Things to Do

Please see below for a list of other events taking place across Dumfries & Galloway in 2018

Event/Activity
Location
Lead Service
Jan-18
Launch Event Annan DGC
Big Burns Supper outreach work with schools Various Schools Services
Big Burns Supper Dumfries Big Burns Supper
Feb-18
Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association Regional and Scottish Competitions TBC Education
Portfest- Traditional songwriters music  (Portpatrick) Wigtownshire Portfest- Traditional songwriters music  (Portpatrick)
Mar-18
#Roots Lockerbie DGC
D&G Environmental Fair Nithsdale DGC
Dumfries and District Music Festival Association – Speech, Music, Scottish Country Dancing, Accordion & Fiddle Dumfries Academy Schools Services
Young Enterprise Scotland Awards Evening Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries Schools Services
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live-  A minimum of 6 events programmed for young people by young people Various venues across the region Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live- A minimum of 4 events programmed for young people Various venues across the region Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
A Taste of Your Future SRUC – Barony Campus SRUC
Wild Film Festival Region-wide Southern Uplands Trust
Apr-18
LGBT National Youth Gathering Dumfries DGC
Big DoG Festival Region-wide Wigtown Festival Company
Playwrights’ Scratch Region-wide DG Arts Festival
Big Lit Stewartry The Bakehouse
May-18
Moniaive Folk Festival Nithsdale Moniaive Festival Village
Maidens of Music Nithsdale Independent (Carol Brotherston)
DG Arts Festival Region-wide DG Arts Festival
Festival of Museums Region-wide
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival A minimum of 5 Events programmed for young people by young people Various locations across the region Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival- A minimum of 15 events programmeed for young people as part of the 10 day arts festival Various locations across the region Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Spring Fling Region-wide Upland
Springfling outreach work with school Various Schools Services
Da Vinci Competition TBC Schools Services
Annual Open Day SRUC – Barony Campus SRUC
South West Scotland Community Woodland Trust -Taliesen Kids Camp Stewartry South West Scotland Community Woodland Trust (Taliesen) Kids Camp
Jun-18
66th Scottish Youth Parliament Sitting Stranraer Dumfries and Galloway Council
Student Film Festival Nithsdale Dumfries & Galloway College
World Peace Festival Nithsdale Allanton Peace Prayer Sanctuary
Theatre Stage at Youth Beatz- Theatre showcase for young people Dumfries DG Arts Festival & Young Peoples Services
Dumfries and Galloway College Schools’ Competition Dumfries and Galloway College Schools Services
Annual Prizegiving Awards SRUC – Barony Campus SRUC
RHET Farm Visits SRUC Crichton and Barony Campus SRUC
Planning For Your Future Residential Event Crichton Campus / SRUC Barony Campus CCLG
Crest Awards Ceremonies Regional (Stranraer, DLT & Dalbeattie) Schools of the Future and Dumfries & Galloway College
Stewartry Careers Day Stewartry Stewartry Schools YGC’s
Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival Stewartry Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
Youth Beatz Festival Dumfries DGC
Jul-18
Moniaive Comic Festival Moniaive Moniaive Festival Village
Galloway Children’s Festival (Kirkcudbright) Stewartry Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Midsummer Music Festival (Gatehouse of Fleet) Stewartry Gatehouse of Fleet Festival Group
Creative Whithorn – Arts and Craft Trail Wigtownshire Creative Whithorn – Arts and Craft Trail
Let’s get Sporty Super Sunday Fun Day Easterbrook Hall Let’s get Sporty
Aug-18
Electric Fields Nithsdale Electric Fields
Environmental Arts Festival Scotland Region wide
Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail Stewartry Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail/ Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities Stewartry Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Let’s Get Celebrating TBC Let’s get Sporty
Lowland Gathering- (Stranraer) Wigtownshire Lowland Gathering- Stranraer
Sep-18
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award National Year of Young People Event Kirkcudbright DGC
Lockerbie Jazz Festival Annandale & Eskdale Lockerbie Jazz Festival
Moniaive Michaelmass and Bluegrass Festival Nithsdale Moniaive Festival Village
Nithraid Nithsdale The Stove Network
Sanctuary Lab- Murray’s monument, Newton Stewart Wigtownshire
Wigtown Book Festival – school’s programme Wigtown Schools Services
Higher Education Conference Easterbrook Hall Dumfries Schools Services
Proposed Crichton Campus Roadshow Regional Crichton Campus
WTF18 Wigtownshire Wigtown Festival Company
Oct-18
Moving Forward Together Newton Stewart DGC
Dumfries Music Conference Nithsdale The Stove Network
Wigtown Book Festival Wigtownshire Wigtown Festival Company
Wigtown Children’s Festival Wigtown Wigtown Festival Company
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live  A minimum of 6 events programmed for young people by young people Various venues across the region Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live A minimum of 4 events programmed for young people Various venues across the region Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Gender Imbalance Day Dumfries & Galloway College Dumfries & Galloway College
Nov-18
STEM Day Dumfries & Galloway College St Joseph’s College
Schools! Creative projects in schools culminating in special events in town Dumfries Peter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Inspired! celebrity guests share their story and meet local young people at National Centre for Children’s Literature & Storytelling Dumfries Peter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
CrocRock! Community Parade with giant light-up ticking crocodile leading to spectacular Peter Pan themed town Christmas Lights Switch On Dumfries Peter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
DLT Careers Event & Dumfries & Galloway College’s Open Doors Event Dumfries & Galloway College DLT/DGTAP/ Dumfries & Galloway College
Dec-18
Staged! music and theatre commissions and performances in local venues (all by young people), performed alongside a staged production of the first play of JM Dumfries Peter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Mutiny! Takeover Day when the National Centre will be opened to the public and run and organised by a team of young volunteers Dumfries Peter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Shared! Young people takeover the story of the opening of Moat Brae – using social media and creative content development Dumfries Peter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Nursing Open Day Crichton Campus UWS / NHS
Under 20 World Ice Hockey Championships  & European Curling Championships Dumfries DGC
Closing Event Dumfries DGC
No Confirmed Dates
School concerts and performances Various Schools Services
School activities / Health week Various Schools Services
Annandale and Eskdale Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) Calendar Annandale and Eskdale Wellbeing
Nithsdale Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) Calendar Nithsdale Wellbeing
Stewartry Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) Calendar Stewartry Wellbeing
Wigtownshire Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) Calendar Wigtownshire Wellbeing
Disability Sport Calendar Dumfries and Galloway Wellbeing
Secondary School Sport Calendar Dumfries and Galloway Wellbeing
Dance and Physical Activity Calendar Dumfries and Galloway Wellbeing