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 October

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

18 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is an annual celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity.
Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

24 Oct 2019 - 03 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.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2019

24 Oct 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
The Edinburgh Short Film Festival returns from 24th October bringing the best in contemporary short form cinema.
Festival of Physics

Festival of Physics

25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Join the Institute of Physics for three days packed with scintillating science shows, hands-on workshops and inspiring experiences for all ages at Dynamic Earth!
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2019

31 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns once more to Calton Hill this October with a fiery twist on Halloween night!

Edinburgh Festivals in November

Craigmillar Book Festival

Craigmillar Book Festival

06 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Craigmillar Book Festival returns from 6th – 16th November and aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities.
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.
Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

18 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November!

Edinburgh Festivals in December

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 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 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.

Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh Festivals in June

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh Festivals in August

Edinburgh Festivals in September

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Popular Events

Ash Pryce: Paranormal Illusionist
Ash Pryce, Edinburgh Horror Festival Sell Out Performer 2016, 2017, 2018, brings his brand new show 'Paranormal Illusionist' to the Banshee Labyrinth.
The King and I
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!
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!
Boogie Bingo
Did you miss the launch of our first Boogie Bingo? Well, don't worry, its back this Autumn with live entertainment, fun superstar DJ’s and fantastic prizes!
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.

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