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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. The Three Musketeers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Thornhill

    Alexandre Dumas presents his adaptation.

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015
  2. Mini Beast Forage: Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Thornhill

    Join us on a mini beast forage.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2015 to 29 Jul 2015
  3. Gradings

    Stranraer

    Our Garden Ranger will help you start and put out a fire safely.

    Dates

    31 May 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  4. Roaring Stags

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    Watch the red deer.

    Dates

    4 Oct 2015
  5. 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
  6. Wild Summer At Parton

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    A short walk up to the viewpoint above Parton.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2015
  7. Wild Swim on Loch Ken

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    The annual Loch Ken Wild Swim 2015.

    Dates

    12 Sep 2015
  8. Gradings

    Dumfries

    Christmas starts here in our Winter Wonderland.

    Dates

    14 Nov 2015
  9. Small Mammal Survey

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lockerbie

    Identify small mammals.

    Dates

    19 Jul 2015
  10. Ice Cream Tasting

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Castle Douglas

    Sample some of the 30 flavours on offer.

    Dates

    2 Mar 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
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