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10 things to see and do in Dundee this June

Picture: Shahbaz Majeed

Summer is just around the corner - and this June, there is a whole host of things to see and do in Dundee! From festivals to Euro 2024 celebrations. Here are Dundee Culture's top ten picks on the best things to see and do in the city this June!

2 June at Magdalen Green, 12pm; FREE

WestFest returns to Magdalen Green for yet another fantastic festival. This community festival promises live music from bands, DJs, acoustic acts, and solo performers will be featured on three stages, along with a carnival, stalls, and various activities suitable for all family members.

12 June at Bonar Hall; 12pm - 4.30pm; 5.30pm - 10pm, £12 plus booking fee

This year’s Dundee Brew Fest, in collaboration with 71 Brewing and Discovery Beers, promises a vast selection of craft beer, cider, cocktails, and spirits from top vendors like St Andrews Brew Co, Cullach Brewing, and Tempest Brewing Co. Enjoy live music from Josh Moncrieff, Voodoo Pilots, Edenbank, and Last Orders, along with diverse street food from DUSA and sweet treats from Starfish Cakes and Bakes. Don't miss the live podcasts: "Football, Beer and Punk Rock Podcast" and "The Brewgooders The Beer and Comic Podcast."

14, 19 & 23 June at Riverside Park, from £13

Get ready for excitement at Dundee Fan Park, where all Scotland Euro 2024 group stage matches will be shown on a massive 48 sq meter screen on June 14, 19, and 23 at Riverside Park, Dundee. Organized by 22a Events, this festival experience will offer great music, fantastic food and drink, fun activities for the whole family, and a lively atmosphere for football fans to cheer on the national team in Euro 2024.

15 June at Slessor Gardens; from 12pm; FREE entry

Dundee Pride returns for 2024! The Pride March through Dundee city centre begins at 12pm, with gathering from 10am by the Steeple Church at the Overgate, between Primark and the Steeple. Pride Village at Slessor Gardens, opening at 11am, will offer fun activities and brilliant stage acts until 6pm. Dundee Pride, including the March and Pride Village, is a free ticketed event, though donations are welcome.

Throughout June at Dundee Contemporary Arts; FREE entry

Dundee Contemporary Arts presents Sukaina Kubba's first solo exhibition in the UK, showcasing her multidisciplinary work rooted in material and cultural research. Kubba explores cross-cultural histories through industrial materials, textiles, and vehicles. The exhibition features existing works and new commissions created during a residency at DCA Print Studio in January 2024, inspired by Scottish collections of textiles. The display includes various print techniques such as paper pulp casting, embossing, and screen prints on a large-format press. The exhibition also includes works created for a billboard commission at Mercer Union, Toronto.

From 1 June at Roseangle Art Gallery, 11am - 7pm; FREE entry

Discover a diverse collection of local artists' remarkable artworks at the Dundee Art Society Summer Exhibition, spanning various styles and mediums such as paintings and sculptures. Show your support for their talented artists by attending this in-person event and perhaps finding a piece to adorn your home. Make sure to save the date for this captivating exhibition and delve into the world of creativity on show!

15 June at Wellgate Shopping Centre, 10am - 4pm; FREE

BGCP Comic Con is bringing Dundee Comic Con back for its first of two visits to the city, this time at the Wellgate Shopping Centre. Experience the Wellgate like never before, filled with amazing merchandise, art, crafts, cosplay, arcades, consoles, props, and more including meet & greets.

15 June at Dundee International Sports Centre, 11am - 5pm; £5-7 plus booking fee

If one Comic Con wasn't enough, then there's another! Explore the artist alley, meet comic book creators, and enjoy the cosplay contest at the ACME Dundee Comic Con. Browse a wide selection of merchandise, including rare comics and collectibles. Participate in panel discussions and Q&A sessions with industry professionals.

From 1 June at V&A Dundee; FREE drop-in (bracelet making)

Ahead of Taylor Swift's touchdown in Edinburgh for the Eras Tour this June, the V&A Dundee are inviting you to visit their newly commissioned kimono inspired by Taylor Swift's Eras Tour. Alongside, they are hosting a bracelet making class ahead of the concerts in mid-June!

15 June at The Howff, 11am, £10 (£9 concession)

"The Howff," an old Scots name for a meeting place, has been Dundee's burial ground for 300 years, gifted by Mary Queen of Scots. This 80-minute tour covers 3/4 of a mile and delves into Dundee's connections to the Slave Trade and Scottish Witch Trials. Tours run regardless of weather, so dress appropriately with stout waterproof footwear. Departing from inside the main gate at 12 noon, the route includes uneven surfaces and different terrains, primarily cobbled paths but also grass and earth at gravesides.


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