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  • A concert in the Glasgow Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections
    A concert in the Glasgow Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections
  • Skerryvore performing infront of a jumping crowd at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow
    Skerryvore performing at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
  • Looking across the water to the SSE Hydro and the Cylde Auditorium at night © James Carney
    SSE Hydro and Clyde Auditorium © James Carney
  • The World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Green, east of the city centre of Glasgow
    The World Pipe Band Championships

In recent years Glasgow & The Clyde Valley has hosted some incredible world-class events, including the XX Commonwealth Games and the 2014 MTV European Music Awards. The vibrant region continues to please throngs of people, both big and small, with its combination of high profile sporting tournaments, legendary music scene and cultural festivals, making up an exciting year-round programme of events.

A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is thought to host around 130 music events each week, and  proudly boasts both state-of-the-art and iconic venues, from the SSE Hydro to the Barrowland Ballroom. Every January, music fans can choose from over 300 events at Celtic Connections, the largest winter music festival of its kind.

February sees three Glasgow festivals cover all genres of film, while in March you can laugh yourself silly at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art is one of the UK’s boldest visual arts events. It kicks off in April and takes place in venues across the city.  You can also enjoy the best of Scottish and international writers in April at Aye Write!

Discover music, theatre and dance at the West End Festival in June or enjoy an exciting programme of unique and innovative performances, including world premieres, at the Merchant City Festival in July.

In August, enjoy fine sounds and scenes of Scottish tradition at the much-anticipated World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green.

The Clyde Valley also has a number of one-day events and festivals, including the much-loved Highland games. Why not try something different at the Strathaven Balloon Festival or the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival?

In October 2015, The Turner Prize, one of the world's most prestigious awards for contemporary art, comes to the Tramway. In the same month Glasgow will attract some of the best athletes in the world to the World Gymnastics Championships 2015 for nine days of gripping sporting action.

In winter, see the city light up during the festivities of Glasgow Loves Christmas, and join in with many wonderful events for families.

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  1. Gradings

    Lanark

    Celebrate Halloween at the Falls of Clyde!

    Dates

    24 Oct 2015
  2. Ripples On The Pond

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Glasgow Museums' collection exhibition designed as a conversation between works by women on paper and moving image.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2015 to 28 Feb 2016
  3. Fun Lovin' Criminals

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    American hip hop and alt rock trio.

    Dates

    27 Feb 2016
  4. Astronomy Evening

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lochwinnoch

    Want to hear about the stars and galaxies?

    Dates

    20 Nov 2015
  5. Gradings

    Inverclyde

    Free access to lots of buildings throughout Inverclyde!

    Dates

    12 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2015
  6. Gradings

    Glasgow

    Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.

    Dates

    18 Aug 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
  7. Fraser Pearce

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    The organist performs.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015
  8. Gradings

    Lanark

    Make a willow lantern! Our popular event is suitable for all the family and you can join our lantern parade around New Lanark.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2015
  9. In The Night Garden Live

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE is an amazing musical theatre experience for all the family. Children's favourite CBeebies' stars Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends live on stage.

    Dates

    29 Aug 2015 to 12 Sep 2015
  10. Ella Henderson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Glasgow

    Pop singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2015
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