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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. Build A Bird Feeder

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    A guided walk followed by a craft activity.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Dumfries

    A three week event offering families and wildlife fans a wealth of opportunities to see the region's wildlife.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2014 to 2 Nov 2014
  3. Logan Botanic Garden Plant Fair

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Purchase unusual plants that are rarely available to the public.

    Dates

    31 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Find that unique Christmas gift from our wide range of craft and gift stalls.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2014 to 8 Nov 2014
  5. The Stray Birds

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Americana folk combo.

    Dates

    12 Sep 2014
  6. Mocha And Moths

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

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

    Dates

    6 Mar 2014 to 25 Sep 2014
  7. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Learn how to take good photos in the garden

    Dates

    25 May 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
  8. Mulled Wine And Geese

    Type

    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
  9. Bruce Molsky

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    American folk musician.

    Dates

    12 Nov 2014
  10. It's A Dog's Life

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Bring your dog along for a guided walk, and discover how we're creating homes for nature.

    Dates

    15 Jan 2014 to 12 Nov 2014
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