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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. Stargazing For Beginners

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Newton Stewart

    Find out what's going on in the skies above the Galloway Forest.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2014
  2. Kites At Parton Viewpoint

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Castle Douglas

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

    Dates

    23 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    A contemporary performance that includes a walk to an off-site location.

    Dates

    27 Aug 2014
  4. Teddy Bear Expedition

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Thornhill

    Build a shelter for your teddy bear.

    Dates

    4 May 2014 to 7 Sep 2014
  5. Make Hay While The Sun Shines

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

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    Dumfries

    Find out about the process of hay making.

    Dates

    12 Aug 2014
  6. Wellies And Worms

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Outdoor nature-based activity.

    Dates

    1 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Exhibition of works in various media by artists from South West Scotland.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2014 to 1 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Wigtown Book Festival is a 10-day celebration of the written word in Scotland's National Book Town.

    Dates

    26 Sep 2014 to 5 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Stranraer

    With John MacArthur.

    Dates

    13 Aug 2014
  10. Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge

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    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dalbeattie

    A duathlon over the marathon distance within Dalbeattie Forest.

    Dates

    5 Oct 2014
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