East Kilbride Summer Fest

Summer has arrived in East Kilbride when Summer Fest returns for 2018 bringing two days of entertainment for all the family!

East Kilbride Summer Fest

About East Kilbride Summer Fest

Summer Fest is South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's Summer Arts Festival especially aimed at families.

Come and join us at this year’s summer festival with a fabulous two days of fun activities, highlights will include the return of last year’s popular yarnbombing.


Yarnbombing
The yarnbombing trend isn't letting up a stitch!

Called knit graffiti in Europe, Yarnbombing has been taking place all over the world and now returns to East Kilbride as part of EKSF stitching cozies for everything from bike racks to trees.

A wonderful way of bringing the community together, yarn-bombing is done all over the world. Simply take either blankets or flowers or anything that can be knitted or crocheted and decorate the street furniture - the lamp posts and benches and everything.

Community groups, local knitting groups and individuals have been collectively knitting and crocheting bringing the traditional crafts back together. Come along and see the Arts Centre transformed!


A Great Yarn – Back Garden
Come and meet the ladies from the Great Yarn – if you have ever watched someone else crochet or knit and thought you could never do it – why not drop by and have a go!


The Wonderful Land of Oz
The Magical Mystical World of Storytelling - that grows on you

‘The Wizard of Oz’ has captured the imagination of children since its first screening in 1939 come along and join our storyteller in the magical setting of ‘the yurt’.

Arts and Crafts Activities, Garden Games, Surprise Visitors from ‘Oz’ Please make sure you book your place for ‘storytelling’ Times listed below -

12.30pm
1.00pm
1.30pm
2.00pm
3.00pm
3.30pm
Booking available on the day at ‘The Wonderful Land of Oz ’

Don't forget to visit the Wonderful Wizard’s Balloon.


Arts and Crafts Fair
12 noon – 5pm

An ideal opportunity to buy unique presents! This craft fair provides the opportunity to meet the artists, discuss their work and buy hand made products direct from the maker. Thinking about taking up a new hobby? Looking for something new to do? Why not take this opportunity to come along and see a selection of craft activities, all on your doorstep. Crafts include Stained-Glass, Woodturning, Home Made Sweets, Candles, Textiles, Knitting, Handmade jewelry and much more...

Caricatures
Artist Neil will be capturing the day’s visitors in special portraits. Will you recognise yourself?


Don't forget to visit the Events Bus, Circus Skills Workshops , Mobile Library and Face Painting. It's Free, Free , Free!


Park and Ride - Please note there will be no parking at this event. Park and Ride is available from from St Kenneth’s Primary School, West Mains Road.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for East Kilbride Summer Fest are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at East Kilbride Arts Centre

Of Land and Sea Exhibition

Of Land and Sea Exhibition

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Of Land and Sea at East Kilbride Arts Centre is Allison Smith's first solo exhibition since graduating with a BA(hons) Contemporary Art Practice from the City of Glasgow College.
A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Join Beats ‘n’ Pieces at East Kilbride Arts Centre for an evening of song and dance from some of the most iconic films of our time!
Peter Pan and Captain Cook

Peter Pan and Captain Cook

2nd September 2018
Peter Pan and Captain Cook is a comical, interactive theatre show for families to enjoy, catch it at East Kilbride Arts Centre on Sunday 2nd September!
Colin Scougall: An Evening of Easy Listening & Jazz Standards

Colin Scougall: An Evening of Easy Listening & Jazz Standards

8th September 2018
Scotland’s King of Easy Listening, Colin Scougall, makes a welcome return to East Kilbride Arts Centre with a new show full of classic songs from the easy listening and jazz standard genre.
Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe

14th September 2018
Comedian Stuart Mitchell returns with a brand new show for 2018, Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe, catch it at East Kilbride Arts Centre on Friday 14th September!
Mr Fibbers Out of Tune - Musical Comedy for Kids

Mr Fibbers Out of Tune - Musical Comedy for Kids

14th September 2018 - 15th September 2018
After performing sell out shows at the Stand, Mr Fibbers is bringing his brand new show, Out of Tune - Musical Comedy for Kids, to East Kilbride Arts centre!
Tartan Pimpernel

Tartan Pimpernel

21st September 2018
Come to East Kilbride Arts centre and hear the true story of a forgotten Scottish hero the Reverend Donald Caskie, who was known as the Tartan Pimpernel!
Acoustic Mac & Acoustic Sting

Acoustic Mac & Acoustic Sting

22nd September 2018
Don't miss the Edinburgh Fringe award winning shows, Acoustic Mac & Acoustic Sting, in one 2 hour concert at East Kilbride Arts Centre on Saturday 22nd September!
A Dose of Blushes

A Dose of Blushes

27th September 2018 - 28th September 2018
A Dose of Blushes, a thought provoking, yet hilarious comedy drama, comes to East Kilbride Arts Centre in September and promises to be a great night out!
The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

