Join us in celebrating our Scottish heritage and be part of the unique spirit native to these parts. Experience the thundering hooves of the Common Ridings, indulge in a local food festival, dance the night away to live music, and attend a host of fantastic festivals that take place year-round.

Please note: every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the event information, but we always recommend contacting the event organisers before attending.


Walter Scott 250

In 2021-22 Scotland celebrates the 250th anniversary of one of its most famous sons, Sir Walter Scott. Nobody has done more to give a nation…...

date_range 20th March, 2021 - 14th August, 2022


Alpaca Winter Wonderland

Santa will be dropping in to check on his alpaca friends at Beirhope Alpacas this December. Whether your little ones want to tell him their…...

date_range 3rd December, 2021 - 24th December, 2021


Santa down the Mine

Meet Santa down the mine at the Museum of Lead Mining. Then go on a hunt around the Museum to fill out your activity sheet…...

date_range 4th December, 2021 - 5th December, 2021


Celebrate Christmas 1823

Step back in time and explore Abbotsford at Christmas in 1823, just after the house and gardens were completed. Discover Scott’s home decorated beautifully for…...

date_range 4th December, 2021 - 19th December, 2021


Meet Father Christmas and his Elves

Meet Father Christmas and his Elves at Abbotsford this December! Book tickets now to meet them in their magical grotto throughout the month. Timed visits…...

date_range 4th December, 2021 - 19th December, 2021


Langholm Christmas lights switch on

On Saturday 4th December, Langholm will celebrate the annual switching on of its Christmas lights with a special visit from Santa and his reindeer, along…...

date_range 4th December, 2021


Muckle Toon Pantomine

Pantomime - Rapunzel with Langholm’s Centre Stage Theatre...

date_range 16th December, 2021 - 18th December, 2021


Absolute Classics: Mengyang Pan, Piano

A brilliantly decorated star, Mengyang Pan is the prize winner of many prestigious competitions including Rina Sala Gallo International Piano competition, Bromsgrove International Young Musician’s…...

date_range 16th January, 2022


Gary Faulds: Live

Gary’s new show will feature a host of relatable, hilarious stories which cover everything from life as an almost celebrity, to juggling his day job…...

date_range 5th March, 2022


Disco Inferno

Let’s dance, let’s shout, come and shake your body down to with the electrifying show that screams glitter balls and good times all the way.…...

date_range 11th March, 2022


Music in Dumfries – The Brodsky Quartet

Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 70…...

date_range 24th March, 2022


Borders Art Fair

Over 65 artists, galleries and collectives showcasing and selling their work. Meet the artists, hear their stories and take part in activities. On site café…...

date_range 25th March, 2022 - 27th March, 2022


Eddi Reader – 40th Anniversary Tour

Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice, 2021 marked her 40th year on stage. . “One of my favourite singers of all time”…...

date_range 16th April, 2022


Walk Like a Man

Let us take you back to 1962 – to four guys barely scraping a living, singing doowop beneath the streetlamps of the tough New Jersey…...

date_range 28th April, 2022


Muck n’ Mac Fest

Muck n' Mac Fest is a unique gravel riding festival weekend - all staged at Traquair House in the heart of the Tweed Valley. The festival…...

date_range 29th April, 2022 - 1st May, 2022


Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo 2022

For the first time in history, the Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo will be held in the ground of The Crichton Trust. Over the years…...

date_range 30th April, 2022


Blazin Fiddles

Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles will join together with the remarkable vocalist Hannah Rarity for a special one-off Scottish tour. Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate…...

date_range 21st August, 2022