Merchant City Festival

Open 4-5 August and 9-12 August. Download your Venue Spectator Guide

Merchant City Festival, the centrepiece of Glasgow’s summer events calendar, is back for 2018 presenting the best in Scottish and international arts and entertainment, showcasing Glasgow as a UNESCO City of Music and the unique cultural and creative hub that is Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Expect street art, music, dance, design, film, comedy, carnival procession and activities for children & families alongside lively markets and a curated selection of street food. As well as the return of the Encontro Street Band Festival and their spectacular celebration of carnival and street band music, Scotland’s leading developer of street arts, Surge, will also present a line up of extraordinary and memorable street theatre acts, let loose on the public throughout Merchant City. Prepare to be surprised and delighted!