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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
7th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!
Cirque Berserk!
Cirque Berserk!
2nd Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
Edinburgh Mela
Edinburgh Mela
31st Aug 2019 - 1st Sep 2019
Get ready for a fun weekend for the whole family as the Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns to Leith Links!

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!

Sunday Morning Lie Yin!
Sunday Morning Lie Yin!
18th August 2019
Beetroot Sauvage, Edinburgh South
Come join Imran Hashmat Yoga for 2 hours of Yin Yoga at Beetroot Sauvage on Sunday, 18th August for some sumptuous stress relief!
Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s The Kingdom
Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s The Kingdom
18th August 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
A much-admired International Festival partnership return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements.
Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt - Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor
Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt - Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor
18th Aug 2019 - 19th Aug 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music at Edinburgh Playhouse!

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!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
7th Dec 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
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.

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 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.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2nd Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks.
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh International Festival
2nd Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019
The Edinburgh International Festival presents three weeks of the finest creators & performers from the worlds of the arts.
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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!

Theatre On The Sofa
Theatre On The Sofa
18th Aug 2019 - 21st Aug 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Some Kind of Theatre's touring show The Grandmothers Grimm is now available to book for Theatre On The Sofa performances for living rooms, gardens, offices, and care homes.
Fest on Forth
Fest on Forth
18th August 2019
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh New Town
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August.
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony
19th August 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani.
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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...

Livingston Soapbox Race
Livingston Soapbox Race
18th August 2019
NA, Livingston
Don't miss a great family day out at Livingston Round Table's first ever Soapbox Race which takes place on Sunday 18th August 2019!
The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers
18th August 2019
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
In this family session at City Art Centre on 18th August you will get the chance to explore Victoria Crowe's use of flowers and animals in her work and make your own paper mosaics.
Pinhole Cameras
Pinhole Cameras
18th August 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle on 18th August for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
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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 International Festival: Elgar’s The Kingdom
Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s The Kingdom
18th August 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
A much-admired International Festival partnership return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements.
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Júlia Colom and Toni Vaquer Duo Live
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Júlia Colom and Toni Vaquer Duo Live
18th Aug 2019 - 20th Aug 2019
NA, Edinburgh New Town
Enjoy the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Júlia Colom and the Toni Vaquer Duo as part of the Fringe!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
18th August 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!
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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!

The Haunted Hunt: The Witch’s Cauldron
The Haunted Hunt: The Witch’s Cauldron
26th Oct 2019 - 27th Oct 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
The sell-out interactive puzzle adventure “The Haunted Hunt” returns to Lauriston Castle for its third year and its third new story.
The Lauriston Horror Tour
The Lauriston Horror Tour
26th Oct 2019 - 27th Oct 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Come along and see the sights of the castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city with your professional tour guide.
The Terror Trail
The Terror Trail
26th Oct 2019 - 27th Oct 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
The Edinburgh Horror Festival have been passed the torch for Lauriston Castle’s hugely popular Spooky Lauriston and they have created an all new interactive morning adventure for families.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Kick off the new Bake Off season with free workshops from Home Store + More
Kick off the new Bake Off season with free workshops from Home Store + More
As Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off gears up for another tense 10 weeks in the tent, Home Store + More’s Craigleith store is hosting a series of FREE family friendly Bake Off-style workshops.
Magnum Scotch Cream Liqueur nurtures growth at Dobbies Garden Centres
Magnum Scotch Cream Liqueur nurtures growth at Dobbies Garden Centres
Scotland’s leading Scotch malt whisky cream liqueur, Magnum, has its sights set on further growth after announcing a new listing with Dobbies Garden Centres.

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!

Craigielaw Golf Club
Craigielaw Golf Club
Situated on Scotland’s Golf Coast, Craigielaw truly is a golfers’ paradise. Not only...
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...
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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!

Tours Plus English
Tours Plus English
We offer 6-day themed tours for non-native English speakers looking to visit beautiful...
Bustourant
Bustourant
Tasty dining tours of Edinburgh on double decker bus called Robert The Bus. You can choose...
Linlithgow Museum
Linlithgow Museum
The new Linlithgow Museum opened its doors to the public in Spring 2019.The museum features...
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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 Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is privately owned since 2009 by Victor & Carina Contini...
Beetroot Sauvage
Beetroot Sauvage
Welcome to Beetroot Sauvage, a vegan cafe and wellness centre in Edinburgh! We invite...
The Bier Keller at Picardy Place
The Bier Keller at Picardy Place
It's the perfect place to relax and watch the game with a cold beer, showing all the...
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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!

Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury jewellery house, with distinctive workshops...
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,...
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Popular Events

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!
Cirque Berserk!
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
Edinburgh Mela
Get ready for a fun weekend for the whole family as the Edinburgh Mela, a multi-cultural festival of music, dance and arts, returns to Leith Links!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 13th Edinburgh Fringe!

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