Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city and get the local’s perspective of Edinburgh with Rabbie's Edinburgh City Tours! Read more
Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Make Edinburgh your base for a trip to Scotland and combine the magic of Scotland's capital with the best of the Highlands on a tour with Rabbie's! Read more
In the Footsteps of John Muir

In the Footsteps of John Muir

2nd May 2019 - 6th August 2019
This photography exhibition in Blackness Castle traces John Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish. Read more
Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

7th May 2019 - 31st August 2019
Bring the little ones along to a special Children’s Afternoon Tea this Summer at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club with colourful sandwiches, cakes and goodies! Read more
Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

18th May 2019 - 13th October 2019
The City Art Centre is proud to present the first major survey devoted to the work of one of the UK’s most distinguished artists, Victoria Crowe. Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

14th June 2019 - 31st October 2020
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About! Read more
Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

14th June 2019 - 23rd December 2019
This exhibition encourages us to examine our own ideas around mental health and aims to show how, even now, many older stereotypes and ideas about these conditions remain unchanged. Read more
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy! Read more
Tartan Folk

Tartan Folk

20th June 2019 - 24th October 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Design your own outfit using exciting tartan fabrics, laces, sparkly gems, pom poms and other embellishments in these fun family workshops with Fiona Mackechnie! Read more
Den Building Adventures

Den Building Adventures

29th June 2019 - 20th August 2019
Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and remote corners of the Almond Valley site during the summer holidays! Read more
Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities

Fort Douglas Summer Holiday Activities

29th June 2019 - 18th August 2019
Get the kids outdoors this summer and away from the screens with a visit to Fort Douglas adventure park, where you'll find a host of extra activities to keep them happy! Read more
Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

29th June 2019 - 22nd September 2019
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting ‘Microsculpture’ an exhibition of giant insect portraits exposed in microscopic detail by British photographer Levon Biss. Read more
Hibernian Football Camps 2019

Hibernian Football Camps 2019

1st July 2019 - 9th August 2019
Various Locations East Lothian
Make sure your School Holiday is active and full of football fun with the Hibernian Community Football Summer Programme! Read more
Live Science Shows

Live Science Shows

1st July 2019 - 18th August 2019
Professor Egghead returns to the Scottish Seabird Centre this summer with two fantastic new live science shows and two fun-filled puppet shows! Read more
Summer Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Summer Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

2nd July 2019 - 31st August 2019
Discover what life was like on board for both the Royal Family as well as the 220 Royal Yachtsmen as you tour The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer, it's a perfect family day out! Read more
Exhibition: Past Forward – Stories of Urban Scotland

Exhibition: Past Forward – Stories of Urban Scotland

5th July 2019 - 27th July 2019
Abbeys, alleys and augmented reality; Scotland’s Urban Past comes to life in this free digital exhibition from Historic Environment Scotland at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Read more
Art Exhibition: KYST

Art Exhibition: KYST

6th July 2019 - 26th August 2019
This exhibition is a record of the passage of time and its effect on nature and people, the result of a project undertaken by artist Ben Woodhams in 2018. Read more
BRICKLIVE Ocean

BRICKLIVE Ocean

6th July 2019 - 8th September 2019
A world exclusive display is coming to Edinburgh Zoo this summer, with over 30 life-sized sculptures made from over one million LEGO® bricks, in the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean! Read more
Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth

Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth

7th July 2019 - 31st July 2019
Check out all the great family events on at Dynamic Earth this summer as you travel from the seabed to the stars! Read more
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

19th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens! Read more
Cryptic: Below the Blanket

Cryptic: Below the Blanket

24th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Marking twenty-five years of ‘ravishing the senses’, Cryptic presents Below the Blanket, a series of new artworks installed throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this Summer. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Night Walk for Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Night Walk for Edinburgh

25th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Discover an alternative, unseen Edinburgh. A city where memory and history collide, where the strange and the unexpected skew your sense of what is real. Read more
Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

25th July 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour comes to Dovecot Edinburgh bringing the complete set of tapestries designed by Grayson Perry for A House for Essex. Read more
Under The Sea

Under The Sea

26th July 2019 - 27th July 2019
Come and join the team at Gravity Trampoline Park Edinburgh for their Parent & Toddler Under the Sea event on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July! Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

27th July 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

27th July 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

27th July 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
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. Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

27th July 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Elrow Town Festival

Elrow Town Festival

27th July 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! Read more
Enough

