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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!

Jurassic Encounter

Jurassic Encounter

2nd July 2022 - 17th July 2022

Jurassic Encounter is coming to Newhailes Newhailes House and Gardens this summer with an interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs!

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

24th June 2022 - 9th July 2022

Taylor’s of Edinburgh return to Sighthill Public Park with their popular annual Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival between Friday 24th June and Saturday 9th July!

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

17th March 2022 - 17th July 2022

Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!

The Nickelodeon Experience

The Nickelodeon Experience

1st July 2022 - 14th July 2022

Nickleodeon Experience announces a nationwide outdoor adventure tour bringing fans' favourites shows to life this summer, kicking off in Saughton Park, Edinburgh from 1st to 14th July!

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!

Castle Street Market

Castle Street Market

6th July 2022
Edinburgh New Town

Filled with a wide varity of gifts, food and drinks, Castle Street Market is a perfect place to seek out gifts that perfectly compliment the high street stores.

The Stand with Ukraine Benefit

The Stand with Ukraine Benefit

7th July 2022

In light of the ongoing war in Ukraine, The Stand Edinburgh is hosting a benefit to fundraise money for those affected on 7th July!

Playtime with Anoushka Nanguy

Playtime with Anoushka Nanguy

7th July 2022

Catch one of Scotland's most accomplished and exciting young jazz musicians, Anoushka Nanguy in full flight with the Playtime quartet on 7th July at The Outhouse!

Castle Street Market

Castle Street Market

7th July 2022
Edinburgh New Town

Filled with a wide varity of gifts, food and drinks, Castle Street Market is a perfect place to seek out gifts that perfectly compliment the high street stores.

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!

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

24th June 2022 - 9th July 2022

Taylor’s of Edinburgh return to Sighthill Public Park with their popular annual Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival between Friday 24th June and Saturday 9th July!
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Jurassic Encounter

Jurassic Encounter

2nd July 2022 - 17th July 2022

Jurassic Encounter is coming to Newhailes Newhailes House and Gardens this summer with an interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs!
Read more

The Nickelodeon Experience

The Nickelodeon Experience

1st July 2022 - 14th July 2022

Nickleodeon Experience announces a nationwide outdoor adventure tour bringing fans' favourites shows to life this summer, kicking off in Saughton Park, Edinburgh from 1st to 14th July!
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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!

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions

3rd Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022
Edinburgh South

Could you see the funny side to going blind? Twelve years on from losing most of his sight, Tom Skelton ‘looks’ back at over a decade of being blind and wonders what might have been.
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Tom GK: How To Record The Greatest Album of All Time

Tom GK: How To Record The Greatest Album of All Time

4th Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022

Former Daily Telegraph music critic Tom GK has decided to record the greatest album of all time – despite the fact that he has lost most of his hearing.
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Shamilton: An Improvised Musical

Shamilton: An Improvised Musical

3rd Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022

Ever heard of this small off-Broadway show called Hamilton? It wasn’t very big, so we’re not surprised. Anyway, Shamilton! is just like that, but (ahem) better!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Lothian fish and chip shop crowned best in Scotland

Lothian fish and chip shop crowned best in Scotland

A fish and chip shop in Musselburgh on the outskirts of Edinburgh has been named the best in Scotland and one of the top 10 in the UK by The Sunday Times (Sunday 3rd July).
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New Edinburgh Gin tasting tours are just the tonic at The Real Mary Kings Close

New Edinburgh Gin tasting tours are just the tonic at The Real Mary Kings Close

The Real Mary King’s Close has teamed up with Edinburgh Gin to launch new ‘Stories and Wonders’ gin tasting tours beneath the cobbled streets of the capital’s medieval Old Town.
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Salon owners receive honour at Investiture

Salon owners receive honour at Investiture

Alan and Linda Stewart, Co-Owners of Scotland’s largest salon group and multi award winners, Rainbow Room International have received their OBE Award for Services to Hairdressing.
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Scottish Album fo the Year opens for eligible album submissions today

Scottish Album fo the Year opens for eligible album submissions today

Today, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award returns for 2022, calling on artists, labels and music fans to submit eligible albums – for free.
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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!

