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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!

Taylor’s Of Edinburgh Present: Dalkeith Mega Value Fun Fair

Taylor’s Of Edinburgh Present: Dalkeith Mega Value Fun Fair

22nd July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Taylor's Of Edinburgh return to Kings Park, Dalkeith with their Mega Value Fun Fair from Thursday 22nd July to Sunday 1st August!

Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

23rd July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens IN 2021!

Castle Street Festival Fair

Castle Street Festival Fair

2nd August 2021 - 15th August 2021

Filled with an abundance of beautiful crafted gifts and delicious foodies, Castle Street Festival Fair is one 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!

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!

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

1st August 2021

Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

1st August 2021
Edinburgh New Town

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

Jonny & The Baptists - Dance Like It Never Happened

Jonny & The Baptists - Dance Like It Never Happened

2nd August 2021

Jonny & The Baptists' Dance Like It Never Happened is the funniest, most joyful and uplifting show you will ever see about feeling totally bereaved.

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

5th August 2021

The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland's international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit 'Daniel Sloss: X', comes to Edinburgh Corn Exchange in August!

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!

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

5th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 5th, 6th and 7th August 2022!
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Henning Wehn: It’ll All Come Out In The Wash

Henning Wehn: It’ll All Come Out In The Wash

5th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Watch Henning give everything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical at Edinburgh Corn Exchange in August!
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Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

18th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Jason Byrne is back for more comedy chaos. Catch him at Edinburgh Corn Exchange in August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
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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!

Tues Night @ Social Club

Tues Night @ Social Club

18th Aug 2021 - 22nd Aug 2021

Join Northern club comedian and 90s light entertainment TV host Pat Bashford and over-woke enthusiastic barmaid Cheri-Anne for a raucously daft hour.
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Curse of the Fanny’s

Curse of the Fanny’s

13th August 2021

The Grande Dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return to the fringe, just as funny and feisty as ever.
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Mamoun Elagab and Finlay Christie G.W.A. (Giggers with attitudeS)

Mamoun Elagab and Finlay Christie G.W.A. (Giggers with attitudeS)

6th Aug 2021 - 9th Aug 2021

Mamoun Elagab and Finlay Christie are rising stars on TikTok and the London scene, come see these young comedy prodigies before they’re famous!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Programme of events to mark the of Battle of Prestonpans and its legacy

Programme of events to mark the of Battle of Prestonpans and its legacy

This year sees a programme of activity marking the historic and cultural legacy of one of the UK’s most significant Jacobite battles, the Battle of Prestonpans.
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Aldi launches summer Scottish Beer Festival and helps customers find their perfect craft tipple

Aldi launches summer Scottish Beer Festival and helps customers find their perfect craft tipple

Aldi has launched its summer Scottish Beer Festival with a fun quiz, designed to help customers find the best Scottish craft beer to suit their personality.
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Investment in communities as Scottish heritage projects are awarded funding

Investment in communities as Scottish heritage projects are awarded funding

£241,995 has been awarded to more than 20 heritage projects as part of the Historic Environment Support Fund, administered by HES.
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Could your canine companion be top dog

Could your canine companion be top dog

Red Sky Productions are casting for a new family entertainment series for BBC Scotland and are looking for dogs and their humans to take part!
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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 Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

29th Jul 2021 - 29th Aug 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that we will return from 29 July to 29 August this year, following an exceptionally challenging period for the creative sector.
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Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

3rd Aug 2021 - 30th Aug 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival is back in 2021 celebrating and preserving the best of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...in sheds!
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

6th Aug 2021 - 30th Aug 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Fringe will go ahead in 2021. However, a range of scenarios are being prepared for, from socially distanced live events to digital offerings.
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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!

Still

Still

2nd Aug 2021 - 22nd Aug 2021

Full of tenderness and humour, and woven through with a live, folk-rock inspired, musical score, Still is a cathartic story of life, loss and joy.
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Move

Move

3rd Aug 2021 - 7th Aug 2021
Edinburgh North

MOVE is about migration, loss and communal healing. Weaving storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song, five women portray the ebb and flow of people across the globe throughout the ages.
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Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

3rd Aug 2021 - 30th Aug 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival is back in 2021 celebrating and preserving the best of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...in sheds!
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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...

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

1st August 2021

Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!
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Preston Hall Walled Garden

Preston Hall Walled Garden

1st Aug 2021 - 29th Aug 2021

Set within 200 acres of private parkland, The Preston Hall Walled Garden is opening for the month of August only for all to come and enjoy!
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Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

2nd August 2021

Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun House with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian's geological resource!
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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!

Lunchtime Recital - James Gaughan, Baritone

Lunchtime Recital - James Gaughan, Baritone

4th August 2021

James Gaughan (Baritone) and Matthew Collins (Piano), present a song recital on 4th August as part of the series of Lunchtime Recitals at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.
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Fringe by the Sea: Basement Jaxx - DJ Set

Fringe by the Sea: Basement Jaxx - DJ Set

6th August 2021
North Berwick

Since starting life as underground producers and party promoters in 1995, Basement Jaxx, have taken the sound of London, SW9 to the world. Cath them at Fringe by the Sea this August!
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Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Night Light

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Night Light

6th Aug 2021 - 8th Aug 2021

Welcome back to the Edinburgh International Festival with this opening event of awe-inspiring music and spectacle at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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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!

Potter Around

Potter Around

Potter Around is a ceramic painting and craft studio based in Kirknewton on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Soccer Stars Academy Edinburgh Ltd

Soccer Stars Academy Edinburgh Ltd

Soccer Stars Academy Edinburgh run a fun programme of weekly classes for toddlers and kids at Sighthill!

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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 Jam House

The Jam House

Dusky purple lights cast romantic shadows on the walls of this funky, jazz-centric venue.Guests dine on the first floor balcony, above the main stage,...

Innis and Gunn Comedy Attic

Innis and Gunn Comedy Attic

Welcome to The Comedy Attic, one of Edinburgh’s only late night comedy shows and a great venue for vets and newcomers to the scene alike to show their comedy mettle.

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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.

Scotts Kitchen

Scotts Kitchen

Welcome to Scotts Kitchen, Edinburgh’s top spot for breakfast, lunch, drinks and events!

The Wine House 1821

The Wine House 1821

Whatever the occasion, The Wine House offers the perfect balance of intimate and funky for folks who want to make a statement.

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Popular Events

Taylor’s Of Edinburgh Present: Dalkeith Mega Value Fun Fair
Taylor's Of Edinburgh return to Kings Park, Dalkeith with their Mega Value Fun Fair from Thursday 22nd July to Sunday 1st August!
Edinburgh Food Festival
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens IN 2021!
Castle Street Festival Fair
Filled with an abundance of beautiful crafted gifts and delicious foodies, Castle Street Festival Fair is one 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!
Fore Play Crazy Golf
Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!

Popular Venues

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