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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Food Festival
Edinburgh Food Festival
19th Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band
20th Jul 2019 - 21st Jul 2019
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band is packed with the best talent from New Orleans and they play the original styles with extraordinary passion.
Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth
Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth
7th Jul 2019 - 31st Jul 2019
Check out all the great family events on at Dynamic Earth this summer as you travel from the seabed to the stars!

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!

Malecon Matinee is back!
Malecon Matinee is back!
21st July 2019
NA, Portobello
Malecon Matinee is back! Inspired by the famous Malecon esplanade in Havana, we're bringing the sounds and dance styles of Cuba to Edinburgh's very own seaside on 21st July!
Castle Chorus: Grow
Castle Chorus: Grow
21st July 2019
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
Join Castle Chorus for their Summer concert, sharing songs about plants, humans, and life of all shapes and sizes, in the spectacular Voodoo Rooms Ballroom on 21st July!
The Lauriston Castle Teddy Bear’s Picnic
The Lauriston Castle Teddy Bear’s Picnic
21st July 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Join us at Lauriston Castle on Sunday 21st July for a morning of teddy bear themed fun! Remember to bring a picnic.

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!

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
7th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!
The Luna Cinema
The Luna Cinema
30th Aug 2019 - 1st Sep 2019
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars.
Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours
Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours
1st Jan 2019 - 31st Dec 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city and get the local’s perspective of Edinburgh with Rabbie's Edinburgh City Tours!

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 Jazz & Blues Festival
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
12th Jul 2019 - 21st Jul 2019
Set up in 1978, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival now presents high quality musicians from all over the world.
Edinburgh Art Festival
Edinburgh Art Festival
25th Jul 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art.
Elrow Town Festival
Elrow Town Festival
27th Jul 2019 - 27th Jul 2019
The first ever elrow Town Festival in the north of the UK, and elrow's biggest Scotland show to date, touches down on Saturday 27th July 2019 at the Royal Highland Centre!
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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!

Macbeth
Macbeth
25th July 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Bring your picnic for an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth against the dramatic back-drop of Lauriston Castle and watch the sun set behind you!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Night Walk for Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Festival: Night Walk for Edinburgh
25th Jul 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Discover an alternative, unseen Edinburgh. A city where memory and history collide, where the strange and the unexpected skew your sense of what is real.
Enough
Enough
27th Jul 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Poetic, unpredictable and explosive, Stef Smith’s latest play is a fragmentary and intense journey into female friendship and unearths what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want.
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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...

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Iain Hunter Tracks The Rat Pack
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Iain Hunter Tracks The Rat Pack
21st July 2019
George Square Gardens, Edinburgh South
Catch Iain Hunter, who swings the Great American songbook with the elegance and panache that Sinatra, Bennett and Davis brought to the music, at the Jazz Festival on 21st July!
The Lauriston Castle Teddy Bear’s Picnic
The Lauriston Castle Teddy Bear’s Picnic
21st July 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Join us at Lauriston Castle on Sunday 21st July for a morning of teddy bear themed fun! Remember to bring a picnic.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Edinburgh Schools Jazz Orchestra
21st July 2019
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh South
Listen to some big band classics from Edinburgh’s own top youth jazz band, packed with some exceptional talent!
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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!

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Iain Hunter Tracks The Rat Pack
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Iain Hunter Tracks The Rat Pack
21st July 2019
George Square Gardens, Edinburgh South
Catch Iain Hunter, who swings the Great American songbook with the elegance and panache that Sinatra, Bennett and Davis brought to the music, at the Jazz Festival on 21st July!
Castle Chorus: Grow
Castle Chorus: Grow
21st July 2019
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
Join Castle Chorus for their Summer concert, sharing songs about plants, humans, and life of all shapes and sizes, in the spectacular Voodoo Rooms Ballroom on 21st July!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Sunday 21 Blues Afternoon
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Sunday 21 Blues Afternoon
21st July 2019
NA, Edinburgh South
Enjoy a great line-up at this Sunday Blues Afternoon on 21st July with Alvin Youngblood Hart Muscle Theory, Maggie Bell & Sandy Tweeddale Duo, and Main Street Blues!
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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!

International Championship Cat Show
International Championship Cat Show
27th Jul 2019 - 28th Jul 2019
Broxburn
The International Championship Cat Show comes to Broxburn! In competition will be the cream of the feline world, with many different breeds competing for the prestigious Best in Show.
From Shanghai with Love
From Shanghai with Love
23rd Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Playfair Library Hall, Edinburgh South
The popular From Shanghai with Love Fashion Show and Exhibition returns for a third year bringing cutting-edge modern and futuristic fashion technology to the stunning Playfair Library!
Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!
Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!
2nd Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Novotel Edinburgh Centre, Edinburgh South
In this one man show Nigel Osner takes a quizzical look at the comic and bitter realities of growing older. There's a lot of humour but with a bitter sweet edge!
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Latest Edinburgh News

Traverse Theatre announces Autumn Winter 2019 Season
Traverse Theatre announces Autumn Winter 2019 Season
The Traverse Theatre today reveals its Autumn/Winter 2019 season including thrilling trio of Traverse Theatre Company new work.
10 reasons to visit Resonate this weekend
10 reasons to visit Resonate this weekend
Resonate Total Gaming, the ultimate gaming experience, returns to Glasgow for a second year this weekend and turns the SEC into the nation's biggest gaming platform.

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!

Splat Messy Play Edinburgh
Splat Messy Play Edinburgh
Splat Messy Play is a nationwide franchise-based company that provides messy play and...
One Square Sunday Lunch Kids Club
One Square Sunday Lunch Kids Club
ONE SQUARE HOSTS SUNDAY LUNCH KIDS CLUB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SPARKLE ARTSCalling all mums...
Lets Roam
Lets Roam
Let's Roam scavenger hunt is app-lead. No tour guide or reservation required.Stop stressing...
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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!

Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Please note: the Royal Observatory is a busy workplace, and we are unable to accommodate...
Timberbush Tours
Timberbush Tours
Timberbush Tours offer award-winning 1-5 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands...
Innis and Gunn Comedy Attic
Innis and Gunn Comedy Attic
Welcome to The Comedy Attic, one of Edinburgh’s only late night comedy shows and a...
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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.

The Dome
The Dome
An Edinburgh institution since opening its doors in 1996, The Dome sits resplendent with...
The Pavilion Cafe Edinburgh
The Pavilion Cafe Edinburgh
The Pavilion Cafe serves up a delicious array of nutritious vegetarian food, a tasty...
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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!

Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
Adams Building Consultancy Ltd
An award winning Building Consultancy specialising in Building Surveys, Roof Reports,...
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh
guitarguitar Edinburgh does just what it says on the tin - it's a world of guitars! Featuring...
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Popular Events

Edinburgh Food Festival
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band is packed with the best talent from New Orleans and they play the original styles with extraordinary passion.
Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth
Check out all the great family events on at Dynamic Earth this summer as you travel from the seabed to the stars!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!

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