The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is back: bigger, brighter and more vibrant than ever before! This year GIFC will be held from the 2nd – 14th August and what a programme we have in store for you!
While GIFC started as a carnival, parade and weekend of music back in 2016, it has since blossomed and grown into a two-week long celebration of the richness and diversity of the flourishing arts and culture scene in Govanhill!
This year the programme will feature talks, music, workshops, film, exhibitions, theatre, heritage events and guided walks. We’ll also be welcoming back our Carnival and Parade after the biggest turnout yet last year at Queens Park! We’re thrilled to also be able to bring back our Street Music Festival for its third year – becoming a much-loved highlight of the festival. As always, we aim to make GIFC as inclusive, accessible and family friendly as possible. With this in mind, all events will be free unless otherwise stated.
Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is, and will always be, an anti-racist festival: celebrating the contributions immigrants have made to a community that is home to people of 40+ nationalities speaking 60+ languages. We have lots of exciting things coming up which showcase and celebrate what a diverse and unique place Govanhill is.
Join us for events everyone can enjoy and which will bring us together to share in and appreciate the different stories, talents and histories of all those who have made Govanhill their home…
Keep an eye out for this year’s programme – incoming soon!