4 – 7 June 2020

Dumbarton Festival Postponed

Due to the constantly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone Dumbarton Festival – River Town until further notice. We are extremely grateful to everyone who worked with us on the festival so far, including funders and sponsors, and we hope to bring back our packed programme in the future.


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The River Town of Dumbarton



The River Town of Dumbarton, where the Cutty Sark was built, connects Loch Lomond with the Clyde by the river Leven. In June 2020 an exciting new festival of music, arts and recreational events will run over four days to celebrate how water shaped this historic town, from distilling to shipbuilding.

With the waterfront as a backdrop, artists and national companies will join local schools and community groups to reinvigorate the town’s maritime history. The themes of Build, Float, and Connect will run through the festival’s programme of activities for all ages, underlining Dumbarton’s location as a River Town. Dumbarton Festival – River Town will be an event that everyone can be part of, which reflects the history of the town, contributes to its present, and helps shape its future.


Dumbarton Festival – River Town has been in planning since 2017 and is managed by West Dunbartonshire Council and Dumbarton Castle Society, and produced by events company Culture Creative who specialise in project management of festivals and events.

Getting Here

Dumbarton is easily accessible by public transport from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The town is serviced by two train stations Dumbarton East and Dumbarton Central.

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Dumbarton Festival – River Town

Celebrate the town’s diversity and historical significance

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