and this year it's going underground.
The event will take place around the city on Saturday, October 12 - with events co-ordinated with Subway stations to make it easy for families to get around.
Aimed at children aged 12 and under, the free event will celebrate global connections.
It aims to bring together a high-quality programme of theatre, story-telling, live music and join-in arts.
Scotland Street School will be the main festival hub, with families encouraged to embark on an underground adventure and explore other arts venues in the city via the Subway.
Councillor Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life said: "Glasgow 2014 is an incredible way to inspire the next generation, but not just in sport.
"The Commonwealth Family Festival is a wonderful way for children to learn a little more about the many nations that will be visiting our city next year and of course to have some fun. We are extremely proud to support a distinct arts festival for children in the city.
"October 12 is at the start of the school holiday week, so if you are already making notes on ways to entertain little ones make sure this is in your diary. "Your children might just discover a love of, or even a talent for, something completely new."
A short hop from Shields Road Underground to St George's Cross will allow families to take part in the performances and workshops happening at Woodside Halls. For something a little different hop back on to the Subway to St Enoch Centre and join in the Ceilidh Comhla at the Afro-Caribbean Centre.
Further venues have still to be announced, with each hosting a day of music, dance and discovery to celebrate the different cultures from across the Commonwealth. More details of the acts participating will be released as they are confirmed on www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts
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Gordon Maclennan, Chief Executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, said: "Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is delighted to support the Commonwealth Family Day, which is set to be yet another colourful celebration of culture from all four corners of the globe.
"With so many fantastic events happening in and around the city centre, and festival hub Scotland Street School right next to Shields Road station, the Subway will be the quickest, easiest way for families and their children to get from venue to venue, making the most of what the day has to offer."