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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Peebles Beltane Festival

Local legend, history and tradition combine for this annual festival celebrating summer. Services, discos and concerts are topped off with a Crowning Ceremony and Grand Procession to mark the beginning of summer.

Peebles Town Centre

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Cheese & Chilli Festival

The Cheese & Chilli Festival is set to spice up the summer, with highlights including a chilli eating competition, food challenges, cooking demonstrations, family friendly entertainment and much, much more! The Cheese there will be entries for mild, medium and hot sauces with festival goers invited to play…

Lydiard Park, Swindon

Sat 6 Jul

Times vary / £6–£8

Sun 7 Jul

Times vary / £6–£8

Miadenhead Town Moor, Maidenhead

Sat 6 Jul

Times vary / £0–£8

Sun 7 Jul

Times vary / £0–£8

North Walls Recreation Ground, Winchester

Sat 17 Aug

Times vary / £6–£8

Sun 18 Aug

Times vary / £6–£8

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Glasgow Mela

For over 25 years this huge outdoor festival has been celebrating the traditions of Glasgow's many and varied immigrant communities with a mix of international music, dance, stalls and other activities.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sun 23 Jun

Times to be confirmed / 0141 287 8985

Dunbar Civic Week

A week-long programme of community events starting with a parade from Bleachingfield Centre to Lauderdale Park commencing noon on Sat 16 Jun.

The Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

Thu 20 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00

Fri 21 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00

The Portstewart Community Red Sails Festival

There's fun for all the family at this festival, with a variety of storytelling, magic and puppet shows, Victorian-themed workshops, fancy dress competitions, street theatre, live music and more.

The Crescent, Portstewart

Mon 22 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Tue 23 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Wed 24 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Fri 13 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Sat 14 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Sun 15 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01499 302203

Joyce

Turtle Company presents this heart-warming tale about a father who goes on a journey through a children's storybook with the family hamster, melding puppetry, music and live magic.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Central

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Central

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Central

£12 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 26 Aug

Muckle Fest!

Family fun on the village green, with a fun fair, bouncy castle, food stalls, entertainment and more.

The Green, Ballater

Sat 22 Jun

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Social in the Gardens

Scotland's festival of social enterprise that celebrates the field with a day of market stalls, live music, open air family ceilidh, art exhibition, food stalls and a bar - all produced and run by social enterprises that are working to improve people's quality of life here in Scotland. The 2019 event will be free as it…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Bravery To The Bell

FLEUR EAST, JOE McELDERRY, FLAWLESS, Britain’s Got Talent illusionist MARC SPELMANN, West End’s Aladdin MATT CROKE, X Factor’s LAUREN PLATT and many more, come together to provide you with an evening of superb entertainment suitable for the whole family to celebrate the success of the charity ‘Children With Cancer UK’.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sun 22 Sep

£35–£75 / 0121 345 0600

  • 17:30

Dundee Summer Streets Festival

Free aerial shows, street entertainment, live music, workshops and more in this street festival.

City Square, Dundee

Sat 20 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 434940

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sun 21 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 434940

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Mushy – Lyrically Speaking

MUSHY: Lyrically Speaking tells the story of a boy without a voice and the teacher who helped him to find it. An uplifting tale inspired by the true story of a Musharaf Asghar (Educating Yorkshire). Mushy, a young man with a debilitating stammer, has always found himself on the outside desperate to find his voice and…

Leeds Playhouse

Tue 8 Oct

£14–£26 *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings. / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45

Wed 9 Oct

£14–£26 *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings. / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45

Thu 10 Oct

£14–£26 *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings. / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 12 Oct

OMFEST

Conscious festival with a focus on yoga, food, mantra music and wisdom.

Shoreditch Gardens

Sun 14 Jul

£5 (Children free)

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Royal National Mòd

The Royal National Mòd is Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival and is famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage. In 2019, the festival takes its celebration to the city of Glasgow.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 11 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sat 12 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 13 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 6 more dates until 19 Oct

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

As traditional boats congregate in the historic harbour, the seaside town of Portsoy celebrates with a festival of music, sailing, rowing and traditional crafts and art.

Various venues: Portsoy

Sat 22 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01261 842951

Sun 23 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01261 842951

ShyneFest

Live music festival with a riverside setting.

Apps Court Farm, Walton-on-Thames

Fri 21 Jun

Family £35–£130 / 01932 244822

Sat 22 Jun

Family £35–£130 / 01932 244822

Ballet Dots

Explore the repertory of The Royal Ballet through creative movement and dance, accompanied by live piano music. Babies and children with their parents and carers are encouraged to move together through creative, fun and sensory workshops, which are designed to complement early years development.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 020 7304 4000

Mon 22 Jul

Free / 020 7304 4000

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

This family-friendly favourite of the Scottish music festival scene is back with theatre and spoken word events, ceilidhs, art and craft workshops and fancy dress. This year's music line-up includes Jess Glynne, Chvrches, Elbow, Tom Odell, Lewis Capaldi, Glasvegas, Richard Thompson and The Selecter.

Belladrum, Inverness

Thu 1 Aug

£16.50–£159.10 (Children £9.90–£29.70)

Fri 2 Aug

£16.50–£159.10 (Children £9.90–£29.70)

Sat 3 Aug

£16.50–£159.10 (Children £9.90–£29.70)

Crail Festival

As well as musical entertainment, the Crail Festival features art, drama, theatre and outdoor activities including a sandcastle competition and rock pool guddle, for both adults and children.

Various venues: Crail

Wed 17 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01333 450108

Thu 18 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01333 450108

Fri 19 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01333 450108

…and 8 more dates until 27 Jul

Cupar Arts Festival

Festival with a focus on contemporary visual arts that takes place in the rural market town of Cupar. Artworks by established professional visual artists from across the UK and overseas form a curated art trail around the town. The programme of public artworks, performance art and exhibitions also includes music and…

Various Venues, Cupar

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices vary

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Jun

Times & prices vary

Exile Music Festival

Small, non-profit, family friendly festival, hosted at a private residence in the Derbyshire countryside. Free camping for weekend ticket holders.

Sabine Hay Wood, Matlock

Fri 28 Jun

£60 (Family £160) / 07522404123

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 29 Jun

£60 (Family £160) / 07522404123

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 30 Jun

£60 (Family £160) / 07522404123

  • 12:00 – 00:00