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

1st Mar 2022 - 31st Dec 2022
Nationwide

Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

15th Jul 2022 - 24th Jul 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

Set up in 1978, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival now presents high quality musicians from all over the world.
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

17th Jul 2022 - 17th Jul 2022
Edinburgh West

The Scottish Festival of Motoring is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 17th July 2022, it's a must go event for all the family!
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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!

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket

8th Jul 2022 - 9th Jul 2022

Join Alan Carr as he brings his brand-new stand-up show ‘Regional Trinket’ to Edinburgh Playhouse in July 2022!
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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

8th Jul 2022 - 9th Jul 2022

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that's toured Britain and the world!
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Edinburgh Dungeon Lates - 18+

Edinburgh Dungeon Lates - 18+

8th July 2022

It's darker, it's scarier... It's Dungeon Lates! That’s right, The Edinburgh Dungeon will be opening into the darker hours of the night to bring back its infamous adults-only Lates shows!
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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...

Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

6th July 2022

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broadwoodside

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broadwoodside

8th Jul 2022 - 9th Jul 2022
Various Locations East Lothian

Enjoy a day out as you visit the garden of Broadwoodside in East Lothian on 8th or 9th July!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gifford Bank

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Gifford Bank

8th Jul 2022 - 9th Jul 2022
Various Locations East Lothian

Gifford Bank is a Georgian house set in 4 acres on the edge of the village and is taking part on Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden on 8th & 9th July.
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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 Anoushka Nanguy

Playtime with Anoushka Nanguy

7th July 2022

Catch one of Scotland's most accomplished and exciting young jazz musicians, Anoushka Nanguy in full flight with the Playtime quartet on 7th July at The Outhouse!
Read more

Hannah Aldridge (with Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes)

Hannah Aldridge (with Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes)

7th July 2022

Don't miss an evening of dark country at The Voodoo Rooms with 'queen of Southern gothic' Hannah Aldridge with Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes!
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Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue

9th July 2022

Castle Concerts are delighted to announce the return of the amazing, Deacon Blue, to Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 9th July 2022.
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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!

Penicuik and District Probus Club

Penicuik and District Probus Club

Penicuik Probus Club welcomes you if you are retired or semi-retired from a business, professional or similar background.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh

Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh has a purpose-built meditation hall to provide a haven of peace in the midst of the city, offering a wide range of classes and courses in modern Buddhism.

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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!

First Stages Festival

First Stages Festival

The Traverse kicks off its 2022 programme with a wide range of interactive workshops and Q&As, in-person readings and creative prompts for first time writers to seasoned theatremakers.

Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum

Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.

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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 Strawberry Barn

The Strawberry Barn

The Stawberry Barn is a unique Venue, Café, Farm Shop and Fruit Farm located in the Heart of East Lothian.

Mono Edinburgh

Mono Edinburgh

At MONO, we focus on a complete experience. In doing so, we aim to highlight the relationship between raw nature, our ingredients and our cultural history.

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Popular Events

Jurassic Encounter
Jurassic Encounter is coming to Newhailes Newhailes House and Gardens this summer with an interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Taylor’s of Edinburgh return to Sighthill Public Park with their popular annual Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival between Friday 24th June and Saturday 9th July!
Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!
The Nickelodeon Experience
Nickleodeon Experience announces a nationwide outdoor adventure tour bringing fans' favourites shows to life this summer, kicking off in Saughton Park, Edinburgh from 1st to 14th July!
Circus Vegas: Livingston
Circus Vegas, a new death-defying circus, is touring the UK in 2022 and comes to Howden Park Centre, Livingston from 5th to 7th July!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall