12 Magnificent Things To Do In Glasgow This May

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


Your calendar can start to fill up with more events in store this month.

May is almost upon us which means more freedom and fun as further restrictions are expected to be eased (come on May 17!) The novelty of going out hasn’t worn off yet, and with these events and activities happening this month, it proves that in April we were only just getting started. From drive-ins to dining out, here are all the best things to do in Glasgow this May.

1. Meet with another household indoors

Come May 17, we can finally escape the bitterly cold weather outdoors by inviting one other household to socialise indoors. Up to four people from two households will be allowed to socialise indoors in a private home and up to six people from up to three households may socialise in an indoors public space. People in Scotland will also be able to expand their social group outdoors by meeting up with eight people from up to eight households outdoors from this date too.

2. Buckle up for the Drive Time Drag show

Drag Race UK might have just come to an end, but we’re still hopped up on RuPaul fever – and thanks to this epic line-up, we can get our fix right here in Glasgow. Taking to the stage for a special drive-in show, Baga Chipz, Ginny Lemon, Divina de Campo and more will be taking to the stage this month, with a tasty food market and live DJ set getting us fuelled up for the show. Get tickets here.

3. Enjoy a pint with your mates indoors

Don’t get us wrong, we’re grateful for an alfresco pint, however the struggle to get a spot near an outdoor heater is real. Luckily, if all goes to plan, on May 17 we can enjoy a refreshing pint indoors until 10.30pm with five other people from up to three households. Definitely something worth saying cheers to!

4. Experience a magical candlelight concert

With concert halls and music venues able to reopen and indoor and outdoor events allowed to resume, here’s one unique event for you to look forward to. On the night of May 20, you can experience classical music in a new light with a sensational concert in one of Glasgow’s most magical locations, Òran Mór. Listen to a string quartet play classical pieces by Mozart surrounded by flickering candlelight, making for a mesmerising evening. Grab your tickets here.

5. Celebrate the bank holiday with the Social Kids Drive In

Missed out on the Easter fun this year thanks to lockdown? You can ceelebrate the second May bank holiday instead at the Ibrox Stadium this month, with pre-show DJs getting the fun started, two hours of immersive fun, a silent disco, car-e-oke, party bingo and so much more. It’s a fun experience for all the family, and you can get tickets here before they’re gone.

6. Take part in organised sport

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Need an excuse to get back into shape this May? Well, this is it. All organised sport and exercise activity (except adult indoor contact sports) will be permitted from May 17, which means you can visit a leisure centre, take part in an exercise class, hit up a tennis court or whatever floats your boat.

7. Kick back with a ‘Big Screen Movie’ at the Ibrox Stadium

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We might have been watching movies for the past year, but not like this. Taking over the Ibrox Stadium this spring, Big Screen Movies is coming to town, with some huge Hollywood blockbusters in store for us. We’re talking the likes of Harry Potter, Marry Poppins Returns and more – all from the comfort of your own car. Book a screening here.

8. Sip on cocktails at this penthouse pop-up party

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Glasgow bar, The Gate, has teamed up with one of the city’s aparthotels, Native, to host a pop-up party up at the hotel’s penthouse roof. From May 13-16, you’ll be able to enjoy the best view in the city with some top notch cocktails. What could be better? ⁣You can register on The Gate’s website to be the first to hear about tickets.

9. Find the most brielliant cheese spots

Edinburgh Cheese Crawl

If there’s one thing that can tempt us east for a day trip, it’s the prospect of cheese, and this fromage-filled walking tour is just about the best reason to explore Edinburgh we’ve yet found. Join The Edinburgh Cheese Crawl for two and a half hours of non-stop cheese: from swanky blue cheese and gooey grilled cheeses, to cheesy jokes and interactive cheese-themed quizzes and competitions. Find your tickets here.

10. Head to the beach

Since the government announced that we were now able to leave our local areas for non-essential travel and go out on day trips, we’ve obviously had a keen desire to go to the beach. From the beautiful Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, to underrated wonders such as Reef Beech on the Isle of Lewis – there’s plenty of lovely beaches in Scotland and the UK to explore this May. Check out our full guide here.

11. Follow the yellow brick road with The Wizard of Oz Drive-In Panto

Pantos aren’t just for Christmas as this May you can witness a performance full of twists, turns and shouts of “It’s behind you!” Follow the story down the the yellow brick road from the comfort of your own car with this drive-in pantomime performance of The Wizard of Oz. Cheer, boo and hiss along to a professionally-produced live production of this classic tale.  Get tickets here.

12. Try your hand at axe throwing at this brand new bar

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This May, a new bar is coming to Glasgow city centre featuring hi tech electric darts, funky beer pong, 22ft shuffleboards, American pool, skee ball, boules, curling, axe throwing, pool, and table tennis. Boom Battle Bar plans to open in St Enoch shopping centre on May 17 and will also be bringing tasty street food, delicious ‘Instagrammable’ cocktails and a photobooth. With so many activities to get involved in, our weekends will never be the same again. Find out more details here.

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