A wide range of festivals and events to enjoy throughout the year

Dumfries and Galloway hosts a wide range of festivals and events throughout the year including those listed below:


The Big Burns Supper event, Dumfries


Dumfries and Galloway Wild Science Festival, Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, Dumfries


Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, Carsphairn
Spring Fling, Dumfries


The Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival, Kirkcudbright
The Eden Music Festival, Raehills Meadows, Moffat
Muckle Toon Adventure Festival, Langholm


Annual Riding of the Marches Ceremonies, Kirkcudbright
Langholm Common Riding, Langholm

July / August

Portpatrick Lifeboat Festival, Portpatrick


Bladnoch Folk & Blues Festival, Wigtown
Galloway Country Fair , Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Thornhill
Galloway Plant Fair, Stranraer
Galloway Wood Festival, Newton Stewart
Kippford Craft Fair, Dalbeattie
Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail, Kirkcudbright
Moffat Show, Moffat
St. Ninian Festival, Whithorn
The Border Gathering, Dumfries
The Kirkcudbright Tattoo, Kirkcudbright
Electric Fields Music Festival, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill


Robert Burns Festival, Dumfries
Portpatrick Folk Festival, Portpatrick
St. Ninian Festival, Whithorn
Wigtown Book Town Festival, Wigtown


Gaelforce Festival, various venues
Lockerbie Jazz Festival, Lockerbie
Moffat Walking Festival, Moffat