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Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh
17th Jun 2019 - 30th Aug 2019
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
20th Apr 2019 - 20th Oct 2019
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Edinburgh Food Festival
Edinburgh Food Festival
19th Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Benefit in Aid of Abused Men in Scotland
Benefit in Aid of Abused Men in Scotland
18th June 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Please join us at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh for a brilliant night of comedy on 18th June in support of Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS).
Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
18th June 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Don't miss the legendary, three-time GRAMMY winner, Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 18th June!
Family Nights: To the Moon and Back Again
Family Nights: To the Moon and Back Again
18th June 2019
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Old Town
With the help of astronomy experts Alastair Bruce, Martin Black and William D. Taylor from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings in our ShowDome.

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
9th Jul 2019 - 20th Jul 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
7th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!
Hair the Musical
Hair the Musical
18th Jun 2019 - 22nd Jun 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June!

Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh
7th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
The Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led series of events and projects across the arts.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
19th Jun 2019 - 30th Jun 2019
Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned for discovering & promoting the very best in international cinema.
Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival
Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival
8th Jul 2019 - 8th Jul 2019
Come along and experience the breathtaking sounds creating from groups hailing from South Africa, the USA and Scotland as part of Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival!
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Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
18th Jun 2019 - 22nd Jun 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Based on the bestselling novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II.
Hair the Musical
Hair the Musical
18th Jun 2019 - 22nd Jun 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June!
John Barrowman - Fabulous
John Barrowman - Fabulous
19th June 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
John Barrowman will bring his Fabulous Tour, celebrating 30 years on stage and screen, to Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Wednesday 19th June!
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Upcoming Family & Kids Events in Edinburgh

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

Family Nights: To the Moon and Back Again
Family Nights: To the Moon and Back Again
18th June 2019
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Old Town
With the help of astronomy experts Alastair Bruce, Martin Black and William D. Taylor from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings in our ShowDome.
Directors’ Recital Prize
Directors’ Recital Prize
18th June 2019
St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Please join us for this highlight of the musical year as four senior pupils, who will have won through to this final, give solo recitals in competition for this prestigious prize.
Hair the Musical
Hair the Musical
18th Jun 2019 - 22nd Jun 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June!
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
18th June 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Don't miss the legendary, three-time GRAMMY winner, Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 18th June!
Directors’ Recital Prize
Directors’ Recital Prize
18th June 2019
St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Please join us for this highlight of the musical year as four senior pupils, who will have won through to this final, give solo recitals in competition for this prestigious prize.
The Ambrose Folk and Roots Club
The Ambrose Folk and Roots Club
18th June 2019
Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court, Edinburgh Old Town
A roaring success in 2018, the dualing fiddles of The Ambrose House Band return with their unique, relaxed evening of special guests, music song, chat and storytelling.
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh
Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh
4th October 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Help people with cancer by taking part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh 2019 and explore spectacular buildings and amazing culture first hand!
Boteco Trio comes to Playtime
Boteco Trio comes to Playtime
27th June 2019
The Outhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Mario Caribe joins his Playtime colleague, Martin Kershaw and drummer Max Popp to celebrate his homeland's rich musical culture with joy and irresistible rhythms on 27th June!
Planets Series
Planets Series
22nd June 2019
Edinburgh East
Come along to Abbeyhill Studio on 22nd June for the Exhibition Launch of a new series of paintings by Rose Strang and live performance on cello by BAFTA Award-winning composer Atzi Muramatsu!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Record number of school pupils attend the 30th Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
Record number of school pupils attend the 30th Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival was a sell-out with schools, welcoming 6,300 children from a wide range of geographic and socio-economic background.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns in October even bigger in size
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns in October even bigger in size
Edinburgh Cocktail Week announces New Cocktail Forest, Rooftop Cocktail Domes, Expanded Cocktail Village and 70 Participating Bars for this Year’s Festival.

Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

Lets Roam
Lets Roam
Let's Roam scavenger hunt is app-lead. No tour guide or reservation required.Stop stressing...
Sunshine Yoga: The Elephant Moon Space
Sunshine Yoga: The Elephant Moon Space
LUNCHTIME MEDITATION CLUB - run by Sunshine Yoga, in their brand new yoga studio at the...
Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt Edinburgh
Escape Hunt, noun, Def: The name given to 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated excitement...
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Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

Timberbush Tours
Timberbush Tours
Timberbush Tours offer award-winning 1-5 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands...
Innis and Gunn Comedy Attic
Innis and Gunn Comedy Attic
Welcome to The Comedy Attic, one of Edinburgh’s only late night comedy shows and a...
Dunbars Close Garden
Dunbars Close Garden
Dunbar’s Close on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town is a hidden gem. The garden...
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Eating & Drinking in Edinburgh

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

The Safari Lounge
The Safari Lounge
The Safari Lounge was discovered circa July 2013 in a former and near extinct watering...
Holyrood Distillery
Holyrood Distillery
With the opportunity to bring single malt distilling back to Edinburgh after almost 100...
The Wine House 1821
The Wine House 1821
The show-stopping Wine House 1821 was created by Sep Marini & Zonin Wines. With quality...
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Shopping in Edinburgh

If you've got a hankering for some retail therapy, Edinburgh with its diverse range of unique and independent shops is the place to be!

Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
An award winning Building Consultancy specialising in Building Surveys, Roof Reports,...
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh does just what it says on the tin - it's a world of guitars! Featuring...
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Popular Events

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Edinburgh Food Festival
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Curious About Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
Feature Dome Events: Planets 360
Sit back, relax and enjoy Planets 360, an immersive re-imagining of British Composer, Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite, at Dynamic Earth!

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