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!

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Glasgow Festivals in January

Mackintosh 150

Mackintosh 150

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
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!
Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Greater Glasgow and all of Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
Dance House Glasgow Winter Fest 2018

Dance House Glasgow Winter Fest 2018

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

St Mungo Festival

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

Celtic Connections

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

The National Whisky Festival

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

Just Start Here

26 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
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

Meet Your Maker: Whisky & Spirit Festival

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

Street Jam

27 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
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

A Glasgow Beer Event

02 Feb 2018 - 03 Feb 2018
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

Holistic Ways Festival

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

Glasgow Goes Green

16 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
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

Glasgow Film Festival

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

The Scottish Acoustic Festival

23 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
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

FrightFest Glasgow

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

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

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

Wee Write! Family Day

03 Mar 2018 - 04 Mar 2018
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

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

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

Glasgow St Patricks Festival

10 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
The Glasgow St Patrick's Festival celebrates and promotes Irish Heritage and Culture across the city!
Lake of Stars Glasgow

Lake of Stars Glasgow

11 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
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!

Aye Write!

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

Blythswood Square Gin Festival

25 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
On Sunday the 25th of March Blythswood Square Hotel will be hosting their ever popular Gin Festival!
Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

25 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!
Glasgow Green Easter Festival with Inflatable Fun City and Fun Fair

Glasgow Green Easter Festival with Inflatable Fun City and Fun Fair

30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
The amazing Inflatable Fun City is returning to Glasgow Green for the Easter holidays accompanied by a fun fair between Friday 30th March and Sunday 15th April!
Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival

Meet Your Maker: Gin & Spirit Festival

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

Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Horror Festival: Bite Size

Glasgow Horror Festival: Bite Size

01 Apr 2018 - 01 Apr 2018
Popcorn Horror are back this April with a 'Bite Size' version of the Glasgow Horror Festival to fill those long months between Halloweens!
Glasgow Vegan Festival

Glasgow Vegan Festival

14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
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

Glasgow International

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

Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

21 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
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

Outskirts 2018

28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 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

Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival

05 May 2018 - 05 May 2018
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!
Tectonics Music Festival Glasgow

Tectonics Music Festival Glasgow

05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Tectonics festival returns to Glasgow's City Halls on the 5th & 6th May 2018!
Gig in the Goil

Gig in the Goil

11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
Gig in the Goil returns to Drimsynie Estate with three full days of live music, food & drink and a host of family fun!
Southside Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival

11 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
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

The Scottish Street Food Festival 2018

18 May 2018 - 20 May 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 Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 19th & 20th May!
Sweat It Festival

Sweat It Festival

20 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Taking over SWG3 in Glasgow on 20 May 2018, Sweat It Festival will be packed with inspiring master trainers, sweat-dripping fitness classes and live food demos!
Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
The festival season kicks off in style on the May Bank Holiday weekend with the return of the annual Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival!
Eat & Drink Festival

Eat & Drink Festival

31 May 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
The Eat & Drink Festival returns to the SEC Glasgow between 31st May and 3rd June featuring the country’s top artisan producers, leading street food vendors & world-class chefs!

Glasgow Festivals in June

Glasgow Festival of Wine

Glasgow Festival of Wine

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

Glasgow Science Festival

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

The Great British Gin Festival - Glasgow

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

TRNSMT Festival

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

Fiesta x FOLD

30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
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 Shag Festival

Glasgow Shag Festival

06 Jul 2018 - 09 Jul 2018
Glasgow Jitterbugs is very proud to be hosting the third annual international Glasgow Shag Festival this summer, join them for a full weekend of dancing for all abilities!
Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

14 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Spice Girl Melanie C will headline Pride Glasgow, Scotland's largest LGBT festival, being held at Kelvingrove Park on the 14th & 15th July!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Summer Nights at the Bandstand

30 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Pretenders and Jimmy Cliff!

Glasgow Festivals in August

European Championships Glasgow 2018

European Championships Glasgow 2018

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

Pizza & Prosecco Festival Glasgow

04 Aug 2018 - 04 Aug 2018
Get a slice of the action from an array of pop ups and bars at when the Pizza & Prosecco Festival returns to Glasgow in August!
Vegan Connections Festival

Vegan Connections Festival

10 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Vegan Connections is returning to Glasgow and a new home at SWG3 and it's promising to be the Vegan event of the summer!

Glasgow Festivals in September

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

10 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
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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