Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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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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Scotland’s Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 15th August 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.
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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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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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

20th April 2021 - 22nd July 2021
Musselburgh

Visit Shepherd House, a constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains!
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Scottish Music Classes

Scottish Music Classes

20th April 2021 - 24th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Scots Music Group is running its spring/summer term online! Check out the full list of weekly classes starting in April and available through Zoom!
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Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th April 2021 - 26th June 2021

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first-ever major retrospective of his work.
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Doctors, Patients and The Physical Examination

Doctors, Patients and The Physical Examination

26th April 2021 - 1st July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Surgeons Hall Museums are delighted to offer this specialist short with Curator Jim Edmonson.
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 5th September 2021

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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Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

1st May 2021 - 30th June 2021

A group of artists come together in the creative spirit which flows in these challenging times to bring Connections – Wholly Holistic Exhibition + Events to Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh.
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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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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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This is Moth Death

This is Moth Death

14th May 2021 - 11th July 2021

Taking the form of a radio drama set in a pub 'This is Moth Death' is a new audio commission by Timothea Armour. You can hear it in The Beacon Tower at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop every day.
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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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Festival Village: Waverley

Festival Village: Waverley

15th May 2021 - 29th August 2021

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!
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The Neighbourgood Market

The Neighbourgood Market

19th May 2021 - 11th July 2021

The Neighbourgood Market, returns to Stockbridge and aims to provide a safe and vibrant environment for local businesses and retailers to return to normal trade.
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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

20th May 2021 - 30th June 2021

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.
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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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Pandemic: A Personal Response to COVID-19

Pandemic: A Personal Response to COVID-19

23rd May 2021 - 20th June 2021

This exhibition in the Lower Galleries features a selection of work from seven winners of the RSA Pandemic Award, an award created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the summer of 2020.
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Willie Rodger: Across the Board

Willie Rodger: Across the Board

23rd May 2021 - 20th June 2021

The Academicians' Gallery is pleased to present the first posthumous exhibition in Scotland devoted to the work of Willie Rodger RSA (1930 - 2018) this spring.
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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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Webcam Circus Show

Webcam Circus Show

29th May 2021 - 27th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Welcome to one and only Webcam Circus Show, a live clowning interactive family-friendly circus show delivered online on Zoom.
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Erskine’s Big Picnic

Erskine’s Big Picnic

1st June 2021 - 30th June 2021
National Event

Grab your family and friends for a Big Picnic and help raise money to support Erskine's Veterans!
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March for Erskine

March for Erskine

1st June 2021 - 30th June 2021
National Event

Join up this June and March For Erskine! March towards Armed Forces Day on 26th June 2021! Show your support and take on a March in honour of our Veterans.
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Between Seasons

Between Seasons

3rd June 2021 - 26th June 2021

Kate Downie is back for her seventh solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery. Between Seasons is an exhibition of international standing, reflecting the extraordinary times in which we live.
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Insectarium

Insectarium

3rd June 2021 - 25th July 2021

An exhibition by members of the Society of Scottish Artists in response to the conflicting feelings insects inspire in a wide range of media.
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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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Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

4th June 2021 - 14th August 2021

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
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Be it Ever So Toxic- There’s No Place Like Home

Be it Ever So Toxic- There’s No Place Like Home

7th June 2021 - 1st July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums Research Fellow Professor Donaldson as he explores the history of the use of deadly toxins in domestic life!
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Behind Every Door. An exhibition by Naomi Mcclure

Behind Every Door. An exhibition by Naomi Mcclure

11th June 2021 - 2nd July 2021

Naomi McClure's artistic process involves finding a balance between the idea and the physical form; focusing more on shape, layered surface and manipulated perspective.
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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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Human Nature

Human Nature

12th June 2021 - 21st July 2021
Portobello

Take a fascinating journey around the world through this large-scale outdoor photography exhibition and explore how we connect to nature as humans.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 89 Ravenscroft Street

12th June 2021 - 19th June 2021
Edinburgh South

89 Ravenscroft Street is a large walled garden, full of surprises, in the old mining village of Gilmerton. There are plenty of seats so bring a thermos and sit and enjoy the garden!
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Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland

14th June 2021 - 20th June 2021
National Event

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of online and outdoor events showcasing refugee arts and culture!
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Search Party Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh

14th June 2021 - 29th August 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh is back for Summer 2021! Race against the clock around the streets of Edinburgh and help Professor Artie Fact find the missing city mascot.
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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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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

19th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!
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Dads in the Wood

Dads in the Wood

19th June 2021
Edinburgh West

Dads! Come join Dads Rock for some fun with your children. In small, safe groups, we will discover bugs, do some digging, take part in some art, storytelling, and more.
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Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors to Lauriston Castle

Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors to Lauriston Castle

19th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors around fascinating Lauriston Castle.
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Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

19th June 2021

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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Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

19th June 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Experience Edinburgh's original Farmers' Market at Castle Terrace every Saturday from 9am - 2pm!
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Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

19th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Namaste All....! Join us online for the Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka each Saturday!
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Fore Play Crazy Golf

Fore Play Crazy Golf

19th June 2021

Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!
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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

19th June 2021

This Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.
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Leith Market

Leith Market

19th June 2021
Leith

Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith!
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Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

20th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!
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Digital Event: Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

Digital Event: Family Craft: Pirate Treasure Hunt

20th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Ahoy me hearties! Make and decorate your own pirate treasure chest at this digital event on 20th June!
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Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

20th June 2021

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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Fore Play Crazy Golf

Fore Play Crazy Golf

20th June 2021

Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!
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Queen Victoria’s Palace

Queen Victoria’s Palace

20th June 2021

Join us for a day of family activities exploring Queen Victoria's time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Even More Gardens of the Lower New Town

20th June 2021
Edinburgh New Town

Not to be missed - an even wider variety of horticultural creations than last year bringing fresh air and wildlife into the heart of the city!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Meadow Place

20th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The secret garden of Meadow Place is a walled garden of a Georgian house that was built in 1816 and planted with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous flowers.
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Stay and Play for Father’s Day as Dads go free at Conifox Adventure Park

Stay and Play for Father’s Day as Dads go free at Conifox Adventure Park

20th June 2021

Conifox Adventure Park is waiting to welcome back all of our favourite dads, daddies and ‘you’re like a dad to me’ dudes, with an unmissable offer this Father’s Day.
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Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

20th June 2021
Edinburgh New Town

A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!
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Victorian Objects Up Close

Victorian Objects Up Close

20th June 2021

Surrounded by the exhibition Victoria and Albert, come along and find out more about what life was like at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the nineteenth century!
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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!
Festival Village: Waverley
The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!
The Neighbourgood Market
The Neighbourgood Market, returns to Stockbridge and aims to provide a safe and vibrant environment for local businesses and retailers to return to normal trade.
The Royal Highland Show
One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!
Dynamic Dinosaurs at Conifox
Dynamic Dinosaurs are stomping into Conifox Adventure Park from Monday 5th - Sunday 11th July. Are you brave enough to meet our friendly fearsome dinos this Summer?

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