Events in Edinburgh

Imaginate Festival (http://www.imaginate.org.uk/) 30 May – 5 Jun 2017

The Imaginate Festival is Edinburgh’s children’s festival and has loads of plays, activities and fun things to do for youngsters of all ages.

Leith Festival (http://www.leithfestival.com/) 11 – 19 June 2017
Come and celebrate all things Leith at this festival, featuring music, dance, art and other exciting events.

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling (http://www.edfoc.org.uk/) 11 – 19 June 2017

The first Edinburgh Festival of Cycling took place in 2013. Organised by locals, this Festival will return for the third time in 2015 and will be a real showcase for all aspects of bicycle culture and the host city.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/) 15 – 26 June 2017

The Edinburgh Film Festival is an internationally-renowned event on the movie festival circuit and attracts premieres and stars from all over the world.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival (http://www.magicfest.co.uk/) TBC 2017
Cutting-edge, magical acts from around the world perform circus, illusion, comedy and theatre.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk/) 15 – 24 July 2017 Get your gladrags on and party to the sounds of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, a popular event which attracts international talent.

Edinburgh Art Festival (http://www.edinburghartfestival.com/) 29 July – 28 August 2017 (TBC)
Edinburgh Art Festival celebrates the visual arts in all its diversity, from world-class exhibitions to strikingly original installations.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (http://www.edfringe.com/) 5 – 29 August 2017
Getting bigger, better and – some may say – weirder every year, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the highlight of many a festival-goer’s calendar.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/) 5 – 27 August 2017

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a spectacular event taking place on the Castle Esplanade.

Just Festival (http://www.justjust.org/) August 2017 TBC
The Festival of Spirituality and Peace features music, dance, talks and other events highlighting humanitarian issues and causes.

Edinburgh International Festival (http://www.eif.co.uk/) 5 – 29 August 2017
The one that started it all, the Edinburgh International Festival is a feast of world-class music, dance and theatrical performances.

Edinburgh International Book Festival (http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/) 13 – 29 August 2017
This literary event attracts major names in the writing, publishing and political fields to the serene Charlotte Square Gardens setting.

Edinburgh Mela Festival (http://www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk/) 27 August – 28 August 2017 Celebrating the cultural diversity of the city, the Mela Festival brings colour and exotic flair to Edinburgh in August.

Scottish Story Telling Festival (http://www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk/) 24 October – 2 November 2017
Celebrating the great Scottish oral tradition, the Story Telling Festival showcases the talents of national bards, poets and tale-spinners.

Samhuinn Fire Festival (http://beltanefiresociety.wordpress.com/samhuinn-fire-festival- 2014/) 31 October 2017
Samhuinn Fire Festival is a modern re-imagining of an ancient celtic festival marking the end of summer and rise of winter

Edinburgh’sChristmas(http://www.edinburghschristmas.com/) 20November2017–4Jan 2017
Edinburgh sparkles at Christmas and features events, attractions and shows for all the family to enjoy during the festival season.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (http://www.edinburghshogmanay.com/) 30 December 2017 – 1 January 2017
End the year with the biggest street party in the world!