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Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
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!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

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

20th April 2019 - 20th October 2019
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.
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

29th June 2018 - 8th July 2018
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
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!
Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

15th June 2019
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 15th June 2019 with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
Wedding Weekend

Wedding Weekend

15th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Inspired by 'A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse we are hosting a fun weekend of activities for all ages to enjoy.
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!
Feature Dome Events: Planets 360

Feature Dome Events: Planets 360

14th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
Sit back, relax and enjoy Planets 360, an immersive re-imagining of British Composer, Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite, at Dynamic Earth!
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.
Toil and Trouble

Toil and Trouble

16th June 2019
Edinburgh Living History invites you to a costumed performance about the Reid Family who lived in Lauriston Castle in the 1900's.
The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

20th June 2019 - 23rd June 2019
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!
Self Care Day Retreat for Women

Self Care Day Retreat for Women

13th July 2019
Join Authentic Bliss Holistic Therapies, at the tranquil Cockenzie House & Gardens, for a day dedicated to YOU and your own self care and leave feeling nourished & refreshed!
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

24th November 2019
Get ahead of the crowds this Christmas and support our dogs and cats by visiting the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home annual Christmas Market on 24th November!
The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

9th July 2019 - 20th July 2019
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!
Find your Ikigai: Your passion and purpose in life

Find your Ikigai: Your passion and purpose in life

13th July 2019
Find your Ikigai, your passion and purpose in life, at this 4 hour workshop run by Invisible Caims on Saturday 13th July at the Mission Hall Studio in Leith!
Royal Wedding Dresses Through Time

Royal Wedding Dresses Through Time

18th June 2019
Join Caroline de Guitaut, curator of 'A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' exhibition, as she looks back at dresses from the 19th century to the present day!
Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

11th June 2019 - 15th June 2019
Your destination awaits! Book your first-class ticket today to see the feel-good musical of the year at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

18th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Based on the bestselling novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II.
Exhibition: The Seven Hills of Edinburgh

Exhibition: The Seven Hills of Edinburgh

1st June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
This exhibition features the natural and cultural heritage of hills in Edinburgh and Tirumala, India. A collaboration between Friends of the Braid Hills and the Telugu Association of Scotland.
Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

13th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians. It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!
Luna Kids Cinema: Edinburgh

Luna Kids Cinema: Edinburgh

10th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
Luna Kids Cinema is coming to The Meadows Edinburgh this Summer showing an incredible line up of films to suit big and little kids alike!
Family Funday

Family Funday

2nd June 2019 - 30th June 2019
Edinburgh Festival Carnival invites you to a fun day for all the family, with activities for very young children and toddlers all the way up to teenagers looking for more skill development.
Tom Lucy - Reluctant Millennial

Tom Lucy - Reluctant Millennial

16th June 2019
Tom Lucy has already established himself as one of the most exciting new comedians around and you can catch him at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on Sunday 16th June!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

7th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!
Hair the Musical

Hair the Musical

18th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June!
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.
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!
Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making

Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making

19th May 2019 - 16th November 2019
Learn about the properties of our organic glycerine soap and selection of essential oils; and how to chop, melt, blend and pour your soap into shapes and sizes of your choice.
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

2nd March 2019 - 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.
3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

8th December 2018 - 9th December 2018
Don't miss the 3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair at the Assembly Rooms 8th and 9th December!
The Scottish Horse Show 2019

The Scottish Horse Show 2019

16th July 2019
Scotland's premier show for horse and ponies, The Scottish Horse Show returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 16th July.
We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You

7th October 2019 - 12th October 2019
The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, ‘We Will Rock You’ announces the show has been reimagined for 2019 and embarks on a brand new UK & Ireland tour stops off at the Playhouse in October.
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

3rd June 2019 - 26th August 2019
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

12th July 2019 - 14th July 2019
The Edinburgh Festival Carnival returns with music, dance, costumes, circus acrobatics and puppetry from all over the world from 12th - 14th July as part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.

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Popular Events

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!
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.
Edinburgh Food Festival
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Curious About Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
Feature Dome Events: Planets 360
Sit back, relax and enjoy Planets 360, an immersive re-imagining of British Composer, Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite, at Dynamic Earth!

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