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!

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Edinburgh Festivals in January

Edinburgh Festivals in February

Audacious Women Festival

Audacious Women Festival

21 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
Audacious Women Festival is a chance to break personal or institutional barriers, and to celebrate audacious women everywhere.
Holistic Ways Festival Edinburgh

Holistic Ways Festival Edinburgh

24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Scotland's leading Mind Body Spirit event, Holistic Ways Festival, returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 25th February.

Edinburgh Festivals in March

Edinburgh Iranian Festival

Edinburgh Iranian Festival

01 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is a non-political showcase for world-class Iranian culture.
WeeComedyWeekend

WeeComedyWeekend

09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
The team behind Bitch Night - Edinburgh's leading female and man-bitch friendly night bring you WeeComedyWeekend: Scotland's smallest comedy festival!
Cowgate St Patrick’s Festival - 2019

Cowgate St Patrick’s Festival - 2019

15 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
It's that time of year again and no one does a St Patrick's Festival quite like Edinburgh Cowgate, with three days of festival extravaganza!
Edinburghs Festival of Ireland

Edinburghs Festival of Ireland

15 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland is a celebration of the city`s own Irish community around St Patrick's Day each year.
Rare Books Edinburgh 2019

Rare Books Edinburgh 2019

20 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Rare Books Edinburgh is a festival dedicated to rare, collectable and important books and the history of the book.
Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

21 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
The UK's Premier specialist Hand-Knitting Event 'Edinburgh Yarn Festival' returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 21st to 23rd March.
True OriGINS - The Scottish Gin Festival, Edinburgh

True OriGINS - The Scottish Gin Festival, Edinburgh

29 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
The True OriGINs Gin Festival is on its way to The Biscuit Factory, Leith from 29th to 31st March, so come join us and delight in a gin bound adventure!
Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

Puppet Animation Festival: Edinburgh & Lothians

30 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts festival for children!

Edinburgh Festivals in April

Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival

06 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
Edinburgh Science Festival is an educational charity that aims to inspire all ages and backgrounds.
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.
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.
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

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.
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 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.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

07 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 returns this August, kicking off with Florence + the Machine and 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

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