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

ÚNA TraDigital 2020

ÚNA TraDigital 2020

23 Jul 2020 - 27 Jul 2020

Join ÚNA Latin America Scotland Festival for five days of film, art, music and podcasts exploring myths and tales from Latin America & Scotland!
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Edinburgh Food Festival - POSTPONED

Edinburgh Food Festival - POSTPONED

24 Jul 2020 - 02 Aug 2020

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

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - CANCELLED

07 Aug 2020 - 29 Aug 2020

With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, 2020 sees The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrate its 70th anniversary with ‘The Platinum Edition’.
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Edinburgh Summer Sessions - Postponed until August 2021

Edinburgh Summer Sessions - Postponed until August 2021

08 Aug 2020 - 20 Aug 2020

Tom Jones, Michael Kiwanuka, The 1975, McFly and Travis all set to headline at Edinburgh Summer Sessions in August!
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Army@TheFringe

Army@TheFringe

10 Aug 2020 - 20 Aug 2020

Between 10th & 30th August Army@TheFringe will be running more than 40 free online events including workshops, readings, performances and discussions for the arts community and the public.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival Online

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online

15 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season but this year due to COVID-19 it will be presented online.
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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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Edinburgh Festivals in September

Edinburgh Festivals in October

Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

02 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020

The Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in October 2020. Let your experience be-gin!
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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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Edinburgh Festivals in November

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

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

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

Scottish Summer Garden Festival

Scottish Summer Garden Festival

13 Jun 2020 - 15 Aug 2020

Running from June 13th - August 15th, Discover Scottish Gardens will be promoting a number of fantastic virtual events and activities as part of their Scottish Summer Garden Festival!
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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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Popular Events

At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
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!
Modern Masters Women
The Modern Masters Women exhibition at The Scottish Gallery seeks to look back as well as forward, celebrating major female artists throughout their history.
Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood is an open-air rooftop marketplace for authentic street food & drink held Wednesday to Sunday on Waverley Mall rooftop!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
This summer, Edinburgh Zoo is opening the zoo gates after hours, giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!

Popular Venues

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