Events in Edinburgh on 31 August 2020

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 31 August 2020 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Allan Kaprow Season

Allan Kaprow Season

1st June 2020 - 27th September 2020

Scottish and international artists will reinvent artworks from American artist Allan Kaprow’s career across Jupiter Artland this summer.
Read more

Beatson Cancer Charity: Online Art Exhibition

Beatson Cancer Charity: Online Art Exhibition

4th May 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event

Beatson Cancer Charity would like to invite you to view pieces from over 30 artists as their annual Art Exhibition goes online!
Read more

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

A public trail of artworks by Scottish artists in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, led by creative producer Wezi Mhura.
Read more

Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

24th August 2020 - 10th September 2020
Online Event

This year’s Breakfast Plays are coming to you online as part of the Traverse Festival and delivered as an audio only podcast.
Read more

Café 1505 Al Fresco

Café 1505 Al Fresco

24th July 2020 - 31st August 2020

Café 1505 has extended its outdoor seating into the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Come and join us between 12pm - 8pm each day - no reservation required!
Read more

Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Summer Online Classes

Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Summer Online Classes

6th July 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event

With the help of expert tutors, the Centre for Lifelong Learning at University of Strathclyde have developed an exciting range of classes to help keep you busy during July and August!
Read more

Coastal Birds

Coastal Birds

1st August 2020 - 27th September 2020

This group exhibition, on now at the Scottish Ornithologists Club, brings together work by Emily Ingrey-Counter, Helen Kennedy and Liz Myhill!
Read more

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

27th July 2020 - 31st October 2020

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.
Read more

Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
Read more

Dazzle 2020

Dazzle 2020

22nd August 2020 - 12th September 2020

Showcasing the best in contemporary jewellery, Dazzle, the major annual exhibition, returns this year to Dovecot Studios!
Read more

East Lothian Online Heritage Festival

East Lothian Online Heritage Festival

29th August 2020 - 13th September 2020
Various Locations East Lothian

This year an online heritage festival will replace of the traditional Archaeology & Local History Fortnight. Celebrate East Lothian’s heritage in new ways without leaving the comfort of your home!
Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Africa: A Balance of Stories

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Africa: A Balance of Stories

18th August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Ten writers we commissioned to journey across Africa and create new works from their experience - give voice to untold stories.
Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Drawing Stories

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Drawing Stories

15th August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

This year’s Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme celebrates the remarkable role of the illustrator in bringing picture books to life.
Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Power of Poetry

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Power of Poetry

15th August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

In this special centenary year of the birth of Scotland’s first ever Makar – the remarkable Edwin Morgan – we celebrate the unbridled power of poetry.
Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Visions of a Better Future

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Visions of a Better Future

19th August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

We welcome authors and speakers with vision and ambition – helping us to see the light through the darkness and imagining better worlds for all of us.
Read more

Exhibition ‘Andante for Hands and Water’

Exhibition ‘Andante for Hands and Water’

6th August 2020 - 12th September 2020

This exhibition at Birch Tree Gallery features watercolours by Susan Macintosh from the Scottish Highlands and ceramics by Emily Hughes from Wales!
Read more

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe 2020

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe 2020

6th August 2020 - 31st August 2020

Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this August!
Read more

Free Well-being Sessions For 14-26yr Olds

Free Well-being Sessions For 14-26yr Olds

4th June 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event

Impact Arts are offering drop-in, virtual, creative and well-being sessions led by experienced artists and youth workers for anyone aged 14-26 living in Scotland's Central Belt!
Read more

Fringe of Colour

Fringe of Colour

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Fringe of Colour are hosting their first ever online arts festival with over 40 films made by Black and Brown people/People of Colour throughout August 2020.
Read more

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2020

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2020

Selected dates between 31st August 2020

Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month!
Read more

Gilded Balloon Virtual Fringe Programme

Gilded Balloon Virtual Fringe Programme

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

The Gilded Balloon brings you a wee bit of Virtual Fringe magic in August with a great programme of shows!
Read more

Harnessing the Power of Water - CANCELLED

Harnessing the Power of Water - CANCELLED

7th April 2020 - 25th September 2020

In Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, join us for a new exhibition at John Sinclair House where we showcase fantastic material from the HES archives.
Read more

House of Jack Online Dance Classes

House of Jack Online Dance Classes

1st June 2020 - 31st August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

House of Jack is offering free, live and interactive online dance classes for adults and kids.
Read more

Interactive Family Trails with Holly and Rudy

Interactive Family Trails with Holly and Rudy

30th July 2020 - 31st August 2020

Palace Wardens, Holly and Rudy, are recruiting some Junior Wardens – are you up for the challenge?
Read more

Intro to Japanese: Survival and Beyond

Intro to Japanese: Survival and Beyond

30th June 2020 - 24th September 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Intro to Japanese is a fun introduction for anyone looking to travel to Japan, explore Japanese culture, learn the language or just try something new!
Read more

Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Edinburgh

Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Edinburgh

31st July 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Invisible Cities offer family friendly guided walking tours of Edinburgh that showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is!
Read more

Legends of the Abbey

Legends of the Abbey

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

In these socially distanced talks, discover some of the fascinating stories behind the famous and not-so-famous figures memorialised in the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.
Read more

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

23rd April 2020 - 3rd April 2021
Online Event

Come and join us at Stirling Distillery as our team take you on a virtual tour and tasting from the comfort of your own home!
Read more

Mid-Century Modern Art and Design From Conran to Quant

Mid-Century Modern Art and Design From Conran to Quant

15th July 2020 - 4th January 2021

Explore the furniture, fashion, textiles, lighting, ceramics, and printed material that defined Mid-Century Modern in this exhibition on now at Dovecot Studios!
Read more

Monday Night Rockaoke

Monday Night Rockaoke

Selected dates between 17th August 2020 - 14th September 2020

It's Karaoke every Monday night at Opium Edinburgh with all genres welcome, so come along and excercise those vocal chords!
Read more

Scotland’s Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 10th January 2021

To celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, this small exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.
Read more

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

14th August 2020 - 5th September 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival is a brand new online festival celebrating and preserving the best of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...in sheds!
Read more

Shielders

Shielders

26th August 2020 - 1st September 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Shielders takes a unique look at the very alien world we now find ourselves in and its impact on those who still find themselves on the inside, looking out.
Read more

The Real Mary King’s Close Tours

The Real Mary King’s Close Tours

18th July 2020 - 20th December 2020

Edinburgh's deepest secret, the Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath the Royal Mile... a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century!
Read more

The Story of the Gardens

The Story of the Gardens

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

The Palace gardens are a place of both beauty and history. Find out how the gardens have evolved across the centuries in these talks during August.
Read more

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

1st August 2020 - 16th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.
Read more

Utilita Live From The Drive-In: Edinburgh

Utilita Live From The Drive-In: Edinburgh

1st August 2020 - 6th September 2020

Live Nation has announced the Utilita Live From The Drive-In concert series, set to bring some the biggest names of UK music to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh this Summer!
Read more

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
Read more

West End Stories Walking Tours

West End Stories Walking Tours

19th August 2020 - 13th September 2020
Edinburgh New Town

Discover the fascinating lives of people who lived in the West End of Edinburgh, as your guide leads you through the elegant Georgian New Town!
Read more

YogaBellies Edinburgh North - Online

YogaBellies Edinburgh North - Online

5th August 2020 - 30th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

YogaBellies Edinburgh North is holding LIVE classes, starting from Wednesday 5th August and bookings are now open!
Read more

Events in East Renfrewshire

1 Month Lockdown Life Changer - August Edition

1 Month Lockdown Life Changer - August Edition

3rd August 2020 - 31st August 2020

My Health Scotland are running an online 'Lockdown Life Changer' that will help improve all aspects of your fitness and nutrition!

Find out about 1 Month Lockdown Life Changer - August Edition on What's On East Renfrewshire
Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friends Online Sessions

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friends Online Sessions

17th June 2020 - 31st December 2020

Alzheimer Scotland's Dementia Advisor is now delivering free, interactive and informative online Dementia Friends information sessions throughout East Renfrewshire.

Find out about Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friends Online Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire
Buggyfit Rouken Glen

Buggyfit Rouken Glen

Selected dates between 17th August 2020 - 30th September 2020

A new Buggyfit class is coming to Rouken Glen Park, classes will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 11am!

Find out about Buggyfit Rouken Glen on What's On East Renfrewshire
Macmillan East Ren Move More

Macmillan East Ren Move More

9th July 2019 - 1st February 2021

Move More is a programme of physical activity, advice and support for people at all stages of the cancer journey, contact the Macmillan East Ren team and find out how to get involved.

Find out about Macmillan East Ren Move More on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Evening Zoo

Evening Zoo

4th August 2020 - 19th September 2020

See Fife Zoo as you’ve never seen it before on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout August!

Find out about Evening Zoo on What's On Fife
Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival

Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival

22nd August 2020 - 31st August 2020

Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival, taking place between 22nd and 31st August, offers a series of free events for cyclists new and old with a mix of small-scale face-to-face events and online events!

Find out about Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival on What's On Fife
Lines from Scotland

Lines from Scotland

12th August 2020 - 25th October 2020

The art of Scottish drawing is celebrated in Lines from Scotland a new exhibition on now at Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries.

Find out about Lines from Scotland on What's On Fife
Pregnancy Pilates - Online

Pregnancy Pilates - Online

13th May 2020 - 16th December 2020

Pregnancy Pilates helps to reduce those aches and pains, keep you active and benefit from some social time with other expectant women.

Find out about Pregnancy Pilates - Online on What's On Fife
Seniors Pilates - Online

Seniors Pilates - Online

13th May 2020 - 16th December 2020

Join Sam Mace Wellness for an online weekly Pilates class for the over 60's and strengthen your back and core, rebalance your body and improve posture through re-alignment!

Find out about Seniors Pilates - Online on What's On Fife
Well Being Well Doing

Well Being Well Doing

1st August 2020 - 31st October 2020

Using the labyrinth, earthship, yurt and lochside gardens to mindfully connect with nature, be with others in a like minded community and get creative in a simple and easy way!

Find out about Well Being Well Doing on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Anna Molin - Costume & Illustration: Drawings from the 1970s

Anna Molin - Costume & Illustration: Drawings from the 1970s

15th August 2020 - 5th September 2020

Compass Gallery are hosting an exhibition of work from Swedish artist Anna Molin featuring a selection of original artworks created in the 1970s!

Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme

Selected dates between 17th August 2020 - 3rd December 2020

Bounce and Rhyme are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children Two or under held weekly in several Glasgow Libraries!

Find out about Bounce and Rhyme on What's On Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

17th July 2020 - 20th December 2020

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!

Find out about City Sightseeing Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Cranside Kitchen

Cranside Kitchen

6th July 2020 - 31st August 2020

Cranside Kitchen is a new free-to-enter outdoor venue, open seven days a week with a food market and beer garden located at Rotunda North!

Find out about Cranside Kitchen on What's On Glasgow
Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Festival Village: Merchant City

Festival Village: Merchant City

23rd July 2020 - 31st August 2020

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to Glasgow's Candleriggs Square!

Find out about Festival Village: Merchant City on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

1st August 2020 - 13th December 2020

This is a 2.5-3 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!

Find out about Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!

Find out about Good Move Glasgow Health Walks on What's On Glasgow
Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - CANCELLED

Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - CANCELLED

11th May 2020 - 31st August 2020

Take a personal tour around RSPB Loch Lomond with a guide looking for wildlife and discovering the unique history and management of the reserve!

Find out about Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
HumanKind

HumanKind

24th July 2020 - 31st August 2020

In this online exhibition hosted by Cyril Gerber Fine Art, explore humankind as seen through the eyes of generations of artists, observing the similarities and differences between us all.

Find out about HumanKind on What's On Glasgow
Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Glasgow

Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Glasgow

31st July 2020 - 31st December 2020

Invisible Cities offer friendly walking tours of Glasgow that showcase some of the city's historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is!

Find out about Invisible Cities Walking Tours - Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Kirkintilloch BabyCafe

Kirkintilloch BabyCafe

Selected dates between 3rd August 2020 - 21st December 2020

Come for help with breastfeeding issues or just to have coffee, cake and chat at the Kirkintilloch BabyCafe.

Find out about Kirkintilloch BabyCafe on What's On Glasgow
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

3rd July 2020 - 30th September 2020

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail is open for the Summer with a new trail mystery, new trail decorations and a wonderful new trail activity booklet!

Find out about Loch Lomond Faerie Trail on What's On Glasgow
Love Letter to Glasgow

Love Letter to Glasgow

17th May 2020 - 24th December 2020

Local artist Lee Robertson has been working on 'Love Letter to Glasgow' an exhibition which was due to be held in Sogo Arts on the Saltmarket, he's now taken his exhibition online!

Find out about Love Letter to Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
NYCOS Mini Music Makers Online

NYCOS Mini Music Makers Online

18th August 2020 - 21st December 2020

Join NYCOS for their Mini Music Makers Online classes, providing an opportunity for you and your child to make and enjoy music together!

Find out about NYCOS Mini Music Makers Online on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Holistic Treatments - Massage & Reiki

Holistic Treatments - Massage & Reiki

Selected dates between 1st July 2020 - 17th December 2020

The Health & Wellness Hub bring weekly holistic treatments, including massage and reiki, to several community venues around Lanarkshire!

Find out about Holistic Treatments - Massage & Reiki on What's On Lanarkshire
National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED

National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED

27th June 2020 - 28th September 2020

Take a walk in the countryside on the brand new family trail at National Museum of Rural Life, and see what you can spot on the way to the farm!

