The following major events are due to take place in SW Scotland in 2017:

5th - 11th May 2017
Newton Stewart Walking Festival
WalkFest, the award-winning Newton Stewart Walking Festival, is now firmly established as the biggest walking festival in the South of Scotland. Galloway is a wonderful location for walking, and whether you enjoy the challenge of true hill walking experiences or lower level themed routes, there is sure to be something for everyone.

26th May - 4th June 2017
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
Established as the region's premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland's largest rural multi-artform festival, with artists performing at events in venues across the full breadth of the region.

17th - 18th June 2017
SPKA Kite Buggy Race Weekend and Celtic Challenge
Sandhead, with its huge beach, attracts power kiting enthusiasts from all over Scotland and is hosted by the Scottish Power Kite Association.

8th - 11th Jun 2017
Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival
The 20th annual festival in this unique small Scottish town will endeavour to maintain the high musical standards set by previous festivals. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy top class and highly professional artistes, some on a first time visit, as well as some old favourites, ensuring that the festival caters for jazz lovers of all ages who appreciate quality as well as variety in their entertainment.

22nd Sep - 1st Oct 2017
Wigtown Book Festival
Founded 18 years ago, the 10-day Wigtown Book Festival is now one of the UK's best-loved literary events.

For more events, check out VisitScotland's Events Search Page.