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Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Don Broco
Don Broco
7th February 2019
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
The Royal Highland Show 2018
The Royal Highland Show 2018
21st Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village
Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village
17th Jun 2018 - 31st Aug 2018
Scotland’s Gardens: Inveresk Village is a collection of five walled gardens including Shepherd House.

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Soundhouse: The Foo Birds
Soundhouse: The Foo Birds
18th June 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
The Soundhouse Organisation presents 8-piece funk/soul band 'The Foo Birds' at Traverse Theatre on 18th June.
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds
18th June 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.
Midnight Run
Midnight Run
18th June 2018
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
The 1988 film 'Midnight Run' starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin is screening at Grassmarket Cinema on 18th June.

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

Don Broco
Don Broco
7th February 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
19th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Hit 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June.
An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical
An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical
2nd Jul 2018 - 7th Jul 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The UK tour of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical will be coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in July '18.

Featured Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
7th Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is a real showcase for all aspects of cycle culture and the City of Edinburgh.
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh
8th Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
The Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led series of events and projects across the arts.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
20th Jun 2018 - 1st Jul 2018
Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned for discovering & promoting the very best in international cinema.
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Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
19th Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Hit 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June.
Flamenco Live Student Spectacular
Flamenco Live Student Spectacular
23rd June 2018
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh South
Alba Flamenca takes the stage at Churchill Theatre on Saturday 23rd June for the annual end-of-year show.
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage
24th June 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Edinburgh Living History's promenade play 'A Marriage' is back due to popular demand in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle.
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Upcoming Family & Kids Events in Edinburgh

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

Spring Gardening: Composting
Spring Gardening: Composting
18th June 2018
granton:hub, Edinburgh North
Join us at Granton:hub for a free spring gardening workshop on composting in association with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh!
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
18th June 2018
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!
Directors’ Recital Prize
Directors’ Recital Prize
19th June 2018
St Marys Cathedral Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Join St Mary's Music School for the thrilling final of the prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize, now in its 18th year.
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Soundhouse: The Foo Birds
Soundhouse: The Foo Birds
18th June 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
The Soundhouse Organisation presents 8-piece funk/soul band 'The Foo Birds' at Traverse Theatre on 18th June.
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds
18th June 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.
The Skids and Big Country
The Skids and Big Country
19th June 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Synergy Concerts presents two of Fife's most influential bands, The Skids and Big Country, at Summerhall on Tuesday 19th June.
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

TalkFest 2018
TalkFest 2018
6th Aug 2018 - 13th Aug 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
Theatre Uncut: Women on Power
Theatre Uncut: Women on Power
6th Aug 2018 - 13th Aug 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Join the Theatre Uncut team as they present their brand new collection of plays, The Power Plays, written by some of the UK’s most dynamic female voices, at the Traverse Theatre!
Club Tropicana
Club Tropicana
11th Jun 2019 - 15th Jun 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Your destination awaits! Book your first-class ticket today to see the feel-good musical of the year at Edinburgh Playhouse.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Young Event Assistants invited to join the IRONKIDS Scotland event team
Young Event Assistants invited to join the IRONKIDS Scotland event team
Young people between the ages of 16 and 26 from the Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh communities are being invited to volunteer at IRONKIDS running events.
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh Bursting With Pride
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh Bursting With Pride
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Stonewall Scotland have collaborated to make their very own gender neutral PRIDE t-shirt.

Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe
For those of you who may not have visited an Animal Cafe before allow us to explain the...
Edinburgh Internal Arts
Edinburgh Internal Arts
Enhance your health & well-being with tai chi, qigong, meditation & mindfulness. For...
Embroiderers Guild Edinburgh Branch
Embroiderers Guild Edinburgh Branch
We are a very sociable group who share an interest in textile art and enjoy the opportunities...
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Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

Stick Factory
Stick Factory
We design, build and finish creative display solutions & props for retail, exhibition...
New Town Theatre
New Town Theatre
Under new direction, New Town Theatre is heralding in a new Fringe age of outstanding...
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park
Based around two adjoining estates (Almondell and Calderwood) and with a history going...
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Eating & Drinking in Edinburgh

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

Green Kilt Catering and Cafe
Green Kilt Catering and Cafe
CateringFrom receptions to banquets Green Kilt makes delicious food that reflects your...
The Paraffin Lamp Livingston
The Paraffin Lamp Livingston
Great Beer and good food. Live music, Karaoke and Sky tv.
The Pantry Colinton
The Pantry Colinton
We keep things simple and use the best ingredients we can, creating seasonal menus and...
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Shopping in Edinburgh

If you've got a hankering for some retail therapy, Edinburgh with its diverse range of unique and independent shops is the place to be!

Stampers Grove
Stampers Grove
Our shop is packed to the rafters with all your favourite art rubber stamps and papercrafting...
Secret Herb Garden
Secret Herb Garden
Welcome to the Secret Herb Garden! We are a specialist Herb Nursery nestled at the foot...
Ladyboss Collective
Ladyboss Collective
Nail bar, concept shop & creative girl gang. On trend gel polish mani's, Fashion, Accessories...
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Popular Events

Don Broco
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village
Scotland’s Gardens: Inveresk Village is a collection of five walled gardens including Shepherd House.
A Duvet Day Chill at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe invites you slow down for a short time and enjoy a Duvet Day with their resident Chihuahuas.
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.

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