4th October 2018 - 6th October 2018
The Bookends Theatre Group return to East Kilbride Arts Centre with their stage production of the 1955 Ealing Comedy classic, The Ladykillers!
LD in HD

LD in HD

4th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Local artist Les Donaghy has quickly established himself on the contemporary art scene, his latest exhibition LD in HD will be on display in East Kilbride Arts Centre this October!
O’er the Tap

O’er the Tap

12th October 2018
To mark the 100 year anniversary of the Great War - O'er the Tap will transport audiences back to the trenches of the Somme as a group of lifelong friends are thrust into horrors of war.
Evergreen

Evergreen

13th October 2018
In this brand new show Alyson Orr presents a tribute to Barbra Streisand featuring her best loved songs! Catch it at East Kilbride Arts Centre on Saturday 13th October!
Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here

Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here

20th October 2018
Award-winning comedian Scott Gibson is back on the road with his eagerly anticipated third solo tour, Anywhere But Here. Catch him at East Kilbride Arts Centre on Saturday 20th October!
Small Town

Small Town

25th October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Small Town is a theatrical feast of laughs and scares, it invites the audience to bear witness and decide the fate of its fearful cast! Catch it if you dare at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

14th November 2018 - 17th November 2018
New Victory Players are excited to bring Charles Dickens much loved story Great Expectations to the East Kilbride Arts Centre stage between the 14th & 17th November!
Robinson Crusoe (the truth)

Robinson Crusoe (the truth)

22nd November 2018 - 24th November 2018
Join the EKO Players for a fun filled adventure of song, dance and laughter when they bring Robinson Crusoe (the truth) to East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

28th November 2018 - 16th December 2018
Turn right at the second star and fly away to Neverland with Studio32 and their much loved panto, Peter Pan at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Waiting for Gabriel

Waiting for Gabriel

21st December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Running Late Theatre Company present Waiting for Gabriel, an original heavenly comedy at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
The McDougalls: Magical Toyshop

The McDougalls: Magical Toyshop

27th December 2018 - 29th December 2018
It’s Christmas Eve in The Magical Toyshop and Santa’s got the flu! Will The McDougalls be able to save Christmas? Find out at East Kilbride Arts Centre!

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen
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Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Mini Flippers
Mini Flippers
15th August 2018
Flip Out Glasgow, Rutherglen
Kids under 5 can enjoy unlimited jumps along with their grown ups at Flip Out Glasgow's Mini Flipper sessions!
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
15th August 2018
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Join Get Walking Lanarkshire for their health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

Active Events you might like...

DB12Run
DB12Run
15th August 2018
Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
15th August 2018
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Join Get Walking Lanarkshire for their health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!
Mini Flippers
Mini Flippers
15th August 2018
Flip Out Glasgow, Rutherglen
Kids under 5 can enjoy unlimited jumps along with their grown ups at Flip Out Glasgow's Mini Flipper sessions!

Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen
15th August 2018
Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Family Activities at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
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18th August 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
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Stone Carving Workshop
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18th Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018
Little Sparta, Dunsyre
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Books Events you might like...

Cumbernauld Comic Con
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18th August 2018
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Bookbug Plains Evangelical Church
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21st August 2018
Plains Evangelical Church, Airdrie
Come along and join in the fun at the free and interactive Bookbug Sessions for wee ones at Plains Evangelical Church, Airdrie!
Libraries Big Day Out
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25th August 2018
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
Join CultureNL Libraries as they break out and celebrate the Libraries Big Day Out at Summerlee Museum on Saturday 25th August!

Community Events you might like...

Blether & Friendship Club
Blether & Friendship Club
15th August 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
Come along for a good old fashioned blether at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre every Wednesday afternoon!
Blether & Friendship Club
Blether & Friendship Club
22nd August 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
Come along for a good old fashioned blether at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre every Wednesday afternoon!
Strathaven Balloon Festival
Strathaven Balloon Festival
24th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Strathaven
The annual Strathaven Balloon Festival takes place on the weekend of August 24th to 26th in Strathaven's John Hastie Park!

Dance Events you might like...

Lesley Dutch School of Dance Pre-School Dance Class - New Term
Lesley Dutch School of Dance Pre-School Dance Class - New Term
18th August 2018
Righead United Reformed Church, East Kilbride
The new term for pre-schoolers at the Lesley Dutch School of Dance starts back at Righead United Reformed Church on August 18th!
Strathaven Balloon Festival
Strathaven Balloon Festival
24th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Strathaven
The annual Strathaven Balloon Festival takes place on the weekend of August 24th to 26th in Strathaven's John Hastie Park!
Mayerling
Mayerling
15th October 2018
Airdrie Town Hall, Airdrie
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Mayerling, catch it live via satellite at Airdrie Town Hall!

