Events and Festivals

There are 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:

January

The Big Burns Supper event, Dumfries

April

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

May

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, Carsphairn
Spring Fling, Dumfries

June

The Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival, Kirkcudbright
The Eden Music Festival, Raehills Meadows, Moffat

Muckle Toon Adventure Festival, Langholm

July

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

July / August

Portpatrick Lifeboat Festival, Portpatrick

August

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

September

Robert Burns Festival, Dumfries

Portpatrick Folk Festival, Portpatrick

St. Ninian Festival, Whithorn

Wigtown Book Town Festival, Wigtown

October

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