Events in Edinburgh in August 2021

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh during August 2021 below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

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

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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SLIC - Thursdays

SLIC - Thursdays

21st January 2021 - 8th September 2022

Get groovy with a mellow blend of Classic Hip Hop, Soul, R&B and chart at Subway Cowgate.
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Air and Space Exhibition

Air and Space Exhibition

28th February 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Air and Space is an online exhibition of recent paintings from artist Jill Ashforth featuring the beautiful collection Air and Space and her lyrical video poem Joy with the music of Max Richter.
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Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

1st April 2021 - 31st December 2021

Learn how to upcycle, become zero waste, reduce your plastic use and explore sustainable living with EcoArt's classes, courses and workshops!
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 20th February 2022

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
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Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

3rd May 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Surgeons Hall Museums popular Potted Pathology collection in now available to enjoy at your leisure as a complete series!
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Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

15th May 2021 - 10th October 2021

This major retrospective, the most comprehensive display of Charles H. Mackie’s work in over a century, showcases the breadth of his creative vision and talents.
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Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

22nd May 2021 - 3rd October 2021

This major exhibition at City Art Centre focuses on the maritime theme in Ian Hamilton Finlay's work. It was a central element of his art, and one to which he returned throughout his life.
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The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

28th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

Feast your eyes on stunning, macro-photographic studies of seeds and fruits from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Herbarium Collection.
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Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

29th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

This is the first major exhibition Donald Smith's work, in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway and is part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2021.
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Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

1st June 2021 - 31st December 2021

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting one of artist Ellie Harrison’s four Early Warning Signs.
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Wonder Wander

Wonder Wander

3rd June 2021 - 26th September 2021

Wonder Wander, by Edinburgh-based sculptor Andrea Geileis, is the first extensive display of outdoor sculptures in the grounds of Waterston House.
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Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

11th June 2021 - 25th September 2021

This summer Dovecot Studios celebrates the artist Jock McFadyen’s 70th birthday year with Lost Boat Party an exhibition of paintings which describe the romance and grandeur of the Scottish landscape
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1:1 Textile Printing Session

1:1 Textile Printing Session

16th June 2021 - 31st December 2021

Perfect for creatives looking to materialise a project, students wishing to expand their portfolio, beginners for gaining knowledge or anyone wanting to try learn something different!
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Discovering the Deep Outdoor Exhibition

Discovering the Deep Outdoor Exhibition

26th June 2021 - 30th September 2021

Explore the mysteries of the deep ocean in this outdoor photography exhibition that tells the story of marine science in Scotland, from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
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Camp Out for Cancer Support Scotland

Camp Out for Cancer Support Scotland

1st July 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Make a fort in your living room, roll your sleeping bag out in your bedroom or pitch a tent out in your back garden and help raise vital funds for Cancer Support Scotland!
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The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

23rd July 2021 - 31st October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Our squib guide will show you Edinburgh's must-see landmarks and key locations from the Harry Potter book and film series. What are you waiting for? Potterheads assemble!
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The Typewriter Revolution

The Typewriter Revolution

24th July 2021 - 17th April 2022

Drawing on our outstanding typewriter collection, this exhibition features a range of machines, including an 1876 Sholes and Glidden typewriter which was the first to have a QWERTY keyboard.
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Inspiring Walter Scott

Inspiring Walter Scott

6th August 2021 - 9th January 2022

On the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth, experience his novels through objects that inspired him.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Choose How U Move East Ren

Choose How U Move East Ren

17th May 2021 - 31st October 2021

Choose How U Move East Ren is running between the 17th May and 31st October 2021! Join the programme today, get active & earn fantastic rewards to support your local community!

Find out about Choose How U Move East Ren on What's On East Renfrewshire
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

3rd August 2021 - 18th December 2021

Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

Find out about East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

1st April 2021 - 30th September 2021

Explore Glassmount House gardens, a densely planted walled garden and surrounding woodland with an A-listed sun dial, Mackenzie & Moncur greenhouse and historical doocot.

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

26th April 2021 - 31st December 2021

Let us take you on an epic adventure! Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through our hands-on, family friendly exhibition!

Find out about Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers on What's On Fife
Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

27th April 2021 - 24th October 2021

Everything in the garden’s lovely as we explore the wonderful world of wildlife and plants through our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition!

Find out about Blooming Marvellous on What's On Fife
Art-tastic

Art-tastic

22nd June 2021 - 31st December 2021

Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings.

Find out about Art-tastic on What's On Fife
Falkland Estate Trail of Thought

Falkland Estate Trail of Thought

3rd July 2021 - 26th September 2021

The Trail of Thought is a meandering journey of playful, typographic carvings, designed to encourage mindfulness and celebration of the landscape underneath the Lomond Hills.

Find out about Falkland Estate Trail of Thought on What's On Fife
The Dunfermline Tapestry

The Dunfermline Tapestry

5th July 2021 - 24th October 2021

An incredible large-scale tapestry, created by a Dunfermline community weaving project, has gone on show at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.

