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Three performers on stage during Gaelic Arts. The performer in the middle dances as the others look on

Arts and Music 10 arts and music inspired events to check out

Glasgow is a fantastic place to live and visit if you enjoy arts and music, with lots going on all year round. Here’s just a few suggestions of things to do.

  1. A child looking at a bright and simple map of Glasgow at Tramway
    Take part at Tramway

    Explore the fantastic exhibitions and shows at Tramway, and try your hand at a wide range of activity including making your own artwork, through workshops, tours, family days and more.

    Participation at Tramway
  2. Woman wearing sunglasses at Merchant City
    Meet up at the Merchant City Festival

    Make a date with friends to enjoy the brilliant atmosphere when this hugely popular event brings street theatre and a very special atmosphere to the Merchant City cultural quarter every July. This year, the festival runs from 22 to 30 July.

    Merchant City Festival
  3. Three women in traditional dress art Glasgow Mela
    Make it a Mela day out

    Enjoy music, theatre, dance, mouth-watering food and a family friendly carnival atmosphere in Kelvingrove Park every June.

    Glasgow Mela
  4. Two men dressed as the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella
    Oh yes you can

    Come along with your family to one of our fun and colourful pantomimes in a community centre near you.

    Glasgow Communities
  5. Female bagpiper smiles to camera.
    Pipe up

    If you’ve never experienced the incredible atmosphere of the World Pipe Band Championships when the best pipers in the world compete for honours, don’t miss the event at Glasgow Green in August.

    World Pipe Band Championships
  6. Laura Marling playing a guitar and singing on stage at Celtic Connections
    Forget the January blues

    Immerse yourself in 18 days of amazing world, folk and roots music when the one and only Celtic Connections takes over venues throughout the city.

    Celtic Connections
  7. Audience at Aye Write event
    Aye, you can

    A total treat for book lovers everywhere when a mouth-watering line up of authors give insights into their work every February at the annual Aye Write festival, and, for children and their families, Wee Write.

    Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival
  8. Kelvingrove Bandstand empty.
    Park yourself

    Don’t miss out on one of the best seats in the city, and book yourself a ticket for a show in the unique setting of the much loved Kelvingrove Bandstand in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

    Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre
  9. Audience at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
    Enjoy a legend, live

    As one of the city’s most famous venues Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is a natural host for touring shows by a who’s who of pop and rock stars and family favourites.

    Glasgow Royal Concert Halls
  10. BBC SSO perform at the City Halls in front of a large audience.
    Have a classic night out

    The home to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and with a world renowned auditorium, the City Halls is the perfect venue to enjoy the best of classical music.

    Glasgow City Halls