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A guide to Glasgow festivals

Home Arts, Music and Cultural Venues

A guide to Glasgow festivals

  1. Audience at Aye Write event
    Aye Write! and Wee Write!

    Glasgow’s Book Festivals are a one off experience no matter your age. Aye Write! features some of the best new books each year alongside debate and conversation. No two editions are ever the same.

    Wee Write! is aimed at the young book lover but it’s just as often their responsible adults that are laughing along or joining in. Each Wee Write! event is aimed at a specific age group and designed to fire the imagination.

    Based largely at the Mitchell Library they are held in early spring with individual events throughout the year.

    Find out more about Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival and Wee Write!

  2. Women in traditional dress performing a dance at Glasgow Mela
    Glasgow Mela

    A vibrant outdoor one-day festival, the Glasgow Mela is a glorious celebration of the city’s richly diverse communities which provides an outstanding opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy our shared cultures. Held in Kelvingrove Park, the Glasgow Mela regularly attracts up to 40,000 people with its incredible mix of music, dance, performances and food and market stalls. The Glasgow Mela was first staged in 1990 and has grown to become a key feature of the city’s cultural calendar. It has to be experienced to fully appreciate its exceptional quality, huge scale and outstanding family entertainment.

    Find out more about Glasgow Mela
  3. Two young men dressing up in vintage clothes from nearby stall at Merchant City Festival
    Merchant City Festival

    A nine day arts festival held in late July which floods the streets and venues of Glasgow’s historic Merchant City with inspiring and extraordinary performances. Enjoy street theatre, concerts, a family zone, world premieres, comedy, workshops, street tours and arts programmes designed for people of all ages as well as artisan food and bespoke crafts stalls. Whether you are just dropping in or spending the whole day, the next amazing performance is often just round the corner. Build great family memories with a visit to the truly unique Merchant City Festival.

    Find out more about Merchant City Festival