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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. Walk On The Wildside

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    The warden leads an informative walk through the reserve, sharing knowledge about the wildlife.

    Dates

    23 Nov 2014
  2. Off The Beaten Track

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Discover the toads, deer, otters, badgers, and birds and the homes which are being created for them at Mersehead.

    Dates

    10 Sep 2014 to 24 Dec 2014
  3. Woodland Pasture Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Discover the benefits woodland pasture gives.

    Dates

    3 Jul 2015
  4. Little Rotters

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    We will be tracking down the weird and wonderful living things that keep the woods tidy.

    Dates

    9 Nov 2014
  5. Forest Fun

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    A variety of outdoor activities in the forest.

    Dates

    1 Mar 2014 to 27 Dec 2014
  6. Dawn Flight

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Watch the wild geese fly at dawn.

    Dates

    25 Jan 2015
  7. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Learn more about geese.

    Dates

    21 Oct 2014 to 28 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Learn about the different birds that might visit your garden.

    Dates

    24 Jan 2015
  9. Ladies Night

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kirkcudbright

    Fashion show, meal, games and quizzes.

    Dates

    28 Nov 2014
  10. Summer Safari In Mossdale

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Explore the wild side on this walk.

    Dates

    13 Aug 2015
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