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.

Music Events you might like...

Sacred Chants with RAVI, Overtone Singer and Musician
Sacred Chants with RAVI, Overtone Singer and Musician
17th January 2019
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh South
Join us for a transformational evening of overtoning and sacred chants with Ravi at The Salisbury Centre on Thursday 17th January!
Mozart Horn Concerto No 4
Mozart Horn Concerto No 4
17th January 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 at The Queen's Hall on Thursday 17th January.
Carbon Copy at Whistle Binkies
Carbon Copy at Whistle Binkies
17th January 2019
Whistle Binkies Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Don't miss Carbon Copy, one of Scotland's best Cover Bands, playing all your favourite Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk and Soul hits at Whistle Binkies Edinburgh on 17th January.
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Community Events you might like...

The Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland Show
20th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre for it's 179th show from 20th June!
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Dance Events you might like...

Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House
Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House
24th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
The Counting House Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House.
Shen Yun
Shen Yun
24th Jan 2019 - 25th Jan 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
A Viennese Strauss Gala
A Viennese Strauss Gala
24th January 2019
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Back in the UK by popular demand, World on Stage bring you a sparkling new anniversary production of A Viennese Strauss Gala on 24th January at Howden Park Centre!
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Days Out Events you might like...

Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
17th January 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
18th January 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Robots
Robots
18th Jan 2019 - 5th May 2019
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Old Town
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
17th January 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Make Mess Matter
Make Mess Matter
18th January 2019
IKEA Edinburgh, Loanhead
Join us at IKEA Edinburgh on Friday 18th January for 'Make Mess Matter' a stress free drop-in messy play session suitable for children of all ages and abilities.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
18th January 2019
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Now seen by over a quarter of a million people across the world, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' returns to the Howden Park Centre on Friday 18th January!
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
2nd Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
With the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the four corners of the globe will meet in a kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment making the Edinburgh Tattoo an event like no other!
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Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Les Misérables
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Burns Ceilidh
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!
Rabbie Burns Experience at the Ghillie Dhu
Join us in our stunning Auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu for our Rabbie Burns Experience, where you'll enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with live Scottish folk music followed by a live ceilidh band.
Giant Lanterns of China 2018
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.

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