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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!

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

7th August 2022 - 14th August 2022

Taking place in the heart of Scotland's capital city, the third edition of Edinburgh Summer Sessions pops up against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle!

The Tartan Titan

The Tartan Titan

6th August 2022 - 16th August 2022

The Tartan Titan inflatable assault course, the next blockbuster addition to Conifox Adventure Park, arrives this Summer!

The Secret Domes at Cask

The Secret Domes at Cask

20th November 2021 - 31st December 2022

Cask are thrilled to present our beautiful Secret Domes, which boast some of the best views in Edinburgh from a spectacular vantage point on the rooftop of Waverley station.

Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!

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

13th August 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.

Scottish Ballet - Coppelia

Scottish Ballet - Coppelia

14th August 2022 - 16th August 2022

Scottish Ballet's innovative new production of Coppelia at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh is a deliciously dark comedy of mischief and mistaken identity, reinvented for the digital age!

Castle Street Market

Castle Street Market

14th August 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.

Castle Street Market

Castle Street Market

15th August 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 Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

7th August 2022 - 14th August 2022

Taking place in the heart of Scotland's capital city, the third edition of Edinburgh Summer Sessions pops up against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle!
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Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations

11th November 2022 - 24th December 2022

Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations are back for another year, BIGGER, brighter, and better than ever before!
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

17th November 2022 - 30th December 2022

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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New Events in Edinburgh

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

Nihongo Picnic - Picnic for Japanese Speakers & Learners

Nihongo Picnic - Picnic for Japanese Speakers & Learners

20th August 2022

On Saturday 20th August, join Ippo Ippo Japanese for a relaxing gathering of Japanese learners and speakers based in and around Edinburgh!
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Escape Edinburgh Presents: The Mysterious Case of Benicci and Francois

Escape Edinburgh Presents: The Mysterious Case of Benicci and Francois

23rd August 2022

Join Escape Edinburgh at Brewhemia on Tuesday 23rd August for The Mysterious Case of Benicci & Francois!
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Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels

24th August 2022

Mixing the industrial grime of New York City with the vibrant bounce of the dirty South, Run the Jewels forge hip-hop's future while adhering to the core tenets of its bedrock.
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Latest Edinburgh News

As Greece inspires the latest menu, Six by Nico prepares a feast fit for a Goddess

As Greece inspires the latest menu, Six by Nico prepares a feast fit for a Goddess

Six by Nico's team has harnessed the power of ancient Greek mythology to create a Mediterranean masterpiece of powerful proportions!
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Community groups across the capital connect with nature thanks to CityFibre

Community groups across the capital connect with nature thanks to CityFibre

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) visited Wester Hailes Library as part of their Giraffe About Town community programme, sponsored by CityFibre.
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Johnnie Walker Princes Street lights up the city during the Edinburgh Festival

Johnnie Walker Princes Street lights up the city during the Edinburgh Festival

Johnnie Walker Princes Street, has kicked off its partnership with the world’s most famous arts festival, by unveiling a show stopping projection illuminating the entire eight floor building.
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Edinburgh care home highly commended in national awards

Edinburgh care home highly commended in national awards

Care UK’s Cairdean House, on Redford Road, has been highly commended in the ‘Best for Communication and Use of Digital Channels’ category.
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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 Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

28th Jul 2022 - 28th Aug 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that we will return from 28th July to 28th August this year, following an exceptionally challenging period for the creative sector.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

5th Aug 2022 - 29th Aug 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe returns in 2022 to celebrate its 75 anniversary!
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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!

Edinburgh International Festival: The Book of Life

Edinburgh International Festival: The Book of Life

13th Aug 2022 - 16th Aug 2022

Rwandan writer & activist Kiki Katese takes to the stage with her all-female drumming group to share the powerful stories of those affected by the Rwandan genocide, in a performance filled with hope.
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Edinburgh International Festival: ROOM

Edinburgh International Festival: ROOM

13th Aug 2022 - 17th Aug 2022

Swiss artist James Thierrée returns to the International Festival with an unmissable spectacle from his physical theatre company.
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The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn

The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn

13th Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022

ATS Productions invite you to sample five of Chekhov's best, rarely performed, one-act comedic works set in Imperial Russia.
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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...

Party at the Palace

Party at the Palace

13th Aug 2022 - 14th Aug 2022
Linlithgow

The award winning Party at The Palace will return in 2022, taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Artists in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Artists in Residence

13th Aug 2022 - 20th Aug 2022

Look out for our Artists in Residence: Lizzy Stewart, author of There’s a Tiger in the Garden, and botanical illustrator Sara Boccaccini Meadows.
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Glass Slippers And Silver Bullets

Glass Slippers And Silver Bullets

13th Aug 2022 - 28th Aug 2022

The critically acclaimed comedy-horror pantomime "Glass Slippers and Silver Bullets" returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August!
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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!

Revive Live Tour - Declan Welsh & the Decadent West

Revive Live Tour - Declan Welsh & the Decadent West

13th August 2022

Declan Welsh & the Decadent West have a date at Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate on 13th August as part of the Revive Live Tour!
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Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley

13th August 2022

Clarsach virtuoso Savourna Stevenson joins forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve Kettley at Reconnect Regal Theatre on 13th August as part of Scotland on Tour! Support comes from Jasmin Jet.
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Edinburgh International Festival: Malcolm Martineau and Steven Osborne

Edinburgh International Festival: Malcolm Martineau and Steven Osborne

13th August 2022

Two Edinburgh pianists combine their superb abilities for the first time in a performance of visionary richness and exuberance.
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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!

Edinburgh Sports Club

Edinburgh Sports Club

Edinburgh Sports Club is a thriving rackets club in the heart of Edinburgh's west end, just a brisk 5 minute walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Splat Messy Play Edinburgh

Splat Messy Play Edinburgh

Splat Messy Play provides sensory messy play classes for babies and toddlers from 6 months old (or when sitting unaided) up to 5 years old.

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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!

The Meadows

The Meadows

Lying just to the south of Edinburgh City Centre, The Meadows is one of the city's best-loved public parks!

Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours

History Walks.The best way to really experience medieval Edinburgh is to follow your feet – and your guide!We’ll reveal the closes and courtyards;...

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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.

Gusto Edinburgh

Gusto Edinburgh

Gusto is a contemporary Italian restaurant and cocktail bar situated in Edinburgh's New Town.

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Popular Events

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Taking place in the heart of Scotland's capital city, the third edition of Edinburgh Summer Sessions pops up against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle!
The Tartan Titan
The Tartan Titan inflatable assault course, the next blockbuster addition to Conifox Adventure Park, arrives this Summer!
The Secret Domes at Cask
Cask are thrilled to present our beautiful Secret Domes, which boast some of the best views in Edinburgh from a spectacular vantage point on the rooftop of Waverley station.
Cirque Berserk!
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
Afternoon Acoustic Blues
Whisky Road are a highly acclaimed acoustic bluest trio and you can catch them at The Jazz Bar as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Popular Venues

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