweat It Festival will be packed with inspiring master trainers, sweat-dripping fitness classes and live food demos!
Pint of Science Glasgow

Pint of Science Glasgow

20 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
The Pint of Science festival in Glasgow brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!
Eat & Drink Festival

Eat & Drink Festival

24 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 24th and 27th May featuring the country's top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!
Pastaval: Southside

Pastaval: Southside

26 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
Foodie Explorers and My Shawlands have joined forces to return to the Southside Fringe with Pastaval - Mac and Cheese Festival!
FyneFest

FyneFest

31 May 2019 - 03 Jun 2019
Taking place in Cairndow, Argyll at the Fyne Ales brewery estate, FyneFest is a weekend of escapism, accompanied by the best beer, food and music from Scotland and beyond!
Sagra Italiana

Sagra Italiana

31 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
Sagra Italiana is Scotland's authentic Italian festival offering a showcase of premium Italian food, drink and live music over three days in Glasgow's George Square!
True OriGINs Scottish Gin Festival - Glasgow

True OriGINs Scottish Gin Festival - Glasgow

31 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
The True OriGINs Gin Festival is on its way to The Briggait in Glasgow on Friday and Saturday 31st May and 1st June, come join us and delight in a gin bound adventure!
West End Festival

West End Festival

31 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
The West End Festival is Glasgow's largest cultural event hosting a wide variety of events and performances each June!

Glasgow Festivals in June

Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival

06 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
Glasgow Science Festival is back with a fresh batch of science-fuelled fun for adults and weans alike. Explore the world through talks, walks, art, film, experiments and even yoga!
ColumbaFest

ColumbaFest

07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Held between the 7th and 9th of June, ColumbaFest is a seasonal celebration of faith, culture, politics and creativity!
Southside Film Festival

Southside Film Festival

07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Southside Film Festival is back, between Friday 7th and Sunday 9th June, with some new venues, as well as old friends for a whole new year of films!
The Rum Festival Glasgow

The Rum Festival Glasgow

07 Jun 2019 - 08 Jun 2019
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Glasgow for a third year! Catch it at The Briggait on the 7th & 8th of June!
Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

19 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
The annual Glasgow Jazz Festival returns between the 19th to 23rd June with a selection of world class musicians and upcoming superstars!
Bungo in the Back Lanes

Bungo in the Back Lanes

22 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
The ever popular neighbourhood festival Bungo in the Back Lanes, hosted by The Strathbungo Society, returns on Saturday 22nd June!
Glasgow Mela

Glasgow Mela

23 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
The Glasgow Mela, Scotland's biggest multi-cultural festival of music, dance, arts and food, returns to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 23rd June!
Bard in the Botanics 2019: Muse of Fire

Bard in the Botanics 2019: Muse of Fire

26 Jun 2019 - 03 Aug 2019
Scotland's biggest and best-loved Shakespeare Festival, Bard in the Botanics, returns this Summer to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens with their 'Muse of Fire' Season!
Prosecco Event Glasgow

Prosecco Event Glasgow

28 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
Coming to Glasgow on the 28th and 29th July, Prosecco Events UK are delighted to bring their 'Sparkling Prosecco Weekend' to The Briggait, Glasgow!

Glasgow Festivals in July

West End Beer Festival

West End Beer Festival

05 Jul 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
Glasgow's West End Beer Festival is returning for a fifth year to Hillhead Sports Club on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2019!
Vegan Connections Festival

Vegan Connections Festival

07 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
The Vegan Connections Festival, Glasgow's longest standing independent vegan festival, is returning to The Briggait on Sunday 7th July!
TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2019 from 12th – 14th July featuring headline sets from Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen and George Ezra!
Glasgow Canal Festival

Glasgow Canal Festival

20 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
The Glasgow Canal Festival returns to Glasgow's iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin on Saturday 20th July 2019!
Resonate

Resonate

20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

26 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Bloc Party, Teenage Fanclub, Burt Bacharach, Suede and more!

Glasgow Festivals in August

Glasgow Summer Sessions

Glasgow Summer Sessions

16 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019, featuring headliners The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975, looks set to be truly unmissable!

Glasgow Festivals in September

Queens Park Harvest Festival

Queens Park Harvest Festival

07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
'Harvest Festival' is the first food show of its kind to be held at Queens Park Arena which demonstrates the best of local cuisine from grassroots organisations to established eateries!
BBC Proms in the Park Scotland

BBC Proms in the Park Scotland

14 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
One of Scotland’s most loved musical events - BBC Scotland’s Proms in the Park returns to Glasgow Green on Saturday 14th September!
Doors Open Days Glasgow

Doors Open Days Glasgow

16 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Glasgow! This year's event will be held between the 16th and 22nd September!
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Back for its third year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019!

Glasgow Festivals in October

Glasgow Festivals in November

Festival of The Dead

Festival of The Dead

09 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
After a sellout tour across the UK in 2018, Festival of The Dead returns to Glasgow's O2 Academy on Saturday 9th October!
Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival

Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival

23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
The Glasgow Vegan Christmas Festival will see two days of exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops and children's activities come to the Trades Hall on November 23rd & 24th!
Cheese Fest Glasgow

Cheese Fest Glasgow

30 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Glasgow 2019!

Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

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