Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival 2022 takes over the city 14th to 24th July

There's something for everyone with our pop-up outdoor comic museum, the Dennis fun-run, workshops, talks, film screenings, street performances, an exhibition of emerging work, marble runs and world record attempts!   See programme listing below, full of free activities, free shows and free exhbitions.

We’ll celebrate the stories and characters that have come out of Dundee.

Official events that leave no doubt Dundee is the home of comics.  Not to be missed!


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The Swings  Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July

Marble Awareness Roadshow  -  Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th July

Street performance programme  -  Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July

Click HERE for the fun details on Shows...




Dennis and Gnash Dash  -  Sunday 17th July

The Blamazing Beanotown Map  -  Thursday 14th to Sunday 24th July

The Art of Making Mischief in Beanotown  -  Thursday 14th to Sunday 24th July

Comics Pop- up Museum Exhibition  Thursday 14th - Sunday 24th July

Click HERE for the fun details on the Beano Events...




Comics Character Parade  -  Saturday 23rd July

Marvellous Marble World Record Attempt  -  Sunday 24th July

Mini-golf  -  Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July

Activity tent City Square   Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th, Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th July

Reform Street takeover   Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July

Partner family programme featuring V&A Dundee, The McManus, DCA and Dundee’s libraries

Click HERE for full details on all the fabulous activities...




Comics Pop- up Museum  -  Thursday 14th - Sunday 24th July  (Official Beano Event)

The Art of Making Mischief in Beanotown  -  Thursday 14th - Sunday 24th July  (Official Beano Event)

Comics Stripped

New Work in Comics

Click HERE for details on all Exhibitions




Stories and comics are not just for children!  Our programme of workshops and talks across the city has something to spark the imagination in all ages.  Here is just a taster of what you can enjoy:-

How to draw comics with Dundee Comics Creative Space

Professor Christopher Murray’s Comicopolis talk on the history of comics in Dundee

Professional development panel discussion for comic creators

How to make comics, with Dundee Comics Creative Space  -   in Blackness, Coldside, Central and Broughty Ferry libraries

More details on Workshops & Talks to follow, check back for updates... 


Dennis and Gnash Dash  -  Sunday 17th July

The World’s First Dennis and Gnash Dash!  Join us for the funnest fun run to takeover Dundee City Centre, turning the streets of red and black.  All ages are welcome to run, walk, wheel or hop the route dressed in Beano colours.  Gnasher look-a-likes also welcome!  Medals guaranteed.

Click HERE for fun run details...


The Blamazing Beanotown Map  -  Thursday 14th - Sunday 24th July

The Blamazing Beanotown Map:  uncover the secrets of the World capital of Comics, Dundee, as told by Dennis, Minnie and Gnasher.   

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Comics Character Parade  -  Saturday 23th July, 3pm, City Square

Wave to a wizard, dress as your hero, or mooch with a menace in our character parade – come dressed as your favourite comic book character and join the parade around the city centre.  Read more...


Marvellous Marble World Record Attempt  -  Sunday 24th July 3pm

Join UNBOSI, Scrapantics, Creative Dundee and Friends for a massive marvellous world record attempt! We will try and create the largest marble loop-the-loop ever created! It will spread itself along Reform Street taking as much space as it needs.  Read more...


Mini-golf  -  Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July

Recreate the Open Golf Championships in miniature in City Square! FREE family fun for all!


Activity tent City Square  -  Saturday 16th & 17th, Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th July

Join us in City Square for some family friendly fun activities. Relax in our comic library, draw your own comics, make a badge or get your face painted in our FREE space.



Reform Street takeover  -  Saturday 23rd  & Sunday 24th July

Spreading out from City Square, we’ll have picnic and games spaces along Reform Street. Why not relax and enjoy our music and wandering street entertainment.


Partner family programme

There’ll also be lots to do with our partner family programme featuring V&A Dundee, The McManus, DCA and Dundee’s libraries!  Read more...


Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival is grateful for the support of:


Festival Media Partners