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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. Bat Walk At Caldons

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Discover the wonderful world of bats.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2015
  2. Gradings

    Stranraer

    The Garden Ranger has lots of toy animals that need homes. Can you make them some?

    Dates

    19 Aug 2015
  3. Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Enjoy a variety of music genres, comedy, dance and much more!

    Dates

    26 May 2016 to 29 May 2016
  4. Friday Moth And Bat Night

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    A moonlight guided walk, using moth traps and bat detectors.

    Dates

    11 Sep 2015
  5. Gradings

    Thornhill

    A three-day bluegrass festival.

    Dates

    25 Sep 2015 to 27 Sep 2015
  6. Scocha

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Traditional Scottish music.

    Dates

    11 Dec 2015 to 12 Dec 2015
  7. Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dalbeattie

    A duathlon over the marathon distance within Dalbeattie Forest.

    Dates

    5 Oct 2015
  8. Garden Ranger: Loch Dipping

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Discover the many weird and wonderful creatures living in and around the Black and White Lochs.

    Dates

    15 Jul 2015 to 19 Aug 2015
  9. Gradings

    Dumfries & Galloway

    Nine days of events encompassing the worlds of art, theatre, music, opera and literature.

    Dates

    20 May 2016 to 29 May 2016
  10. Time And Again

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Photographs of Dumfries Town. This exhibition has been created by Maybeth Jamieson, Rob Wells and Sue Greig.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2015 to 24 Oct 2015
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