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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. Solway Sportive 2016

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Enjoy a great day out riding along the beautiful Solway coast and countryside whilst raising money for local charities.

    Dates

    15 May 2016
  2. Gradings

    Dumfries

    The Inspiring People talks bring big names from television, exploration and academia to Dumfries.

    Dates

    28 Sep 2015 to 28 Mar 2016
  3. Giant Duck Hunt

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Take part in the giant duck hunt around the reserve.

    Dates

    28 Mar 2016
  4. Ken Your Geese

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A guided walk around the reserve with the warden.

    Dates

    17 Mar 2016
  5. Brilliant Bats

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    A walk learning about the mammals.

    Dates

    29 Aug 2016
  6. Wild Autumn at Parton

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A short walk up to the viewpoint above Parton.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2016
  7. Wellies and Worms

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Look for worms and make mud pies.

    Dates

    13 Feb 2016
  8. Spring Fling

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries & Galloway

    A visual art and craft open studios event.

    Dates

    28 May 2016 to 30 May 2016
  9. Festival Of Architecture

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Dumfries & Galloway

    The Festival of Architecture is an international celebration of design, set to boost the appreciation of Scotland's built environment.

    Dates

    1 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
  10. Gradings

    Stranraer

    A display of snowdrops in this famous exotic garden.

    Dates

    7 Feb 2016 to 28 Feb 2016
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