Festivals in Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Festivals in August

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

02 Aug 2019 - 26 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

02 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
The Edinburgh International Festival presents three weeks of the finest creators & performers from the worlds of the arts.
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

10 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season.
Nicholson’s Gin Festival

Nicholson’s Gin Festival

12 Aug 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Nicholson’s Pubs in Edinburgh will be putting a beer-related spin on their fourth annual gin festival by sharing gin creations from some of the UK’s leading breweries.
Jan De Vries Health Festival - Edinburgh

Jan De Vries Health Festival - Edinburgh

29 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
From Thursday 29th August through to Saturday 31st Jan De Vries West End store in Edinburgh is holding its third annual Health Festival and YOU are invited!
Edinburgh Mela

Edinburgh Mela

31 Aug 2019 - 01 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!

Edinburgh Festivals in September

Doors Open Days Midlothian

Doors Open Days Midlothian

14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Midlothian! This year's event will be held 14th & 15th September!
Doors Open Days West Lothian

Doors Open Days West Lothian

14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across West Lothian! This year's event will be held on 14th & 15th September!
EH1 Festival

EH1 Festival

14 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
EH1 Festival returns to The Royal Highland Centre Ingliston on Saturday 14th September for a 10th anniversary extravaganza!
Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

14 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
Belhaven 300th Birthday Bash

Belhaven 300th Birthday Bash

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Belhaven Brewery hosts a weekend festival at the brewery this September to celebrate 300 years of brewing beautiful beers.
HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh

HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh

22 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Experience your city on two wheels with an unforgettable traffic-free ride through Edinburgh on 22nd September!
Balerno Music Festival

Balerno Music Festival

25 Sep 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
The Pentland Hills come alive with the sound of music when the Balerno Music Festival returns on 25th September featuring concerts and events for all the family!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh

The Rum Festival Edinburgh

27 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a third year! Catch it on the 27th & 28th of September!
Doors Open Days Edinburgh

Doors Open Days Edinburgh

28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 28th & 29th!
Stewart Brewing Oktobeer Mini-Fest

Stewart Brewing Oktobeer Mini-Fest

28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
It's Oktobeer Mini-Fest at Stewart Brewing on Saturday 28th September with everything you love about Oktobeerfest but held in the marquee bar.
UK Seasonal Short Film Festival: Edinburgh 2019

UK Seasonal Short Film Festival: Edinburgh 2019

28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
The UK Seasonal Short Film Festival screens fantastic films in various cities around the UK and this season it will be held in Edinburgh on 28th September.

Edinburgh Festivals in October

Festival of Politics

Festival of Politics

10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
The Festival of Politics returns on Thursday 10 October 2019 and aims to provoke and inspire people of all ages and from every walk of life to listen, engage and debate.
Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
After a successful gin event in April 2019, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 12th and 13th of October 2019. Let your experience be-gin!
Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

14 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th October, with its biggest and most exciting festival line-up yet!
Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival

24 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
The Edinburgh Horror Festival, or EHF as all the cool kids call it, is a multi-art-form event and one of the most popular Hallowe'en events in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Festivals in November

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

Cheese Fest Edinburgh

09 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes at Cheese Fest Edinburgh 2019!
Edinburgh Festival of Wine

Edinburgh Festival of Wine

09 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
Calling all wine lovers... the Edinburgh Festival of Wine returns to The Balmoral Hotel on Saturday 9th November 2019.
Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians

18 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November!

Edinburgh Festivals in December

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

27 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
Edinburgh International Magic Festival is an annual arts festival and is the UK’s largest magic event.

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019

Edinburgh Vegan Festival 2019

21 Apr 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Edinburgh Vegan Festival will land at Murrayfield in 2019 with hundreds of stalls, talks and entertainment for the whole family!

Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh Festivals in June

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival

25 Jul 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art.

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