Festivals in Stirling

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held through the year in Stirling!

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Stirling Festivals in January

Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

Scotlands Gardens: Stirling & Falkirk

01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Stirling, Falkirk and all of Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

Stirling Festivals in February

Stirling Festivals in March

The Small Fakers with support for the Absolute Jam - CANCELLED

The Small Fakers with support for the Absolute Jam - CANCELLED

17 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
This event has now been cancelled.
Puppet Animation Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

Puppet Animation Festival: Stirling & Falkirk

25 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!

Stirling Festivals in April

unDependence Film Festival Stirling

unDependence Film Festival Stirling

26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
unDependence Film Festival, showcasing a mixture of creative, independent films from all over the world, returns to Stirling from 26th-29th April.
Shuffle Down Festival 2018

Shuffle Down Festival 2018

28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
Shuffle Down Festival, the biggest independent alternative music event in the local calendar, is returning to Dobbie Hall, Larbert on April 28th.

Stirling Festivals in May

Off the Page Book Festival

Off the Page Book Festival

12 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
Off the Page Festival will once again bring an exciting programme of events to Stirling.
Pint of Science Stirling

Pint of Science Stirling

14 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
The Pint of Science festival in Stirling brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!
Festival of Museums: Stirling & Falkirk

Festival of Museums: Stirling & Falkirk

18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Festival of Museums is a three day celebration of Scotland’s museums & galleries with events during the day & night!
Dunblane Fling

Dunblane Fling

24 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
The Dunblane Fling is an annual festival of music, culture and family fun. This year's Fling runs from 24th-27th May and marks it's 25th Anniversary.

Stirling Festivals in June

Stirling Festivals in July

Stirling Youth Photo Fest

Stirling Youth Photo Fest

09 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018
Stirling's first ever festival of photography will be celebrating Year of Young People 2018 and includes free workshops and talks from professional photographers.
Doune The Rabbit Hole 2018

Doune The Rabbit Hole 2018

13 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
Doune The Rabbit Hole, the intimate and independent music and arts festival, is back from 13th – 15th July 2018.
Callander & Trossachs Summerfest

Callander & Trossachs Summerfest

14 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Check out all the great events on throughout the Callander & Trossachs Summerfest, a two-week summer festival!
Mugstock Music Festival

Mugstock Music Festival

27 Jul 2018 - 30 Jul 2018
Join us in Mugdock Country Park on the weekend of 27th - 30th July as Scotland’s friendliest wee festival returns for a third year!

Stirling Festivals in August

Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking 2018

Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking 2018

19 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
The Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking returns on 19th August with a fun filled day of cycling and walking related activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Stirling Festivals in September

Killearn Children’s Book Festival

Killearn Children’s Book Festival

02 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
The first Killearn Children's Book Festival is taking place on 2nd September and bringing a fun and interactive day to Killearn Village Hall.
Doors Open Days Stirling

Doors Open Days Stirling

14 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Stirling! This year's event will be held September 14th to 16th!
Doors Open Days Falkirk

Doors Open Days Falkirk

15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Falkirk! This year's event will be held on September 15th & 16th!
Stirling Festival of Volunteering 2018

Stirling Festival of Volunteering 2018

19 Sep 2018 - 25 Sep 2018
Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering is back for 2018 and is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year.
Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland

21 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Bloody Scotland celebrates the best Scottish and International crime fiction.
Animating Our Streets The Cube - Stirling’s First Street Art Festival

Animating Our Streets The Cube - Stirling’s First Street Art Festival

22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Celebrate Stirling’s young musical and artistic talent and take part in Animating Our Streets and The Cube project, the city's first Street Art Festival on 22nd & 23rd September.
Loch Lomond Live - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Loch Lomond Live - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Set against the stunning backdrop of the 'bonnie banks', Loch Lomond Live is a brand new family-friendly festival being held on September 22nd & 23rd!
The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

28 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Enjoy a long weekend of great jazz and blues music when The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival returns on 28th September.

Stirling Festivals in October

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: McQueen

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: McQueen

03 Oct 2018 - 03 Oct 2018
Join us in celebrating the creative genius of Alexander McQueen, combining a charity fashion show and screening of the new documentary about the designer’s life and work.
Central Scotland Documentary Festival: For The Birds

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: For The Birds

04 Oct 2018 - 04 Oct 2018
For The Birds is the opening Event of the 2018 Central Scotland Documentary Festival and is screening at Macrobert Arts Centre on 4th October.
Falkirk Storytelling Festival

Falkirk Storytelling Festival

04 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Falkirk Storytelling Festival returns to the heart of Falkirk town centre from 4th to 7th October 2018.
Falkirk Storytelling Festival

Falkirk Storytelling Festival

04 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Falkirk Storytelling Festival returns to the heart of Falkirk town centre from 4th to 7th October 2018.
Central Scotland Documentary Festival: One Note at a Time

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: One Note at a Time

06 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018
The story of the many displaced musicians who returned to New Orleans to resuscitate the music scene after one of the most deadly and destructive hurricanes in American history.
Central Scotland Documentary Festival: A Northern Soul

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: A Northern Soul

07 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
A documentary by Sean McAllister that tells the story of Steve - a struggling warehouse worker by day and a hip-hop performer by night.
Central Scotland Documentary Festival: Meeting Jim

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: Meeting Jim

07 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Meet Jim Haynes, an extraordinary 83-year-old man that people call the inventor of the social network – the real life version of Facebook.
Central Scotland Documentary Festival: The Bigger Picture Show

Central Scotland Documentary Festival: The Bigger Picture Show

08 Oct 2018 - 08 Oct 2018
Join award-winning curator Shona Thomson for a guided tour of some of the more extraordinary documentary films in our moving image archives in Scotland and beyond.
DigiFest

DigiFest

08 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
The Engine Shed is running it's first digital festival highlighting the latest recording techniques for documenting our historic buildings.
TopDay 2018

TopDay 2018

20 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
TopDay is the annual family arts festival and it returns on Saturday 20th October with tours and workshops for all ages!

Stirling Festivals in November

Stirling Winter Festival 2018

Stirling Winter Festival 2018

18 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Stirling is the perfect place to visit this festive season with a programme of events for the whole family to enjoy.
Book Week Scotland: Stirling

Book Week Scotland: Stirling

19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

Stirling Festivals in December

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