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GENERATION ››

This epic programme of events celebrates 25 years of contemporary arts in Scotland - from Orkney to the Scottish Borders

  • 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. Halloween Fun

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

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    Dumfries

    Family activities.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
  2. Laura Blackwood: Art Exhibition

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

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    Castle Douglas

    The original artwork of a limited edition book

    Dates

    2 Sep 2014 to 14 Sep 2014
  3. Mulled Wine And Geese

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    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Join us for a festive walk around the reserve looking at the geese and other wildfowl onsite.

    Dates

    13 Dec 2014 to 17 Dec 2014
  4. Dawn Flavin: Artist Rooms

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    Arts & Cultural

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    Dumfries

    Dan Flavin's light installations have transformed the Gracefield gallery spaces.

    Dates

    15 Aug 2014 to 15 Nov 2014
  5. Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

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    Dalbeattie

    A duathlon over the marathon distance within Dalbeattie Forest.

    Dates

    5 Oct 2014
  6. Design A Bird Mask

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    A guided walk followed by a craft activity.

    Dates

    22 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A fascinating history exhibition which details over the centuries the development of the village.

    Dates

    1 Oct 2014 to 5 Oct 2014
  8. The Swing Commanders

    Type

    Music Event

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    Langholm

    Forties-style swing band.

    Dates

    5 Oct 2014
  9. Fact Filled August

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Learn an array of dinosaur facts.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2014 to 31 Aug 2014
  10. Late Summer: Guided Garden Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    With head gardener John MacArthur.

    Dates

    10 Sep 2014
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