Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival
Glasgow's very own book festival takes place in the City's Mitchell Library, one of Europe's largest libraries and an iconic Glasgow landmark. Visit the Aye Write website
One of the UK’s boldest visual arts events, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art takes place every two years. It will re-appear in 2014.
In the meantime, keep in touch. Visit www.glasgowinternational.org
In 2008 Queens Park hosted the first ever Southside Festival, attracting over 8000 people on the day. The Festival is a celebration of everything which is great about the Southside of Glasgow and aims to celebrate the cultural diversity and community spirit of this unique area of the city.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the Southside Festival website
West End Festival
Having started off as a small local festival centred around Byres Road, this has now grown over the past 10 years to become one of the biggest cultural events in Glasgow's calendar. West End Festival Website
Glasgow's Mela is the in Scotland. Rooted in South Asian culture, this annual festival has grown into a 2-day celebration of music, dance and food drawn from cultures across the world. Glasgow Mela takes place every June and is open to all ages. It is a free festival.
Visit the Glasgow Mela website
Refugee Week Scotland
Refugee Week Scotland is an annual festival of arts and cultural events and activities celebrating the rich and eclectic mix of people and cultures in Scotland today.
Refugee week Scotland website
Glasgow International Jazz Festival
Annual Jazz Festival highlighting performers from around the world.
Glasgow International Jazz Festival Website
Scotland's annual festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus. This year's indoor programme is hosted by Tron Theatre and the outdoor programme in delivered in partnership with Merchant City Festival.
Join the party as Festival 2014 transforms Glasgow from 19 July – 3 August with an invigorating mix of entertainment and culture in city venues, parks and streets, running alongside the XX Commonwealth Games.
Glasgow Green Live Zone, the Merchant City Festival, Kelvingrove Bandstand and BBC at the Quay will truly have something for everyone. Come together for a shared Games experience, whether it’s watching the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the biggest sporting events on giant screens, catching a world premiere performance, joining a ceilidh or having a go at sports and arts activities. The full programme will be announced in early June.
Visit the Festival 2014 website.
Merchant City Festival
Merchant City Festival returns 24 July - 3 August 2014 as part of the Festival 2014 celebrations, as one of the 'live zones' around the city during the Commonwealth Games time, providing entertainiment for visitors and spectators in the streets and public places of The Merchant City.
We are now inviting bids from local businesses and organisations to take advantage of our Get Involved Fund and be part of what promises to be a fantastic festival next year. Find out more here: Merchant City Festival Website
Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival
Piping Live festival began in 2004. It features some of the biggest names in Scottish and international piping, in outdoor spaces and venues throughout Glasgow
Visit the Piping Live! website
World Pipe Band Championships
The World Pipe Band Championships is the major event in the piping world. Typically, over 5,000 musicians (230 bands) take part from all over the world, including Canada, USA, Australia, Oman and Tokyo.
Visit the World Pipe Band Championships website
Doors Open Day
A unique chance for the public to visit some of Glasgow's most interesting buildings over one weekend in September. This free event is organised by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust. Phone: 0141 221 6061
Visit the Doors Open Day Glasgow website
Scotland's annual celebration of queer culture with events spanning comedy, film, visual art, performance and community arts projects.
Phone: 0141 552 7575/8 Visit the Glasgay! website