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 August

Nicholson’s Gin Festival

Nicholson’s Gin Festival

12 Aug 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Running until 8 September at The Drum and Monkey, the Nicholson’s Gin Festival will give beer drinkers the opportunity to try something a little different and sample special gin creations.
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!
Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

26 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
The annual Kirkintilloch Canal Festival promises a swashbuckling mix of family fun, boat trips, live music & fireworks!
Millport Country Music Festival

Millport Country Music Festival

30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Scotland’s biggest independent country music festival is back for its 25th year in 2019, once again taking over the beautiful seaside town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae!
Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

31 Aug 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
The 2019 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs and the 40th anniversary of the festival, will be held between the 31st August and 8th September!

Glasgow Festivals in September

East End Free Festival

East End Free Festival

07 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
The first East End Free Festival is being held on Saturday 7th September showcasing a diverse and representative array of acts from all over Scotland!
Garnock Valley Carves

Garnock Valley Carves

07 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
The second annual ‘Garnock Valley Carves’ Chainsaw Carving Festival is set to take place in Beith on Saturday 7th September, come along and watch the carvers demonstrate their astonishing talents!
Let’s Get It Om! Festival

Let’s Get It Om! Festival

07 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
The Let’s Get It Om! Festival is a full day of yoga for all with some of the best teachers around the city in aid of SAMH in advance of World Suicide Prevention Day!
Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival

07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
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!
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!
Reverberations Festival

Reverberations Festival

07 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present the Reverberations Festival, the Taiko Drumming event of the year, being held at the Old Fruitmarket on Saturday 7th September!
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!
Freshers Festival Glasgow

Freshers Festival Glasgow

18 Sep 2019 - 19 Sep 2019
Glasgow Freshers Festival returns on the 18th & 19th September, bringing you the biggest and best student party of the year!
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!
Festival of the Sea

Festival of the Sea

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Clyde Fishermen's Trust's Festival of the Sea returns on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September with live music, fresh seafood and cooking demos by real fishermen!
Newmilns Festival Weekend

Newmilns Festival Weekend

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
The Newmilns Festival Weekend is being held on the 21st & 22nd September 2019 and comprises of the fourth Newmilns Food Festival and the second Newmilns Arts & Crafts Festival!
Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Glasgow Cathedral Festival

26 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Don't miss a weekend of music, art, history, exhibitions and more when Glasgow Cathedral Festival returns between 26th and 28th September!
Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

26 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Glasgow Cocktail Weekend is being held between the 26th and 29th of September, expect four days of International DJ's and incredible £5 cocktails in the best venues across the city!
Explorathon Glasgow

Explorathon Glasgow

27 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Explorathon... join us for an extravaganza of discovery, entertainment and wonder as we celebrate all things smart!
Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

Scot Gin Fest - Glasgow

28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Step into the unique world of Scot Gin Fest at Trades Hall on September 28th and discover the very essence of Scottish gin – the provenance, the botanicals, the craftsmanship and the heritage!

Glasgow Festivals in October

Dance International Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow

04 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
The third ever DIG returns to Glasgow this October, bringing with it a programme that breaks new ground, a clutch of new commissions, and a rich mix of established and rising stars of the dance scene.
Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise

04 Oct 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
Annual multi-arts festival Eastern Promise returns to Platform Glasgow with two days of eclectic live music and performance and visual art!
A Day Of Music Festival

A Day Of Music Festival

05 Oct 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
A Day Of Music Festival brings something slightly different to Glasgow's favourite street on Saturday 5th October!
Tenement Trail Festival

Tenement Trail Festival

12 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Tenement Trail Festival will move to the East End of Glasgow in 2019 as Scotland’s festival for music discovery returns for the seventh edition on Saturday 12th October!
Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

Castlemilk Park Pumpkin Festival

27 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
Castlemilk Park will be holding their annual Pumpkin Festival between the 27th and 30th October featuring carving and a parade!

Glasgow Festivals in November

Glasgow Festival of Burlesque: 5th Birthday Bash

Glasgow Festival of Burlesque: 5th Birthday Bash

04 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
The Glasgow Festival of Burlesque returns for its fifth year to the Riding Room, Wild Cabaret and The Barrowlands between the 4th and 9th November 2019!
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!
Book Week Scotland: Glasgow

Book Week Scotland: Glasgow

18 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November!
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!
Ginfall Festival Glasgow

Ginfall Festival Glasgow

30 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Scotland's most popular Gin Festival, GinFall, returns to where it all began, the luxurious Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow, for another amazing day out on Saturday 30th November!

Glasgow Festivals in December

Glasgow Festivals in January

St Mungo Festival

St Mungo Festival

13 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, is celebrated during the city's official St Mungo Festival held annually in January!
Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

16 Jan 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
Every January, Celtic Connections brings Glasgow to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions and free events!

Glasgow Festivals in February

Glasgow Festivals in March

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

12 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival features spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

Glasgow Festivals in April

Glasgow Festivals in May

Glasgow Festivals in June

Glasgow Festivals in July

TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival

10 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green in 2020 from 10th – 12th July, with early bird tickets on sale on Friday 19th July 2019!

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