Events in the Parks this Week

Pollok Family Day

Parks and Outdoors Events

For all Commonwealth Events please visit the Glasgow 2014 website  

Inflatable Slide
Thursday 26 June until Tuesday 12 August 2014
10.00 am until 9.00 pm
Victoria Park
Charges will apply

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

Irn Bru Store
Monday 14 July until Sunday 3 August 2014
12 noon until 10 pm

The sale of general IRN BRU items, merchandise and drinks.

Bard in the Botanics
Botanic Gardens
Performances: Friday 18 July until Saturday 2 August 2014
(No performances on Sundays, Mondays)
Tickets: £17.50/£10 Concession
Tuesdays for a Tenner - all tickets £10
Performance time 7.45 pm

For over a decade Bard in the Botanics hosts an exciting programme of productions.  This year started with The Comedy of Errors, now performing Henry V.

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0141 429 0022 or book online at

Glasgow Green Funfair 2014
Glasgow Green
Friday 18 July until Sunday 3 August 2014
11.00 am until 10.00 pm
Charges will apply

Come along and enjoy all the fun of the fair with a selection of popular adult and junior fairground rides, sideshow stalls and inflatables.  There is something to suit everyone.

The Tin Forest
Various City Centre & Clydeside Locations
Sunday 20 July until Thursday 31 July 2014
Charges apply

As Glasgow prepares to welcome the world in 2014, The Tin Forest invites the people of Glasgow to retell the city's story and to reimagine its future.  Inspired by the best selling book of the same name by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson, and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, The Tin Forest is one of the National Theatre of Scotland's most ambitious projects to date.

For further information please visit The Tin Forest website

Art on Scotland Art Market
Sauchiehall Street
Monday 21 July until Monday 4 August 2014
11 am until 6 pm

Art On Scotland are hosting an arts event.  There will be 12 stall-holders in tents, including an art's charity and a demonstration/performance tent.

Botanic Guided Tours
Botanic Gardens
Monday 21 July until Monday 4 August 2014

Merchant City Festival 2014
Merchant City
Wednesday 23 July until Sunday 3 August 2014

Markets, street theatre, dance, music and film make up this popular cultural event. Returning after a successful 2013, the event will partner once again with Vintage to showcase the vintage theme between 1920 and 1980. Visit Merchant City Festival website for further details.

Buchanan Street
Thursday 31 July 2014
9 am until 5 pm

Promotional staff and display cart showcasing Ted Baker gifts.

Daily Record Roadshow
St Enoch Square
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Friday 1 August 2014
11 am until 4 pm

A Daily Record double decker will entertain shoppers with music, free giveaways and some come and try sports for the kids.

On Common Ground
Gorbal's Rose Garden
Friday 25 July until Thursday 31 July 2014
6 pm until 9 pm

The Citizens Theatre are putting on performances over 5 nights in the Gorbals Rose Garden as part of the 2014 cultural programme.

RAF Recruiting
Sauchiehall Street
Monday 28 July 2014
10 am until 4 pm

A recruiting caravan and personnel on site to promote a career in the RAF.

Nando's Cart Promotion
Buchanan Street
Tuesday 29 July 2014
3 pm until 5.30 pm
Wednesday 30 July 2014
11 am until 4 pm

A Nando's branded hand cart will allow for some free sampling of Nando's legendary chicken wings.

Pollok H Walks
Pollok Country Park
Riverside Car Park
Wednesday 30 July 2014
11.30 am until 1.00 pm

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 !

New Music Biennial
Buchanan Street
Friday 1 August & Saturday 2 August 2014
6.30 pm until 10.30 pm

As part of the Commonwwealth Cultural Programme this involves 20 new music commissions taking place over two days.

1 Scots Guard Recruiting Promotion
Buchanan Street
Friday 1 August 2014
9 am until 4 pm

A recruiting caravan and personnel on site to promote a career in the regiment.

International Family Day
Saturday 2 August 2014
12 noon until 3 pm

Annual community fun day with stage performances, bouncy castles, petting zoo, fire engines, facepainting, stalls and much more.

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

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!

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

Sign up for this free weekly 5K park run.  

Register at

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

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