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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Halloween Trail
Halloween Trail
15th Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
3rd November 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
11th Sep 2018 - 20th Oct 2018
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.

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!

W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
19th October 2018
Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
W3L live professional wrestling returns to the Southside Community Centre for an evening of action on Friday 19th October!
Texture presents Inga Mauer
Texture presents Inga Mauer
19th October 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
St Petersburg resident Inga Mauer has been turning heads with her daring DJ sets that feature anything from EBM to New Wave, and everything in between. Catch her at The Mash House on 19th October!
Lets Go Back to the 80’s Edinburgh
Lets Go Back to the 80’s Edinburgh
19th October 2018
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
Lets Go Back to the 80's returns Edinburgh to the Discotheques of the early 1980's. This is the sound of clubs in the 80's, not a cheesy retro night.

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!

Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
23rd Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
21st October 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 21st October.
Les Misérables
Les Misérables
22nd Jan 2019 - 16th Feb 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.

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!

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
19th Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is a 10-day celebration of live storytelling and imagination.
Edinburgh Horror Festival
Edinburgh Horror Festival
25th Oct 2018 - 30th Oct 2018
The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event running over the weekend before Hallowe'en each year in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018
26th Oct 2018 - 10th Nov 2018
The Edinburgh Short Film Festival returns from 26th October bringing the best in contemporary short form cinema.
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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!

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
21st October 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 21st October.
National Theatre’s Macbeth
National Theatre’s Macbeth
23rd Oct 2018 - 27th Oct 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The National Theatre brings Macbeth, an epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy, to the Festival Theatre in October.
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever
23rd Oct 2018 - 27th Oct 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, returns to the stage in a spectacular new musical production! Catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse this October!
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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...

W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
W3L Wrestling Showdown - Edinburgh
19th October 2018
Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
W3L live professional wrestling returns to the Southside Community Centre for an evening of action on Friday 19th October!
LIV’n’G Live in Innerleithen
LIV’n’G Live in Innerleithen
19th October 2018
Innerleithen
Catch chart-topping sister duo LIV'n'G when they head to Innerleithen Memorial Hall on Friday 19th October.
The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery
The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery
19th October 2018
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to the City Art Centre on 19th October and learn to sketch with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher!
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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!

LIV’n’G Live in Innerleithen
LIV’n’G Live in Innerleithen
19th October 2018
Innerleithen
Catch chart-topping sister duo LIV'n'G when they head to Innerleithen Memorial Hall on Friday 19th October.
The Rezillos + Department S
The Rezillos + Department S
19th October 2018
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch The Rezillos playing their debut album 'Cant Stand The Rezillos' in full plus Department S at La Belle Angele on Friday 19th October!
Able Faces
Able Faces
19th October 2018
Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch Able Faces at Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh! With their fantastic vocal harmonies and energetic performances they are a live act not to be missed.
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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!

Alfie Boe
Alfie Boe
28th March 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
One of the world's greatest classical singers Alfie Boe brings it back to the UK, announcing a 2019 tour including a date at the Usher Hall on 28th March.
Mothership Connection
Mothership Connection
7th November 2018
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
From Soul Power to the Hip-Hop Nation, join our DJs, saxophonists and trumpeters on a journey through funk at La Belle Angele on 7th November!
Keep It Steel: Day Of The Dead 4th Birthday Metal Party
Keep It Steel: Day Of The Dead 4th Birthday Metal Party
3rd November 2018
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
The best Metal club night returns with a horror themed stage show, best zombie fancy dress, cruel competitions, vivisected visuals and decrepid decor.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Traverse Theatre Company: Ulster American returns for a strictly limited run in Spring 2019
Traverse Theatre Company: Ulster American returns for a strictly limited run in Spring 2019
Following a sold-out world premiere run as part of Traverse Festival 2018, one of the most talked-about shows of the Edinburgh Fringe, Ulster American, is set to return for a strictly limited run.
Gear Up as Resonate Total Gaming arrives in Glasgow
Gear Up as Resonate Total Gaming arrives in Glasgow
Scotland’s largest gaming event, Resonate Total Gaming, returns to SEC, Glasgow this week from 19 - 21 October promising the ultimate gaming experience.

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!

Curves Edinburgh North West
Curves Edinburgh North West
Curves is the best location for you. It is a women-only fitness club, dedicated to providing...
Leith Sea Cadets
Leith Sea Cadets
Are you aged between 10 and 18 and looking to do something different with your time while...
Victoria Park Boot Camp for Women
Victoria Park Boot Camp for Women
Boot Camp Edinburgh - All Women, All Weather.Whether you want to get fit, lose weight...
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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!

Victoria Park Edinburgh
Victoria Park Edinburgh
A lovely public park in the Trinity area of Edinburgh. Two good play areas; a small one...
Just the Tonic Comedy Club
Just the Tonic Comedy Club
One of the UK’s most esteemed comedy clubs launched in Edinburgh in 2018!Boasting the...
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh
At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition...
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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.

Cafe de la Poste
Cafe de la Poste
Frederic is a long time Scotland lover. After creating Scottish Pubs in Paris and acquiring...
Hanover Tap
Hanover Tap
A pub focusing on craft beer, cask ale, good food, big screen sport and entertainment...
Kays Bar
Kays Bar
Kay's Bar is one of the finest Victorian Bars in Edinburgh. Specialising in Real Ale,...
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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!

McAree Brothers
McAree Brothers
LYS in the heart of Edinburgh · Worldwide shipping · Staffed by knitters for knitters...
Livingston Designer Outlet
Livingston Designer Outlet
Over 100 famous brands including Ted Baker, Lacoste, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Marks &...
The Hand Made Factory
The Hand Made Factory
We believe in made with love. many of our products are hand crafted in the store with...
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Popular Events

Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week
Edinburgh Cocktail Week is a week-long program of events & parties across the city, and over 80 of Edinburgh's favourite cocktail bars!
The Black and Red Charity Ball
A special Black and Red Charity Ball, in aid of the British Heart Foundation, is taking place at the Village Hotel on 2nd November and features Dan Hadfield, the UK number one Gary Barlow tribute act.

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