Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival returns on 30th April with its modern twist on ancient Celtic traditions, as we show Summer the warm welcome it deserves!

Beltane Fire Festival

About Beltane Fire Festival

The days are getting longer. Cast off the darkness and join the May Queen and Green Man to welcome the light and celebrate the coming of summer with fire, drums, wild performances and immersive theatre at Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival.

For one night only, Europe’s largest celebration of this ancient Celtic tradition with a unique modern twist brings Edinburgh’s Calton Hill alive. With dazzling fire displays and elaborate costumes, the interactive theatrical storytelling heralds the awakening of the May Queen who leads a spectacular procession of her followers. Witness, along with thousands of revelers, the May Queen enticing the Green Man from his wintry guise to rule together over the summer months against the backdrop of the stunning city skyline.

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