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  • Hannah McAndrew, Slipware Potter, in her studio at Kelton
    Speak to the artists and tour their studios at Spring Fling
  • A ceilidh held for Spring Fling in Castle Douglas Town Hall
    A ceilidh held for Spring Fling in Castle Douglas Town Hall
  • Cyclists cross the finish line in Dumfries as spectators cheer on the sidelines.
    The Tour of Britain finish line in Dumfries - Image © The Tour of Britain
  • A crowd watch a band at Wickerman Festival
    Wickerman Festival

Home to the Wickerman Festival, Spring Fling, the RSAC Scottish Rally and the Wild Spring Festival, Dumfries & Galloway boasts a wonderful variety of events and festivals throughout the year.

Whether you’re interested in arts and crafts, music, walking or wildlife, Dumfries & Galloway will no doubt host an event that takes your fancy. The Scottish Snowdrop Festival signals the end of the winter months and the region, which boasts many highly acclaimed gardens and woodlands, becomes awash with magnificent snowdrops.

Continue your exploration of the great outdoors at the Wild Spring Festival. Running throughout April, choose from around 100 events including red deer tours, badger watching and a whole host of family activities.

Make the most of this beautiful part of the world by exploring the countryside on foot at the Newton Stewart Walking Festival in May, which holds a series of guided walks that are suitable for all ages and abilities. 

The month of May is also a time to celebrate the buzzing arts and culture scene in Dumfries & Galloway. The Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival puts on a wide range of activities throughout the region. You’ll find classical, jazz and folk music, alongside children’s events, theatre and dance. At Spring Fling you can speak to artists, tour their studios and attend workshops and special events as you uncover around 80 arts and craft studios.

In June, you can enjoy the Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival, which celebrates New Orleans, Dixieland and swing jazz and features UK and international artists. Also this month, the exciting RSAC Scottish Rally welcomes drivers from across Europe to take part in the high-speed special forest stages.

If you want to see bands such as Scissor Sisters, Texas, Kassidy and The View, then the Wickerman Festival in July is the place to be. This innovative and family-friendly event is partly themed around the famous-cult movie and offers two days of glorious entertainment on a charming farm near Kirkcudbright.

In September you can enjoy a wide selection of music at the Lockerbie Jazz Festival, while the Wigtown Book Festival, running from the end of September until early October, sees authors, performers and audience members from all over arrive in Wigtown.

Find out more about events in Dumfries & Galloway by browsing the listings below, or visiting the Dumfries and Galloway! What's Going On? website.

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  1. Guide In The Hide

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    The friendly, knowledgeable guides will be out and about in the hides to point out the best wildlife of the day.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2015 to 24 Dec 2015
  2. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Make a tepee shelter.

    Dates

    17 May 2015 to 21 Oct 2015
  3. A Bee Provided

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    John from a Bee Provided will be here making candles.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2015
  4. Fur Coat And Magic Knickers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Comedy drama with one actress playing three characters, written by multi-award-winning James Plays playwright Rona Munro.

    Dates

    7 Oct 2015
  5. Big Burns Supper

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    The world's biggest burns night celebration!

    Dates

    22 Jan 2016 to 30 Jan 2016
  6. Crook Of Baldoon Open Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Learn about the resident wildlife and ongoing conservation work on the new reserve.

    Dates

    2 Oct 2015
  7. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Cycle through beautiful scenery.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2015
  8. Whithorn Iron Age Summer

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    A voyage of historical discovery.

    Dates

    1 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  9. Wild Autumn Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries & Galloway

    Enjoy the beautiful wildlife to be found throughout Dumfries and Galloway this autumn.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2015 to 26 Oct 2015
  10. Stone, Sun And Land

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    An exhibition of paintings by Andy McKean.

    Dates

    19 Aug 2015 to 30 Sep 2015
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