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 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!
Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
After a successful 2018, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on the 26th & 27th of April 2019. Let your experience be-gin!
TradFest

TradFest

26 Apr 2019 - 06 May 2019
Enjoy eleven days of great music at Tradfest Edinburgh 2019!
Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

30 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
Join us at the 2019 Beltane Fire Festival taking place on 30th April and celebrate the first signs of summer with a blazing mix of fire, drumming, dance, and acrobatics!

Edinburgh Festivals in May

Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Luminate Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

01 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival celebrating creativity as we age.
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

03 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) will take place in venues across Scotland from 3rd - 26th May 2019, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.
MayFest 2019

MayFest 2019

10 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
Stewart Brewing's spring-time beer festival is back for its third year running; so come along to MayFest 2019 on 10th and 11th May!
Detox Health Beauty Wellness Festival

Detox Health Beauty Wellness Festival

11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
Detox Health Beauty Festival at Archerfield Walled Garden returns on the 11th May 2019. A feel-good festival to feed the soul!
Pint of Science Edinburgh

Pint of Science Edinburgh

20 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
The Pint of Science festival in Edinburgh returns from 20th to 22nd May, bringing some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival returns on 24th and 25th May with a world class line-up of breweries, headline music acts and Scotland’s finest street food.
Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

25 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.
Hidden Door 2019

Hidden Door 2019

30 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
Returning for its sixth edition, the non-profit and volunteer-run multi arts festival Hidden Door returns to Leith Theatre for 2019.
Edinburgh Juniper Festival

Edinburgh Juniper Festival

31 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
The Juniper Festival, 'Scotland’s Best Gin Fest', returns to Summerhall for its sixth consecutive year from 31st May to 2nd June.

Edinburgh Festivals in June

The Meadows Festival

The Meadows Festival

01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
Edinburgh's free volunteer-run music & community Meadows Festival returns on the 1st and 2nd June 2019.
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

06 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is a real showcase for all aspects of cycle culture and the City of Edinburgh.
Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh

Architecture Fringe: Edinburgh

07 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
The Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led series of events and projects across the arts.
Leith Festival

Leith Festival

08 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
Leith Festival is an array of colour, sound, culture and pageantry that takes place over nine days in June.
Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

15 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, returns to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 15th June 2019 with a fantastic lineup of artists bringing you the very best of the 80’s!
Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

19 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned for discovering & promoting the very best in international cinema.

Edinburgh Festivals in July

Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

Edinburgh: Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

08 Jul 2019 - 08 Jul 2019
Come along and experience the breathtaking sounds creating from groups hailing from South Africa, the USA and Scotland as part of Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival!
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

12 Jul 2019 - 21 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

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

Elrow Town Festival

27 Jul 2019 - 27 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!

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.
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

02 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
Join in the fun as the Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink, returns to Inverleith Park Edinburgh from 2nd to 4th August!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

07 Aug 2019 - 18 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!
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.

Edinburgh Festivals in September

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 second year! Catch it on the 27th & 28th of September!

Edinburgh Festivals in October

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 Festivals in December

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Edinburgh Festivals in March

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Castle Street April Fair
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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Big Big Gin Festival
After a successful 2018, the Big Big Gin Festival is back at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on the 26th & 27th of April 2019. Let your experience be-gin!
Live Music at Stramash in April
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash this April, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more....
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in April!

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