Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions! Read more
Can taking up a new activity help our thinking skills as we age?

Can taking up a new activity help our thinking skills as we age?

27th October 2017 - 30th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Heriot-Watt University are looking for people aged 65 and over in Edinburgh & Lothians to take part in a new study. Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About! Read more
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Scotland’s Gardens 2016 - Hunter's Tryst is a hidden treasure & was featured on "The Beechgrove Garden" June 2015. Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

2nd January 2018 - 31st December 2018
We'll be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia toy corgis on board the ship for you to spot. Read more
Children’s Judo Club

Children’s Judo Club

2nd March 2018 - 2nd March 2019
Randori Judo will be starting a four week Introduction to Judo Course commencing on Friday 2nd March at 4:30pm at Clovenstone Community Centre. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens - Humbie Dean

1st April 2018 - 31st July 2018
Various Locations East Lothian
Wander around Humbie Dean, a two acre ornamental and woodland garden. Part of Scotland’s Gardens. Read more
Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - 101 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens - 101 Greenbank Crescent

15th April 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Scotland’s Gardens: 101 Greenbank Crescent has a variety of distinct areas and terraces with interest all year round. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens  - Tyninghame House and the Walled Garden

Scotland’s Gardens - Tyninghame House and the Walled Garden

1st May 2018 - 31st August 2018
Various Locations East Lothian
Scotland’s Gardens: Wander round the outstanding gardens of the splendid 17th century pink sandstone Tyninghame House. Read more
Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery. Read more
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

17th May 2018 - 4th August 2018
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May. Read more
Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

22nd May 2018 - 24th August 2018
The winning entries to the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition will be on display at Dynamic Earth from 22nd May until 24th August. Read more
Growing Up With Books

Growing Up With Books

1st June 2018 - 9th December 2018
Explore the world of children’s books in this exhibition on now at the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Their Work Is Not Forgotten

Their Work Is Not Forgotten

8th June 2018 - 14th October 2018
Explore the past and present of political activism in Edinburgh in this new exhibition celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage. Read more
SLIME Workshops

SLIME Workshops

15th June 2018 - 1st September 2018
Bring the kids along to Gooey Events Ltd for these new slime making and playing workshops during the summer holidays. Suitable for ages 4+. Read more
‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

16th June 2018 - 25th August 2018
Artist Laura Gill's latest exhibition ‘Moon Shadows’ continues her study of the timeless quality of movement of the human figure. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village

Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village

17th June 2018 - 31st August 2018
Musselburgh
Scotland’s Gardens: Inveresk Village is a collection of five walled gardens including Shepherd House. Read more
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd June 2018 - 25th November 2018
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day. Read more
Den Building Adventures

Den Building Adventures

30th June 2018 - 20th August 2018
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
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

1st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Join us this summer at Dynamic Earth and take part in our brand new interactive programme aimed at families ‘Operation Earth’. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Newhall

Scotland’s Gardens - Newhall

1st July 2018 - 31st August 2018
Various Locations Midlothian
Take a Wander around the lovely gardens at Newhall as part of Scotland’s Gardens 2018. Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st July 2018 - 31st July 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in July! Read more
Riddle’s Court Drop in Guided Tours

Riddle’s Court Drop in Guided Tours

2nd July 2018 - 24th July 2018
Come and discover the people and stories that make Riddle’s Court a fascinating new addition to the Edinburgh tourism scene! Read more
Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

3rd July 2018 - 4th June 2019
Come along and try Pilates for adults with Nicky Pender every Tuesday and Wednesday at Liberton Kirk Halls. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Mum and Baby Classes

Mum and Baby Classes

11th July 2018 - 11th August 2018
The Bump Club is starting a new block of Mum and Baby classes at Oriam, Heriot Watt University on 11th July. Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Rumba da Bodas

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Rumba da Bodas

13th July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
The exuberant cabaret-swing of Rumba da Bodas are celebrating their tenth anniversary and return to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in July. Read more
Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events

Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events

15th July 2018 - 12th August 2018
Take part in these free art-making afternoons for children of all ages at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Summer! Read more
Puzzle in the Gardens

Puzzle in the Gardens

15th July 2018 - 15th September 2018
Cryptically painted puzzle pieces are set in the trees for viewers to discover in this art installation by Anne Gilchrist. Read more
Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience

Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience

19th July 2018 - 21st July 2018
Join Dorothy and all her friends for this enchanting, epic production based on the 1939 film at the King's Theatre in July. Read more
The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale

The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale

20th July 2018 - 21st July 2018
An epic comedy odyssey involving pies, swearing, laughter, balance sheets, football and male self-delusion. Read more
A Princess Party at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

A Princess Party at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

21st July 2018
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe, Scotland's first dog cafe, invites you to a Princess Party like no other! 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

