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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. Joan Armatrading

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Pop-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    25 Sep 2014
  2. Mike Daly And His Band

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    Enjoy a relaxing evening of Jazz in the magical setting of the Walled Garden.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2014
  3. Amy Winstanly

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    An exhibition of the artist's paintings utilising memory, observation and documentation, oscillating between intuitive gestures and conscious forms.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2014 to 30 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    An illustrated talk from Forestry Commission Scotland's Andrew Jarrott.

    Dates

    12 Sep 2014
  5. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Celebrating Playmobil's 40th year with this innovative exhibition.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2014 to 28 Jul 2014
  6. Hazel Campbell

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Paintings by the artist with a loose, bold approach, working mainly in oil and gouache.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014 to 30 Aug 2014
  7. Stargazing For Beginners

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

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

    Dates

    11 Oct 2014
  8. Animal Homes

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Find the homes of birds and mammals on the reserve.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2014
  9. Macbeth: The Festival Players

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A production of Shakespeare's tragic drama of murder and revenge.

    Dates

    3 Aug 2014
  10. Wellies And Worms

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Outdoor nature-based activity.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2014
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