Find out about National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED on What's On Lanarkshire
St Andrew’s Hospice - Not So Midnight Walk

St Andrew’s Hospice - Not So Midnight Walk

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

This year St Andrew's Hospice are challenging YOU to rock your brightest item of clothing, dust off those glow sticks and get walking for their 'Not So Midnight Walk'!

Find out about St Andrew’s Hospice - Not So Midnight Walk on What's On Lanarkshire
Tenement Through Time

Tenement Through Time

27th March 2020 - 31st December 2020

Tenement Through Time is a new, innovative and interactive exhibition which explores tenement life in New Lanark between 1881-1971!

Find out about Tenement Through Time on What's On Lanarkshire
The Tolbooth Lanark Summer Exhibition: Coasts and Rivers

The Tolbooth Lanark Summer Exhibition: Coasts and Rivers

20th August 2020 - 12th September 2020

Coasts and Rivers is a celebration of Scotland's spectacular and unrivalled shores, rivers and lochs at The Tolbooth Lanark!

Find out about The Tolbooth Lanark Summer Exhibition: Coasts and Rivers on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Lockdown Drive-In

Lockdown Drive-In

1st July 2020 - 31st August 2020

intu Braehead and The Catherine McEwan Foundation have teamed up to bring drive-in movies to Renfrew this Summer!

Find out about Lockdown Drive-In on What's On Renfrewshire
Paisley Art Institute 132nd Annual Exhibition

Paisley Art Institute 132nd Annual Exhibition

25th July 2020 - 6th September 2020

The Paisley Art Institute's 132nd Annual Art Exhibition, which will be held online this year, will contain artworks by the best contemporary talent from all over Scotland and beyond!

Find out about Paisley Art Institute 132nd Annual Exhibition on What's On Renfrewshire
The Parking Lot Social: Glasgow

The Parking Lot Social: Glasgow

26th August 2020 - 6th September 2020

The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, is coming to Glasgow Skyport Park & Ride this summer between the 26th August and 6th September!

Find out about The Parking Lot Social: Glasgow on What's On Renfrewshire
Twist & Hit Season 7 Registration

Twist & Hit Season 7 Registration

31st August 2020

Join Twist & Hit Cheerleaders for their season 7 registration event for ages 3 upwards on Monday 31st August!

Find out about Twist & Hit Season 7 Registration on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Alan Dimmick: Photographs at Stirling University, 2017

Alan Dimmick: Photographs at Stirling University, 2017

17th February 2020 - 31st August 2020

This exhibition showcases a selection of the photographs taken during Alan Dimmick’s residency at Stirling University.

Find out about Alan Dimmick: Photographs at Stirling University, 2017 on What's On Stirling
Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

25th August 2020 - 6th September 2020

GOSSIP are delighted to return to the Tolbooth with an exhibition that shares some creative experiences and emotions from the last few months.

Find out about Over the Rainbow on What's On Stirling
Remembering Empire

Remembering Empire

21st November 2019 - 1st October 2020

Are you interested in recent history? Researchers in French studies at the University of Stirling have launched a new free online course called ‘Remembering Empire' and it's open to everyone.

Find out about Remembering Empire on What's On Stirling
The John Muir Family Award

The John Muir Family Award

27th April 2020 - 31st January 2021

Under The Trees is offering the chance for families to undertake the John Muir Award with them. It's a fantastic outdoor learning award, and is easy to achieve - even under our current situation!

Find out about The John Muir Family Award on What's On Stirling
World Explores. Children’s Weekly Art Classes Autumn 2020

World Explores. Children’s Weekly Art Classes Autumn 2020

22nd August 2020 - 7th October 2020

Learn2draw's weekly art classes for children start on 22nd August, offering a glimpse into different art styles and mediums connected by the theme “ World Explorers”.

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

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!
Ocean Terminal Market
Ocean Terminal Market is a fantastic and fun weekend market has a great range of arts, crafts, food and drinks!
The Wendy James Band
Ex-Transvision Vamp's Wendy James is heading out on tour with her band in 2021, catch her live at Bannermans Bar Edinburgh on Thursday 8th April!
Eat Out To Help Out 2
It's a September sequel to the popular Eat Out To Help Out scheme at Tigerlily, Rabble Taphouse & Grill, Indigo Yard and Montpeliers!
Auld Reekie Tours
Take a journey into the dark side of old Edinburgh's history touring the haunted underground vaults with Auld Reekie Tours!

Popular Venues

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