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 2016.
In the meantime, keep in touch. Visit www.glasgowinternational.org
West End Festival
Having started off as a small local festival centred around Byres Road, this has now grown to become one of the biggest cultural events in Glasgow's calendar, and celebrating 20 years in 2015. West End Festival Website
Glasgow's Mela is the in Scotland. Rooted in South Asian culture, this annual festival is a vibrant and colourful 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.
Merchant City Festival
The Merchant City Festival is a major cultural event which takes place in and around the Merchant City area of Glasgow's city centre every summer. It offers live music, street theatre, fashion, art, family activities and more as well as a host of stalls selling food, gifts and crafts. 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 countries all over the world, including Canada, USA, Oman and Australia.
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.
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.
Visit the Glasgay! website