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Events in Glasgow

Glasgow's reputation as 'The Friendly City' is reflected in a wide range of arts festivals covering all of the art forms, and in an extensive programme of cultural and sporting events. The arts festival programme runs throughout the year starting with Celtic Connections' in January which is attended by over 100,000 people. Other music festivals include Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Big World Music Festival and Triptych. Some other major international festivals include Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art and the New Territories Dance Festival.

Summer events include the West End Festival, Shakespeare in the Botanic Gardens, the World Pipe Band Championships and the Great Scottish Run.

Celtic Connections

Since its beginnings in 1993, this festival has become a premier showcase for music and culture, featuring artists from the Celtic heartlands of Canada, USA, France and Spain - as well as Scotland. In 2006, Celtic Connections takes place between 11th and 29th January.
Phone: 0141 353 8000

West End Festival

Having started off as a small local festival centred around Byres Road, this has now grown over the past 9 years to become the biggest cultural event in Glasgow's calendar. The very popular street party is in June and features stages, stalls, buskers and food.
Phone: 0141 341 0844

World Pipe Band Championships

This event has been held in Glasgow since 1986 and regularly attracts over 8,000 musicians from all over the world.
Phone: 0141 302 2845 (Glasgow City Council events)

Great Scottish Run

Each year Glasgow plays host to one of the largest road races in the UK - participants can choose between the half marathon or 10k. The race will take runners past some of the city's most famous attractions and will again feature the hugely popular run over the Kingston Bridge, before finishing in Glasgow Green. Run Glasgow Web site has information about where the race takes place and how to enter.
Phone: 0141 302 2845 (Glasgow City Council Events)

Doors Open Day

A unique chance for the public to visit some of Glasgow's most interesting buildings over one weekend in September. Organised by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.
Phone: 0141 221 6061

Merchant City Festival

The Merchant City Festival presents a programme of film, theatre, comedy, visual arts, street theatre, live music, food and fashion - all taking place amidst the architectural elegance of the Merchant City.
Phone: 0141 552 6027

Glasgow on Ice

Skate or spectate at the outdoor ice rink in George Square from late November until Christmas Eve.
Phone: 0141 302 2845 (Glasgow City Council events)

Hogmanay Glasgow

The world's friendliest Hogmanay party takes place in George Square and features top bands, DJs and fireworks.
Phone: 0141 302 2845 (Glasgow City Council events)

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