Days Out Events you might like...

Cumbernauld Comic Con
Cumbernauld Comic Con
18th August 2018
Cumbernauld New Town Hall, Cumbernauld
The Big Glasgow Comic Page is coming to Cumbernauld! There will be over 40 exhibitors and traders selling comics, graphic novels, crafts, art, Funko Pop figures and much more!
High Blantyre Fun Day
High Blantyre Fun Day
18th August 2018
Blantyre
The annual High Blantyre Fun Day returns to Kirkton Park on Saturday 18th August featuring a whole host of family friendly activities and fun!
Alzheimer Scotland Fundraiser - Remember the 60s
Alzheimer Scotland Fundraiser - Remember the 60s
18th August 2018
Larkhall Baptist Church, Larkhall
Come along to Larkhall Baptist Church's Remember the 60s event on Saturday 18th August and help raise money for Alzheimer Scotland!

Exhibitions Events you might like...

LD in HD
LD in HD
4th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018
East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride
Local artist Les Donaghy has quickly established himself on the contemporary art scene, his latest exhibition LD in HD will be on display in East Kilbride Arts Centre this October!

Food and Drink Events you might like...

Yoga + Foraging Day Retreat
Yoga + Foraging Day Retreat
18th August 2018
Strength and Soul, Shotts
Strength and Soul are teaming up with Amy from Hipsters and Hobos to bring you a day of Yoga and Foraging on August 18th!
Strathaven Balloon Festival
Strathaven Balloon Festival
24th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Strathaven
The annual Strathaven Balloon Festival takes place on the weekend of August 24th to 26th in Strathaven's John Hastie Park!
Chapelton Bike Ride & 5k Walk
Chapelton Bike Ride & 5k Walk
2nd September 2018
Chapelton
Chapelton Bike Ride returns to the village of Chapelton, near Newtonhill, promising a day of fun for all the family!

Music Events you might like...

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
17th August 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Motherwell
Enjoy an intimate evening at Motherwell Concert Hall celebrating over 30 years on the road with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham!
Hotel California
Hotel California
17th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018
East Kilbride Village Theatre, East Kilbride
Back by popular demand! Eagles tribute, Hotel California, will perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show at East Kilbride Village Theatre!
Falstaff
Falstaff
17th August 2018
Lanark Memorial Hall, Lanark
Opera Bohemia, Scotland's professional touring company returns to Lanark Memorial Hall with Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff!

Nights Out Events you might like...

51 Shades Of Maggie
51 Shades Of Maggie
16th August 2018
Lanark Memorial Hall, Lanark
51 Shades of Maggie returns to the stage this August starring the original Scottish Maggie, River City and Gary: Tank Commander star Leah MacRae!
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
17th August 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Motherwell
Enjoy an intimate evening at Motherwell Concert Hall celebrating over 30 years on the road with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham!
Hotel California
Hotel California
17th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018
East Kilbride Village Theatre, East Kilbride
Back by popular demand! Eagles tribute, Hotel California, will perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show at East Kilbride Village Theatre!

Sport Events you might like...

Seniors 5-A-Side Football
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
17th August 2018
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle Centre Eastfield, Rutherglen
Over 55 and looking to get back into football or take it up? Come along to Eastfield Lifestyle Sports Complex in Rutherglen for weekly fives!
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
24th August 2018
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle Centre Eastfield, Rutherglen
Over 55 and looking to get back into football or take it up? Come along to Eastfield Lifestyle Sports Complex in Rutherglen for weekly fives!
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
31st August 2018
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle Centre Eastfield, Rutherglen
Over 55 and looking to get back into football or take it up? Come along to Eastfield Lifestyle Sports Complex in Rutherglen for weekly fives!

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen
Summer Craft Workshops at Calderglen
15th August 2018
Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
Come along and demonstrate your artistic skills at Calderglen's drop in craft workshops this summer!
Lego Workshop
Lego Workshop
16th August 2018
Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
Let your imagination run wild and build anything from a skyscraper to a spaceship out of LEGO at Chatelherault Country Park during the holidays!
Family Badger Watch
Family Badger Watch
18th August 2018
New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!

Theatre Events you might like...

51 Shades Of Maggie
51 Shades Of Maggie
16th August 2018
Lanark Memorial Hall, Lanark
51 Shades of Maggie returns to the stage this August starring the original Scottish Maggie, River City and Gary: Tank Commander star Leah MacRae!
Hotel California
Hotel California
17th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018
East Kilbride Village Theatre, East Kilbride
Back by popular demand! Eagles tribute, Hotel California, will perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show at East Kilbride Village Theatre!
Falstaff
Falstaff
17th August 2018
Lanark Memorial Hall, Lanark
Opera Bohemia, Scotland's professional touring company returns to Lanark Memorial Hall with Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff!

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