Summer Holiday events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Summer Holiday events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Paw Patrol Live

Paw Patrol Live

7th July 2021

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings everybody’s favourite pups to the Edinburgh Playhouse stage for an action packed, high-energy, musical adventure!
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Painting with Light

Painting with Light

10th July 2021

Come along to this family drop in session with artist Claudia Miller and create your own faux stained-glass picture to hang in the window at home!
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Family Craft: Croquet Tea Party!

Family Craft: Croquet Tea Party!

13th July 2021

Inspired by 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' enjoy a game of 'Queen of Hearts' croquet on the lawns of Lauriston then decorate some spectacular cakes and biscuits for a special tea party!
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How to be a Psychic Conman

How to be a Psychic Conman

17th July 2021

Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan as Snake Oil Salesman, Ash Pryce, demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery.
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Treasure Island with Quantum Theatre

Treasure Island with Quantum Theatre

17th July 2021

It’s pirates, ships and buried treasure for Summer 2021 at Quantum Theatre’s adaptation of Robert Louis- Stevenson’s classic adventure, Treasure Island!
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Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

1st August 2021

Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7 - 11!
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Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

2nd August 2021

Discover what lives in our wonderful pond in the Japanese Garden and like a scientist record what you have found in a special little book.
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Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

6th August 2021 - 8th August 2021

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park 6th, 7th and 8th August 2021!
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MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

Selected dates between 8th August 2021

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Rouken Glen Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Rouken Glen Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

24th July 2021 - 25th July 2021

Some of Scotland's best food trucks, street food operators and independent craft brewers will come together for a family friendly food & drink celebration in Rouken Glen Park in July 2021!

Find out about Rouken Glen Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival on What's On East Renfrewshire
Playground Festival

Playground Festival

30th July 2021 - 1st August 2021

Playground Festival will be returning to the luscious gardens & woods of Rouken Glen Park on Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August 2021!

Find out about Playground Festival on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Aberdour Festival

Aberdour Festival

30th July 2021 - 8th August 2021

The Aberdour Festival is possibly the best festival of the Summer, each year playing host to an exciting and packed programme of events!

Find out about Aberdour Festival on What's On Fife
Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey’s Musical

Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey’s Musical

1st August 2021

Don't miss all your favourites including Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals when Milkshake! Live returns to Rothes Halls!

Find out about Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey’s Musical on What's On Fife

Events in 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
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
UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow

Selected dates between 14th June 2021 - 29th June 2021

Glasgow is one of 12 cities that will host UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures in Summer 2021 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the championship!

Find out about UEFA Euro 2020 Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Garden Party

2nd July 2021 - 5th July 2021

The Kelburn Garden Party is a music and arts festival that explodes across numerous stages, nooks and spaces throughout the magical glen and stunning gardens that surround Kelburn Castle!

Find out about Kelburn Garden Party on What's On Glasgow
The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix Experience

11th July 2021

They look like Little Mix, they sound like Little Mix, they are The Little Mix Experience! Catch them live at the King's Theatre Glasgow on Sunday 11th July 2021!

Find out about The Little Mix Experience on What's On Glasgow
Paw Patrol Live!

Paw Patrol Live!

14th July 2021

The most popular rescue dogs on the planet are returning to Glasgow! Catch Paw Patrol live at the SEC Armadillo on July 14th 2021!

Find out about Paw Patrol Live! on What's On Glasgow
Resonate

Resonate

17th July 2021 - 18th July 2021

Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience!

Find out about Resonate on What's On Glasgow
Brodick Highland Games

Brodick Highland Games

7th August 2021

The 2021 Brodick Highland Games will be held at Ormidale Park on Saturday 7th August, they're a great day out for all the family!

Find out about Brodick Highland Games on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey’s Musical

Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey’s Musical

31st July 2021

Don't miss all your favourites including Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals when Milkshake! Live returns to Motherwell Concert Hall!

Find out about Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey’s Musical on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 2nd September 2020 - 21st February 2021

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED on What's On Stirling

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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!
Royal Highland Show 2021
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
After Dark in the Witches Wood
There's ancient magic in the air as strings of tiny lights guide your way to secret places in the Witches Wood at Almond Valley Heritage Centre!
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
The Big Escape Edinburgh
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!

Popular Venues

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