This summer, we’re all raring to go and luckily there are plenty of fantastic things on the horizon this June to start the season with a bang. Fancy getting your calendar jam-packed again? From candlelight concerts to tasty food and drink offerings, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to getting your dose of good grub and culture. Check out our guide to some of the best things to do this June in Glasgow.
1. Chill out at this summer-themed beer garden
Here to brighten up our summer and take us to a chilled paradise without having to hop on a plane is one of the Glasgow’s biggest beer gardens. Cranside Kitchen’s garden is back and open for business, with three spaces and the ultimate summertime glow-up transforming the venue into the place to be this season. The massive Summer Gardens will feature palm trees, garden picnic tables and benches, and a beach hut Tiki style bar, as well as plenty of umbrellas to soak up the sun or that Summer rain under.
Box Hub Warehouse is welcoming one of the top trainer events in Europe this June 26, Crepe City Sneaker Festival, inviting trainer lovers to a day out solely dedicated to sneakers. Festival goers will be able to witness the UK’s top sneaker vendors showcasing some of the rarest and most in-demand sneakers in the world. Plus, there will be a host of music artists and DJs playing on-site during the day, playing all the tunes for you to vibe to while browsing the latest trends. You can get your tickets on Fever.
3. Listen to some of the best electronic music by the Clyde at Glasgow’s Riverside Festival
The annual Riverside Festival will be returning to Glasgow weekend this June. Scotland’s premier electronic music festival returns to the grounds of the Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde, bringing together a combination of some of the biggest and most cutting edge electronic artists and DJs to this unique and iconic location. You can expect the likes of VXYX, PATRICK TOPPING, SHERELLE and U.R.TRAX performing live on stage on June 3 & 4.
Ready to drift away from all your worries? Well, hang tight as Fever have the solution with these ferry impressive floating candlelight concerts coming to Glasgow this Summer. The Glenlee will be transformed to create a cosy and intimate vibe surrounded by candlelight, accompanied by a string quartet playing Taylor Swift covers. This unbelievable night on Glasgow’s riverside will take place for one night only on June 15, and you can find your tickets at Fever!
5. Head to the Dandelion Festival at Kelvingrove Park for a weekend of music and nature
Taking place over three days, between June 17 & 19, the Dandelion Festival will take root at the heart of Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park. The venue will be transformed with live music, interactive walkabout theatre, science and creative activities for all the family as part of a unique festival that dares to reimagine our relationship with food and the planet. At the festival, a spectacular Pavilion installation will form a ‘living’ stage-set, made from 60 ‘Cubes of Perpetual Light’ brought together, designed to foster accelerated growing. Artists including Rura, This is the Kit, Admiral Fallow, Newton Faulkner, Hen Hoose, Niteworks, and Les Amazones d’Afrique are among the line-up for the free event Glasgow in June. Plus, the Dandelion Festival in Glasgow will host a Free for All on June 19 which encourages people to get growing. Find out more here.
Porter & Rye in Finnieston is officially one of the best steak restaurants in the world, and the only Scottish restaurant to have been named as one of the best steak restaurants in the world by the World’s Best Steak Restaurants taking 55th place among the 101 list. Located on Argyle Street, Porter & Rye offers a meat-ilicious experience with their premium dry-aged large cuts. What is more, the restaurant ages and infuses its cuts in an inspired way, where visitors can indulge in something new every time they visit.
7. Escape to this Tunnock’s themed caravan in Lochgoilhead
There’s nothing quite like a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer with a brew. However, it now gets sweeter as you can now stay in a specially-designed caravan inspired by the teatime (or any time) treat. One of Scotland’s most popular caravan parks, Argyll Holidays, has introduced the Tunnock’s caravan wafer featuring the iconic gold, red and white branding. Unlike their biscuits, which state on the wrapper that 5,000,000 of these biscuits are made and sold each week, this caravan is one of a kind.
8. See how the city is making waves at Glasgow Science Festival
Glasgow Science Festival returns to the city this month and will feature 50+ events in venues across the city, with a programme filled to the brim with hands-on activities, films, talks, walks, and exhibitions. Taking place between June 1 – 11, you can enjoy a free side of science, experience a six-metre-wide floating vision of the entire Earth, physics lessons with trapeze artists, virtual reality (VR) tours of the human body, a Dungeons & Dragons style show through futuristic Glasgow and a celebration of Govan’s ‘Wee Forest’, to name a few of the activities going on in the city. Plus, you can also join in online with ‘Science on the Sofa‘, where there will be dozens of experiments, activities, talks and shows designed to entertain and inspire, all from the comfort of your own sofa.
Strictly Come Dancing fans can rejoice as they watch Strictly’s champion Kevin Clifton himself star as Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom: The Musical from June 5 to 10 at Theatre Royal Glasgow. Dancing on Ice finalist and Coronation Street star, Faye Brookes, is starring in the lead role of Fran, making it a star-studded performance. Strictly Ballroom: The Musical tells the story of Scott Hastings, a turbulent young ballroom dancer, who ends up at odds with the Australian Federation with his experimental dance moves. He then teams up to dance with Fran, a beginner with zero experience, and it is all history from there.
Located in a tastefully decorated studio in Central Chambers on Hope Street, the sonder candle workshops take around two hours, taking crafters on a journey of storytelling and quiet contemplation. Guests will be able to make a candlestick holder from the eco-friendly material jesmonite, and decorate two pastel-coloured soy wax twist candles with acrylic paint. What is more, everyone is more than welcome to bring their own drinks, whether it’s a bottle of fizz or anything non-alcoholic. You can book the workshops from sonder’s website.
Known for its unique menu and absolutely bonkers level of deliciousness in pizzas, Nonna Said in Candleriggs combines Italian classics with creative street food, creating a millennial’s paradise with 90s hip-hop playing non-stop, cartoons on a projector screen and air hockey available every day. Nonna’s quirky appreciation for street food is one of its many alluring aspects, and with absolute gems like Carbonara Fritta and Lasagne Fritta with garlic mayo, the starters are as satisfying as they sound. Also, if you haven’t already, we beg you to try the Philly Cheesesteak pizza. You can thank us later!
12. Have an insanely satisfying breakfast muffin at this Woodlands burger joint
Burger lovers will rejoice at finding out that El Perro Negro is launching a brand new Breakfast Club Menu. You can opt for absolute treats such as the Sausage, Egg and Black Pudding Muffin with a hash brown, cheese and chive, or go for some baked goods, including a variety of doughnuts and cakes. the perfect balance between salty and fatty goodness is going to get anyone ready for the day ahead. A drink selection featuring the much-loved Bloody Marys and the finest brews from Papercup Coffee will sort every breakfast enthusiast out there.