Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

View the events taking place in Edinburgh this weekend 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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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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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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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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Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

23rd July 2021 - 10th November 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Do you want to explore Edinburgh's top sights in one evening AND discover gruesome secrets about the city that Scotland would rather keep hidden? Well then, this is the tour for your!
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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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Big Ginger Social

Big Ginger Social

1st September 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Throughout the month of September, Cancer Support UK are encouraging you to host a 'Big Ginger Social' to support people currently undergoing cancer treatment.
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My Zen Run

My Zen Run

1st September 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Join My Zen Run during September and give your mind and body some self care, whilst helping to provide vital services for families living with Huntington's disease (HD).
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Peace Cranes: An Exhibition

Peace Cranes: An Exhibition

1st September 2021 - 13th November 2021

A monumental contemporary public art exhibition of peace, people and planet by Janis Hart, taking place in St Johns Episcopal Church.
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Form & Light, Oliver Cook and Les Tiers Paysage, Calum McClure

Form & Light, Oliver Cook and Les Tiers Paysage, Calum McClure

2nd September 2021 - 25th September 2021

See Oliver Cook's first solo exhibition 'Form & Light' as well as a paintings show from Calum McClure, winner of the 2011 Jolomo Painting Award at The Scottish Gallery this September!
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Abbey Family Trail

Abbey Family Trail

3rd September 2021 - 27th September 2021

Take an Abbey activity trail to look for hidden details and stories, try your hand at design and learn about the Abbey’s long history this September.
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Peas and Barley

Peas and Barley

3rd September 2021 - 24th September 2021

Humour, colour and form are key to Daryl Terri Cooney’s paintings and you can see her latest exhibition 'Peas and Barley' at Upright Gallery in September!
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Explorathon

Explorathon

7th September 2021 - 3rd October 2021
Nationwide

Join researchers from across Scotland and Europe at Explorathon 2021, Scotland's celebration of European Researchers' Night!
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Origins of the Abbey

Origins of the Abbey

9th September 2021 - 23rd September 2021

Join us at The Palace of Holyrood House, on Thursdays, for a short talk exploring the history and myth behind Holyrood Abbey’s foundation and early life.
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9 To 5 The Musical

9 To 5 The Musical

14th September 2021 - 18th September 2021

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical in September!
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Tell Me On A Sunday

Tell Me On A Sunday

14th September 2021 - 18th September 2021

Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY reprising a role Jodie first brought to life in 2016.
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Hidden Door Festival 2021

Hidden Door Festival 2021

15th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Edinburgh North

The Hidden Door festival returns in September 2021 for an outdoor festival of music, visual art, theatre, dance and spoken word.
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Making Nuno: Visionary Japanese Textiles by Sudō Reiko

Making Nuno: Visionary Japanese Textiles by Sudō Reiko

17th September 2021 - 8th January 2022

This autumn, world-renowned tapestry studio Dovecot brings the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese textile designer Sudō Reiko to Scotland with an innovative exhibition.
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Stairwell Books in Scotland

Stairwell Books in Scotland

17th September 2021 - 18th September 2021

Stairwell Books, a small independent Yorkshire publisher, is sponsoring their own Scottish Book Festival in Edinburgh, featuring Scottish authors, and books based in Scotland.
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AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

18th September 2021

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ PRITCHARD and his brother, Love Island and Greatest Dancer favourite CURTIS PRITCHARD are bringing you a brand new, action packed variety show in 2021.
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Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend

Battle of Prestonpans - Re-enactment Weekend

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Prestonpans

This large-scale living history event will bring the past to life as visitors get the chance to meet re-enactors in full period dress and witness history being made.
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Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry

18th September 2021

Black Stone Cherry will return to Scotland to play a headline show at the Usher Hall Edinburgh on Saturday 18th September 2021.
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Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

18th September 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

18th September 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

18th September 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

18th September 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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Four Nations Challenge Edinburgh

Four Nations Challenge Edinburgh

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Homeless World Cup Foundation (HWCF) is delighted to announce that the inaugural Four Nations Challenge Cup will take place in Edinburgh over the weekend of the 18th and 19th September.
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Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

18th September 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
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Holyrood Stroll

Holyrood Stroll

18th September 2021

Join Deaf Action's 5k challenge around beautiful Holyrood Park and Queens Drive in Edinburgh on Saturday 18th September!
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Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

