Popular events in Edinburgh You’ll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

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!

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

13th August 2020 - 16th August 2020

@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

11th July 2020 - 19th December 2020

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!

Modern Masters Women

Modern Masters Women

30th July 2020 - 29th August 2020

The Modern Masters Women exhibition at The Scottish Gallery seeks to look back as well as forward, celebrating major female artists throughout their history.

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

8th July 2020 - 30th August 2020

Neighbourhood is an open-air rooftop marketplace for authentic street food & drink held Wednesday to Sunday on Waverley Mall rooftop!

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!

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club Online

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club Online

12th July 2020
Online Event

The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club is a fabulous, free, online social event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, and intersex elders and allies!

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

12th July 2020

Neighbourhood is an open-air rooftop marketplace for authentic street food & drink held Wednesday to Sunday on Waverley Mall rooftop!

Porta Market - POSTPONED

Porta Market - POSTPONED

12th July 2020

Porta Market is an exciting indoor arts and crafts, as well as delicious foodies market at Ocean Terminal every Saturday and Sunday.

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

12th July 2020
Edinburgh New Town

A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!

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: Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social: Edinburgh

5th August 2020 - 9th August 2020

The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park this summer between the 5th and 9th of August!
Read more

Utilita Live From The Drive-In: Edinburgh

Utilita Live From The Drive-In: Edinburgh

1st August 2020 - 6th September 2020

Live Nation has announced the Utilita Live From The Drive-In concert series, set to bring some the biggest names of UK music to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh this Summer!
Read more

White Christmas - The Musical

White Christmas - The Musical

15th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Make it a magical family Christmas in 2020 as the spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up Edinburgh Playhouse!
Read more

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!

Edinburgh Food Festival - POSTPONED

Edinburgh Food Festival - POSTPONED

24th Jul 2020 - 2nd Aug 2020
Edinburgh South

Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Read more

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED

7th Aug 2020 - 29th Aug 2020
Edinburgh Old Town

With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, 2020 sees The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrate its 70th anniversary with ‘The Platinum Edition’.
Read more

Edinburgh Summer Sessions - Postponed until August 2021

Edinburgh Summer Sessions - Postponed until August 2021

8th Aug 2020 - 20th Aug 2020
Edinburgh Old Town

Tom Jones, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly and Travis all set to headline at Edinburgh Summer Sessions in August!
Read more

Find more festivals in Edinburgh

Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

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

Army@TheFringe
Army@TheFringe
10th Aug 2020 - 20th Aug 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Between 10th & 30th August Army@TheFringe will be running more than 40 free online events including workshops, readings, performances and discussions for the arts community and the public.
A Vision of Elvis
A Vision of Elvis
29th August 2020
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
The smash hit show A Vision Of Elvis starring Rob Kingsley, winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No.1 Male Tribute" is coming to The Brunton in August!
Funbox: How to be a Superhero
Funbox: How to be a Superhero
12th Sep 2020 - 13th Sep 2020
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Its time to pull on your spandex, slap on your capes and head up, up and away as you join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo for some singalong silliness!
Find theatre events in Edinburgh

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...

Coastal Capers
Coastal Capers
12th July 2020
Blackness Castle, Blackness
Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games with Historic Environment Scotland!
Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 1
Green Team Summer Outdoor Activity Week 1
13th Jul 2020 - 17th Jul 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
This amazing week of outdoor adventures with The Green Team Edinburgh & Lothians is for young people aged 9+, departing from and return to our base at Tynecastle High School each day.
Coding Academy - Online Summer Camp for Kids
Coding Academy - Online Summer Camp for Kids
13th Jul 2020 - 17th Jul 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
ComputerXplorers SEScotland will build and develop your programming skills and show you how your interest can turn into a career on this online coding course suitable for ages 10+.
Find family & kids events in Edinburgh

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!

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
12th July 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
19th July 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online
26th July 2020
Online Event Edinburgh
Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
Find music events in Edinburgh

New Events in Edinburgh

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

Gary Meikle: Surreal
Gary Meikle: Surreal
3rd April 2021
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! Catch him at the King's Theatre in April!
Round the Horne
Round the Horne
22nd April 2021
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Take a step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
23rd Jul 2020 - 2nd Aug 2020
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh West
This summer, Edinburgh Zoo is opening the zoo gates after hours, giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
Find new events in Edinburgh

Latest Edinburgh News

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours summer events return
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours summer events return
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has announced the return of Edinburgh Zoo’s After Hours events this summer, following its reopening to the public last week.
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh to open on 15th July
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh to open on 15th July
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh will open to the city on Wednesday 15th July with thermal temperature screening in place.

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!

Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road

Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road

State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family and student deals.

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

The purpose built, modern leisure centre at Ainslie Park is a hub of activity and offers facilities for everyone to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.

Find activities in Edinburgh

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!

Victoria Park Edinburgh

Victoria Park Edinburgh

A lovely public park in the Trinity area of Edinburgh. The park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2011, in recognition of it being a quality greenspace.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art, with the vast majority of the festival is free to attend!

Find attractions in Edinburgh

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 Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe

Southern hospitality in the heart of the city centre. Tennessee inspired dining with locally sourced Scottish produce.

Montpeliers

Montpeliers

Positioned in the heart of Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield, Montpeliers bar and restaurant has been a firm favourite amongst locals for over twenty years.

Find places to eat & drink in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
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!
Modern Masters Women
The Modern Masters Women exhibition at The Scottish Gallery seeks to look back as well as forward, celebrating major female artists throughout their history.
Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood is an open-air rooftop marketplace for authentic street food & drink held Wednesday to Sunday on Waverley Mall rooftop!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
This summer, Edinburgh Zoo is opening the zoo gates after hours, giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!

Popular Venues

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