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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!

Conifox Halloween Spooktacular

Conifox Halloween Spooktacular

17th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Conifox Halloween Spooktacular is on from 17th October to 1st November, follow the spooky trail around the park then get creative and carve your own pumpkin!

Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights

Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights

9th October 2020 - 15th November 2020

The Five Sisters Zoo will be beautifully illuminated every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday the 9th October to Sunday 15th November.

EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

29th October 2020 - 29th November 2020

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!

Rosslyn Chapel by Candlelight

Rosslyn Chapel by Candlelight

6th November 2020 - 13th November 2020

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Rosslyn Chapel by Candlelight and hear about its history in one of these special evening visits!

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 Scottish Wedding Show - Virtual Edition

The Scottish Wedding Show - Virtual Edition

25th October 2020
Online Event

Scotland's largest wedding exhibition, The Scottish Wedding Show is transforming into a one-day virtual event for its October showcase!

Ocean Terminal Market

Ocean Terminal Market

25th October 2020

Ocean Terminal Market is a fantastic and fun weekend market has a great range of arts, crafts, food and drinks!

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

25th October 2020
Edinburgh New Town

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

Halloween Special Free Screening: An American Werewolf in London

Halloween Special Free Screening: An American Werewolf in London

28th October 2020

Halloween’s here and to bring in the season Grassmarket Community Project is screening John Landis’s classic horror 'An American Werewolf in London' in all its glory, if you can handle it…

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!

Wondrous Woods

Wondrous Woods

21st October 2020 - 15th November 2020

Come and join us for a creative lighting journey through the winding mystical pathways of the Wondrous Woods at Hopetoun House in a family friendly and safe event this Autumn!
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The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

1st December 2020 - 23rd December 2020

The Five Sisters Zoo's ever-popular Christmas Zoo illuminations will return on 1st December until 23rd December every night from 5pm – 9pm.
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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!

St. Andrew’s Activity

St. Andrew’s Activity

29th November 2020

Discover myths and legends associated with Scottish monarchs, explore stories behind famous symbols and hear traditional music played on the fiddle ahead of St. Andrew's Day.
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Mythical Monarchs

Mythical Monarchs

5th Nov 2020 - 30th Nov 2020

Come along to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and here the tales about some of Scotland's mythical monarchs in our drop-in talks this November!
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Santa at The Georgian House

Santa at The Georgian House

12th Dec 2020 - 20th Dec 2020

Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit The Georgian House this Christmas. Tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift just for you.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Largest ever inventory project launched in Edinburgh as Auld Reekie is Retold

Largest ever inventory project launched in Edinburgh as Auld Reekie is Retold

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh officially launch Auld Reekie Retold, the largest collections inventory project ever undertaken in the organisation’s history.
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Scottish hospitality sector launches Save our Jobs campaign

Scottish hospitality sector launches Save our Jobs campaign

Some of the top names in Scottish hospitality have launched a new ‘Save Our Jobs’ campaign calling for urgent support from Westminster and Holyrood to safeguard up to 100,000 jobs.
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Dobbies launch new format store in Edinburgh

Dobbies launch new format store in Edinburgh

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, announces the development of its first small format store – Little Dobbies, which will be located on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh.
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The Caird Hall will awaken from its lockdown slumber for a special Halloween family concert

The Caird Hall will awaken from its lockdown slumber for a special Halloween family concert

Children's Classic Concerts in collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra have created an innovative Halloween production that embraces the challenges faced by the cultural sector.
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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 International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

17th Oct 2020 - 31st Oct 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, returns in October 2020 with a mix of online events and small-scale face-to-face performances.
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Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

22nd Oct 2020 - 1st Nov 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event and one of the most popular Hallowe'en events in Edinburgh.
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Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

31st Oct 2020 - 31st Oct 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Meet the Beltane Fire Society at the virtual hearth fire for an evening of performance, music, and ritual bringing our traditional Samhuinn celebrations to life in the digital realm!
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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!

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

29th Oct 2020 - 30th Oct 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

This darkly comedic, dizzying show about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.
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Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

31st October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Meet the Beltane Fire Society at the virtual hearth fire for an evening of performance, music, and ritual bringing our traditional Samhuinn celebrations to life in the digital realm!
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Lament For Sheku Bayoh

Lament For Sheku Bayoh

20th Nov 2020 - 21st Nov 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Acclaimed spoken word artist and playwright Hannah Lavery’s personal response to the tragic death of Sheku Bayoh is performed live at The Lyceum and streamed to you at home.
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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...

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

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

25th October 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
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Nerf Zombie Wars

Nerf Zombie Wars

25th October 2020

Zombies are taking over Conifox Adventure Park this Halloween and we need YOU to help save us. Join us and Foam Dart Thunder for a ghoulish outdoor Nerf Wars!
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Halloween Pumpkin Carving at The Cauldron

Halloween Pumpkin Carving at The Cauldron

25th October 2020

Join us to carve a Jack-o'-lantern at The Cauldron Edinburgh on Frederick Street in New Town while enjoying a mug of The Cauldron’s signature HallowCream!
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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!

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

Campbell’s Ceilidh - Online

25th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Mairi Campbell for a weekly online global gathering of songs, tunes, poems and offerings from friends, fans and family!
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Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

25th October 2020

It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us!
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Edinburgh Tradfest Spotlight

Edinburgh Tradfest Spotlight

26th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Edinburgh Tradfest is launching a season of online gigs to keep the spotlight on some of Scotland's most exciting and dynamic trad musicians during this difficult period.
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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!

Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh North

Stagecoach Performing Arts Edinburgh North

A very warm welcome to Stagecoach Edinburgh North! We are delighted to provide part-time performing arts training for 4-18 year olds in various locations in the North of Edinburgh.

ScotlandsFest 2018

ScotlandsFest 2018

Enjoy varied afternoon sessions of stimulating conversation, readings and debate with writers, artists and thinkers.

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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!

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Probably the best kept secret in West Lothian, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is a 220-acre park and 4 star visitor attraction!

Reconnect Regal Theatre

Reconnect Regal Theatre

The Reconnect Regal Theatre in Bathgate Lothian, Scotland provides a programme of music, drama, film and dance in the form of performances and classes.

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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 Hive Nightclub & Venue

The Hive Nightclub & Venue

The Hive is an Edinburgh nightclub & venue open 7 nights a week. Located between The Royal Mile and the Cowgate, just a short walk from Princes Street.

Wedgwood the Restaurant

Wedgwood the Restaurant

An award winning restaurant on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile with the aim to give you a relaxed and enjoyable evening with great food to match.

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Popular Events

Conifox Halloween Spooktacular
Conifox Halloween Spooktacular is on from 17th October to 1st November, follow the spooky trail around the park then get creative and carve your own pumpkin!
Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights
The Five Sisters Zoo will be beautifully illuminated every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday the 9th October to Sunday 15th November.
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
Rosslyn Chapel by Candlelight
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Rosslyn Chapel by Candlelight and hear about its history in one of these special evening visits!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!

Popular Venues

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