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 January

Burns&Beyond

Burns&Beyond

22 Jan 2022 - 05 Feb 2022

Burns&Beyond returns in January 2022, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and Beyond!
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Manipulate Festival

Manipulate Festival

28 Jan 2022 - 05 Feb 2022

Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland is Scotland's Festival of visual theatre, puppetry and animation.
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Edinburgh Festivals in February

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Stan and Mabel - Family Festival

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Stan and Mabel - Family Festival

12 Feb 2022 - 12 Feb 2022

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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Audacious Women Festival

Audacious Women Festival

20 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022

Audacious Women Festival encourages and empowers women to break personal, political, institutional barriers, and celebrates inspirational women.
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Edinburgh Festivals in March

Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Festival

28 Mar 2022 - 16 Apr 2022

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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Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival

09 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022

Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
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Terminal V Festival

Terminal V Festival

16 Apr 2022 - 17 Apr 2022

For the first-time ever Terminal V Festival will run over two days, taking place over Easter weekend April 16th and 17th 2022 at The Royal Highland Centre!
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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022

The Big Big Gin Festival returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in April 2022. Let your experience be-gin!
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Edinburgh TradFest

Edinburgh TradFest

29 Apr 2022 - 09 May 2022

The very best traditional music from Scotland and around the world returns from 29th April to 9th May 2022.
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Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

07 May 2022 - 15 May 2022

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

Scottish Vegan Festival

08 May 2022 - 08 May 2022

The Scottish Vegan Festival is back on the 8th May 2022 at the O2 Academy Edinburgh in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue!
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The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern

21 May 2022 - 21 May 2022

After an incredible debut in 2021, The Great Eastern returns on Saturday 21st May 2022 with an all-day music festival taking place across multiple Edinburgh venues!
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Edinburgh Festivals in June

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

15 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022

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

17 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022

The Scottish Festival of Motoring is coming to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 17th July 2022, it's a must go event for all the family!
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Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

28 Jul 2022 - 28 Aug 2022

We are delighted to announce that we will return from 28th July to 28th August this year, following an exceptionally challenging period for the creative sector.
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Edinburgh Festivals in August

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

05 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe returns in 2022 to celebrate its 75 anniversary!
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Foodies Festival Edinburgh

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

05 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music is returns to Inverleith Park, Edinburgh in August!
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

05 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022

Following a two-year hiatus, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 5th to 27th August!
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Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

06 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022

The Edinburgh International Festival returns from 6th to 28th August with live performance in temporary outdoor pavilions throughout the city.
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Out East Festival

Out East Festival

06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022

The family friendly Out East Festival is headed your way on Saturday the 6th and Sunday 7th of August 2022 at the beautiful Dalkeith Country Park!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 6th and 7th August, it's a great day out for the family!
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Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

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 International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

13 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season and returns in August 2022.
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Edinburgh Festivals in September

Edinburgh Festivals in October

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

14 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns in October 2022.
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Edinburgh Festivals in November

Edinburgh Festivals in December

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