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 EventAnnanDGC
Big Burns Supper outreach work with schoolsVariousSchools Services
Big Burns SupperDumfriesBig Burns Supper
Feb-18
Southern Scottish Counties Burns Association Regional and Scottish CompetitionsTBCEducation
Portfest- Traditional songwriters music  (Portpatrick)WigtownshirePortfest- Traditional songwriters music  (Portpatrick)
Mar-18
#RootsLockerbieDGC
D&G Environmental FairNithsdaleDGC
Dumfries and District Music Festival Association – Speech, Music, Scottish Country Dancing, Accordion & FiddleDumfries AcademySchools Services
Young Enterprise Scotland Awards EveningEasterbrook Hall, DumfriesSchools Services
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live-  A minimum of 6 events programmed for young people by young peopleVarious venues across the regionDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live- A minimum of 4 events programmed for young peopleVarious venues across the regionDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
A Taste of Your FutureSRUC – Barony CampusSRUC
Wild Film FestivalRegion-wideSouthern Uplands Trust
Apr-18
LGBT National Youth GatheringDumfriesDGC
Big DoG FestivalRegion-wideWigtown Festival Company
Playwrights’ ScratchRegion-wideDG Arts Festival
Big LitStewartryThe Bakehouse
May-18
Moniaive Folk FestivalNithsdaleMoniaive Festival Village
Maidens of MusicNithsdaleIndependent (Carol Brotherston)
DG Arts FestivalRegion-wideDG Arts Festival
Festival of MuseumsRegion-wide
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival A minimum of 5 Events programmed for young people by young peopleVarious locations across the regionDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival- A minimum of 15 events programmeed for young people as part of the 10 day arts festivalVarious locations across the regionDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Spring FlingRegion-wideUpland
Springfling outreach work with schoolVariousSchools Services
Da Vinci CompetitionTBCSchools Services
Annual Open DaySRUC – Barony CampusSRUC
South West Scotland Community Woodland Trust -Taliesen Kids CampStewartrySouth West Scotland Community Woodland Trust (Taliesen) Kids Camp
Jun-18
66th Scottish Youth Parliament SittingStranraerDumfries and Galloway Council
Student Film FestivalNithsdaleDumfries & Galloway College
World Peace FestivalNithsdaleAllanton Peace Prayer Sanctuary
Theatre Stage at Youth Beatz- Theatre showcase for young peopleDumfriesDG Arts Festival & Young Peoples Services
Dumfries and Galloway College Schools’ CompetitionDumfries and Galloway CollegeSchools Services
Annual Prizegiving AwardsSRUC – Barony CampusSRUC
RHET Farm VisitsSRUC Crichton and Barony CampusSRUC
Planning For Your Future Residential EventCrichton Campus / SRUC Barony CampusCCLG
Crest Awards CeremoniesRegional (Stranraer, DLT & Dalbeattie)Schools of the Future and Dumfries & Galloway College
Stewartry Careers DayStewartryStewartry Schools YGC’s
Kirkcudbright Jazz FestivalStewartryKirkcudbright Jazz Festival
Youth Beatz FestivalDumfriesDGC
Jul-18
Moniaive Comic FestivalMoniaiveMoniaive Festival Village
Galloway Children’s Festival (Kirkcudbright)StewartryKirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Midsummer Music Festival (Gatehouse of Fleet)StewartryGatehouse of Fleet Festival Group
Creative Whithorn – Arts and Craft TrailWigtownshireCreative Whithorn – Arts and Craft Trail
Let’s get Sporty Super Sunday Fun DayEasterbrook HallLet’s get Sporty
Aug-18
Electric FieldsNithsdaleElectric Fields
Environmental Arts Festival ScotlandRegion wide
Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts TrailStewartryKirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail/ Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Kirkcudbright Summer FestivitiesStewartryKirkcudbright Summer Festivities
Let’s Get CelebratingTBCLet’s get Sporty
Lowland Gathering- (Stranraer)WigtownshireLowland Gathering- Stranraer
Sep-18
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award National Year of Young People EventKirkcudbrightDGC
Lockerbie Jazz FestivalAnnandale & EskdaleLockerbie Jazz Festival
Moniaive Michaelmass and Bluegrass FestivalNithsdaleMoniaive Festival Village
NithraidNithsdaleThe Stove Network
Sanctuary Lab- Murray’s monument, Newton StewartWigtownshire
Wigtown Book Festival – school’s programmeWigtownSchools Services
Higher Education ConferenceEasterbrook Hall DumfriesSchools Services
Proposed Crichton Campus RoadshowRegionalCrichton Campus
WTF18WigtownshireWigtown Festival Company
Oct-18
Moving Forward TogetherNewton StewartDGC
Dumfries Music ConferenceNithsdaleThe Stove Network
Wigtown Book FestivalWigtownshireWigtown Festival Company
Wigtown Children’s FestivalWigtownWigtown Festival Company
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live  A minimum of 6 events programmed for young people by young peopleVarious venues across the regionDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Dumfries & Galloway Arts live A minimum of 4 events programmed for young peopleVarious venues across the regionDumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Gender Imbalance DayDumfries & Galloway CollegeDumfries & Galloway College
Nov-18
STEM DayDumfries & Galloway CollegeSt Joseph’s College
Schools! Creative projects in schools culminating in special events in townDumfriesPeter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Inspired! celebrity guests share their story and meet local young people at National Centre for Children’s Literature & StorytellingDumfriesPeter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
CrocRock!  Peter Pan themed town Christmas Lights Switch OnDumfriesPeter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
DLT Careers Event & Dumfries & Galloway College’s Open Doors EventDumfries & Galloway CollegeDLT/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 JMDumfriesPeter 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 volunteersDumfriesPeter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Shared! Young people takeover the story of the opening of Moat Brae – using social media and creative content developmentDumfriesPeter Pan, Moat Brae Trust
Nursing Open DayCrichton CampusUWS / NHS
Under 20 World Ice Hockey Championships  & European Curling ChampionshipsDumfriesDGC
Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards – Official Dumfries and Galloway Year of Young People Closing EventDumfriesDGC
No Confirmed Dates
School concerts and performancesVariousSchools Services
School activities / Health weekVariousSchools Services
Annandale and Eskdale Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) CalendarAnnandale and EskdaleWellbeing
Nithsdale Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) CalendarNithsdaleWellbeing
Stewartry Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) CalendarStewartryWellbeing
Wigtownshire Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (PEPAS) CalendarWigtownshireWellbeing
Disability Sport CalendarDumfries and GallowayWellbeing
Secondary School Sport CalendarDumfries and GallowayWellbeing
Dance and Physical Activity CalendarDumfries and GallowayWellbeing