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What's on in Edinburgh

Welcome to What's on Edinburgh, we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on events in Edinburgh taking place throughout the year, from the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions!

Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

10th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

23rd May 2021

Visit the amazing communal gardens for the Residents of the Moray Estate. Between them they stretch over 9 acres offering an atmosphere of tranquillity within the city centre!

itison Drive-In Movies

itison Drive-In Movies

28th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

itison, Scotland's pioneer of Drive In movie events, are transforming Hopetoun House outside Edinburgh for an epic May Bank Holiday weekend of Harry Potter and Batman Drive In movies!

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

4th June 2021 - 14th August 2021

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

FilmMedicine

FilmMedicine

19th May 2021
National Event

FilmMedicine, part of SMHAF, is a selection of short films which bring a fresh eye to our understanding of illnesses of the body and mind, and a visual energy to recovery or acceptance.

De-stress Drawing Group

De-stress Drawing Group

19th May 2021
Online Event

Join the Drawing and Painting Studio online on Wednesday 19th May and enjoy some relaxing drawing and doodling!

Impact Summit

Impact Summit

19th May 2021 - 20th May 2021
Online Event

Held online on the 19th & 20th May, Impact Summit is an annual event that brings together some of the brightest minds of our time to discuss tackling global challenges!

Gun Salutes

Gun Salutes

21st May 2021

Join us at Edinburgh Castle for a number of gun salutes throughout the year. Each gun salute, unless otherwise stated, takes place at 12 noon.

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

21st May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh!
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Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

6th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 6th, 7th and 8th August 2021!
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Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

8th August 2021 - 15th August 2021

Taking place in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, the third edition of Edinburgh Summer Sessions pops up against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle!
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado

19th June 2022

Don't miss a double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back, from comedian Stewart Lee at the Festival Theatre!
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Employer webinar: Flexible Workforce Development Fund - Open University

Employer webinar: Flexible Workforce Development Fund - Open University

9th June 2021
Online Event

SMEs across Scotland can now access training up to the value of £5,000 delivered by The Open University (OU) to support staff development via the Flexible Workforce Development Scotland.
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Texas

Texas

6th September 2021

Don't miss a special intimate acoustic album gig performance of 'Hi' when Texas come to The Queen's Hall on Monday 6th September!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Dobbies celebrates World Bee Day this May with expert advice to make your garden a bee friendly haven

Dobbies celebrates World Bee Day this May with expert advice to make your garden a bee friendly haven

Following the recent launch of their #sustainabledobbies campaign, the experts at Dobbies Garden Centres have shared their top tips to help make your garden a bee-friendly haven.
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Endangered pygmy hippo calf named in tribute to native home

Endangered pygmy hippo calf named in tribute to native home

Scotland’s only pygmy hippo calf, born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo in April, has been named Amara in a tribute to the species’ native home of West Africa.
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Hard Rock Edinburgh brings festival offering to city

Hard Rock Edinburgh brings festival offering to city

Guests at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh can win a meal for two and enjoy up to £50 worth of tasty food and drinks from the new festival menu.
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The Parking Lot Social brings car loads of Comedy to Edinburgh with local legends

The Parking Lot Social brings car loads of Comedy to Edinburgh with local legends

Scottish comedy heroes Des McLean, Susie McCabe, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd and Ray Bradshaw will all be taking to the stage to entertain crowds on Sunday 23rd May!
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Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature.
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Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

25th May 2021 - 6th Jun 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29th May 2021 - 30th May 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend will take place on 29th and 30th May 2021 and promises to be the best one yet!
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Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

21st May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh!
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Removed

Removed

25th May 2021 - 6th Jun 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Removed is a moving and shocking insight into the experiences of Adam, a young man sharing his story of living within the state care system.
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The Super Special Disability Roadshow

The Super Special Disability Roadshow

25th May 2021 - 6th Jun 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

What’s it like to be disabled in 2021? This hilarious, energising, multi-media show looks at how we talk about disability today.
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Upcoming Family & Kids Events in Edinburgh

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

21st May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh!
Read more

Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

21st May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Heart of Midlothian FC's Innovation Centre presents Digital Champions: Coolest Projects for girls and boys in S1-S6 every Friday during term time.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

22nd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

101 Greenbank Crescent hides a fascinating garden on a steeply sloped site, with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentland hills.
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Playtime with Matt Carmichael

Playtime with Matt Carmichael

21st May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Matt Carmichael, one of the UK’s brightest young jazz talents, joins the award-winning Playtime quartet on 21st May to play tunes from his debut album and more.
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Beach Riot

Beach Riot

3rd June 2021

Brighton fuzz pop quartet, Beach Riot, will tour the UK in 2021 in support of their debut album 'Subatomic Party Cool', they'll play Sneaky Pete's on 3rd June!
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Vesselin Stanev with Zoltan Despond

Vesselin Stanev with Zoltan Despond

3rd June 2021

Pianist Vesselin Stanev will now be joined by cellist Zoltan Despond in a new programme at The Queens Hall on Thursday 3rd June 2021.
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Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

Splat Messy Play West Lothian

Splat Messy Play West Lothian

Splat Messy Play provides sensory messy play classes for babies and toddlers from 6 months old (or when sitting unaided) up to 5 years old. Each week...

Soma Yoga Scotland Edinburgh Branch

Soma Yoga Scotland Edinburgh Branch

Yoga is an esoteric path of absolute and total love and consciousness that leads to the complete and profound freedom of the being!The purpose of Soma...

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Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

Natami

Natami

natami art gallery opened in 2019. The gallery is at the centre of the artists hub known as The Colony of Artists.

Portal Mini Golf

Portal Mini Golf

Edinburgh’s family-friendly attraction, Portal Mini Golf, is a fun new way to rewind, experience and celebrate the 80's.

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Eating & Drinking in Edinburgh

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is situated at the gardens entrance of the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound with iconic views to Princes Street Gardens.

Mumbai Diners Club

Mumbai Diners Club

Mumbai Diners' Club pride ourselves with the quality of food we serve and the way we serve it.

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Popular Events

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens
Visit the amazing communal gardens for the Residents of the Moray Estate. Between them they stretch over 9 acres offering an atmosphere of tranquillity within the city centre!
itison Drive-In Movies
itison, Scotland's pioneer of Drive In movie events, are transforming Hopetoun House outside Edinburgh for an epic May Bank Holiday weekend of Harry Potter and Batman Drive In movies!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
Edinburgh Gin Festival 2021
The Edinburgh Gin Festival is coming to Central Hall on Saturday 31st July! Come along and meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle to take home!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre