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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped
11th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Rumba da Bodas
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Rumba da Bodas
13th Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018
The exuberant cabaret-swing of Rumba da Bodas are celebrating their tenth anniversary and return to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in July.
Dara O Briain - Voice of Reason
Dara O Briain - Voice of Reason
16th Nov 2018 - 17th Nov 2018
Charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny... catch Dara O’Briain at the Edinburgh Playhouse with his brand new show!

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!

The Scottish Horse Show 2018
The Scottish Horse Show 2018
17th July 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
Scotland's premier show for horse and ponies, The Scottish Horse Show returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 17th July.
Tai Chi for Life - 6 Week Beginners Course
Tai Chi for Life - 6 Week Beginners Course
17th July 2018
Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh South
Edinburgh Internal Arts is holding unique 6 week beginners courses in Tai Chi for Life starting on 17th July.
Stuart Mitchell and Chris Forbes Fringe Preview Double Bill
Stuart Mitchell and Chris Forbes Fringe Preview Double Bill
17th July 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss Stuart Mitchell and Chris Forbes sneak-peak previews of their upcoming Fringe shows at The Stand Edinburgh on 17th July!

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!

Les Misérables
Les Misérables
22nd Jan 2019 - 16th Feb 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Del Amitri
Del Amitri
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018.
Bananarama
Bananarama
20th July 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Making their Edinburgh Castle debut, Bananarama will play their first ever outdoor gig on Friday 20 July.

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
13th Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018
Set up in 1978, Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival now presents high quality musicians from all over the world.
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
21st Jul 2018 - 21st Jul 2018
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival!
MCN Scottish Festival
MCN Scottish Festival
21st Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018.
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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!

Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience
Wizard of Oz - The Beyond Broadway Experience
19th Jul 2018 - 21st Jul 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Join Dorothy and all her friends for this enchanting, epic production based on the 1939 film at the King's Theatre in July.
The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale
The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale
20th Jul 2018 - 21st Jul 2018
Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh West
An epic comedy odyssey involving pies, swearing, laughter, balance sheets, football and male self-delusion.
VENT.
VENT.
28th July 2018
North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Edinburgh North
The Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble 2018 presents VENT. at North Edinburgh Arts on 28th July.
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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...

The Scottish Horse Show 2018
The Scottish Horse Show 2018
17th July 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
Scotland's premier show for horse and ponies, The Scottish Horse Show returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 17th July.
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Microworlds
Linlithgow Holiday Club - Microworlds
17th July 2018
Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
Microworlds - Zoom in and explore the Peel as you've never seen it before with the Linlithgow Holiday Club!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
17th July 2018
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
Are the kids bored? Bring them along to a free screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Grassmarket Cinema on 17th July.
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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:  Swing Swing Swing
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Swing Swing Swing
17th July 2018
The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along for some fabulous swing fun as John Burgess, Brian Kellock and Tom Gordon cover all the classics at The Jazz Bar on 17th July!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Earl Thomas
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Earl Thomas
17th July 2018
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh South
Don't miss American singer/songwriter Earl Thomas with his cross-section of old and new blues, funk, and soul!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Laura MacDonald Sings and Swings The Great American Songbook
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Laura MacDonald Sings and Swings The Great American Songbook
17th July 2018
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh South
One of the biggest hits of recent Festivals has been saxophonist and vocalist, Laura MacDonald’s “Songbook” shows and you can catch her on 17th July.
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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!

Splat Messy Play Summer Special - Messy Monsters
Splat Messy Play Summer Special - Messy Monsters
25th July 2018
Overboard Softplay, West Calder
Join us at Overboard Softplay for our Messy Monsters themed class with 7 different messy activities including wet activities, dry activities, painting, playdough and a take home craft.
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F
14th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival has been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh and in Codename F the group explores a range of topics.
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped
11th Aug 2018 - 25th Aug 2018
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Does your property have what it takes to be Home of the Year
Does your property have what it takes to be Home of the Year
Scotland is full of beautiful, surprising and absolutely unique homes. But do they have what it takes to be Home of the Year?
The Traverse Theatre announces Autumn and Winter Programme 2018
The Traverse Theatre announces Autumn and Winter Programme 2018
The Traverse Theatre today reveals its Autumn/Winter 2018 season including brand new and returning productions.

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!

Xcite Linlithgow
Xcite Linlithgow
Xcite Linlithgow is one of our flagship venues, recently refurbed with the addition of...
Newhailes House and Gardens
Newhailes House and Gardens
Newhailes brings three centuries of history to life. Originally built in the 17th century...
The Bruntsfield Links
The Bruntsfield Links
Founded in 1761, the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society is the fourth oldest in the world...
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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.

The Queens Arms
The Queens Arms
A hidden jewel below the cobbles of Frederick Street. The Queens Arms prides itself on...
Black Pig and Oyster
Black Pig and Oyster
The Black Pig and Oyster is a newly opened Iberian restaurant in Leith. With an aim to...
The Flotterstone Inn
The Flotterstone Inn
Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh on the A702 Biggar Road, The Flotterstone Inn provides...
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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!

Rose and Ammi Florist
Rose and Ammi Florist
We are a small team of florists and plant addicts. Directed by the owner Lydia Cywinski...
Wangping Travel
Wangping Travel
Wangping Travel Ltd is the oldest and largest Chinese Travel Company in Scotland and...
Stampers Grove
Stampers Grove
Our shop is packed to the rafters with all your favourite art rubber stamps and papercrafting...
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Popular Events

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Rumba da Bodas
The exuberant cabaret-swing of Rumba da Bodas are celebrating their tenth anniversary and return to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in July.
Dara O Briain - Voice of Reason
Charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny... catch Dara O’Briain at the Edinburgh Playhouse with his brand new show!
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women
Uncork the champagne as the country's number 1 touring cabaret show - The Lady Boys of Bangkok celebrate 20 years with their new ‘Wonder Women’ Tour.
Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events
Take part in these free art-making afternoons for children of all ages at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Summer!

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