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What's on

 

Do you want to know what’s on during your stay - or an idea of what there is to see and do in the local area? Then we’ve got you covered. Here on this page, we’ll be keeping you up to date with local events, places to visit and just about anything we think our guests would be interested in. In 2023 Lonely Planet listed Dumfries and Galloway as one of their Top 30 destinations for 2023 - you can see some of their top recommendations here

July

  • JULY 9 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm Kirkcudbright Town Walk Kirkcudbright Town Walk Information Centre Harbour Square Kirkcudbright DG6 4HY Information Office, Kirkcudbright

  • JULY 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Guided Walk: Summer Splendour Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 9  @ 12:00 pm - July 20 @ 3:00 pm Scotia Crafters Summer Arts & Crafts MarketCastle Douglas Art Gallery Castle Douglas Art Gallery, Market Street, Castle Douglas

  • JULY 9 July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Kirkcudbright Pipe Band Night Kirkcudbright Harbour Square Kirkcudbright

  • JULY 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Crafts Fit for a King Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

  • JULY 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Botanical Art Extravaganza Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dumfries Antique, Collectors & Vintage Fairs Loreburn Hall Loreburn Hall, Newall Terrace, Dumfries

  • JULY 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby, Castle Douglas

  • JULY 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Images on Oak exhibition Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm RSPB Children’s Activity – Beginner’s Bird watch Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Adventures of Dr Dolittle Crawick Multiverse Crawick, Sanquhar,

  • JULY 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Stranraer Drum for Fun Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 18 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm James Paterson – The Moniaive Years St Ninians Church, Moniaive North Street, MONIAIVE

  • JULY 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Children’s Activity – Fun with flax Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Kirkcudbright Scottish Night Kirkcudbright Scottish Night Kirkcudbright Harbour Square Kirkcudbright

  • JULY 19 @ 7:30 pm Joe Pasquale: The New Normal – 40 Years Of Cack Theatre Royal, Dumfries 66 - 68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries

  • JULY 20 @ 21:00 Nocturnal Wildlife Walk at  RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve, Southwick DG2 8AH

  • JULY 20 & 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Kirkcudbright Country Fair The Carse, Kirkcudbright, The Carse, Tongland Road, Kirkcudbright,

  • JULY 20  & 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm Robert Burns in Dumfries Shop 109 high Street Dumfries 109 High Street, Dumfries

  • JULY 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dumfries Arts & Craft Fair Loreburn Hall Loreburn Hall, Newall Terrace, Dumfries

  • JULY 21 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Teviotdale Steel Bonnets – Weapons Week Gilnockie Tower The Hollows, Canonbie

  • JULY  23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Guided Walk: Summer garden delights Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm RSPB Children’s Activity: Paint your own bird Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • JULY 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Prehistoric Pots Dumfries Museum The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries

  • JULY 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Summer Arts & Crafts Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

  • SAT 27 JULY TO SUNDAY 28 JULY Spectacular Jousting 11am to 4pm @ Castle Road End, Dumfries, DG1 4RU

  • JULY 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm RSPB Children’s Activity – Bug Safari Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan

August/September/October

Music at the Multiverse 31st August-1st September

Crawick Multiverse is a unique venue for outdoor festivals and events - the Music at the Multiverse festival is held on the last weekend of August with dedicated coach travel available with pick-up points from Dumfries and Thornhill; Cumnock and New Cumnock; and Gretna and Lockerbie . 

Wigtown Book Festival - 27th September-6th October

A ten day literary celebration in Scotland's National Book Town

Founded in 1999, the 10-day Wigtown Book Festival is now one of the UK's best-loved literary events. This year the programme has over 200 events and activities for all ages, including music, theatre, food and visual arts.

Closeburn Castle Ghost Hunt

Join Haunted Rooms at Closeburn Castle for a night of ghost hunting you'll not soon forget! This castle, dating back to the mid-13th century / early 14th century and nestled within 20 acres of the secluded Scottish countryside, is the oldest tower house in Scotland and one of the oldest continuously inhabited buildings in the country.

Wild Swan Feeds

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, DG1 4RS
Experience the sights and sounds of hundreds of swans, ducks and geese at the daily swan feeds! Plus a variety of changing exhibitions and vents held throughout the year 

Kirkcudbright Art Tours

Kirkcudbright Visitor Centre Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright.Every Weds to Sat –Info & Tickets: www.kirkcudbrightarttours.co.uk 07972275388

Plant Journeys - stories of East Asian plants in Hornel's home and garden

@ Broughton House, 2 High St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX - until 31st October

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme - gardens open for charity

There are lots available, so please check the website for latest information on opening  www.scotlandsgardens.org

Some other sites which you may find useful when planning your stay include:

Moo4Events

Events in and around Dumfries & Galloway

 

Visit Scotland

Things to do and see in Dumfries & Galloway

D&G Online

Regularly updated with lots of information about events in Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway! What's going on?

Upcoming events in Dumfries & Galloway

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