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 June

Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh

Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh

07 Jun 2019 - 23 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

19 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned for discovering & promoting the very best in international cinema.

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

08 Jul 2019 - 08 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!
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

12 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Set up in 1978, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival now presents high quality musicians from all over the world.
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

19 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

25 Jul 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art.
Elrow Town Festival

Elrow Town Festival

27 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
The first ever elrow Town Festival in the north of the UK, and elrow's biggest Scotland show to date, touches down on Saturday 27th July 2019 at the Royal Highland Centre!

Edinburgh Festivals in August

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

02 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks.
Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

02 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
The Edinburgh International Festival presents three weeks of the finest creators & performers from the worlds of the arts.
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

02 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
Join in the fun as the Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink, returns to Inverleith Park Edinburgh from 2nd to 4th August!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

07 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

09 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 2019 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC from 9th to 11th August as part of the Fringe Festival.
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

10 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season.
The Scottish Gantry Drinks Festival

The Scottish Gantry Drinks Festival

16 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Join us at The Scottish Gantry Drinks Festival from 16th to 18th August at Akva in Fountainbridge, with expert advice and knowledge and 6 drinks all with perfect mixers and garnishes!

Edinburgh Festivals in September

EH1 Festival

EH1 Festival

14 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
EH1 Festival returns to The Royal Highland Centre Ingliston on Saturday 14th September for a 10th anniversary extravaganza!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

27 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a second year! Catch it on the 27th & 28th of September!

Edinburgh Festivals in October

Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
After a successful gin event in April 2019, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 12th and 13th of October 2019. Let your experience be-gin!
Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

14 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th October, with its biggest and most exciting festival line-up yet!
Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

26 Oct 2019 - 03 Oct 2019
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 Festivals in November

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

09 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019!
Edinburgh Festival of Wine

Edinburgh Festival of Wine

09 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
Calling all wine lovers... the Edinburgh Festival of Wine returns to The Balmoral Hotel on Saturday 9th November 2019.

Edinburgh Festivals in December

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019

Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019

21 Apr 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Edinburgh Vegan Festival will land at Murrayfield in 2019 with hundreds of stalls, talks and entertainment for the whole family!

Edinburgh Festivals in May

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