Family friendly Festivals in and around Glasgow

Aye Write!

Aye Write!

Glasgow City Centre
Aye Write! Glasgow's annual book festival will take place from 15th - 25th March 2018, presenting writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond....
BBC Music at the Quay

BBC Music at the Quay

Glasgow South Side
3rd June 2015 - 7th June 2015BBC Music at the Quay is a five day pop-up festival in Glasgow - a nationwide music celebration with BBC Music Day at its...
Biggar Little Festival

Biggar Little Festival

Biggar
Biggar Little Festival 2017 will run between the 19th to the 29th October!A family-friendly festival in the historic market town of Biggar - a small town...
Book Week Scotland: East Renfrewshire

Book Week Scotland: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Book Week Scotland: Glasgow

Book Week Scotland: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Book Week Scotland: Lanarkshire

Book Week Scotland: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Book Week Scotland: Renfrewshire

Book Week Scotland: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life...
Book Week Scotland: Stirling

Book Week Scotland: Stirling

Various Locations Stirling
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.Book Week Scotland 2017 will take place from Monday...
Byres Road Book Festival

Byres Road Book Festival

Glasgow West End
The Byres Road Book Festival is back over the weekend of 22 – 25 September 2017. Chris Brookmyre will be joining us to celebrate the West End’s love...
Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections

Various Locations Glasgow
More than 2,500 musicians from around the world will gather in Glasgow for Celtic Connections.The largest annual winter music festival of its kind and...
Clyde and Avon Valley Festival

Clyde and Avon Valley Festival

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Discover the secrets of the Clyde and Avon Valley by taking part in an exciting and vibrant festival this May!The programme includes a staggering 37 family...
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

Glasgow South Side
From the 22nd to the 24th of September, Glasgow will play host to the first Clydebuilt Festival, a celebration of boats and the folk that use them for...
Dance International Glasgow

Dance International Glasgow

Glasgow South Side
A biennial dance event, produced and programmed by Tramway, DI​G is a growing collaboration between dance artists, promoters, venues and communities...
East Renfrewshire Early Years Festival

East Renfrewshire Early Years Festival

Giffnock
Eastwood Park Theatre's Early Years Festival runs from the 6th 10th July 2016.Ever fancy being a superhero? Or joining a pirate ship? Or researching your...
Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh Old Town
Our flagship festival is now called Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly Imaginate Festival).The Edinburgh International Children's...
Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is a unique organisation designed to promote magic as an art form through an annual programme of performances...
Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Leith
Edinburgh International Science Festival, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover...
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh Jazz Festival was set up in 1978 by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Mike's initial focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events...
Edinburghs Christmas

Edinburghs Christmas

Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Christmas is a spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city. Edinburgh’s Christmas runs from 17th November...
Edinburghs Hogmanay

Edinburghs Hogmanay

Various Locations Edinburgh
Three DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.
Encounters

Encounters

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Encounters is North Lanarkshire’s cultural festival. The North Lanarkshire Encounters Festival, running throughout October, offers the chance to experience...
European Championships Glasgow 2018

European Championships Glasgow 2018

Various Locations Glasgow
Being held between the 1st and 12th August, the Glasgow 2018 European Championships are the new multi-sport event where unforgettable moments will celebrate...
Festival of Architechture: Glasgow

Festival of Architechture: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
The Festival of Architecture in 2016 is a Scotland-wide celebration of one of the country's most creative industries.Discover hidden treasures, old classics...
Festival of Architechture: Lanarkshire

Festival of Architechture: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
The Festival of Architecture in 2016 is a Scotland-wide celebration of one of the country's most creative industries.Discover hidden treasures, old classics...
Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

Festival of Museums: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Festival of Museums: Glasgow

Festival of Museums: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Festival of Museums: Lanarkshire

Festival of Museums: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Festival of Museums: Renfrewshire

Festival of Museums: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Festival of Museums: Stirling & Falkirk

Festival of Museums: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
The Festival of Museums is just that – a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums and galleries with events during the day and night!Museums and...
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
Explore Glasgow and get behind the scenes at this annual architecture and built heritage festival which will be taking place across Glasgow 10th – 18th...
Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Film Festival will run from 21st February - 4th March 2018 with a packed programme including pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow...
Glasgow International

Glasgow International

Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow International is a unique visual art festival taking place over three extraordinary weeks and in over 60 venues across the city.The free festival...
Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the largest event of its kind in Europe, has become a renowned annual event in Glasgow's cultural calendar....
Glasgow Loves Christmas

Glasgow Loves Christmas

Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Loves Christmas brings six weeks of magical events, shopping and festive fun to the heart of the city from November 19th to December 31st!Glasgow...
Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow Science festival will return June 7th - 17th 2018. Applications will open in October 2017. If you need to discuss an idea or want to work with...
Glasgow St Patricks Festival