18th September 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

18th September 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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Mark Burgess (The Chameleons) Acoustic

Mark Burgess (The Chameleons) Acoustic

18th September 2021

The Chameleons legendary front man, Mark Burgess plays an intimate set in their 40th Anniversary year, expect plenty of Chameleons classics and more from this iconic genius!
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Newhailes Market

Newhailes Market

18th September 2021

Come along to Newhailes monthly market where you'll find a fine selection of handmade goods; from jams and chutneys to pies and candles!
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Ocean Terminal Market

Ocean Terminal Market

18th September 2021

Ocean Terminal Market is a fantastic and fun weekend market has a great range of arts, crafts, food and drinks!
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Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

18th September 2021

'The Time Show' is the latest comedy/theatre/spoken word show by writer and performer of some of what he writes, Rob Auton, catch it at the Stand Edinburgh!
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Saying Goodbye Service Edinburgh

Saying Goodbye Service Edinburgh

18th September 2021

A Saying Goodbye Service is being held at St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh on 18th September for anyone who has lost a baby in pregnancy, at birth or in early years.
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Scotland’s Memory Walk

Scotland’s Memory Walk

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021
Nationwide

Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk is back for 2021 on Saturday 18th & Sunday 29th September and this year it's your walk, your route, your way!
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Silvi

Silvi

18th September 2021

Shout! is delighted to be hosting SILVI for their first ever live show on Saturday 18th September. They will perform an intimate live set and have a chat with Craig in a Q&A.
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The Big Show

The Big Show

18th September 2021

Enjoy a night of top stand-up Comedy at The Big Show every weekend at Monkey Barrel Comedy Edinburgh!
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The Light Through the Trees and on the Water

The Light Through the Trees and on the Water

18th September 2021

Create paintings expressing light in landscape and explore the addition of figures for symbolism and depth with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb at this workshop inspired by Charles Hodge Mackie!
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The Pitt Market

The Pitt Market

18th September 2021
Leith

The home of award winning street food, craft beer brewed in Edinburgh, wine, desserts & live music.
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The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

18th September 2021

It's back! The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show ruturns in July.
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 18th and 19th September, it's a great day out for the family!
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Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

19th September 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

19th September 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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Great Global Greyhound Walk

Great Global Greyhound Walk

19th September 2021
Edinburgh South

Join Rehoming Retired Greyhounds Edinburgh on the 19th September at 10am for the Great Global Greyhound walk 2021.
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Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre

Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre

19th September 2021 - 31st May 2022

Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre presents a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture acquired within the last ten years.
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La Dolce Vita Swing Collective

La Dolce Vita Swing Collective

19th September 2021

Enjoy an evening filled with the songs of the Rat Pack and Friends performed by La Dolce Vita Swing Collective on Sunday 19th September at the Dirty Martini Edinburgh!
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Meander Apparel Sunday Socials

Meander Apparel Sunday Socials

19th September 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Meander Apparel Sunday Socials are free weekly bike rides leaving from the George Street store, providing the chance for any casual cyclists to meet new people with common interests.
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Newhailes Market

Newhailes Market

19th September 2021

Come along to Newhailes monthly market where you'll find a fine selection of handmade goods; from jams and chutneys to pies and candles!
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Ocean Terminal Market

Ocean Terminal Market

19th September 2021

Ocean Terminal Market is a fantastic and fun weekend market has a great range of arts, crafts, food and drinks!
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One Night of Queen - Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works

One Night of Queen - Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works

19th September 2021

Recreating, and paying tribute to, one of the greatest rock bands of all time, One Night of Queen is a high energy show, featuring all of Queen's greatest hits, and more!
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Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith

19th September 2021

Paloma Faith has announced a UK tour for 2021, catch her live at the Usher Hall Edinburgh on 19th September!
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Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

19th September 2021

Head along to the Stand Edinburgh on September 19th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!
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Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

19th September 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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The Big Show

The Big Show

19th September 2021

Enjoy a night of top stand-up Comedy at The Big Show every weekend at Monkey Barrel Comedy Edinburgh!
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The Edinburgh Kilo

The Edinburgh Kilo

19th September 2021

Check out the fashion when The Edinburgh Kilo comes to Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Sunday 19th September!
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The Pitt Market

The Pitt Market

19th September 2021
Leith

The home of award winning street food, craft beer brewed in Edinburgh, wine, desserts & live music.
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