Events & Festivals in July

From 23 July to 3 August 2014, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow as it hosts the XX Commonwealth Games. A modern city of culture and sport, forward-thinking and creative, Glasgow is one of the UK's largest cities and has a lively heart and warm people. Experience it all first-hand as you watch sporting history.

Athletes from around the world as they compete for medal glory across 17 sports, including athletics, cycling, boxing and swimming. With the venues all but complete and the final preparations well underway, you can almost hear the cheering at Hampden Park as the euphoric crowds see new world record being broken by Usain Bolt. You’ll also feel the adrenaline as you watch the action at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

The Commonwealth Games won't just be about sport. The year-long Culture 2014, which started in July, promises to be Scotland's biggest ever cultural celebration. Coinciding with the official opening of the Games and running for its duration, Festival 2014 celebrates the vibrant metropolis of Glasgow and its cultural hotbed of music, theatre, art exhibitions, literature and more.

You’ll find plenty of things to do when you’re not watching sport in Scotland’s largest city, including many free museums and 90 parks and gardens. The city is a good launch pad for exploring the Capital, as well as Loch Lomond National Park, both just under an hour away or further afield lie the majestic Scottish Highlands and islands.