Creative Calendar

A round up of some of the regular creative and cultural festivals happening in Dundee.  It’s always growing, so email us your suggestions.

For other activities and events, check out our website and see our Workshops page. For city-wide events visit:

Annual Events:


DeeCon is a celebration of comics and anime in Dundee with some unbelievable cosplay involved!


Dundee Design Festival includes exhibitions of Dundee design, talks, workshops and performances.

Degree Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design – showcasing graduating talent across a number of disciplines.

Digital Graduate Show at Abertay University – showcasing graduate talent from digital media to video games.

End of Year Exhibition at Dundee & Angus College an exhibition of final year students from the college’s creative courses.


Dundee Westfest is a community led festival in the West End of Dundee, celebrating the city by harnessing the talents, skills and enthusiasm of local people to create a memorable and enjoyable annual festival, including Big Sunday.


Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design showcases Masters students work from a number of creative disciplines.


Doors Open Days – a number of often closed buildings open across the city, with behind the scenes access and tours for a weekend.

Dundee Pride – The first ever Pride event in Dundee, including both the march itself but also activities for the whole family!


Discovery Film Festival screens films from all over the world which have been specially programmed for young audiences.

Festival of the Future has a variety of events exploring the intersections between science and culture!


NEoN Digital Arts is Scotland’s only Digital Arts Festival, a hybrid mix of exhibitions, installation, performance and sound.

Dundee Jazz Festival brings incredible international acts to the city with a wide variety of concerts and events for you to join.

Dundee Science Festival is an annual two week long festival featuring a programme for young people and adults.