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 March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Terminal V Festival - Will be Rescheduled to Halloween

Terminal V Festival - Will be Rescheduled to Halloween

03 Apr 2021 - 04 Apr 2021

Terminal V returns to The Royal Highland Centre for the biggest event to date with a full weekend festival running over Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th April!
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Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Festival

05 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021

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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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

23 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021

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

Edinburgh TradFest

30 Apr 2021 - 10 May 2021

The very best traditional music from Scotland and around the world returns from 30th April to 10th May 2021.
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Edinburgh Festivals in May

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

03 May 2021 - 23 May 2021

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.
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BAFTA Scotland: Guru Live Online

BAFTA Scotland: Guru Live Online

04 May 2021 - 07 May 2021

BAFTA Scotland will host its flagship festival for aspiring creatives, Guru Live, online for 2021 between the 4th & 7th May!
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Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

25 May 2021 - 06 Jun 2021

Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival weekend will take place on 29th and 30th May 2021 and promises to be the best one yet!
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Edinburgh Festivals in June

Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

19 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021

Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 19th June 2021 with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
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Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival

26 Jun 2021 - 11 Jul 2021

Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
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Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

16 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021

Set up in 1978, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival now presents high quality musicians from all over the world.
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Scottish Festival of Motoring

Scottish Festival of Motoring

18 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021

Brand new 'Scottish Festival of Motoring' is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 18th July 2021, it's a must go event for all the family!
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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

Due to COVID-19, Edinburgh Art Festival launch a series of artist responses to mark the intended dates of their 2020 edition.
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Edinburgh Gin Festival 2021

Edinburgh Gin Festival 2021

31 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021

The Edinburgh Gin Festival is coming to Central Hall on Saturday 31st July! Come along and meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle to take home!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021

Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd & 4th August. A great day out for the family!
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Edinburgh Festivals in August

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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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

06 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will return home to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2021!
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Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

08 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021

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 International Book Festival Online

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online

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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Edinburgh Festivals in September

Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

11 Sep 2021 - 11 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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Edinburgh Festivals in October

Edinburgh Festivals in November

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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Edinburgh Festivals in December

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

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Popular Events

Bad Boy Chiller Crew
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
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!
Step Into Spring for Cancer Support Scotland
Are you ready to... STEP INTO SRING? Join us this March and walk 36 miles to help raise vital funds for Cancer Support Scotland!
Digital Talk: Introduction to the World of the Japanese Kimono
Edinburgh based Japanese Tea Master Mio Shudo, an expert on the diverse cultures of Japan, will present an online talk aided by an illustrated powerpoint presentation.
Digital Event: Family Special Event - Nightingale Choir
Nightingale is a mixed choir of four singing voices consisting of singers in Edinburgh from around the world.

Popular Venues

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