What's on in Dundee in August 2014
Event of the Month | ALBA REAL ALE FESTIVAL
Celebrating Scotland’s Independent Brewers, The Alba Real Ale Festival is back again! Spend your August bank holiday weekend with a selection of over 40 ales, ciders and lagers. This festival is perfect for those who enjoy an ale or two or for those looking to enjoy a fun, friendly, family day out!
The festival is held in The Royal Tay Yacht Club which features striking views over the River Tay and a family friendly atmosphere. With local performers taking to the stage including Charlotte Brimner and Rock Bottom you can enjoy music during the festival too.
You can even take the kids along! Sunday will be particularly focused on families with a bouncy castle, face painting and a magician!
Tickets are available to buy online, best to book in advance to avoid disappoint to this annual festival of real ale, music, family fun and entertainment!
Location: The Royal Tay Yacht Club, 34 Dundee Road, Broughty Ferry, DD5 1LX
ICE STATION ANTARCTICA (AUGUST 2014)
Become an ice cadet for the day and experience what life would be like in the coldest, windiest and most remote places on Earth. Learn all about the Antarctica and experience some exciting challenges including braving ice-cold temperatures and riding a snowmobile.
Location: Dundee Science Centre
PIRATE FUN DAY(9 AUGUST)
Great fun for kids who love pirates! Jump aboard the Frigate Unicorn and enjoy storytelling, face painting and competitions. Dress up in your best pirate costume for a chance to win a prize too!
Location: Frigate Unicorn
DISCOVERY MILE CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN-WATER SWIMMING (9 AUGUST)
Fancy braving the chilly waters of the Tay? Take part in the Discovery Mile Championship swim, so far around 100 swimmers are set to take part and you can join them. As long as you are over 12 years old and can swim. There’s also prizes for the top 3 in various categories.
Location: River Tay Estuary
DUNDEE CAR SHOW (10 AUGUST)
The Dundee Car Show is the perfect event for any car fanatics. From vintage to classic cars and kit to commercial vehicles, this is a show not to be missed, especially not be any petrol heads! If you’re especially proud of your car you can enter it too for only £2 per vehicle!
Location: Baxter Park, Arbroath Road, Dundee, DD4
FAMILY SUNDAY CEILIDH (17 AUGUST)
Ceilidh dancing is a great Scottish tradition, learn the moves and enjoy the music aboard the Frigate Unicorn. Performing throughout Scotland and also in Ireland, Germany and Holland – the ceilidh band are a popular choice and their lead accordionist has also twice won Scottish Accordion Champion!
Location: Frigate Unicorn
LOST DUNDEE: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE (3 AUGUST)
Discover the historical, medieval past of Dundee on this guided tour. Explore the Old Steeple, dating back over 600 years, the Franciscan monastery of the Howff and Dundee’s last remaining medieval house.
Location: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Town Walls, 152 Neithergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
ROMEO & JULIET (23 AUGUST)
Romeo & Juliet is coming to Glamis Castle with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier open-air touring theatre. Experience a performance full of passion, heartbreak, murder and betrayal featuring two star-crossed lovers and feuding families.
Location: Glamis Castle, Angus, DD8 1RJ
SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE – COMMONWEALTH STRINGS (28 AUGUST)
A celebration of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Caird Hall will host a unique double string orchestra. With 14 Scottish Ensemble musicians performing alongside 14 young string players at the beginning of their career, Commonwealth Strings will be a symphony of musical talent.
Location: Caird Hall City Square, Dundee, DD1 4TB
CARNOUSTIE FLOWER SHOW (22 & 23 AUGUST)
Calling all green fingers or those aspiring to be so – Carnoustie Flower show features around 200 classes so you can learn all about potting plants, vegetables and floral art. There’s even a children’s section for kids taking a keen interest in flowers and plants!
Location: Carnoustie Leisure Centre