Summer Festivities

The first festival was a small affair over a few weeks in the summer and over the years it has continued to grow.

The events now commence at the beginning of May, involve a 4 day Jazz Festival in June and continue throughout the summer with a final flourish of a Grand Parade and magnificent Tattoo at the end of August.


Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

The 18th annual jazz festival runs from the 12th to the 15th June 2015 and promises to be even more appealing and exciting than ever, Visitors will have the chance to enjoy, for the first time here, yet more top class and highly professional artistes, as well as some old favourites, ensuring that this festival caters for jazz lovers of all ages who appreciate quality as well as variety for their entertainment.


Kirkcudbright Half Marathon

The Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon is organised and run entirely by volunteers. Without their help, the half marathon wouldn't be the success that it is.

The race began 32 years ago as a fundraiser for the Academy and continues to be a valuable asset to the Academy's, and Kirkcudbright's, annual events.

The Wickerman Festival

The fourteenth Wickerman Festival takes place at East Kirkcarswell Farm in Dumfries & Galloway on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July 2015.