For information more information on all of the festivals listed below and more, visit Festivals in Fife.
Open Studios North Fife
Why visit just one studio when you can visit over 80! Professional artists throw open their doors to the public as part of Open Studios North Fife ‘where you’ll find artist studios in garages, sheds, spare rooms and well equipped workshops.
Open Studios is a unique opportunity to see into the interesting and often quirky workspaces of professional artists and designer-makers. From Auchtermuchty to Newport, Leslie to Ladybank buy directly from the artists and hear about their methods and inspiration. With painting, printmaking, textiles, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, woodwork and more on offer – don’t forget your wallet! This normally takes place during the long weekend in late May.
Get more information here https://openstudiosfife.co.uk/
Crail Food Festival
Taking place in the coastal village of Crail, the Crail Food Festival is a highlight of the summer festival calendar. Held over just two days in June, the festival programmes a variety of food and drink based events and opportunities for producers and public alike.
With music events, evening dinners, indoor and outdoor markets, this festival has good, local food at its heart. The festival food market traditionally takes place on the Saturday and plays host to a wealth of independent producers from across Fife, selling direct to you!
Enjoy sampling taste plates, food demonstrations, talks, meeting the producers and of course discovering new, quality local products.
East Neuk Festival
With summer finally here, enjoy 12 days of exceptional performances as the East Neuk Festival brings world class music, literature and arts to the intimate and atmospheric venues of the East Neuk of Fife where the best of Scotland meets the best the world has to offer.
A festival focused on classical chamber music, it has also previously presented jazz, folk and electronica. As the festival has grown, so to has the programme and the East Neuk Festival now combines their core music programme with film, literature and installations. The festival also includes its Littoral strand – a programme of talks, discussions and walks led by some of the UK’s best nature writers.
With a variety of events both ticketed and free, the East Neuk Festival Programme is released in early February with tickets in high demand.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival
A picturesque fishing village, with narrow wynds running down to the working harbour, Pittenweem’s unique atmosphere has attracted many artists over the years. Frequently depicted in paintings, Pittenweem presently has about thirty artists resident in the village and more in the surrounding chain of small villages set along this lovely coastline, known as the East Neuk of Fife. The Pittenweem Arts Festival, always takes place in the first full week of August. The Festival hosts both well established artists and newcomers.
Small and perfectly formed, the Culross Festival has presented top UK and Scottish acts for over twenty years. Culross Festival’s spectacular setting makes this experience all the more special.
Held over four days in June it is located in the beautiful surroundings of Lord Bruce’s Abbey House Estate, situated high above the River Forth, festival goers can enjoy views across The Firth of Forth and beyond. With a variety of music at its core, the Culross Festival programmes for families and adults. A highlight of the festival is the afternoon performance of an outdoor opera.
Enjoy unreserved open air seating and why not bring a picnic? Festival goers are encouraged to take time to explore the village of Culross a uniquely preserved 16th Century village, boasting the Culross Palace and hanging gardens.
St Andrews Voices
Set in the beautiful town of St Andrews, for three days in October St Andrews Voices presents the UK’s very best musicians in a variety of inspirational vocal concerts. A festival of vocal music, St Andrews Voices places the voice and all it’s musical incarnations at the centre of its four day programme.
With signature concerts, daytime and late night performances, St Andrews Voices offers the chance to hear the voice in some more unusual guises through a unique programme that crosses traditional genre boundaries. Festival pass tickets are available for you to enjoy as much of the festival as possible.
Stanza Poetry festival in St Andrews
The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook and now widely recognised as a major poetry festival in the UK and in Europe. Founded in 1998, it is held each March in St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town. The festival is an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of poetry, to hear world class poets reading in exciting and atmospheric venues, to experience a range of performances where music, film, dance and poetry work in harmony, to view exhibitions linking poetry with visual art and to discover the part poetry has played in the lives of a diverse range of writers, musicians and media personalities. The simple intention of StAnza is to celebrate poetry in all its many forms. See more about the Stanza Poetry Festival here.
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