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 October

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

09 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 9th and 10th October with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

17 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival, returns in October 2020 with a mix of online events and small-scale face-to-face performances.
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Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

22 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020

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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Linlithgow Gin Festival

Linlithgow Gin Festival

24 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020

Scottish Gin Festivals are coming to Linlithgow! Join them at Linlithgow Burgh Halls on Saturday 24th October for a day of local music, tapas and of course... gin!
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Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hearth Fire – Digital Samhuinn Fire Festival

31 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

Meet the Beltane Fire Society at the virtual hearth fire for an evening of performance, music, and ritual bringing our traditional Samhuinn celebrations to life in the digital realm!
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Edinburgh Festivals in November

Edinburgh Vegan Festival

Edinburgh Vegan Festival

22 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020

Don't miss the Edinburgh Vegan Festival, taking place on Sunday 22nd November at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
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Fans Youth Film Festival

Fans Youth Film Festival

27 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020

FANS Youth Film Festival will take place in November, showcasing the work of young filmmakers across three days of screenings, workshops and talks.
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Edinburgh Festivals in December

Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival

Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival

12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020

The Edinburgh Christmas Gin Festival is coming to Central Hall on Saturday 12th December! Come along and meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle to take home!
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Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

SCO Family Festival 2021 – Stan and Mabel

SCO Family Festival 2021 – Stan and Mabel

06 Feb 2021 - 06 Feb 2021

This highly interactive concert by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will captivate young children with its mix of music and audience participation.
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Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Terminal V

Terminal V

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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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 Festivals in May

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 Festivals in July

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 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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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 Festivals in September

Banff Mountain Film Festival Backyard Theatre

Banff Mountain Film Festival Backyard Theatre

13 Sep 2020 - 15 Oct 2020

The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour is launching a virtual film festival, so adventure lovers can watch the latest inspirational outdoorsy films from the comfort of their couch!
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Popular Events

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights
The Five Sisters Zoo will be beautifully illuminated every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday the 9th October to Sunday 15th November.
Harry Potter Movie Marathon at Vue Cinemas
Wands at the ready as Harry Potter returns to Vue Cinemas across the country for an epic movie marathon fortnight as all eight instalments of the series are back on the big screen!

Popular Venues

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