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

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 Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

22 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens in July 2022!
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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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Over The Bridge Festival - CANCELLED

Over The Bridge Festival - CANCELLED

29 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

Over The Bridge Festival comes to Edinburgh in July with some of the biggest UK music names set to make an appearance!
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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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Fringe by the Sea

Fringe by the Sea

05 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022

Fringe by the Sea returns in 2022, full to the brim with headline music acts, comedy, literature, poetry, walking adventures and conversation to suit every taste.
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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 Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

12 Aug 2022 - 20 Aug 2022

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will return from 12th to 20th August 2022 at the very heart of Edinburgh's festival season.
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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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Party at the Palace

Party at the Palace

13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022

The award winning Party at The Palace will return in 2022, taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August.
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Connect Music Festival

Connect Music Festival

26 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022

Connect Music Festival, the newest addition to Scotland's festival calendar, will see Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National headline Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre in August!
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Edinburgh Festivals in September

Edinburgh Yoga Festival

Edinburgh Yoga Festival

03 Sep 2022 - 03 Sep 2022

The Edinburgh Yoga Festival will be held at Summerhall on Saturday 3rd September, bringing together people of all abilities to practice yoga in a fun, supportive and nurturing environment!
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EH1 Festival

EH1 Festival

24 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

EH1 Festival returns to The Royal Highland Centre Ingliston on Saturday 24th September for a massive end of Summer extravaganza!
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Edinburgh Festivals in October

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

07 Oct 2022 - 16 Oct 2022

After a sellout event last year, Edinburgh Cocktail Week is returning in October 2022 from Friday 7th to Sunday 16th and set to be it's biggest ever festival!
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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 Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

27 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022

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

Ronnie Rusack Festival of Light

Ronnie Rusack Festival of Light

04 Nov 2022 - 05 Nov 2022

The annual Flotilla of Light, organised by the Lowland Canals Association, will return on Saturday 5th November 2022 with a special edition to mark the 200th anniversary of the Union Canal.
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Wilderland Film Festival

Wilderland Film Festival

29 Nov 2022 - 29 Nov 2022

Wilderland Film Festival returns for 2022 touring the very best of the world's short wildlife films, catch it at Assembly Roxy on 29th November!
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Edinburgh Festivals in December

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

Scotlands Gardens Scheme

01 Mar 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

Explore large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland thanks to Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh Festivals in June

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