Glasgow St Patricks Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Glasgow St. Patricks Festival seeks to celebrate and promote Irish Heritage and Culture adding to the Irish cultural legacy and image of Scotland....
Glasgow Wildfest

Glasgow Wildfest

Various Locations Glasgow
This year, there are over 30 events running from September 1 - 30, and spread out at venues throughout the city. Each weekend will see the focus switch...
Govan Loves Christmas

Govan Loves Christmas

Glasgow South Side
Govan Loves Christmas will run from Monday 1st December to Friday 12th December 2014Welcome to Govan Loves Christmas event 2014. This year’s event is...
HaHa Hamilton Comedy Festival

HaHa Hamilton Comedy Festival

Hamilton
This year's nine day Ha Ha Hamilton Comedy Festival kicks off with a Comedy Gala in aid of STV’s Children's Appeal 2016 at the Hamilton Townhouse on...
Imaginate Festival: Renfrewshire

Imaginate Festival: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Imaginate is a unique organisation in Scotland, promoting, developing and celebrating the performing arts for children and young people.It is our goal...
Mackintosh 150

Mackintosh 150

Various Locations Glasgow
A year-long programme of events has been launched to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Exhibitions, events, seminars...
manipulate Festival

manipulate Festival

Edinburgh West
manipulate Visual Theatre Festival is produced by Puppet Animation Scotland. Puppet Animation Scotland champions visual theatre, puppetry and animation...
Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow City Centre
The Merchant City Festival presents some of the best of Scottish and international art and entertainment with a programme of street arts, music, theatre...
ParkLives Glasgow

ParkLives Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Glasgow’s parks will host hundreds fun and free activity sessions this year as part of a scheme to get city residents up, active and socialising in...
Piping Live!

Piping Live!

Various Locations Glasgow
Piping Live! Glasgow's International Piping Festival is a week-long celebration which will see over 200 events with over 8,000 performers take place in...
Puppet Animation Festival: East Renfrewshire

Puppet Animation Festival: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2018 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2018 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Puppet Animation Festival: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2018 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Lanarkshire

Puppet Animation Festival: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2018 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Renfrewshire & Inverclyde

Puppet Animation Festival: Renfrewshire & Inverclyde

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2018 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
Puppet Animation Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Puppet Animation Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
Puppet Animation Festival has run continuously since 1984, and in 2018 the festival will feature almost 130 events in over 30 venues, all across Scotland...
ReimagiNation East Kilbride

ReimagiNation East Kilbride

East Kilbride
ReimagiNation East Kilbride is a festival uncovering the human stories behind the buildings in one of Scotland’s New Towns. Part of the Edinburgh International...
Scotlands Gardens: East Renfrewshire

Scotlands Gardens: East Renfrewshire

Various Locations East Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Edinburgh & Lothians

Scotlands Gardens: Edinburgh & Lothians

Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

Scotlands Gardens: Glasgow

Various Locations Glasgow
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Lanarkshire

Scotlands Gardens: Lanarkshire

Various Locations Lanarkshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Renfrewshire

Scotlands Gardens: Renfrewshire

Various Locations Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Various Locations Stirling
Scotland’s Gardens, a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens...
Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Various Locations Edinburgh
Welcome to the World's Finest Feast of Traditional Storytelling.The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is a 10 day celebration of live...
Southside Fringe Festival

Southside Fringe Festival

Glasgow South Side
The Southside Fringe will run from the 11th - 27th May 2018! With 200 events in 50 venues, this is the biggest community organised event in Glasgow!The...
St Mungo Festival

St Mungo Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The annual festival celebrating Glasgow's Patron Saint, Mungo. Meet us at events across the medieval city linking you with our civic story.
Stirling Winter Festival 2017

Stirling Winter Festival 2017

Various Locations Stirling
Stirling is the perfect place to visit this festive season.Join us for an outstanding programme of events for the whole family to enjoy, including Carol...
SURGE

SURGE

Glasgow City Centre
25th July – 2nd August 2015This summer the streets of Merchant City will once again be taken over by SURGE madness, bringing an extravaganza of outdoor...
The Cottier Chamber Project

The Cottier Chamber Project

Glasgow West End
What started life as a chamber music series that ran as part of the West End Festival is now a festival in its own right, with some of Scotland's top...
The Mackintosh Festival

The Mackintosh Festival

Various Locations Glasgow
The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events & tours. There will be...
The Spree

The Spree

Paisley
Paisley’s national festival will be back from 13-22 October and we have another bumper line-up for you!The biggest week of the year in Renfrewshire'...
Unlimited Festival

Unlimited Festival

Glasgow South Side
A showcase of exceptional new work from disabled artists will be presented at Tramway, Glasgow, this September.Tramway’s Unlimited Festival, which runs...
West End Festival

West End Festival

Glasgow West End
The West End Festival is Glasgow's largest cultural event and every June takes over this popular area of Glasgow with a wide variety of events and performances...