Event information

Event date:15th July - 3rd September 2023
The Big Dog Art Trail graphic with balloon dog and Swindon's skyline

Get your tails wagging for the biggest and most colourful event in Swindon in 2023. More than 30 larger-than-life balloon dog sculptures will be unleashed around town along a free, fun and family-friendly trail.

Each giant balloon dog will feature a bespoke design, created by a chosen artist and sponsored by local businesses, individuals and community groups. You’ll have the chance to spot each sculpture on the Big Dog Art Trail, which will take you through some of Swindon’s best-loved landmarks, parks and public spaces.

Swindogs on display on the lawn at Lydiard House

And when walkies are over, it will be time for the farewell party and sculpture auction to raise vital funds for the local children’s hospice Julia’s House.

Whether you’re a life-long local or a new visitor, go on a Swindog adventure in this celebration of art, culture and community.

Visit The Big Dog Art Trail website for more info