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...

Soundhouse: Alison Rayner Quintet
Soundhouse: Alison Rayner Quintet
19th November 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Catch the vital and creative Alison Rayner Quintet when they play Traverse Theatre Bar Café on Monday 19th November!
Silent Light
Silent Light
19th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Edinburgh New Town
In a world first, Silent Light brings together the spectacular Street of Light from Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party.
Anything Disco Mondays
Anything Disco Mondays
19th November 2018
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night!
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Community Events you might like...

Leith Conversation Cafes
Leith Conversation Cafes
19th November 2018
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Leith Conversation Cafes offer conversation sessions where people of different cultures can learn from each other.
Table Top Games For Older Folk
Table Top Games For Older Folk
19th November 2018
The Salvation Army Gorgie Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Edinburgh Gang Show
Edinburgh Gang Show
20th Nov 2018 - 24th Nov 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre in November for a night of music, comedy, drama and dance.
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Dance Events you might like...

Anything Disco Mondays
Anything Disco Mondays
19th November 2018
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night!
Festive Party Dinner!
Festive Party Dinner!
23rd Nov 2018 - 24th Dec 2018
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
Join us for a Festive Party Dinner in the stunning auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu, welcomed by a chilled glass of fizz, followed by a decadent 3-course festive meal, live ceilidh band and DJ.
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh
24th November 2018
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Edinburgh West
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
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Days Out Events you might like...

Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
19th November 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
22nd November 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
St Cecilia’s Big Celebration Day
St Cecilia’s Big Celebration Day
22nd November 2018
St Cecilias Hall, Edinburgh Old Town
After a hugely successful day in 2017, we once again invite you to join us for our annual celebration of St Cecilia with an entire day of free performances on Thursday 22nd November.
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Silent Light
Silent Light
19th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Edinburgh New Town
In a world first, Silent Light brings together the spectacular Street of Light from Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
19th November 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Hula Hooping For Beginners - Drop In
Hula Hooping For Beginners - Drop In
19th November 2018
Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Learn how to hula hoop, while getting a great core workout, at these fun classes with AniDanceHoop at Southside Community Centre on Monday mornings!
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
24th November 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
25th November 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
1st December 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
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Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Santa’s Grotto
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... when he arrives at Santa Land in George Street.
La Clique Noël - Part Deux
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.
Giant Lanterns of China 2018
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter.

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