Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held through the year in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Tynecastle DigiFest - Online Festival of Learning

Tynecastle DigiFest - Online Festival of Learning

05 Jul 2021 - 12 Aug 2021

Tynecastle DigiFest, the online Festival of Learning, is on until 13th August with an amazing line-up of guest speakers and workshops guaranteed to get you thinking about how you can use technology.
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Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

23 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021

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

Edinburgh Art Festival

29 Jul 2021 - 29 Aug 2021

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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Edinburgh Festivals in August

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

03 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021

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

06 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021

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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Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

06 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 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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Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea

06 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

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

Just Festival

06 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021

Edinburgh’s Just Festival Celebrates 21st Year With Bumper Programme. Free to attend programme online and at St. John’s Church, Princes Street from 6th – 30th August.
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Out East Festival 2021 - CANCELLED

Out East Festival 2021 - CANCELLED

06 Aug 2021 - 07 Aug 2021

The Out East Festival has been postponed until August 2022.
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Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

07 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021

The Edinburgh International Festival returns from 7th to 29th August with live performance in temporary outdoor pavilions throughout the city.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

14 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season and return in August 2021.
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

15 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

Brand new 'Scottish Festival of Motoring' is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 15th August 2021, it's a must go event for all the family!
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Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

18 Aug 2021 - 25 Aug 2021

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will return in a revamped form this summer, running from 18 - 25 August 2021 at the very heart of Edinburgh's festival season.
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Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

28 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021

Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 28th August with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

05 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

It is with deep regret that we announced the cancellation of the 2021 Tattoo but we will return from 5th to 27th August 2022.
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Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2022

Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2022

07 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 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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Edinburgh Festivals in September

Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days

01 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

Doors Open Days, Scotland's largest festival of places, history and culture, will return for its 32nd year in September!
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

03 Sep 2021 - 03 Sep 2021

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
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Linlithgow Gin Festival

Linlithgow Gin Festival

04 Sep 2021 - 04 Sep 2021

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Linlithgow! Join them at Linlithgow Burgh Halls on Saturday 4th September for a day of local music, fizz bar and of course... gin!
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Hidden Door Festival 2021

Hidden Door Festival 2021

15 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

The Hidden Door festival returns in September 2021 for an outdoor festival of music, visual art, theatre, dance and spoken word.
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

18 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 18th and 19th September, it's a great day out for the family!
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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

24 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

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

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

24 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021

It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a fourth year! Catch it on the 24th & 25th of September!
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Edinburgh Festivals in October

Edinburgh Juniper Festival

Edinburgh Juniper Festival

01 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

The Juniper Festival, 'Scotland’s Best Gin Fest', returns to Summerhall in October 2021.
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Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

11 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021

Edinburgh Cocktail Week is returning in October 2021 and has been extended to two full weeks, Monday 11th - Sunday 24th October!
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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

15 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, returns in October 2021 and will be centered around our changing environment and different world.
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Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

21 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event and one of the most popular Hallowe'en events in Edinburgh.
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Terminal V Festival - Halloween 2021

Terminal V Festival - Halloween 2021

30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Terminal V returns to The Royal Highland Centre for two days, taking place over Halloween weekend 30th + 31st October!
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Edinburgh Festivals in November

Stag & Dagger Edinburgh

Stag & Dagger Edinburgh

14 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021

Stag & Dagger, Scotland's original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase returns to Edinburgh on Sunday 14th November!
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The National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival

20 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021

Following popular previous editions, The National Whisky Festival will be making its way back to Edinburgh in November.
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EH6 Festival

EH6 Festival

26 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

The EH6 Festival returns to Leith from 26th - 28th November with some of the best upcoming artists and bands from across the country.
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Edinburgh Gin Festival 2021

Edinburgh Gin Festival 2021

27 Nov 2021 - 27 Nov 2021

The Edinburgh Gin Festival is coming to the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 27th November! Come along and meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle to take home!
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Edinburgh Vegan Festival

Edinburgh Vegan Festival

28 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

Don't miss the Edinburgh Vegan Festival, taking place on Sunday 28th November 2021 at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
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