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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. Wellies And Worms

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Outdoor nature-based activity.

    Dates

    14 Mar 2015 to 12 Apr 2015
  2. Gradings

    Langholm

    Affordable art and craft from a both local and regional artists and makers.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2014 to 10 Jan 2015
  3. Wild Lunch Time Talks

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Illustrated talks about wildlife.

    Dates

    8 Apr 2015 to 29 Apr 2015
  4. Mocha And Moths

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

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

    Dates

    13 Mar 2015 to 21 Aug 2015
  5. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Spooky events. Do you dare to join us?

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  6. Muckle Toon Panto

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    A family pantomime written by the Muckle Tooners.

    Dates

    17 Dec 2014 to 21 Dec 2014
  7. Big Burns Supper

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Nine days of music, theatre, comedy and much more.

    Dates

    23 Jan 2015 to 30 Jan 2015
  8. Pond Dipping

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Discover the underwater wonderland in Cream O' Galloway's purpose-built wildlife pond.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2014 to 30 Oct 2014
  9. Butterfly Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    A walk around the park with the one of the butterfly experts.

    Dates

    27 Jun 2015
  10. Kites At Parton Viewpoint

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Join the RSPB to see and learn about the red kites in Galloway.

    Dates

    23 Oct 2014
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