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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Diwali 2019
Edinburgh Diwali 2019
23rd Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019
The South Asian festival of Diwali, which is celebrated by different cultures and religions all over the world, comes to Edinburgh with a multi-cultural feast of light, music, dance and food.
Halloween: Haunted Woodland Trail and Pumpkin Parade
Halloween: Haunted Woodland Trail and Pumpkin Parade
26th Oct 2019 - 27th Oct 2019
Come and visit Newhailes House and Gardens Haunted Woodland Trail and Pumpkin Parade this Halloween, it’s going to be spooktacular!
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019
2nd November 2019
You are invited to Hopetoun House on Saturday 2nd November to help celebrate a massive Happy 10th Birthday to our Hopetoun Fireworks!

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!

Scotland & Canada: Stories from the Yukon
Scotland & Canada: Stories from the Yukon
23rd October 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
First Nation storyteller Louise Profeit-LeBlanc takes you to the outskirts of the Arctic Circle as she shares traditional stories from elders in northern Yukon.
Garden of Tales: Stories from Lithuania
Garden of Tales: Stories from Lithuania
23rd October 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Lithuanian storyteller Daiva Ivanauskaitė introduces us to traditional stories weaved with songs of her Baltic country as part of Lithuanian Days in Scotland.
Edinburgh Geological Society Public Lecture: The Secret Life of Carbon
Edinburgh Geological Society Public Lecture: The Secret Life of Carbon
23rd October 2019
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Old Town
The role of carbon in the atmosphere is well known, but what else does carbon get up to as it cycles through Earth systems? Find out from experts at this public lecture at Dynamic Earth!

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 King and I
The King and I
16th Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I is embarking on a World Tour, catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse in October 2019!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
7th Dec 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
21st Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
An eighteen year-old girl, Mary Shelley, dreams up a monster whose tragic story will capture the imaginations of generations to come.

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
18th Oct 2019 - 31st Oct 2019
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is an annual celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity.
Edinburgh Diwali 2019
Edinburgh Diwali 2019
23rd Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019
The South Asian festival of Diwali, which is celebrated by different cultures and religions all over the world, comes to Edinburgh with a multi-cultural feast of light, music, dance and food.
Edinburgh Horror Festival
Edinburgh Horror Festival
24th Oct 2019 - 3rd Nov 2019
The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event and one of the most popular Hallowe'en events in Edinburgh.
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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!

The FreakEasy Cabaret
The FreakEasy Cabaret
24th October 2019
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
The Freakeasy Cabaret is back for it's spookiest show yet! Come join MC and the Ghost with the Most, Craig A. Black, for a night of spooks, screams, and custard creams!
Anatomy: Finest Cuts
Anatomy: Finest Cuts
24th October 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
After seven years of genre-defying work in Edinburgh, legendary local music hall outfit Anatomy brings the finest cuts to the Traverse Theatre on 24th October!
The Monster and Mary Shelley
The Monster and Mary Shelley
25th October 2019
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
Over 200 years since the publication of ‘Frankenstein’, The Occasion is delighted to present a new production drawing inspiration from Mary Shelley’s extraordinary life.
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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...

Edinburgh Diwali 2019
Edinburgh Diwali 2019
23rd Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
The South Asian festival of Diwali, which is celebrated by different cultures and religions all over the world, comes to Edinburgh with a multi-cultural feast of light, music, dance and food.
Spooktacular Events at Clambers Soft Play
Spooktacular Events at Clambers Soft Play
24th October 2019
Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh South
Little monsters can actively enjoy Halloween this year and have frightfully good fun at Edinburgh Leisure’s Clambers softplay on 24th October!
Spooktacular event at Scrambles Soft Play this Halloween
Spooktacular event at Scrambles Soft Play this Halloween
25th October 2019
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Edinburgh West
Little monsters can actively enjoy Halloween this year and have frightfully good fun at Edinburgh Leisure’s Scrambles softplay on 25th October at EICA: Ratho!
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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!

