What's on in Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway is a region of contrasting landscapes, enthralling culture and curious wildlife. Rosemount Guest House is located on the Solway Coast which is designated as an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' and is the perfect base to explore the region from. 

The 'Dumfries & Galloway What's Going On' web & social media sites are a great source of up to date information as to what's happening in the region from the Arts to festivals and exhibitions & I think you will find there is something here for everyone! 

Here is just a wee selection of the variety of events on throughout the seasons:

Spring

With the wonderful and natural beauty of the region providing so much inspiration to so many artists it's not surprising that it is host to so many arts festivals.

The Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival has been running since 1979 & is Scotlands largest rural multi-artform festival with over 170 artists performing at 82 events in 42 venues across the region in May.    

The Spring Fling now in it's 13th year & held over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend with Open Studios across the region. 

Summer

The Artists town of Kirkcudbright has a varied programme of events on throughout the summer ranging from their own Jazz Festival & Country Fair, Scottish nights with local Pipe Bands & country & Highland dancers finishing off their summer festivities with the famous floodlit Tattoo & firework display held on the last Saturday in August.

The Galloway Country Fair is held every August at the imposing Drumlanrig Castle & estate and is a celebration of rural life and brings together food and drink, country sports, entertainment, rural crafts, children’s activities and much, much more to ensure an outstanding day for every member of the family.

Autumn

The Lockerbie Jazz Festival held at the end of September featues everything Jazz from Big Bands to soloists & quartets. Performers come from as far as New Orleans to local Dumfries & Galloway musicians 

The Wigtown Book Festival is a 10 day literary celebration in Scotlands National Book Town. Held at the end of September/early October. Previous speakers include Joanna Lumley, Jeremy Bowen and Melissa Benn & is now the place to be for any book worm.

Winter

The Drambusters Whisky Festival held at the prestigious Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries is a must for all the Scottish Whisky connoisseurs out there. 

The Big Burns Supper is in celebration of the Scottish Poet, Robert Burns, with over a week long festival of theatre, music, comedy & much more around his birthdate of 25th January. This annual event has now become one of Scotlands premier winter festivals in the town of Dumfries where Burns came to work, wrote many of his poems & is laid to rest.