Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival is a lively celebration of outdoor arts which brings carnival to the streets of Glasgow's Merchant City every year.

Although 2020's planned live event was cancelled in the wake of Covid-19, festival organisers and partners have been working hard to offer alternative events with a distinctive Festival flavour.

On 4 July, 'Merchant City Festival presents Surge online' was a free programme of performance, comedy, circus, cabaret and music which brought some carnival magic into people's homes, virtually.

We are now planning a series of post-lockdown performances to be staged in streets and venues across the city, as and when government public health regulations allow.

Keep watching this website for updates and announcements.