Garden of Tales: Stories from Lithuania
Garden of Tales: Stories from Lithuania
23rd October 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Lithuanian storyteller Daiva Ivanauskaitė introduces us to traditional stories weaved with songs of her Baltic country as part of Lithuanian Days in Scotland.
Mike McGreary and Friends
Mike McGreary and Friends
25th October 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Join us at the Usher Hall on Friday 25th October as over 350 instrumentalists and vocalists perform a wide range of musical genre including Rock, Classical and Traditional Folk.
Overdrive Fridays
Overdrive Fridays
25th October 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Check out Opium Alternative Club & Bar's Overdrive Fridays with Rock, Metal and Punk DJ sets and free entry!
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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!

Children’s Classic Concerts: Weird Science
Children’s Classic Concerts: Weird Science
27th October 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Children’s Classic Concerts come to the Usher Hall with Weird Science and they're on a hair-raising mission to prove they've got great chemistry with the audience!
On Saint Andrew’s Day
On Saint Andrew’s Day
30th November 2019
Old Saint Pauls Episcopal Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Join Calton Consort for a vibrant selection of sacred and secular choral music, conducted by Frikki Walker, to celebrate St Andrew's Day in the wonderful surroundings of Old St Paul's Church!
Grey Goose Ghost Walk
Grey Goose Ghost Walk
30th October 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Get spooked this Halloween with Grey Goose by taking to the streets of Edinburgh's old town for a ghost walk.
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Latest Edinburgh News

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches out of Sydney after biggest ever show
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches out of Sydney after biggest ever show
The Tattoo marked its return to Australia in style bringing with it the biggest cast ever in its 69-year history, joining with more than hundreds of performers from home soil in Australia.
Paisley set for Fireworks spectacular
Paisley set for Fireworks spectacular
The skies above Paisley Abbey are set to be lit up with a dazzling fireworks display on Saturday 2nd November!

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!

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre
Ainslie Park Leisure Centre
The purpose built, modern leisure centre at Ainslie Park is a hub of activity and offers...
The Sewing Snug
The Sewing Snug
Hello, we are Amy and Liz and are both sewing enthusiasts and dressmakers. The Sewing...
Edinburgh Thistle Lacrosse Club
Edinburgh Thistle Lacrosse Club
Welcome to Team Thistle! ABOUT US: Edinburgh Thistle is open to women and girls of all...
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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!

Birch Tree Gallery
Birch Tree Gallery
A venue for fine-crafts, prints and works on paper opened its doors in March 2017. The...
Tumbles at Portobello Gymnastics and Softplay Centre
Tumbles at Portobello Gymnastics and Softplay Centre
Tumbles on Portobello Promenade is a large, modern gymnastics facility and softplay venue...
Trinity House
Trinity House
Dive into Leith’s famous maritime history. Once the base of the Incorporation of Mariners...
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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.

Oriento Edinburgh
Oriento Edinburgh
Oriento Edindurgh is the Asian food-to-go and takeaway located on the corner of Dundas...
Henricks Bar
Henricks Bar
EATINGOur elegant dining alcoves offer an intimate setting for formal dinners and special...
Phillys Diner
Phillys Diner
Located just a couple of minutes from The Gyle Shopping centre in Edinburgh, Philly's...
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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!

The Mart
The Mart
The (Old Auction) Mart was once the centre of East Linton - a bustling agricultural destination...
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury jewellery house, with distinctive workshops...
Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
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Popular Events

Edinburgh Diwali 2019
The South Asian festival of Diwali, which is celebrated by different cultures and religions all over the world, comes to Edinburgh with a multi-cultural feast of light, music, dance and food.
Halloween: Haunted Woodland Trail and Pumpkin Parade
Come and visit Newhailes House and Gardens Haunted Woodland Trail and Pumpkin Parade this Halloween, it’s going to be spooktacular!
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019
You are invited to Hopetoun House on Saturday 2nd November to help celebrate a massive Happy 10th Birthday to our Hopetoun Fireworks!
Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes
Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson!

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