Pop it in your diary, make a date with friends and buy your tickets to enjoy a fantastic festival day out in Fife.
1. Don’t miss the Balgove Night Market which takes place in the wonderful steak barn for amazing food, drink and atmosphere. Enjoy food hot off the BBQ, street food style, or choose from a number of street food vendors. And, it wouldn’t be the Night Market without some rousing live music. Dates include 13th Jun, 18th Jul, 22nd Aug and 18th Sept. www.balgove.com/pages/night-market
2. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the Crail Food Festival – a highlight in the summer festival calendar bringing together local and regional exhibitors, chefs and musicians in a celebration of Fife's finest food and drink. Taking place in the picturesque coastal village of Crail, the two day event offers a variety of chef talks, cookery demos, markets, workshops, tastings and music events. Right up our street! www.crailfoodfest.co.uk/
3. Music, Art, Ideas, and Sand…can only mean one thing: the East Neuk Festival (28th Jun to 2nd July). The heart of the festival is classical chamber music, but it also presents world, jazz, folk and electronica in a range of quirky venues from caves to stately homes and gardens. www.eastneukfestival.com
4. Byre In The Botanics is an unmissable new season of outdoor concerts, performances and film screenings at the beautiful Botanic Gardens in the heart of St Andrews (29 Jun – 29 Jul). With fully-seated and covered performance area and licensed bar, the 2017 programme is packed full of unmissable events including concerts from Midge Ure and India Electric Co, Elkie Brooks, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK, Gallagher & Lyle and jazz legend Chris Barber. Plus there’s a stunning new production of Puccini’s La Bohème from the Olivier Award-winning Opera Up Close and the chance to show off your best Strip The Willow at our Grand St Andrews Ceilidhs. https://www.standrewsbyreinthebotanics.com/
5. Another must visit is the Pittenween Arts Festival (5-13th Aug). One of Fife’s oldest festivals, it brings together an eclectic mix of local and invited artists to the lively fishing village, which attracts around 25,000 visitors each year. Pittenweem may be a small fishing village, but it certainly has a big reputation! Each year, four internationally acclaimed artists are invited to exhibit. Enjoy a wander and browse art in some unusual venues. Free entry. http://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/
Check out our What’s On for more information on Fife festivals and Events.