Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Music, dance, costumes, circus acrobatics, puppetry from all over the world at Edinburgh Jazz Festival on 15th July.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

About Edinburgh Festival Carnival

The seventh Edinburgh Festival Carnival delivers a dazzling spectacle under the castle!

Over 800 performers deliver an extravaganza humming with the rhythms of salsa, African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling pipes and a feast for the eyes with sequined dancers, feathered costumes, Chinese dragons, circus performers and street theatre.

Venues: Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh Festival Carnival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Music Events you might like...

After Judy Chicago
After Judy Chicago
23rd February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
A 40th anniversary celebration of The Dinner Party - an iconic exhibition conceived by Judy Chicago commemorating over 1000 women hidden from history. Meet, eat and be entertained!
Come and Sing - Haydn (Music for Malawi)
Come and Sing - Haydn (Music for Malawi)
23rd February 2019
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
For those who love a good sing, The Soko Fund are delighted to be having another 'Come and Sing' at St Cuthbert's Church on 23rd February to raise funds for women's education in Malawi.
Favela Boteco
Favela Boteco
23rd February 2019
Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
DJ Juan Salgado playing Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, Latin Pop, Soca & Dancehall every Saturday at Boteco Edinburgh!
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Community Events you might like...

Creative Community Mapping
Creative Community Mapping
2nd March 2019
McDonald Road Library, Edinburgh East
Are you inspired to make a positive difference in your community? Then come and join us at this informal free event to discuss new ideas, share skills and meet other people.
The Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show
20th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre for it's 179th show from 20th June!
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Dance Events you might like...

Balletboyz
Balletboyz
23rd February 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
BalletBoyz are back with two brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers, catch Them/Us at the Festival Theatre on Friday 23rd February!
This Is Me: Dance Party
This Is Me: Dance Party
23rd February 2019
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Join dance artist Hayley MacDonald for a dance and performance workshop exploring individuality, expression and confidence. Come and be The Greatest Show Woman!
Dance Scottish for Children
Dance Scottish for Children
23rd February 2019
Church of the Good Shepherd, Edinburgh West
Join RSCDS Edinburgh for fun Scottish dancing classes for young dancers on Saturday mornings, it's a great way for to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.
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Days Out Events you might like...

Schiltron!
Schiltron!
23rd February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Edinburgh Castle and find out what a Schiltron was, how pikes were used and have a go yourself!
Bothy Bike Tales: Cycle Ride
Bothy Bike Tales: Cycle Ride
23rd February 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Cycle to a little bothy in the Borders, sit round a warm cosy fire and share stories of the women who have inspired us to be the best we can be.
Zumba®️ Gathering 2019
Zumba®️ Gathering 2019
23rd February 2019
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Join the biggest Zumba®️ event at Edinburgh Corn Exhange on Saturday 23rd February! A full day of Zumba fun, and you can do the full event or just part of the it.
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Live Family Wrestling - Bathgate
Live Family Wrestling - Bathgate
23rd February 2019
Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate
Join Wrestling Experience Scotland as they return with their exciting brand of family friendly, action-packed professional wrestling to the Reconnect Regal Theatre in Bathgate!
Baby and Child First Aid Course
Baby and Child First Aid Course
23rd February 2019
Stockbridge Public Library, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Would you know what to do if your child was seriously sick, choking or worse, stopped breathing? First Stop Safety Training are holding a Baby and Child First Aid Course on 23rd February.
Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)
Little Monsters Club (4-7 years)
23rd February 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
The Little Monsters Club next programme starts in the new year and provides your little ones with six fun packed sports sessions.
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run
2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run
28th July 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on Sunday July 28th to Holyrood Park!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
2nd Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the four corners of the globe will meet in a kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment making the Edinburgh Tattoo an event like no other!
Piano Summer School - Residential
Piano Summer School - Residential
4th Aug 2019 - 9th Aug 2019
St Marys Music School Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
St Mary's Music School is running a residential Piano Summer School, from 4th to 9th August, and is open to enthusiastic pianists age 13-19 who are at Grade 6 and above.
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