Summer beckons, and with it comes long days with time to fill. If you’re spending time in Glasgow, then naturally you’ll be wanting to find something to fill the days, whether it’s at the weekend or during the week. Once children finish school for the summer, there’ll be endless hours to fill keeping them occupied. Living in a city doesn’t have to be all work and no play, and Glasgow has its fair share of fun things to do and fascinating places of interest.
We’ve come up with a few we selected to get you started with things to do in Glasgow, so you can start summer off the right way.
Sunday Festival: The Festival Sunday Lane Party gets under way on June 4th with entertainment all afternoon with BBQs, bars and sports for the entire family to join in with. There’ll be bands, live music, dancing as well as face painting, balloon artists and stilt walkers for the kids. There’ll be stages along Vinicombe Street and Ashton Lane. So, if you’re looking for family fun with plenty to do, then Festival Sunday should be just the answer.
There are at least eight music festivals in Glasgow this summer. We’re featuring at least four so you have an idea of what to expect. There’s the 4th Electric Frog and Pressure Riverside Festival which will be held at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow with bands such as DJ Koze, Sven Vath and Nina Kraviz to name but a few. There’ll be food and pop up restaurants so you don’t have to go hungry.
A music festival that takes place on Glasgow Green. There’ll be Turin Brakes, and The Stranglers as well as pop up restaurants providing food and beverages.
A music festival that takes place in Glasgow and is organised by the same people that are behind T in the Park. There’ll be big bands such as Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian, as well as George Ezra and London Grammar.
The Summer nights
A series of world class performances from performers such as Brian Wilson and The Pixies as well as Tom Jones and Texas. It’s held at Kelvingrove Bandstand and you won’t want to miss it.
The world pipe band championship
For traditional pipe music from Scotland you have The World Pipe Band Championships and the Glasgow International Pipe Championships. This will be held on Glasgow Green and there’ll be plenty to see from between the 7th and 13th August. There’s usually around 8,000 performances and 200 events to enjoy. There’s also the amazing spectacle of The Colossal Clansman, which uses 6 miles of fabric alone to create a beautiful mural to showcase the piping events.
As well as the ones we’ve just mentioned, there’s plenty of other family events going on throughout the summer in Glasgow including themed lunches such as Tangled Themed Family Lunch with Rapunzel on 11th June at Browns Brassiere and Bar, and the Aladdin Themed Family Lunch with Jasmine at the same venue on 2nd July. How about the Summer Courses for Adults and Children at The Glasgow School of Art between 26th June and 11th August or the Summer Games Development Boot Camp between 2nd July and 2nd August?
We hope you enjoyed our list of things to do in Glasgow in the summer, which we hope you’ll find useful. It’s a varied list and there’s bound to be something you and your family will enjoy!