Summer 2018 is shaping up to be another superb year for the city of Glasgow, with a cram packed timetable of exciting events, exhibitions and concerts. Here are our 10 reasons why you need to visit Glasgow this summer.
This epic festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Pretenders and Jimmy Cliff. The festival will feature a premium street food outlet with areas to unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The Scottish Street Food Festival is returning to the Riverside Museum between 18th & 20th May celebrating Scotland’s vibrant and ever-growing street food culture. This is the place to get lost in foodie heaven.
In June, the essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production. This musical promises to be a huge hit.
The Glasgow Rum and Reggae Festival in May will take you on a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America and the USA. This is the perfect chance to get the summer vibes rolling in Scotland, come rain or shine.
Held every year in June, the Glasgow Science Festival offers two weeks of city-wide science events. If you love science then the Glasgow science centre is also a fantastic day out for all ages, with raving reviews. Based at Pacific Quay, it takes approximately 30 minutes to walk along the riverside into the heart of the City Centre.
The 2018 edition of Fiesta x Fold at Kelvingrove Park will be bigger and better than ever before featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Pointer Sisters and many more. The ultimate feel good music scene.
Spice Girl Melanie C will headline Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest LGBT festival. This popular event is being held at Kelvingrove Park on the 14th & 15th July.
In August, Europe’s top athletes will compete here in Glasgow in the inaugural European Championships. This is an exciting new multi-sport event which will most certainly bring a huge buzz to the city.
The Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair comes to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in May allowing you to browse and buy artwork from an exciting range of galleries and artists from across the UK and Europe. Choose from household names and celebrity artists new and emerging creatives as well as many local names all with fresh new exciting work many of whom will be exhibiting in Glasgow for the first time.
Running from Thursday 19th until Sunday 22nd July 2018, BRICKLIVE Glasgow will play host to a fantastic array of LEGO exhibits, guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
BRICKLIVE will also be showcasing the hugely popular Brick Built Safari in Glasgow for the first time. One of the most notable and photographed attractions at last year’s final BRICKLIVE event, the Brick Built Safari includes over 80 stunning and life-like models of animals, displayed within a realistic jungle scene, built by LEGO professional builders, Bright Bricks.
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