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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!

Eat Out To Help Out 2

Eat Out To Help Out 2

1st September 2020 - 30th September 2020

It's a September sequel to the popular Eat Out To Help Out scheme at Tigerlily, Rabble Taphouse & Grill, Indigo Yard and Montpeliers!

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!

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!

Royal Highland Show 2021

Royal Highland Show 2021

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!

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!

Anna Mazon Heart Deco Pendant Weekend Masterclass

Anna Mazon Heart Deco Pendant Weekend Masterclass

19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020

Make a unique Art Deco style silver pendant from Art Clay Silver on this masterclass with world-renowned metal clay jewellery artist Anna Mazon on 19th & 20th September at The Arienas Collective!

Alzheimer Scotland - Memory Walk Big Weekend 2020

Alzheimer Scotland - Memory Walk Big Weekend 2020

19th September 2020 - 20th September 2020
Online Event

Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk is back for 2020 on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September and this year we're doing things differently, we'll be going virtual!

Art and Craft Online Market

Art and Craft Online Market

19th September 2020
Online Event

If you're missing art and craft fairs, join Art & Craft Online Markets for their 3 weekly events, featuring a selection of your favourite crafters from across Scotland!

Ocean Terminal Market

Ocean Terminal Market

19th September 2020

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

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!

Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

26th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
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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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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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New Events in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Online Wedding Exhibition

Edinburgh Online Wedding Exhibition

27th September 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join the Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition for 4 hours of wedding planning at this free online event on Sunday 27th September!
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Pedal It Purple

Pedal It Purple

1st Oct 2020 - 31st Oct 2020
National Event

Cycle your purple socks off this October with by taking park in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's brand new cycling challenge... Pedal It Purple!
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Storytelling Cafe Sessions

Storytelling Cafe Sessions

17th Oct 2020 - 31st Oct 2020

Rediscover the joy of ‘eye to eye, mind to mind, and heart to heart’ storytelling at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Marathon Mum takes on biggest challenge yet, recovering from stroke

Marathon Mum takes on biggest challenge yet, recovering from stroke

Now stroke survivor Carole Fortune is determined to give back to the charity that changed her life.
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A Drive In Christmas Panto is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter!

A Drive In Christmas Panto is coming to Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter!

Just when you thought your Christmas show had been cancelled, Horrible Histories comes to the rescue with their own unique take on the festive season!
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The Epic Adventure of Bill and Ted continues at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni

The Epic Adventure of Bill and Ted continues at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni

One of the most legendary on-screen duos are reuniting after nearly 30 years for the third Bill and Ted film – Bill and Ted Face the Music, now showing at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni.
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Rising Enquiries Prompts West Lothian Venue to Unveil New Wedding Packages

Rising Enquiries Prompts West Lothian Venue to Unveil New Wedding Packages

Macdonald Houstoun House has seen a 25% spike in enquiries after launching a series of flexible wedding packages created specially to help couples tie the knot following lockdown.
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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!

Edinburgh Doors Open Days

Edinburgh Doors Open Days

5th Sep 2020 - 27th Sep 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival is going digital, giving you online access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh and beyond, each weekend in September!
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The Rum Festival Edinburgh

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

25th Sep 2020 - 26th Sep 2020
Edinburgh South

It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a fourth year! Catch it on the 25th & 26th of September!
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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

9th Oct 2020 - 10th Oct 2020
Edinburgh West

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 9th and 10th October with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
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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 Red Shed

The Red Shed

24th September 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Award-winning comedian Mark Thomas is streaming his TravFest16 smash-hit show, The Red Shed on 24th September!
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The Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

The Pop-Up Opera Roadshow

27th September 2020

You may not be able to come back to the theatre yet – so instead, Scottish Opera are coming to you! Catch their pop-up roadshow at Edinburgh Zoo on September 27th!
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Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

10th October 2020

Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time - Swan Lake.
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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...

Bonnie Bonnet Hunt

Bonnie Bonnet Hunt

19th Sep 2020 - 20th Sep 2020

Several Jacobites have lost their white cockades in the Palace today. Explore the Palace and see if you can you find one in every room!
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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

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

19th September 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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275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day

275th Anniversary - Family Activity Day

20th September 2020
Prestonpans

Join the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust for a day of activities and presentations to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Prestonpans!
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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

20th September 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

20th September 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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Playtime: New Works

Playtime: New Works

24th September 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Martin Kershaw and Graeme Stephen founded Playtime with Mario Caribe and Tom Bancroft in 2014. In this latest session on 24th September, the quartet plays new compositions by all four musicians.
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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!

Boogie Beat Music and Movement Edinburgh

Boogie Beat Music and Movement Edinburgh

Let your child's imagination come alive with Boogie Beat music & movement!Boogie Beat classes are great fun for preschool children from 6months to 5years...

Twist & Bliss Yoga

Twist & Bliss Yoga

Come work out, stretch out, and chill out at Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes and workshops in Edinburgh.

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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!

Gilded Balloon Basement

Gilded Balloon Basement

Gilded Balloon's Basement specialises in curated seasonal programmes with a focus on Comedy and Theatre. Nestled in between the bars and restaurants of...

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot

Preston Mill is an architectural oddity that will beguile visitors as much as it delights painters and photographers.

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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 Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe

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

Mimis Bakehouse: City Art Centre

Mimis Bakehouse: City Art Centre

Mimi's Bakehouse is an award-winning service-light cafe located in Edinburgh within the City Art Centre, a scone's throw away from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

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Popular Events

Eat Out To Help Out 2
It's a September sequel to the popular Eat Out To Help Out scheme at Tigerlily, Rabble Taphouse & Grill, Indigo Yard and Montpeliers!
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!
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!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
Auld Reekie Tours
Take a journey into the dark side of old Edinburgh's history touring the haunted underground vaults with Auld Reekie Tours!

Popular Venues

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