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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!

Castle Street Summer Fair

Castle Street Summer Fair

7th June 2021 - 13th June 2021

Filled with an abundance of beautiful crafted gifts and delicious foodies, Castle Street Summer Fair is not to be missed this summer!

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!

Festival Village: Waverley

Festival Village: Waverley

15th May 2021 - 29th August 2021

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!

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!

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!

Gun Salutes

Gun Salutes

12th June 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.

Leith Market

Leith Market

12th June 2021
Leith

Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith!

The Edinburgh Kilo

The Edinburgh Kilo

13th June 2021

Check out the fashion when The Edinburgh Kilo comes to Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Sunday 13th June!

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

13th June 2021
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 Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

23rd June 2022 - 26th June 2022

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!
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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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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

21st October 2021 - 27th November 2021

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
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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!

Marina

Marina

17th May 2022

Catch Marina at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 17th May as part of her Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land Tour!
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A Toast to the People: Francesca Beard and Rafeef Ziadah

A Toast to the People: Francesca Beard and Rafeef Ziadah

27th August 2021

Join Francesca Beard and Rafeef Ziadah for an electric night of performance poetry and spoken word in the International Festival’s Old College Quad venue!
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Jenna Reid and Harris Playfair with Mr McFall’s Chamber

Jenna Reid and Harris Playfair with Mr McFall’s Chamber

19th August 2021

Shetland fiddler Jenna Reid and pianist Harris Playfair join the genre-defying string ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber on 19th August.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Mackies of Scotland and National Trust for Scotland announce partnership to get families exploring this summer

Mackies of Scotland and National Trust for Scotland announce partnership to get families exploring this summer

Families are invited to reconnect with the National Trust for Scotland properties they love, uncover clues as they explore and receive a delicious Mackie’s chocolate treat for their efforts.
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People across Scotland urged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease

People across Scotland urged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease

Scots are being encouraged to take things at their own pace as restrictions ease, as research reveals almost half of adults who have met up with others have found it more overwhelming than expected.
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Thrill seekers slide this way as Edinburgh Leisure launch AquaDash Extreme

Thrill seekers slide this way as Edinburgh Leisure launch AquaDash Extreme

Calling all thrill seekers, Edinburgh Leisure is launching a new extreme element to AquaDash, its inflatable playground on water at the Royal Commonwealth Pool when it reopens on 10th June.
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A journey from lockdown back to live theatre 2021 to 2022

A journey from lockdown back to live theatre 2021 to 2022

Join the National Theatre of Scotland on a journey back to live theatre as it celebrates a programme of new tours, returning productions, a World Premiere and its ongoing digital programme.
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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!

Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland

14th Jun 2021 - 20th Jun 2021
National Event

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of online and outdoor events showcasing refugee arts and culture!
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Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival

26th Jun 2021 - 11th Jul 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

16th Jul 2021 - 17th Jul 2021
Edinburgh West

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns in 2021 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!

Here Come The Boys

Here Come The Boys

23rd June 2021

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production in 2021.
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In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

25th June 2021

This summer Capital Theatres are delighted to be returning with Wee Creatives, live and in person, delivered in the newly transformed courtyard space at the Festival Theatre!
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The Donmar Warehouse Production of Blindness

The Donmar Warehouse Production of Blindness

29th Jun 2021 - 3rd Jul 2021

Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens has adapted Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel Blindness as a sound installation.
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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...

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

12th Jun 2021 - 13th Jun 2021

We're all mad here at Conifox Adventure Park.. for our magical Mad Hatter's Tea Party coming on the 12th and 13th June!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

12th Jun 2021 - 19th Jun 2021
Edinburgh South

89 Ravenscroft Street is a large walled garden, full of surprises, in the old mining village of Gilmerton. There are plenty of seats so bring a thermos and sit and enjoy the garden!
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Human Nature

Human Nature

12th Jun 2021 - 21st Jul 2021
Portobello

Take a fascinating journey around the world through this large-scale outdoor photography exhibition and explore how we connect to nature as humans.
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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!

London Calling play The Clash

London Calling play The Clash

18th June 2021

London Calling, the UK's Premier Tribute to THE CLASH celebrate their 1980 album Sandinista!
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Rumer

Rumer

19th June 2021

Award-Winning British Vocalist Rumer returns with a national tour in support of her fantastic new album ‘Nashville Tears’. Catch her at The Queen's Hall on Saturday 19th June 2021!
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Summer Evening with Scottish Music

Summer Evening with Scottish Music

21st June 2021

Enjoy the Summer Solstice at the Botanics on Monday 21st June with an evening recital of Scottish Music in the John Muir Grove!
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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!

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre

Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley.

RSCDS Edinburgh Branch

RSCDS Edinburgh Branch

Dance Scottish with us!Scottish dancing is fun, great exercise and a good way to make new friends.Our classes run from September to May and you can join...

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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!

ScotlandsFest 2018

ScotlandsFest 2018

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

Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea returns in 2021 with a new outdoor format and socially-distanced audiences.

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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.

No. 1 The Grange

No. 1 The Grange

We are No1 The Grange and are proud be an award winning gastro pub in Edinburgh, located near the beautiful Meadows in Edinburgh's south side.

BABA Restaurant

BABA Restaurant

Edinburgh's BABA is a mezze, charcoal grill and cocktail bar, inspired by the flavours of the Levant!

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Popular Events

Castle Street Summer Fair
Filled with an abundance of beautiful crafted gifts and delicious foodies, Castle Street Summer Fair is not to be missed this summer!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
Festival Village: Waverley
The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!
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!
Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 6th, 7th and 8th August 2021!

Popular Venues

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