What to do in Glasgow today
The Glasgow Fair is still regarded as a public holiday, but has shrunk back to just one day to create a long weekend in July. It’s no longer the high time for summer holidays, with families instead planning their vacations around the school semester and weather. However, the spirit of Glasgow Fair still lives on, and you’ll find the city to be a delightful place in summer. Glasgow has a variety of modern day events that take place as soon as the weather starts to warm up – there’s the Braw Wee Arts & Design Fair, the outdoor Glasgow Mela (Scotland’s biggest free multicultural festival), and the Merchant City Festival held over nine days at the end of July and beginning of August. Other than the seasonal events, you can also visit all the usual city attractions such as the world-class museums, the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis cemetery, the Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park, and of course, indulge in some much-needed retail therapy!