Festivals in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Festivals in December

Serial Killers: The Charisma of Evil

Serial Killers: The Charisma of Evil

13 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
Award-winning writer Paul Pender, who survived death threats from "Monster Butler" serial killer Roy Fontaine, asks - why are we obsessed with serial killers, in books, films, TV and real life?
Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

27 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
Edinburgh International Magic Festival is an annual arts festival and is the UK’s largest magic event.
Edinburghs Hogmanay

Edinburghs Hogmanay

30 Dec 2019 - 01 Jan 2020
Three DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

01 Feb 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival comes to the Assembly Rooms on 1st & 2nd February, bringing a weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us lead healthier and happier lives.
Edinburgh International Improv Festival

Edinburgh International Improv Festival

27 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
The Edinburgh International Improv Festival returns to Edinburgh from 27th February to 1st March.

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival

04 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

25 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
The Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 25th and 26th of April 2020. Let your experience be-gin!

Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh Festivals in June

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh Festivals in August

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

07 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
The Edinburgh International Festival presents three weeks of the finest creators & performers from the worlds of the arts.

Edinburgh Festivals in September

Edinburgh Festivals in October

Edinburgh Festivals in November

Edinburghs Christmas

Edinburghs Christmas

16 Nov 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
A spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city!

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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’!
Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
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!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present the world premiere of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, a magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.

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