Expect street performances, market stalls, street food, drinks and music all weekend.

The Merchant City Festival is a wonderful celebration of creativity which brings carnival to the streets and venues in the heart of Glasgow. 

The festival kicked off last night with a huge carnival parade throughout the streets of Glasgow in the heatwave – what an opening night. Although the sunshine hasn’t to last long, there will be plenty to brighten your day at this festival over the next 3 days.

Expect street food from Scotlands biggest indoor licensed Street Food Market, Big Feed, who has vendors selling the tastiest scran Glasgow has to offer ALL weekend.

This year they are going big! That means even more incredible traders, everything from freshly caught Scottish Sea Food to South East Asian Street Food. They will also have a bigger bar, a Prosecco truck and a Tanqueray cocktail cart to look after you. On top of all this the square will also be the entertainment focal point for all of the festivals fantastic performers. 

Throughout the weekend there will be performances from the likes of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Surge, Encontro and the gravity defying Aerial Edge – to name a few.

If you are looking for weekend plans, there is no doubt where you should be this weekend! Lets celebrate our city and the creativity this festival brings to Glasgow.