Events in the Parks this Week

Pollok Family Day

Parks and Outdoors Events

Share a coke promotion
St Enoch Square
Thursday 21 August until Sunday 24 August 2014
11.00 am until 9.00 pm
Free

A Coca Cola unit will be giving out free samples of Coke Red and Coke Zero.

International Rose Trials
Tollcross Park
Friday 22 August 2014
Free

Each Year the rose garden attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

For more information please visit the International Rose Trials web page

Scottish Youth Parliament Information Table
Buchanan Street/Gordon Street
Saturday 23 August 2014
11.30
am until 3.00 pm
Free 

Scottish Youth Parliament staff and volunteers are looking to encourage young people to register to vote.

Inflatable Slide
Victoria Park
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August 2014
10.00 am until 9.00 pm
Charges will apply

Inflatable Slide in the park. The age group is from 2 years to 12 years.

Inflatable Slide
Kelvingrove Park
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August 2014
10.00 am until 9.00 pm
Charges will apply

Inflatable Slide in the park. The age group is from 2 years to 12 years.

STV Glasgow Promotion
Buchanan Street
Saturday 23 August 2014
9.00 am until 6.00 pm
Free

To promote the new channel - STV will tour around Glasgow, giving out advice on how to retune your TV to make sure you can get the new channel and also giving out fantastic giveaways!

Hyndland Commonwealth Gala Day
Lauderdale Park, Old Station Park and Hyndland Road
Saturday 23 August 2014
12 noon until 5.00 pm
Free

This event has been organised a by a number of community groups in the Hyndland area. There will be various activities in Lauderdale Park, Old Station Park and the Terraced area on Hyndland Road come along and enjoy the fun.

Holi One World Festival
Victoria Park
Saturday 23 August 2014
12 noon until 10.00 pm
Ticketed event

This is an event of colour and dancing inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival and involves the throwing of non toxic powder paint in the air to celebrate diversity and equality.  For further information please visit Glasgow HOLI ONE website.

Pizza Express Promotion
St Enoch Square
Saturday 23 August 2014
9.00 am until 6.00 pm
Free

A pop up Airstream Trailer will be on site allowing you to sample the new summer menu.

Pollok Family Day & Highland Cattle Show 2014
Pollok Country Park
Sunday 24 August 2014
10.30am until 4.30pm
Free

This year the Pollok Family Day has been combined with the International Highland Cattle Show to bring you a bigger and better event.

Featuring a host of entertainment acts, displays and activities to satisfy even the most demanding family members, and best of all... it's free!

With its extensive woodlands, picturesque gardens and a host of wildlife, Pollok Country Park allows Glasgow's residents to sample a taste of rural life without leaving the city boundaries and provides the ideal venue for a relaxed, family day out.

Come along and enjoy the FUN!

The Rentokil Pestaurant
Buchanan Street
Wednesday 27 August 2014
10.00 am until 3.00 pm
Free

Pop Up Pestaurant serving edible insect snacks and other ghastly delights to raise awareness of the Rentokil brand.

Power of Attorney Promotion
Buchanan Street
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 August 2014
12.30 pm  until 6.00 pm
Free

Staff from the NHS will be on the precinct, holding a mini surgery to engage with the public and discuss, "Power of Attorney".

Pollok H Walks
Pollok Country Park
Riverside Car Park
Wednesday 27 August 2014
11.30am until 1.00pm
Free

Join the Park Rangers on a Healthy or Heritage Walk through Pollok Country Park.  With 11 km of level tarmac paths expect a different route each time.  Just turn up for a lucky dip or phone first for more information on 0141 276 0924.  Dog walkers welcome !

Make The River The Only Thing That Divides Glasgow
Argyle Street/Buchanan Street/St Enoch Square
Thursday 28 August 2014
Between 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm
Free

A short performance as part of "Make Sectarianism a History Lesson." - a Scottish Government project will take place at each of the above locations during the specified times.

SFAD Overdose Awareness
Sauchiehall Street
Thursday 28 August 2014
11.00 am until 2.00 pm
Free

International Overdose Week begins on the 25th August 2014. Scottish Families will run a small information table offering support to families affected by loved ones' substance misuse.

In the Night Garden Live! 2014
Queenspark Recreation Ground
Friday 29 August until Saturday 13 September 2014
10.00 am until 6.00 pm
Charges apply

The fabulous family theatre event returns to enchant and delight Glasgow's young and young at heart. Come and see Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy, as they perform in Glasgow's south side. For further information please visit In the Night Garden...Live

The Last Big Weekend
Richmond Park
Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August 2014
2.00 pm until midnight
Charges apply

The event billed as The Last Big Weekend of 2014 will showcase a selection of artists on the Chemikal Underground label and will include bar and catering facilities.  For full line up and further information please visit
The East End Social website

Park Run
Pollok Country Park, Tollcross Park & Springburn Park
Every
Saturday at 9.30am
Free

Sign up for this free weekly 5K park run.  

Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register

Glasgow's Farmers' Market
Queen's Park: first and third Saturday of month
Mansfield Park, Partick: second and fourth Saturday of the month
10am to 2pm
Free

www.citymarketsglasgow.co.uk

Enjoy a delicious range of affordable, healthy and locally produced food.  You'll find a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, quality meat, free range eggs, bread, cakes, cheese and fresh street food.

Events taking place all year round

Countryside Events Programme 2013-2014
The Wild About Glasgow countryside events programme 2013-2014 will be available in the near future. Featuring almost 100 events and activities for all ages and interests.

Heritage Trails - Heritage Trails exist throughout Glasgow. They are a great way of exploring the city, and finding out a little more about some of the sites and monuments along the way.
Further information

Pollok Country Park - Forthcoming Events
To find out what events are taking place at Pollok Country Park check out our new Pollok Events guide.
Wild About Glasgow