Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Music, dance, costumes, circus acrobatics, puppetry from all over the world at Edinburgh Jazz Festival on 15th July.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

About Edinburgh Festival Carnival

The seventh Edinburgh Festival Carnival delivers a dazzling spectacle under the castle!

Over 800 performers deliver an extravaganza humming with the rhythms of salsa, African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling pipes and a feast for the eyes with sequined dancers, feathered costumes, Chinese dragons, circus performers and street theatre.

Venues: Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh Festival Carnival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Soundhouse Benefit Gig
Soundhouse Benefit Gig
16th Nov 2018 - 16th Oct 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Join us at The Queen's Hall on Friday 16th November for a night of eclectic and fabulous music, all in aid of sustaining Edinburgh’s popular musician-led charity The Soundhouse Organisation!
The Mash House - 16th November
The Mash House - 16th November
16th November 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Gimme Gimme Gimmes start off the night with their new album launch followed by Liquid Funktion | LSB & MC DRS and Powerhouse: Hedonism, Unity & Freedom.
Opera Dinner in aid of Hospices of Hope
Opera Dinner in aid of Hospices of Hope
16th November 2018
Stewarts Melville College, Edinburgh West
Hospices of Hope is hosting a fundfraising Opera Dinner on 16th November with world renowned Classical Opera Tenor Neil Latchman accompanied by Ancuta Nite on piano.
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Community Events you might like...

Light Night
Light Night
18th November 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community.
Leith Conversation Cafes
Leith Conversation Cafes
19th November 2018
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Leith Conversation Cafes offer conversation sessions where people of different cultures can learn from each other.
Table Top Games For Older Folk
Table Top Games For Older Folk
19th November 2018
The Salvation Army Gorgie Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
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Dance Events you might like...

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh
17th November 2018
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Edinburgh West
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
Anything Disco Mondays
Anything Disco Mondays
19th November 2018
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night!
Festive Party Dinner!
Festive Party Dinner!
23rd Nov 2018 - 24th Dec 2018
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
Join us for a Festive Party Dinner in the stunning auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu, welcomed by a chilled glass of fizz, followed by a decadent 3-course festive meal, live ceilidh band and DJ.
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Days Out Events you might like...

Bolts and Bodkins
Bolts and Bodkins
16th November 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound
The Edinburgh Festival of Sound
16th Nov 2018 - 17th Nov 2018
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh South
Signum Audio has partnered up with Red Dog Music to create the first Edinburgh Festival of Sound which will take place on the 16th and 17th of November 2018 at Teviot Row House.
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
16th Nov 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Giant Lanterns of China 2018
Giant Lanterns of China 2018
16th Nov 2018 - 17th Feb 2019
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh West
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter.
Mum’s the Word
Mum’s the Word
16th November 2018
Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh New Town
Mum's the word is a comedy gig at the Gilded Balloon, designed for parents with babies, hosted by comedian and Mum, Katie Mulgrew.
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
17th November 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
18th November 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
24th November 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
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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!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
Light Night
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community.
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
La Clique Noël - Part Deux
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.

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