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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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

6th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will return home to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 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 - 21st August 2021

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
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Woodland Treasure Box

Woodland Treasure Box

11th August 2021

Make your own little treasure box to store your Summer memories and decorate it with natures scenes with Lauriston Castle staff!
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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 in Summer 2021 featuring headline acts Underworld, Kraftwerk and Nile Rodgers & CHIC!

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

6th 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

City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

1st March 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
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
Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

30th June 2021 - 3rd July 2021

The acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories will bring Gangsta Granny, the amazing story by David Walliams, to the King's Theatre Glasgow in Summer 2021!

Find out about Gangsta Granny 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
Max & Harvey

Max & Harvey

11th August 2021

Join Max & Harvey as they take over the Lomond Auditorium at the SEC Glasgow for one night only on 11th August 2021!

Find out about Max & Harvey 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

Events in Other Areas

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Popular Events

The Art of Dying and the History of Chloroform
Join authors Ambrose Parry (Dr Marisa Haetzman & Chris Brookmyre) to discuss their new historical novel of medicine & murder, The Art of Dying.
Supper with Robert Burns
Join storytellers and musicians to hear the life, poetry and songs of Robert Burns at this online event run by The Scottish Storytelling Centre!
The Royal Highland Show
One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 17th and 20th June 2021!
Stockbridge Market
A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will return home to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2021!

Popular Venues

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