Dates for your diary

East Dunbartonshire offers an array of events all year round. Here are the latest dates for your diary. If you want to add an event, drop us an email.

Further information on this page below:


Pop-Up Opera in Bishopbriggs

Scottish Opera will be hitting the high notes in Bishopbriggs with its Pop-Up Opera on Saturday 15 June at the War Memorial Hall. There will be a special 30-minute performance of The Merry Widow (Franz Lehár) at 1pm and a performance of Don Giovanni (Mozart) at 3pm. Experience all the drama and wonder of opera on a miniature scale. For tickets, visit the official website (external link opens in new window).


East Dunbartonshire Schools Art Exhibition 2023-24

The East Dunbartonshire Schools Art Exhibition 2023-24 is being hosted at Kirktintilloch Town Hall until August. A competition is held annually, organised by the Friends of Thomas Muir, which is open to all primary and secondary schools within the East Dunbartonshire catchment area. From more than 2,000 artworks submitted by schools, 25 are selected for the exhibition. This year’s theme explores the challenges that children and young people faced during the Victorian period.


Kirkintilloch Canal Festival 2024

Set your compass for East Dunbartonshire – the dates have been confirmed for the 2024 Kirkintilloch Canal Festival!Kirkintilloch Canal Festival logo

This year, the main weekend of activities will take place on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September – with a range of boat trips during the week leading up.

East Dunbartonshire Council is once again organising the festival – which is being fully externally funded – in conjunction with a flotilla of public and private sector partners.

The annual celebration of all things nautical and nice regularly attracts thousands of people of all ages, provides a treasure chest of family fun and boosts the local economy.

Details are still being finalised, but already there are plans for live music, fireworks, food and drink, activities and boat trips. Keep your eyes on the horizon for updates.

This year the festival is being supported by resources allocated by the Council from the UK Government's Shared PKirkintilloch Canal Festival view of Southbank Marinarosperity Fund.

Councillor Gordan Low, Leader of the Council, said, "The Kirkintilloch Canal Festival is popular with people throughout East Dunbartonshire and beyond, so I'm pleased we have been able to confirm that external funding has been secured for this year's celebration.

"Once again the focus will be on providing as many free activities as possible – including canoeing, classic cars, the Saturday evening concert with live music and fireworks, and more.

"The festival will take place at Southbank Marina and various locations around the town – including the redeveloped Regent Gardens – giving residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the area and attractions, while supporting local businesses."

The festival includes partners such as East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, Kirkintilloch Baptist Church, the Regent Centre, Police Scotland, New College Lanarkshire – Kirkintilloch Campus, the Forth and Clyde Canal Society, the Seagull Trust, Scottish Canals, Your Kirky and Kirkintilloch Business Improvement District.

Keep an eye on the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival webpage for information (link opens in new window).


Lillie Art Gallery – latest exhibition

For the latest information, call 0141 956 5536 or visit the Lillie Art Gallery webpage (external link opens in new window)


Auld Kirk Museum – latest exhibitionImage of the Auld Kirk Museum

Travel through time at the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch. An exhibition is taking place between 8 June and 8 August 2024 to mark the 380th anniversary of the Auld Kirk building.

You can find out more about its history and see some of the objects that have been in the museum's collection the longest.

For the latest information, call 0141 777 3013 or visit the Auld Kirk Museum webpage (external link opens in new window).


Mugdock Country Park

Visit the Mugdock what's on webpage for info on events (external link opens in new window).