Summer Festivals in St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife

Attending a festival or event is a great day out for everyone and an opportunity to visit somewhere you haven’t visited before. If you are planning a weekend break, a longer holiday or just a day trip  we thought it would be a good opportunity to give you some ideas for Festivals or events to visit this summer in St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife

Festivals in Crail and the East Neuk of Fife

For a small village, Crail has a good range of festivals happening during the summer months.  First on the calendar is Crail Food Festival, which is back for the 8th Annual Crail Food Festival on 9 – 10 June 2018  An expanded offering is on the agenda this year, with the Festival occupying venues throughout the village as well as having Crail Harbour as a backdrop for the Sunday Harbour Lunch event.

Festivals and events St Andrews and the East Neuk of fife

During the weekend of 14 – 15 July 2018, the small gardens of Crail will be open under Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  It’s a great opportunity to see what’s behind the houses of Crail – we love having a peek in the neighbours’ gardens!

This year it’s the 14th birthday of the East Neuk Festival – celebrating music and literature in venues around the East Neuk of Fife.  We like the addition of the picnic offering this year, and are looking forward to “Musical Landscapes” at Cambo Barn. Dates are: 27 June – 1 July 2018.

Crail Festival takes place during the second half of July (traditionally the Glasgow “trades” holidays), with the dates being 18 July – 28 July 2018. A wide range of different activities and events from Sandcastle building (sponsored by Sandcastle Cottage!) to folk music, art exhibition, putting and lots more.


Festivals and Events in St Andrews and the East neuk of Fife

The collaboration between Festivals in Fife means that you can now find out about all the Festivals on one handy web page – see it on the Festivals in Fife website.  We look forward to the Pittenweem Arts Festival on 4 – 12 August 2018.  

Festivals and events in St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife

Highland Games

Annual events such as the Highland Games are also fun for visitors to the area, as well as being hotly contested by the competitors.    This year, the Cupar Highland Games are on 17 June 2018Ceres Highland Games are on 30 June 2018,  St Andrews Highland Games are on 29 July 2018. For more extensive information about Highland Games around Scotland, visit the Scottish Highland Games Association.

Festivals and events in St Andrews and the East Neuk of fife

For more information about any of the events mentioned in this blog click on the link provided to the individual event website. For details and dates of other events going on throughout the year see Visit St Andrews.

If you are looking for a weekend break or a longer stay in the area while attending any of the festivals and events mentioned in this article then click on the link below

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