Read our guide to the best things to do in Glasgow in 2018
At Fraser Suites Glasgow we have compiled a list of the top things to do during springtime in Glasgow in springtime. Enjoy the crisp spring days exploring the Merchant City, discover shops, bars and restaurants or delve in the history and culture behind Scotland’s second city. Our guests return time and time again to attend events, concerts, business conferences or to enjoy weekends away with loved ones. Our list gives the essential run down of top things to do in Glasgow for 2018.
Top things to do in Glasgow:
- Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2018
- 2018 European Championships
- Glasgow Film Festival 2018
- Ed Sheeran at Hampden Park Stadium
Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2018
Europe’s biggest annual comedy festival returns to Glasgow from 8th – 25th March. Featuring comedians fresh on the circuit or well known to many, there are a host of venues across the city with organised shows, events and stand up acts that combine to create the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. The best in comedy from around the UK perform across the city at venues such as The Stand Comedy Club, Citizens Theatre, McPhabbs and the Òran Mór are scheduled to host the entertainment of this year’s shows. From small crowds to larger audiences there is a show for every kind of comedy taste. Pre-buy your tickets as they can sell out quickly, especially for popular acts. So, sit back and relax with a refreshment or meal before the fun and laughter starts.
2018 European Championships
Cheer on sporting greats at the inaugural European Championships. The multi-sport event commences in Glasgow for the first time bringing gymnastics, triathlon, cycle track and aquatics, from 2nd to 12th August 2018. No matter if you are taking part or simply want to spectate, Glasgow has thrilling venues that are sure to attract thousands to watch their heroes compete and battle it out for an illustrious medal.
Glasgow’s sporting venues are hosting the events, with the SSE Hydro containing the gymnastics competition while bike track will be held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the east end of the city, triathlon spectators should venture down to Loch Lomond for an up close view and synchronised swimming will be held at the Scotstoun Sports Centre. The electric atmosphere will be inspiring and sure to be a great day out for all the family.
Glasgow Film Festival
Enjoy some cinematic delights at the Glasgow Film Festival – bringing to the big screen some old, new and undiscovered pictures to enjoy. Since the festival commenced in 2005, over 40,000 tickets have been sold for the events and showings that encompass the festival. From 21st February – 4th March 2018, you can get involved also in the best of Glasgow’s big screen creative work. Check out the schedule for Special Events such as a retro pre-movie roller disco, screenings at the Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium and extra special secret locations across the city. Celebrating all those involved in film – producers, writers and actors see the best in music documentaries, performances and exhibitions. Voted in the top three UK Film Festivals, GFF will not disappoint. Featuring over 65 UK premieres, 67 Scottish premiers, showcasing more than 180 films from across the world and Europe the festival combined includes over 310 separate events for film lovers to enjoy and appreciate.
Who knows which big-name actors will be in attendance? Glasgow’s iconic venues take centre stage such as the Glasgow Film Theatre and other more unusual locations. Top up your popcorn and sit back to enjoy the movie. Tickets go quick, so be sure to make your purchase before travelling to a venue. Sit back with a soda and popcorn and enjoy the best in worldwide cinema. A lucrative awards ceremony completes the festival each year.
Sing along with Ed Sheeran at Hampden Park
Pop crooner Ed Sheeran brings his tour to the national stadium on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June. Enjoy a beautiful summers evening at Hampden Park as Ed brings his 2018 tour to Scotland. Tipped to be the biggest touring show of his career to date, the shows come in support of Ed’s hugely successful third studio album, Divide. 26-year old award-winning Sheeran was recently entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his contribution to music and has also received an MBE for his services to charity and the music industry. Sing along to his famous hits such as Shape of You, Legohouse and Thinking Out Loud. Although the stadium is used to hosting sporting events, you'll find many catering and hospitality options to keep you refreshed for the concert. Those with mobility issues can also find support is available to pre-arrange and there are wheelchair friendly areas.
Why not round up your friends, family or partner for an unforgettable night under the stars with Ed Sheeran. Book your stay at Fraser Suites Glasgow now.