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Events and Festivals to Check Out This Spring

Interested to know what's on this season?

01 January 23

Things to do

The winter is drawing to a close, flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to shine. Here in Fife, spring is well and truly in the air!

With lots of exciting events and festivals taking place throughout the season, including nature trails, food and drink festivals and cultural exhibits, springtime in Fife is an ideal time to visit.  

Check out our list of this season’s must-dos:  

The Scottish Real Bread Festival 2023, 25 February 2023, Bowhouse, St Monans  

A brand-new festival is taking place in Fife this February to celebrate all things Real Bread. The festival incorporates the Scottish Bread Championships which see some of the very best bread makers and bakers in the nation compete to win the title of Scottish Bread Champion, as well as workshops, talks, stalls, film, tastings and demonstrations.  

The Big Spring Bash, 25 – 26 March 2023, St Andrews Botanic Garden

The Big Spring Bash at St Andrews Botanic Garden is a brand-new, action-packed weekend of interactive activities, workshops, live music and local food & drink, which will showcase the amazing educational, creative things that happen across Fife! 
St Andrews Botanic Garden will bring together food vendors and musicians from across the Kingdom so that you can enjoy Fife’s food & drink while relaxing with live music from local musicians in the stunning setting of their Wildflower Garden. 
Get hands-on with science & nature crafts for all ages from local makers and artists and find out more from local scientists and researchers who will be showing off their work with exciting demonstrations and challenges. You’ll also be able to unwind with family wellbeing classes in their Meadow or take some time to explore our early years zone, packed with nature and science themed activities for your little ones.  

StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival, 9 - 12 March 2023, St Andrews  

What does ‘wild’ mean to you? You can be assured to find it and many other surprises, in St Andrews and online this Spring.  

StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, brings some of the best poets and writers from across the globe to explore thought-provoking themes through the means of spoken word. This year, poets will be invited to delve into notions of ‘wildness’, ‘wilderness’ and ‘re-wilding’, and how these terms have been used. 

This year’s festival will involve well over 100 poets and other artists from across Scotland, the UK and overseas including Hollie McNeish, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie.  

(Photo credit - StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival) 

Rapunzel: Easter Panto, 7 April 2023, Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline  

If you’re looking for something exciting to do with the kids during the Easter break or if you enjoy a day out to the theatre, look no further than the Alhambra in Dunfermline which is hosting a special Easter showing of Rapunzel.  

The pantomime, which stars comedy legend Bobby Davro, Britain’s Got Talent Winner Matt Pagan and funny-man Lewis Denny, is set to impress with energetic dance routines, music, plenty of jokes and lots of audience participation.  

Trail of Thought: Falkland Estate, open every day until 1st June 2023, Falkland Estate  

Take some well-deserved time out of your daily schedule to enjoy some serenity in the tranquil woodlands of Falkland Estate. ‘The Trail of Thought’ is a meandering journey of typographic carvings situated throughout the estate, which have been commissioned by local arts organisation, Fife Contemporary, to encourage mindfulness & celebrate estate's peaceful landscape.  

Kirkcaldy Links Market - 19 – 24th April 2023, Kirkcaldy Waterfront  

Europe’s longest street fayre is back! The Kirkcaldy Links Market is one of Fife’s largest and most exciting annual events and offers a huge selection of fairground rides, food & drink stalls and amusements. 

Stimulate your senses by strolling along the waterfront which is illuminated with light and colour throughout the week. With vintage hobby horses, mouth-watering street food and LOTS of candyfloss, the fayre is also super photogenic for any enthusiastic Instagrammers.  

St Andrews Cocktail Week. 24th March - 2nd April

Boozy brunch, you say? We’re in! Experience a day out (or two) in St Andrews and sample some of the town’s best cocktails. Bars within the town will be taking part by offering up their most delicious cocktails to wristband holders. Wristbands also include exclusive deals from local restaurants, hair and beauty outlets, as well as some of the town’s top fashion retailers. Happy days!

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