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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 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!

itison Drive-In Movies

itison Drive-In Movies

28th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

itison, Scotland's pioneer of Drive In movie events, are transforming Hopetoun House outside Edinburgh for an epic May Bank Holiday weekend of Harry Potter and Batman Drive In movies!

Test Match Special

Test Match Special

8th May 2022

Join Test Match Special and Ashes stars Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box!

The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

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!

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!

Kilomathon 13.1K

Kilomathon 13.1K

11th April 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Kilomathon offers something a little bit different to your usual running event and is run on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Find out more and sign up today!

Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

11th April 2021
Edinburgh New Town

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

Easter Holiday Club

Easter Holiday Club

12th April 2021 - 16th April 2021
Online Event

Check out TCV Scotland's online Easter Holiday Club! From birds to butterflies, dance to drawing and outdoor nature adventures it's suitable from age 5+.

Stinky McFish and the World’s Worse Wish

Stinky McFish and the World’s Worse Wish

13th April 2021
Online Event

An original and beautifully crafted comedy show with songs, puppetry and play, Stinky McFish And The World's Worst Wish is about friendship, home and the environment!

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!

Test Match Special

Test Match Special

8th May 2022

Join Test Match Special and Ashes stars Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box!
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Out East Festival

Out East Festival

6th August 2021 - 7th August 2021

Out East is a new family friendly festival landing in a socially distanced East Lothian this summer!
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The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

19th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout 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!

Juniore

Juniore

10th May 2022

French indie pop band Juniore are heading to Summerhall on Tuesday 10th May 2022.
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Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf

10th May 2022

Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf and you can catch him at Summerhall in May 2022!
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Tall Tales Oscar

Tall Tales Oscar

8th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Listen to tall tales, ferocious fibs and fables performed live on Zoom by some of Scotland's finest tellers, then you decide who wins the lucrative accolade of Oscar the Leprechaun!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Traverse Theatre brings work of local students to the streets of Edinburgh

Traverse Theatre brings work of local students to the streets of Edinburgh

As part of their Class Act creative development programme, the Traverse Theatre are bringing original short scripts from Edinburgh students to poster sites around the city for everyone to enjoy.
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Aldi and Williams Bros call on Scots beer lovers to help name new brew

Aldi and Williams Bros call on Scots beer lovers to help name new brew

Aldi has teamed up with long-term supplier Williams Bros to give customers the chance to name a brand-new beer which will be sold in stores across the country!
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Lothians takeaway batters competition to be crowned one of top 50 in UK

Lothians takeaway batters competition to be crowned one of top 50 in UK

East Coast, one of East Lothian’s most popular family fish and chip shops, has been crowned one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways of the year for the second year running.
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Booker Prize winner joins call for Your Stories

Booker Prize winner joins call for Your Stories

Booker Prize winner and Glasgow born author Douglas Stuart has joined forces with national charity Scottish Book Trust to encourage people of Scotland to submit their real-life stories.
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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!

Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Festival

5th Apr 2021 - 17th Apr 2021
National Event

The UK's longest running performing arts event for families is back, offering young people the chance to discover, escape and create this Easter!
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IberoDocs 8th Edition

IberoDocs 8th Edition

19th Apr 2021 - 2nd May 2021
Online Event

IberoDocs brings a programme of over 20 documentaries, highlighting that both in our darkest as well as our brightest moments, art (in any of its forms) has become a necessary and faithful companion.
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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

23rd Apr 2021 - 25th Apr 2021
Edinburgh West

The Big Big Gin Festival returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in April 2021. Let your experience be-gin!
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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 Journey

The Journey

13th Apr 2021 - 18th Apr 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Extraordinary illusionist, mentalist and performance artist Scott Silven and the Traverse Theatre invite you on a mesmerizing journey from your home to his in rural Scotland.
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BOnFire – Beltane Online Fire Festival

BOnFire – Beltane Online Fire Festival

30th April 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Witness the spirit of Beltane brought to life in the virtual realm with an evening of poetry, art, and song.
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Keepers of the Light

Keepers of the Light

1st May 2021 - 2nd May 2021

Three keepers disappear from their post on the Flannan Isles lighthouse in 1900. Join Davie, Alec and Mac as they delve into the mystery and step into the shoes of the missing keepers!
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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...

Introduce to Website Design Age 8+ - Easter Camp

Introduce to Website Design Age 8+ - Easter Camp

12th April 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Build your own website to share your thoughts, videos, music and images and much, much more in this online course for ages 8+ run by ComputerXplorers SEScotland!
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Pentlands Activity Camps - Easter

Pentlands Activity Camps - Easter

12th Apr 2021 - 16th Apr 2021

Pentlands Activity Camps (PAC) offers school holiday fun, adventure and activity for school aged children (5+/nearing the end of Primary 1) and young teenagers.
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Love Drama Easter Spring Sensation 2021

Love Drama Easter Spring Sensation 2021

12th Apr 2021 - 16th Apr 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Are you looking for something to do during the Easter holiday? Come and join us for a week of fun filled drama classes, open to all 7-12 year olds.
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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!

Greentea Peng

Greentea Peng

17th April 2021

London singer Greentea Peng is on a European tour in 2021 and brings it to Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh on Saturday 17th April.
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Mario Biondi

Mario Biondi

22nd April 2021

Italy's foremost soul and jazz sensation, Mario Biondi, will perform live at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Thursday 22nd April!
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Skerryvore Onboard

Skerryvore Onboard

24th April 2021

Skerryvore Onboard is a special livestream show from the multi-award-winning Scottish band being broadcast from Edinburgh’s exclusive floating hotel, Fingal on Saturday 24 April 2021.
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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!

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...

Studio Bizio

Studio Bizio

Studio Bizio is Photography Gallery based in Edinburgh, Specialising in 20th Century & Contemporary Photography but with occasional forays into other...

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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!

Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland

Set within the picturesque 80 acre estate of Bonnington House, arts organisation Jupiter Artland is the brainchild of Nicky and Robert Wilson!

Mirth Meltdown Comedy Club

Mirth Meltdown Comedy Club

Edinburgh's Free-est, rawest Comedy Club in the basement of Edinburgh Grassmarkets' coolest, most unique bar!

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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 Salisbury Arms Edinburgh

The Salisbury Arms Edinburgh

Situated at the bottom of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, The Salisbury Arms is a beautifully restored local pub, bar and restaurant, that provides the perfect...

Gordon St Coffee Edinburgh

Gordon St Coffee Edinburgh

Building on the success of the original shop on Gordon St in Glasgow Central Station, Gordon St Coffee has come to Scotland's Capital with the the freshest coffee, roasted on site.

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Popular Events

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!
itison Drive-In Movies
itison, Scotland's pioneer of Drive In movie events, are transforming Hopetoun House outside Edinburgh for an epic May Bank Holiday weekend of Harry Potter and Batman Drive In movies!
Test Match Special
Join Test Match Special and Ashes stars Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box!
The Big Escape Edinburgh
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!
Out East Festival
Out East is a new family friendly festival landing in a socially distanced East Lothian this summer!

Popular Venues

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