About Glasgow Festivals

(Glasgow, Scotland)

The city of Glasgow offers many of Scotland's most notable festivals and celebrations, which include July's International Jazz and Blues Festival and T in the Park, together with the Great Scottish Run each August.

Popular festivals in Glasgow include the following events.

Annual Glasgow Festivals

  • January: Burns Night, taking place towards the end of the month, when many suppers are held all over the country to celebrate this famous Scottish poet
  • March: Glasgow International Comedy Festival, attracting many prominent comedians and performers, with a range of events
  • May: Scottish International Children's Theatre Festival, lasting a week and featuring many of Scotland's top theatre companies, held in nearby Edinburgh
  • June: West End Festival, a range of concerts and art exhibitions throughout June, both in and around this Scottish city
  • July: Glasgow International Jazz and Blues Festival, taking place at the beginning of the month and attracting many famous blues musicians and jazz performers
  • July: T in the Park, the biggest music festival in the whole country, held in nearby Perthshire

  • August: Great Scottish Run, the second-biggest half marathon in the United Kingdom, starting at the Glasgow Cross
  • October: Glasgay, a prominent gay and lesbian event, attractive large numbers
  • December: Hogmanay, with a range of traditional festivities taking place on New Year's Eve throughout the city, often including fireworks at midnight

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Address: Exhibition Way, Glasgow, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)141 248 3000
Website: www.secc.co.uk/

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