Merchant City Festival, 22 – 30 July, 2017

merchant city festival

merchant city festival

The Merchant City Festival bringing Scottish and international art and entertainment to Glasgow. Fabulous programme of street arts, music, theatre, food and drink, visual art, film, comedy, dance, fashion and design plus activities for children and families activities.

The festival provides a perfect showcase for the historic and architecturally unique Merchant City so it’s also fun just to have a wander around the location, try out the restaurants, bars and cafes and investigate the many independent shops.

Some Festival Highlights include:

econtro festival showcase

Econtro Festival Showcase, The Old Fruitmarket, 22 July, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Spectacular stage shows from 5 of the UK’s most exciting carnival bands! Drums, brass, song, dance, costume and extravagance – hosted by Glasgow’s own SambaYaBamba,

With, From Manchester, Juba do Leao
Carnaval Transatlantico unite talented players of Rio samba from across the UK and beyond
Orkestra del Sol – Scotland’s answer to the celebratory wedding bands of Eastern Europe

Event on Facebook

carnival cavalcade

The carnival cavalcade comes to town!

22 July, 2017 – 12 Noon.

Kicking off the Merchant City Festival – the parade will leave from Cathedral Precinct. 

 A colourful carnival procession with local national and international performers and groups celebrating the history and heritage of Glasgow. For all the Family!
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an evening with Graeme Obree

An Evening With Graeme Obree

24 July, 2017 – 7.30 p.m. Glasgow City Halls, Candleriggs.

Join cycling legend Graeme Obree and learn about the bikes he has designed, built and ridden to create cycling history.

This event is part of the Bike Station’s celebration of the bike, which is 200 years old! Graeme Obree, nicknamed ‘The Flying Scotsman’, is a Scottish racing cyclist who twice broke the world hour record, in July 1993 and April 1994, and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995.

Inspirational and motivational, Graeme is famed for building world record breaking bikes. Join us to celebrate the bike and the man!

Full details

Further programme events will be added regularly – you can keep also keep abreast on Merchant City Facebook Page.



Matchbox Cineclub The Name of the Game is Kill, CCA, Thu 15 June 2017
Mick Hargan, Panic Anchor & Katee Kross, Bishiopbriggs School of Music, 17 June, 2017

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