West End Festival

The west end is home to Glasgow University and the BBC and has an exaggerated reputation for bohemianism. Every summer for the past several years, street parties, free concerts and art fill the streets. Botanic Gardens is the venue for open air Shakespeare productions, art fairs and plant sales, while Cottiers Theater hosts new plays, jazz and opera. The highlight is the midsummer carnival, a colorful and noisy procession that dances its way through the streets.