10 June 2024

Summer of Events and Summer of Fun programmes for 2024

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Glasgow Life has revealed exciting and action-packed Summer of Events and Summer of Fun programmes for 2024.

The programmes offer free and low-cost events and activities throughout the summer and feature everything from arts and music to adventure playground sessions and tennis camps.

Glasgow Life's 2024 Summer of Events will see the Glasgow Mela, Merchant City Festival and World Pipe Band Championships wow crowds from June through to August.

The run of highly popular, family-friendly events starts with the Mela on Sunday 23 June in Kelvingrove Park. The Mela is Glasgow's multicultural festival of music, dance and arts and is free for everyone to enjoy. The event features incredible local, national, and international acts, including Apache Indian, Abira Shah, Gtown Desi, Bombay Talkie, and Bhangra Beatles.

Glasgow's Summer of Events will continue with the Merchant City Festival, which will take place from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July. The Merchant City Festival will bring outdoor arts, circus, dance, live music and more to the streets and venues of the Merchant City. The much-loved Merchant City Festival markets and food stalls will also return.

Glasgow Life's Summer of Events will reach a spectacular finale when Glasgow Green hosts the World Pipe Band Championships on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August. The city will also host Scotland's biggest week of bagpipes, with the Piping Live! festival which will take place across Glasgow from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August.

An annual event which is always a favourite with audiences from near and far, the World Pipe Band Championships will then bring together the finest pipers and drummers to compete in the ultimate 'battle of the bands'.

On top of this spectacular series of events, Glasgow Life's Summer of Fun features a host of things for families and young people to do at museums, libraries, sport facilities and community centres across the city during the school holidays.

To keep up to date with Glasgow Life's Summer of Events and learn more about the city's year-round events programme, sign up to the Glasgow Life newsletter.

Visit the Glasgow Life Summer of Fun webpage for more information on the activities taking place across Glasgow.