21st July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes

21st July 2018
Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photography and this hands-on cyanotype workshop will introduce you to making these exquisite Prussian blue and white images. Read more
DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session

DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session

21st July 2018
DayGlow are back at The Mash House on 21st July for some daytime clubbing all in aid of Women v Cancer! Read more
Del Amitri

Del Amitri

21st July 2018
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018. Read more
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

21st July 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city. Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Average White Band

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Average White Band

21st July 2018
One of the best Festival gigs of recent years was Average White Band’s triumphant 2016 show, and they are back in Edinburgh at Festival Theatre for the Jazz and Blues Festival. Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The band is packed with the best talent from New Orleans and they play the original styles with extraordinary passion. Read more
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival

Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival

21st July 2018
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival! Read more
Engage Edinburgh

Engage Edinburgh

21st July 2018
Join us for Engage Edinburgh on 21st July, an annual worship night bringing together people from different races, cultures, denomination, churches and background in an evening of worship. Read more
Frankomime’s Monster

Frankomime’s Monster

21st July 2018
Posturous Productions bring you 'Frankomime’s Monster', a children's show full of scientific rigor (of the "mortis" variety), songs and very, very small crowd scenes. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

21st July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

21st July 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

21st July 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

21st July 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Leith Farmers‘ Market

Leith Farmers‘ Market

21st July 2018
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Make Doll’s Clothes

Make Doll’s Clothes

21st July 2018
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is holding a doll's clothes sewing workshop for kids (age 6+) on 21st July. Read more
MCN Scottish Festival

MCN Scottish Festival

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018. Read more
Meet the Edinburgh Zoo Mascots

Meet the Edinburgh Zoo Mascots

21st July 2018
Meet our mascots as they come out to play every weekend throughout July at Edinburgh Zoo. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

21st July 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

21st July 2018
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh. Read more
My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session

My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session

21st July 2018
Join ASCUS Lab Open Session on 21st July as cardiovascular science PhD researchers will spend the afternoon with us exploring how we experience our own heart beat through live and interactive demos. Read more
Residents Ceilidh

Residents Ceilidh

21st July 2018
Join the infamous Burly Ceilidh Club at the Ghillie Dhu every Friday & Saturday with a 3 course meal, Live ceilidh band and DJ! Read more
Summer Indian Dance Saturdays

Summer Indian Dance Saturdays

21st July 2018 - 11th August 2018
Dance Ihayami is running Summer Indian Dance workshops on Saturday mornings at the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge starting on 21st July. Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

21st July 2018
The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show has been sold out every week for the past five years! Read more
Tree Climbing!

Tree Climbing!

21st July 2018
Penicuik
Join Wild Tree Adventures to take a rope up into the tree tops and enjoy a bird’s eye view. This is a unique experience coming to Beeslack Wood, Penicuik for the first time! Read more
Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special

22nd July 2018
Another chance to join these popular guided walks in Holyrood Park. This time it's Arthur’s Amble -Sunday Special. Read more
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

22nd July 2018
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before. Read more
Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera (WIP)

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera (WIP)

22nd July 2018
Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential, and Russian spies at The Stand Edinburgh on 22nd July. Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Birth Of The Cool

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Birth Of The Cool

22nd July 2018
Richard Ingham recreates Miles’ classic album with an all star band including Colin Steele on trumpet. Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Charlie Wood

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Charlie Wood

22nd July 2018
It's a solo outing to the Jazz Festival for Memphis singer and pianist Charlie Wood with his mix of jazz, blues, soul, traditional R&B and popular music. Read more
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: NYOS Jazz Orchestra

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: NYOS Jazz Orchestra

22nd July 2018
NYOS Jazz Orchestra presents the music of groundbreaking group Weather Report and is joined by beatboxer, sound artist and vocal sculptor Jason Singh. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

22nd July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
King of Fighters Tournament

King of Fighters Tournament

22nd July 2018
Come along to a special fighting game tournament to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SNK's classic King of Fighters '98 at Konbo Arcade Cafe! Read more
Meet the Edinburgh Zoo Mascots

Meet the Edinburgh Zoo Mascots

22nd July 2018
Meet our mascots as they come out to play every weekend throughout July at Edinburgh Zoo. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

22nd July 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Music in the Gallery with the Furness Music Centre

Music in the Gallery with the Furness Music Centre

22nd July 2018
Come along to this informal gallery concert with the Furness Music Centre at City Art Centre! Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

22nd July 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Its not just food on offer...............we have crafts, candles, jewellery ,CDs and who knows what else! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

22nd July 2018
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series

SUBWAY Helping Hearts Family 5K Series

22nd July 2018
The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series is returning to Holyrood Park on 22nd July. Join in the fun and help raise vital funds for Heart Research UK! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

22nd July 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
The Sunday Night Laugh-In

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

22nd July 2018
Round off the weekend with our chilled Sunday Night Laugh-In at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh! Read more

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