Enough

27th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Poetic, unpredictable and explosive, Stef Smith’s latest play is a fragmentary and intense journey into female friendship and unearths what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want. Read more
Grayson Perry Director Tour

Grayson Perry Director Tour

27th July 2019
Dovecot presents the work of the ever-popular artist, celebrated Turner Prize winner, and self-styled ‘unapologetic fetishist’, Grayson Perry on Saturday 27th July. Read more
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

27th July 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Read more
International Championship Cat Show

International Championship Cat Show

27th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
Broxburn
The International Championship Cat Show comes to Broxburn! In competition will be the cream of the feline world, with many different breeds competing for the prestigious Best in Show. Read more
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

27th July 2019
Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy in this workshop run by Caitlin McKenna at Century General Store! Read more
Man at Arms

Man at Arms

27th July 2019
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show! Read more
Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh: Summer Fete

Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh: Summer Fete

27th July 2019
Basil Brush, Britain’s most lovable fox, will open the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh, Summer Fete on Saturday 27 July 2019! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

27th July 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene

27th July 2019
Due to huge demand Ocean Colour Scene are back in Scotland for Summer 2019 and stop off at the Usher Hall on 27th July! Read more
Out of the Blue Flea Market

Out of the Blue Flea Market

27th July 2019
Rummage for treasures at the monthly Out of the Blue Flea Market with over 45 stalls full to bursting with clothes, jewellery, small furniture, music, books, bric-a-brac and so much more. Read more
The Briggers: The Story of the Men and Boys Who Built the Forth Bridge

The Briggers: The Story of the Men and Boys Who Built the Forth Bridge

27th July 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle on 27th July as the Briggers, a Forth Bridge research and presentation group of volunteers, give this talk on the Forth Bridge and the men who made it! Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

27th July 2019
The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show, with five different acts on every bill, has been sold out every week for the past five years. Read more
Weekend on Wheels:  Clan Stunt Show

Weekend on Wheels: Clan Stunt Show

27th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
Enjoy having a go at everything from smoothie bikes to skateboarding as the Clan Stunt Team bring their Big Air Show to Newhailes House and Gardens on 27th & 28th July! Read more
2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

2019 Edinburgh Big Fun Run

28th July 2019
Enter today and join in the fun when the Big Fun Run Edinburgh returns on Sunday July 28th to Holyrood Park! Read more
2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

2019 Edinburgh Dog Jog

28th July 2019
Come and have a bark in the park with your four-legged friend at Dog Jog Edinburgh on Sunday 28th July! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

28th July 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
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. Read more
Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity Car Boot Sale

28th July 2019
Are you searching for the perfect gift, or just fancy a good old-fashioned rummage? Come along to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Charity Car Boot Sales! Read more
Floral and Leaf Print Family Workshop

Floral and Leaf Print Family Workshop

28th July 2019
Come along to City Art Centre for an opportunity to make your own work of art using natural materials such as flowers and leaves in these free drop-in workshops! Read more
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

28th July 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films! Read more
Kids and Parents Teepee Mindfulness Fun

Kids and Parents Teepee Mindfulness Fun

28th July 2019
Enjoy fun interactive exercises to build confidence and self-worth in your child at this Kids and Parents Teepee Workshop on Sunday 28th July! Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

28th July 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

28th July 2019
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk

Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk

28th July 2019
Edinburgh North
Come along to Granton Castle Walled Garden for a Sunday afternoon walk in July and enjoy the peace and beauty of it's own secret medieval garden! Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

28th July 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
The Free Kids Festival - Fringe for Bairns 2019

The Free Kids Festival - Fringe for Bairns 2019

28th July 2019 - 31st July 2019
Bring the kids along to The Three Sisters as it hosts, for the 5th year running, another Fringe for Bairns! Read more
Tree Sculpture

Tree Sculpture

28th July 2019
Today is National Tree Day! Discover the trees of Lauriston on a magical art trail through the woods then create a tree sculpture to adorn your home or garden in this family workshop on 28th July! Read more
Trying it On

Trying it On

28th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
David is confronted by his 20-year-old self. Do they still share the same beliefs? Is it the world that’s changed, or him? Has he sold in or sold out? And why did his generation vote for Brexit? Read more

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Edinburgh Food Festival
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Fringe for Bairns
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films!
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.
Summer Sunday Afternoon Walk
Come along to Granton Castle Walled Garden for a Sunday afternoon walk in July and enjoy the peace and beauty of it's own secret medieval garden!
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!

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