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 December

Sin Fin Bachata Festival

15 Dec 2023 - 17 Dec 2023

The SIN FIN Bachata Festival brings together all the different styles and kinds of Bachata and it's coming to Edinburgh in December!


Edinburgh International Magic Festival

20 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023

Edinburgh International Magic Festival is back this Christmas with a mind-blowing programme of shows, events and workshops!


Edinburghs Hogmanay

29 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is back to celebrate the end of 2023 and the new year with an unforgettable experience for Edinburgh and beyond.


Edinburgh Festivals in January


25 Jan 2024 - 28 Jan 2024

Burns&Beyond returns in January 2024, celebrating the life and legacy of Robert Burns through traditional and contemporary art and culture from across Scotland and Beyond!


Edinburgh Festivals in February

Manipulate Festival

01 Feb 2024 - 11 Feb 2024

The 17th edition of Manipulate Festival will take place between 1st - 11th February 2024.


Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Rezerection Festival

06 Apr 2024 - 06 Apr 2024

On Saturday 6th of April 2024 at the Royal Highland Centre Inglston Old Skool and New Skool come together for a 12 hour, 5-area, rave extravaganza!


Scottish Vegan Festival

07 Apr 2024 - 07 Apr 2024

The Scottish Vegan Festival is back on Sunday 7th April 2024 at the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue!


Terminal V Festival

13 Apr 2024 - 14 Apr 2024

Terminal V Festival returns in spring 2024 for the biggest one to date, marking the 10th ever edition of Terminal V in Edinburgh!


The Biscuit Factory Beverage Festival 2024

19 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024

The Biscuit Factory has launched a new Festival for 2024, showcasing outstanding beer, whisky, craft spirits and alternative drinks from independent producers and renowned artisans.


Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

25 May 2024 - 02 Jun 2024

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


Edinburgh Festivals in June

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Scottish Festival of Motoring

14 Jul 2024 - 14 Jul 2024

The Scottish Festival of Motoring returns to the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh on Sunday 14th July 2024, it's a must go event for all the family!


Edinburgh Festivals in August

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

02 Aug 2024 - 04 Aug 2024

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music, will return to Inverleith Park in Edinburgh between the 2nd and 4th August!


Edinburgh Festivals in September

Edinburgh Festivals in October

Gin & Rum Festival

12 Oct 2024 - 12 Oct 2024

The UK’s largest touring Gin & Rum Festival returns to Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on 12th October!


Edinburgh Festivals in November

French Film Festival UK

01 Nov 2023 - 14 Dec 2023

The 31st edition of the French Film Festival UK, in cinemas and online, and runs from 1st November to 14th December.


Edinburghs Christmas

17 Nov 2023 - 06 Jan 2024

Edinburgh's Christmas is a spectacular, season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city.


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