Events in Edinburgh

Imaginate Festival ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( TBC 2017
Cutting-edge, magical acts from around the world perform circus, illusion, comedy and theatre.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 5 – 27 August 2017

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

Just Festival ( August 2017 TBC
The Festival of Spirituality and Peace features music, dance, talks and other events highlighting humanitarian issues and causes.

Edinburgh International Festival ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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( 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 ( 30 December 2017 – 1 January 2017
End the year with the biggest street party in the world!