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

Glasgow Festivals in February

Sound Thought

Sound Thought

16 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Sound Thought is an annual festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance run by postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow at CCA Glasgow!
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Glasgow

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Glasgow

16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Spend a day in foodie heaven... wine quaffing, cheese gorging & chocolate worshipping when the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival comes to the Barrowlands!
Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

20 Feb 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
Glasgow Film Festival offers a packed programme including pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues!
FrightFest Glasgow

FrightFest Glasgow

28 Feb 2019 - 02 Mar 2019
Prepare for the best of the horror genre when FrightFest returns to Glasgow as part of the Glasgow Film Festival 2019!

Glasgow Festivals in March

Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! Family Day

02 Mar 2019 - 02 Mar 2019
Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library on Saturday 2nd March!
Country 2 Country

Country 2 Country

08 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
Country To Country, the UK and Ireland’s largest contemporary country music festival will return to The SSE Hydro featuring Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum!
Scotland Vegan Festival

Scotland Vegan Festival

09 Mar 2019 - 09 Mar 2019
On Saturday 9th March, Hampden will be home to the annual Scotland Vegan Festival, featuring over 80 stalls, demos, workshops and more!
Aye Write!

Aye Write!

14 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Held annually in March, Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK!
Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

14 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival features spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!
The Gin To My Tonic Show

The Gin To My Tonic Show

15 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
The Gin To My Tonic Show, the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings, is coming to the SEC Glasgow between the 15th and 17th March 2019!
GinFall Festival Helensburgh

GinFall Festival Helensburgh

16 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
Social and Cocktail return to the Victoria Halls, Helensburgh with their annual GinFall Festival on Saturday 16th March 2019!
Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

30 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!

Glasgow Festivals in April

Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

Springfest: The Scottish Food & Drink Festival

06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
Springfest, The Scottish Food & Drink Festival, returns for 2019, celebrating delicious local produce on the beautiful bonny banks of Loch Lomond!
Urbuhn Avenue

Urbuhn Avenue

06 Apr 2019 - 06 Apr 2019
Urbuhn Avenue is Scotland’s newest and largest sneaker and streetwear event, putting Glasgow on the map and bringing a huge expo to life featuring up to 150 brands at the SEC Glasgow!
420 Hempstock

420 Hempstock

20 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
420 HEMPSTOCK Scotland 2019 will see the cannabis community bloom for 1 day, once again, for the eighth year running on April 20th!
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!

Glasgow Festivals in 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!
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!
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!
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!

Glasgow Festivals in June

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 Festivals in July

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, more details will be announced shortly!
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

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!

Glasgow Festivals in October

Glasgow Festivals in 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!

Glasgow Festivals in December

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Trial by Laughter
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Summer Nights at the Bandstand
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!

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