Glasgow Canal Festival

The second annual Glasgow Canal Festival promises a bombastic lineup of exciting events on Glasgow’s iconic Forth & Clyde Canal between Spiers Wharf and Applecross Basin. Whether strolling through our makers’ market, soaking up some live music, trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, getting crafty in an arts workshop or sampling our street food village, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Key highlights of this year’s festival include the ever-popular Dragon Boat Racing, with competitors signing up to battle it out to become the Festival Dragon Boat Champions, and a whole programme of live musicians from Celtic Music Radio whose ‘pirate radio station’ will broadcast throughout the day. Try out a canoe taster session; bring the family along for zorbing or face painting; take a wildlife tour of urban nature reserve Hamiltonhill Claypits and enjoy breathtaking views over the city of Glasgow; or watch world-class parkour, skateboard and BMX performers at the World Youth Urban Games – or even try these out yourself!

Check out the full programme of events at