Dundee Summer Streets Festival 2019 was vibrant, exciting, fun and family friendly...

The Festival took over the centre of Dundee on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of July 2019.  The City Centre was transformed with colour and music, creating a vibrant buzz for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The 2019 theme was ‘Exploration’.  The fun programme featured music, street performance, play, city tours and treasure hunts, all with a spectacular City Square centrepiece of the Luminarium.

2019 activities are listed below:


Come and explore with us as Dundee Summer Street Festival returns for 2019!

Our theme this year is Exploration and we’ve got a myriad of ways for you to do that!

This year's programme of events is available to view here.

Luminarium by Architects of Air – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm, £3
Join us in a world of colour and Light in the calming domes of the Miracoco Luminarium by Architects of Air. These beautiful structures are like walking through a stained glass window – explore the tunnels and relax in a pod as you listen to the beautiful soundscape. Just turn up on the day to explore.

Walk-up tickets will be available on the day.

Fully accessible, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, max 4 children to one adult ratio.

To find out more about Luminarium, check out these FAQs.

Fun and games on Reform Street - Saturday and Sunday 12am - 6pm, free
Have a play and a relax on Reform Street, with giant jenja, connect 4 and more! Enjoy the music and street performances as you play.  

Exploration point, Reform Street, £various 
A collective of tours, trails and explorations around Dundee – sign up at our central point for a walking tour, running tour or dance, or sign up for the digital treasure trail, brought to you by Abertay as part of #SummerofGames! We’ll have Bright Dundee Tours, Silent Disco, Open Close, the Typography Treasure Hunt and more. 

Overgate Shopping Centre - Saturday and Sunday 12am - 5pm, free
Thanks to our headline sponsors, the streets festival moves indoors at the Overgate!  Join us for a variety of fun including music, bubble fun, the Chemistry of Curry and Tumeric Art with the Royal Society of Chemistry and more on the Ground floor.

Albert Square, McManus - Saturday and Sunday 12am - 6pm, free
Music, facepainting and street fun across both days.

Amazing Maze!
Can you and your wee ones find your way through our amazing maze? Dundee Rep Theatre invite you to explore it all and cross off the Dundee landmarks hidden inside. 

The Big Explore! within The McManus 
The McManus hosts a weekend of exploring including -

• Showcase of young person’s artwork created during Wise Ways Summer School.

• Living history performances across the museum that celebrate famous explorers from Dundee’s past

• Gallery-based, interactive storytelling sessions for little ones.

• Oor Artefacts - mask making workshops inspired by 'Oor Wullie’s exploration of the museum

• Live music gallery performances featuring instruments such as: Chinese harp, Sitar, Indian Flute and tabla drums.

• Children's craft workshop exploring instruments from around the world.

For more information, visit: www.mcmanus.co.uk/

Street performances – across the festival

Waggle Dance, Dundee 2018

Watch out for Scotland’s leading developer of street arts, Surge, as they bring their weird and wonderful street theatre acts to Dundee. See www.surge.scot for more information. 

The Traddies - Swirling costumes and stomping feet bring you disco-folk. With the cast all dressed as strawboys themselves, they embody the essence of social traditions of craic and banter; and entertain the masses who come to see them. A pop-up work with loud music, straw costumes, stomping feet and some shiny disco clothes.

Temple of the Tattie is a highly visual clown performance and installation, an absurdist imagining of post a-crop-alyptic near future Temple of the Tattie. It imagines one of this island's possible near futures: post Brexit, post a-crop-alypse. Dutifully protected by Guardian, the temple's cordons open twice daily for you, the ever hopeful population, to cleanse your soles and show respect to the last known relic from an agriculturally diverse era, our last dear deity, the stalwart Tattie.

Micro-molecular Unseen Sensory Emanations (MUSE) Research Phase #1  - The United Nations Board Of Significant Inspiration (UNBOSI) have registered untapped inspiration in the Dundee ether. Their scientists are beginning their explorations into the obscure reports and sporadic readings of MUSE we’ve received. Check out their work in Reform Street.

The Menagerie by Bureau Of Silly Ideas - Keep your eyes peeled, the streets may not be what they seem! Bureau Of Silly Ideas are out and about with their street furniture menagerie. If you spot them make sure to be nice to them, mayhem could ensue. Always remember street furniture have feelings too!

Dundee’s Farmers Market - Saturday and Sunday – City Square
The monthly market will stick about for Sunday also – celebrating regional food and drink.  Dundee has a close proximity to many sustainable, family-run farms teaming with fruits, vegetables and artisanal products.  Couple that up with local food and drink suppliers from Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perthshire and you have got a great day out!

For more information: https://dundeesfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/

Want to get involved? - Volunteer with us!
The Summer Streets Festival offers you the opportunity to be part of a large scale arts festival located within the heart of the city.  Come and start your journey with us at this creative family friendly local arts festival.

The volunteer roles are designed to meet a range of skills levels and abilities and are open to anyone 16 years and over.  Volunteers will receive a comprehensive introduction to the event and be supported throughout their journey.

If you are interested in getting involved and looking for an gratifying and memorable experience within a welcoming team, please get in touch.  Find more information and contact details here.

Dundee Summer Streets Festival are grateful for the support of our headline sponsor:


We would also like to thank: 



For past events click on image/s below:-

   for 2018


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