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 November

Edinburghs Christmas

Edinburghs Christmas

16 Nov 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
A spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city!
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!
Foodies Festival Christmas

Foodies Festival Christmas

22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 22, 23 & 24th November 2019.
EH6 Festival

EH6 Festival

30 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
The EH6 Festival returns to Leith on 30th November & 1st December with some of the best upcoming artists & bands from across the country.
Young People’s Festival of Politics 2019

Young People’s Festival of Politics 2019

30 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Come along to a FREE day of inspiring talks, activities and workshops at the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 30th November!

Edinburgh Festivals in December

Christmas Charity Festival

Christmas Charity Festival

07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
This annual event is now in its 12th year with over 30 charity stalls to brows around within the comfort of a large marquee.
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.
Edinburghs Hogmanay

Edinburghs Hogmanay

30 Dec 2019 - 01 Jan 2020
Three DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

01 Feb 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival comes to the Assembly Rooms on 1st & 2nd February, bringing a weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us lead healthier and happier lives.

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival

04 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

25 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
The Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 25th and 26th of April 2020. Let your experience be-gin!

Edinburgh Festivals in May

Edinburgh Festivals in June

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh Festivals in August

Edinburgh Festivals in September

Edinburgh Festivals in October

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Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Foodies Festival Christmas
Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 22, 23 & 24th November 2019.
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Night Walk for Edinburgh
Night Walk for Edinburgh, one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh international Festival 2019, returns as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.

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