Find out about The Dunfermline Tapestry on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021

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
The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes

Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes

19th December 2020 - 31st December 2021

Flair Gymnastics Club have just opened a new facility within The Pitches in the Southside of Glasgow and have a range of new classes available for kids 5+!

Find out about Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes on What's On Glasgow
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2021 - 31st December 2022

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
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

5th April 2021 - 30th September 2021

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail is back with a new trail mystery! Book Now for tickets right through the summer and join us in our biggest adventure yet!

Find out about Loch Lomond Faerie Trail on What's On Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

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
Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

This is a 1.5 - 2 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
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!

Find out about Street Art Walking Tour on What's On Glasgow
Culzean By The Sea

Culzean By The Sea

1st May 2021 - 26th September 2021

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts & Waters Culzean Castle have created a fantastical trail of willow sculptures depicting creatures, real and mythical, of the sea and water!

Find out about Culzean By The Sea on What's On Glasgow
Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+

Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+

17th May 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Be immersed in a world of magic making your very own potions cocktail at The Root Of Magic!

Find out about Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+ on What's On Glasgow
30 Minute Meditation Lunchtime Classes

30 Minute Meditation Lunchtime Classes

30th May 2021 - 17th December 2021

Take half an hour out to cultivate inner peace and enjoy the rest of the day with an inspired and positive mind on one of Kadampa Meditaion Centre's Lunchtime Classes!

Find out about 30 Minute Meditation Lunchtime Classes on What's On Glasgow
Festival Village: Merchant City

Festival Village: Merchant City

17th June 2021 - 26th September 2021

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 Photo Journey: 1978 by Jos Treen

Glasgow Photo Journey: 1978 by Jos Treen

5th July 2021 - 17th November 2021

Taken over the span of one year, 'Glasgow Photo Journey:1978' perfectly encapsulates the hardships, resilience and humour of the people living in our city at the time.

Find out about Glasgow Photo Journey: 1978 by Jos Treen on What's On Glasgow
The Art Of Beatrix Whistler

The Art Of Beatrix Whistler

9th July 2021 - 31st October 2021

This display is dedicated to the art of Beatrix Whistler (1857–96) and features a small selection of her oil paintings and sketches.

Find out about The Art Of Beatrix Whistler on What's On Glasgow
Whistler: Art And Legacy

Whistler: Art And Legacy

9th July 2021 - 31st October 2021

This critically acclaimed major exhibition explores the development of Whistler's artistic practice, showcasing the strengths and richness of the Hunterian's collection and features major works!

Find out about Whistler: Art And Legacy on What's On Glasgow
Get Active Glasgow

Get Active Glasgow

10th July 2021 - 30th September 2021

Glasgow residents are invited to sign up to Glasgow City Council's exciting new 'Get Active, You Can Do It!' challenge, which runs until Thursday 30 September!

Find out about Get Active Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Free OVO Bikes in Glasgow

Free OVO Bikes in Glasgow

26th July 2021 - 1st October 2021

OVO is on a mission to zero carbon. Our next step? We're launching OVO Bikes in Glasgow – bringing pedal power to the people. So you can start your journey towards easier, greener living!

Find out about Free OVO Bikes in Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Celebrating Joan Eardley

Celebrating Joan Eardley

30th July 2021 - 31st October 2021

This beautiful exhibition features thirteen works by Joan Eardley one of Scotland's most remarkable artists working in the post-war period!

Find out about Celebrating Joan Eardley on What's On Glasgow
Flo Brooks: Angletwich

Flo Brooks: Angletwich

7th August 2021 - 4th October 2021

Tramway presents Angletwich, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by artist Flo Brooks, realised in partnership with Brighton CCA!

Find out about Flo Brooks: Angletwich on What's On Glasgow
Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

14th August 2021 - 16th October 2021

Inspired by Glasgow Women's Library's communities and collections, the Life Support exhibition considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged their life experiences.

Find out about Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Active@Home North Lanarkshire

Active@Home North Lanarkshire

4th January 2021 - 23rd December 2021

If you are over the age of 65 and live in the North Lanarkshire area The Fair Play Foundation's Active@Home programme is the one for you!

Find out about Active@Home North Lanarkshire on What's On Lanarkshire
Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

29th June 2021 - 30th December 2021

Explore the walking and cycling route between two of South Lanarkshire's historic buildings, enjoying local heritage, whilst benefitting your health and wellbeing!

Find out about Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Roaches Coaches

Roaches Coaches

9th December 2020 - 1st December 2021

Join Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society for Roaches Coaches, a radio comedy set in a small-town bus depot, in a magical time before COVID-19 was invented!

Find out about Roaches Coaches on What's On Stirling
The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

30th April 2021 - 1st January 2022

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
A Walk in a Walled Garden
Enjoy a visit to Granton Castle Walled Garden! It's open to visitors for a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular
This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo!
Samhuinn Fire Parade 2021
Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns with a live parade to celebrate the Celtic ritual of Samhuinn on 31st October!
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!

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