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.

Other Events at Various Venues or Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Rumba da Bodas

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Rumba da Bodas

13th July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The exuberant cabaret-swing of Rumba da Bodas are celebrating their tenth anniversary and return to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in July.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Average White Band

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Average White Band

21st July 2018
One of the best Festival gigs of recent years was Average White Band’s triumphant 2016 show, and they are back in Edinburgh at Festival Theatre for the Jazz and Blues Festival.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The band is packed with the best talent from New Orleans and they play the original styles with extraordinary passion.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Birth Of The Cool

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Birth Of The Cool

22nd July 2018
Richard Ingham recreates Miles’ classic album with an all star band including Colin Steele on trumpet.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Charlie Wood

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Charlie Wood

22nd July 2018
It's a solo outing to the Jazz Festival for Memphis singer and pianist Charlie Wood with his mix of jazz, blues, soul, traditional R&B and popular music.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: NYOS Jazz Orchestra

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: NYOS Jazz Orchestra

22nd July 2018
NYOS Jazz Orchestra presents the music of groundbreaking group Weather Report and is joined by beatboxer, sound artist and vocal sculptor Jason Singh.

Music Events you might like...

Del Amitri
Del Amitri
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018.
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Average White Band
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Average White Band
21st July 2018
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
One of the best Festival gigs of recent years was Average White Band’s triumphant 2016 show, and they are back in Edinburgh at Festival Theatre for the Jazz and Blues Festival.

Community Events you might like...

Leith Conversation Cafes
Leith Conversation Cafes
23rd July 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
23rd July 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!
Leith Conversation Cafes
Leith Conversation Cafes
30th July 2018
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Leith Conversation Cafes offer conversation sessions where people of different cultures can learn from each other.

Dance Events you might like...

Summer Indian Dance Saturdays
Summer Indian Dance Saturdays
21st Jul 2018 - 11th Aug 2018
LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Dance Ihayami is running Summer Indian Dance workshops on Saturday mornings at the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge starting on 21st July.
Residents Ceilidh
Residents Ceilidh
21st July 2018
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
Join the infamous Burly Ceilidh Club at the Ghillie Dhu every Friday & Saturday with a 3 course meal, Live ceilidh band and DJ!
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
Scottish Dancing in Princes Street Gardens
23rd July 2018
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along and spend summer evenings dancing to live music in the open air with the Princes Street Gardens Dancers!

Days Out Events you might like...

Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival!
DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session
DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session
21st July 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
DayGlow are back at The Mash House on 21st July for some daytime clubbing all in aid of Women v Cancer!
MCN Scottish Festival
MCN Scottish Festival
21st Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018.

Family and Kids Events you might like...

My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session
My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session
21st July 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Join ASCUS Lab Open Session on 21st July as cardiovascular science PhD researchers will spend the afternoon with us exploring how we experience our own heart beat through live and interactive demos.
Tree Climbing!
Tree Climbing!
21st July 2018
Penicuik
Join Wild Tree Adventures to take a rope up into the tree tops and enjoy a bird’s eye view. This is a unique experience coming to Beeslack Wood, Penicuik for the first time!
Frankomime’s Monster
Frankomime’s Monster
21st July 2018
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Posturous Productions bring you 'Frankomime’s Monster', a children's show full of scientific rigor (of the "mortis" variety), songs and very, very small crowd scenes.

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+
21st July 2018
Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.
Tree Climbing!
Tree Climbing!
21st July 2018
Penicuik
Join Wild Tree Adventures to take a rope up into the tree tops and enjoy a bird’s eye view. This is a unique experience coming to Beeslack Wood, Penicuik for the first time!
Frankomime’s Monster
Frankomime’s Monster
21st July 2018
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Posturous Productions bring you 'Frankomime’s Monster', a children's show full of scientific rigor (of the "mortis" variety), songs and very, very small crowd scenes.

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Del Amitri
25 years after last taking to the stage at the castle, Scottish Band Del Amitri will play Edinburgh Castle on 21 July 2018.
Goddess
Comic storytelling show based on writer/performer Jacqueline Haigh's true experiences of working as a receptionist in a Tantric Massage parlour.
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, returns to the stage in a spectacular new musical production! Catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse this October!
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »