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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. Guided Walk: An Exotic Paradise

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Stranraer

    Come along and enjoy a tour with a Gardener and ask questions as you go around viewing the late summer floral displays.

    Dates

    11 Aug 2015
  2. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Our Garden Ranger will show you how to use a safe fire to cook some delicious campfire treats.

    Dates

    31 May 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  3. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Come and search through the different species of moth in our moth trap.

    Dates

    13 Mar 2015 to 21 Aug 2015
  4. Build Your Own Bat Box

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Come along and make your own bat box to take away.

    Dates

    23 Jul 2015
  5. Gardening For Wildlife: Course

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Looking at how to attract wildlife into the garden.

    Dates

    23 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  6. Jazz Night

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    A relaxing evening of jazz in the magical setting of the Walled Garden.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015
  7. Scottish Borders Nature Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries & Galloway

    A series of walks, talks and activities celebrating the local flora and fauna.

    Dates

    4 Apr 2015 to 14 Jun 2015
  8. Gradings

    Stranraer

    New Event at Castle Kennedy Gardens. Join our Head Gardener for a fascinating introduction to plant propagation and seed sowing.

    Dates

    23 Sep 2015
  9. Christmas At Kirroughtree

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Celebrate Christmas.

    Dates

    6 Dec 2015 to 13 Dec 2015
  10. New Year Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Join the warden for a stroll along the shore.

    Dates

    3 Jan 2016
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