Glasgow river festival with dragon boat racing and makers market returning this autumn

The Clydebuilt Festival is returning this autumn
-Credit: (Image: Clydebuilt Festival)


A fun free festival to celebrate Scotland's maritime heritage is returning to Glasgow this autumn promising everything from Dragon boat racing to a maker's market.

The Clydebuilt Festival is heading to the Riverside Museum over the weekend of Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 promising plenty of entertainment for all the family.

With events taking place on the shore and on the water of the Clyde itself, the event is free to enjoy and family-friendly.

Guests can enjoy the ‘Castle to Crane’, Scotland’s biggest open water rowing race, which sees competitors compete in 13 miles of racing from Dumbarton Castle to the Finnieston Crane.

While teams from around Glasgow are also being invited to battle it out to become the Dragon Boat Racing Champions and win the coveted Dragon Trophy.

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Don't worry if you're not taking part in the races, there is plenty to do on the shore too, with the organisers sharing details of the fun online.

Posting about the festival, they wrote: "Not got your sea legs yet? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of action on dry land.

"Try your hand at outdoor survival skills, traditional crafts, building techniques, or on-land rowing. Or leave the hard work to the professionals, and browse the collection of handmade, local products at the Clydebuilt Market We’ll also keep the wee ones busy with sea monster and scallywag stories, build your own boats on the quayside."

As well as all of the above there will be food and drink stalls, street performances and other activities on the water.

You can find out more on the official Glasgow Life Clydebuilt Festival website.

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