You’ll be spoilt for things to do this weekend with not one, but two separate festivals in Glasgow this May bank holiday weekend.

There’s the Southside Festival on Saturday and Sunday – a community festival celebrating all things Southside – which kicks off on Saturday morning with a parade through the streets of the Southside and into Queen’s Park at noon. There will be a kids’ marquee, with Bubbles the Clown, puppet and magic shows, face painting, and arts and crafts.

There’s also the Subway Festival with all sorts of activities and workshops based around Glasgow’s underground stations, including a petting zoo at Kinning Park, trapeze acts in Partick, breakdancing workshops in Hyndland, baking workshops at Scotland St, an outdoor ski slope in Kelvingrove Park (ages 5+), and various on-train performances (last carriage only).

If you’re a fan of Giles Andreae’s book Giraffes Can’t Dance, then head to Waterstone’s on Saturday at 3pm for an event to celebrate the book’s 10th birthday.

And if you fancy leaving the city, then why not head to Linlithgow for the Party at the Palace 1503, a huge medieval pageant run by Historic Scotland at Linlithgow Palace (with falcons, parades, jousting, bouncy castles, etc.) on Saturday and Sunday.

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