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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. Altan

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Langholm

    Veteran Irish folk band.

    Dates

    23 May 2015
  2. Sundaes On Sunday

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Scoop your own ice cream sundae!

    Dates

    2 Mar 2014 to 25 Jan 2015
  3. Boxing Day Guided Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Join the warden for a stroll along the shore.

    Dates

    26 Dec 2015
  4. Wild Summer At Parton

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A short walk up to the viewpoint above Parton.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2015
  5. Hungry Caterpillar Story Trail

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Learn about caterpillars and butterflies.

    Dates

    4 Apr 2015
  6. New Years Day Bird Race

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    See how many birds you can spot.

    Dates

    1 Jan 2015
  7. Buggy Fun

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    A bug hunt.

    Dates

    19 Apr 2015
  8. 2014 Foyer Exhibition

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Historical artefacts illustrating the governance of Dumfriesshire.

    Dates

    22 Feb 2014 to 31 Jan 2015
  9. National Play Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    Come along for a day of fun.

    Dates

    19 Jul 2015
  10. Gradings

    Dumfries & Galloway

    A series of contemporary, thought-provoking environmental art commissions, performances, discussions and events, exploring our relationship with the landscape and environment.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
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