Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

View the events taking place in Edinburgh this weekend below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions! Read more
Can taking up a new activity help our thinking skills as we age?

Can taking up a new activity help our thinking skills as we age?

27th October 2017 - 30th September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Heriot-Watt University are looking for people aged 65 and over in Edinburgh & Lothians to take part in a new study. Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About! Read more
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Scotland’s Gardens 2016 - Hunter's Tryst is a hidden treasure & was featured on "The Beechgrove Garden" June 2015. Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

2nd January 2018 - 31st December 2018
We'll be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia toy corgis on board the ship for you to spot. Read more
Children’s Judo Club

Children’s Judo Club

2nd March 2018 - 2nd March 2019
Randori Judo will be starting a four week Introduction to Judo Course commencing on Friday 2nd March at 4:30pm at Clovenstone Community Centre. Read more
Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - 101 Greenbank Crescent

Scotland’s Gardens - 101 Greenbank Crescent

15th April 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Scotland’s Gardens: 101 Greenbank Crescent has a variety of distinct areas and terraces with interest all year round. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens  - Tyninghame House and the Walled Garden

Scotland’s Gardens - Tyninghame House and the Walled Garden

1st May 2018 - 31st August 2018
Various Locations East Lothian
Scotland’s Gardens: Wander round the outstanding gardens of the splendid 17th century pink sandstone Tyninghame House. Read more
Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery. Read more
Growing Up With Books

Growing Up With Books

1st June 2018 - 9th December 2018
Explore the world of children’s books in this exhibition on now at the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Their Work Is Not Forgotten

Their Work Is Not Forgotten

8th June 2018 - 14th October 2018
Explore the past and present of political activism in Edinburgh in this new exhibition celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage. Read more
SLIME Workshops

SLIME Workshops

15th June 2018 - 1st September 2018
Bring the kids along to Gooey Events Ltd for these new slime making and playing workshops during the summer holidays. Suitable for ages 4+. Read more
‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

‘Moon Shadows’ by Laura Gill Artwork

16th June 2018 - 25th August 2018
Artist Laura Gill's latest exhibition ‘Moon Shadows’ continues her study of the timeless quality of movement of the human figure. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village

Scotland’s Gardens - Inveresk Village

17th June 2018 - 31st August 2018
Musselburgh
Scotland’s Gardens: Inveresk Village is a collection of five walled gardens including Shepherd House. Read more
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd June 2018 - 25th November 2018
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day. Read more
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

1st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Join us this summer at Dynamic Earth and take part in our brand new interactive programme aimed at families ‘Operation Earth’. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Newhall

Scotland’s Gardens - Newhall

1st July 2018 - 31st August 2018
Various Locations Midlothian
Take a Wander around the lovely gardens at Newhall as part of Scotland’s Gardens 2018. Read more
Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

3rd July 2018 - 4th June 2019
Come along and try Pilates for adults with Nicky Pender every Tuesday and Wednesday at Liberton Kirk Halls. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Summer at the Palace

Summer at the Palace

9th July 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Visit The Palace of Holyrood House this summer and explore the Palace and gardens with our new Family Trail. Read more
Puzzle in the Gardens

Puzzle in the Gardens

15th July 2018 - 15th September 2018
Cryptically painted puzzle pieces are set in the trees for viewers to discover in this art installation by Anne Gilchrist. Read more
Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo’s Bingo

26th July 2018 - 31st August 2018
Bongo’s Bingo continues to see sell-out shows across the UK and we’re thrilled to bring it to the Edinburgh Fringe this August. Read more
Swingtrain  - Exercise on Swing Music

Swingtrain - Exercise on Swing Music

26th July 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Swing into fitness with SwingTrain, a fun work out on swing and neo-swing music with short routines suiting all levels. Read more
Ulster American

Ulster American

28th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice. Read more
Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

29th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Comedian Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state of the NHS and what the future might hold for all of us. Read more
Braveheart’s Revenge

Braveheart’s Revenge

30th July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Don't miss 'Braveheart’s Revenge', the scariest, funniest journey through Edinburgh's darkest history, every day at the Edinburgh Dungeon! Read more
Meek

Meek

31st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times. Read more
Adam Hess: Seahorse

Adam Hess: Seahorse

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Adam Hess, Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, as seen on Tonight at the Palladium and Live at the BBC, brings his show 'Seahorse' to the Fringe. Read more
Adulting

Adulting

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Catch award-winning cabaret artist Tash York when she brings her show "Adulting" to the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alice Fraser: Ethos

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Ethos is a silly, funny and smart show that explores what it is to be human and brought to the Fringe by award-winning writer, broadcaster and comedy performer, Alice Fraser. Read more
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
The musical improv smash hit wonder Baby Wants Candy is back at the Fringe with more brand new, ad-libbed, undefined, exhilarating 55-minute musicals. Read more
Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Chris Henry is back to take you on a whirlwind global gigglefest as he attempts to find The One. Read more
Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were

Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Don't miss Manchester lad Chris Turner when he brings his show - We're Where We Were - to the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh Character Project

Edinburgh Character Project

1st August 2018 - 31st August 2018
Edinburgh West
This August, Edinburgh’s West End will launch a major new month-long photography exhibition, the West End Character Project, showcasing the people and places that shape it. Read more
Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut

Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus. She’s back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes. Read more
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
FIN TAYLOR is off on tour with a brand new show 'When Harassy Met Sally' and is bringing it to to the Fringe. Read more
Gilded Balloon at the Museum

Gilded Balloon at the Museum

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the National Museum of Scotland. Read more
Jarred Christmas  ‘Remarkably Average’ Edinburgh Fringe Show

Jarred Christmas  ‘Remarkably Average’ Edinburgh Fringe Show

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Catch Jarred Christmas when he brings his brand-new show ‘Remarkably Average’ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Read more
Pelican: Fisk

Pelican: Fisk

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Prepare yourself for an hour of the most surreal and physical style of comedy as critically acclaimed Pelican bring a brand new, mad cap, uplifting and hugely entertaining show to this year’s Fringe Read more
Six

Six

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales! Catch Six The Musical when it comes to Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st August 2018 - 31st August 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in August! Read more
Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The smash-hit must-see show of the Fringe is back, bigger and Lannister-badder than ever with a prime slot in George Square Theatre. Read more
Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Join Tori Scott and her band The Shame Spirals on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. Read more
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh South
From two co-creators of Thrones! The Musical comes a Harry Potter musical parody that is sure to leave you spellbound. Read more
Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Join 2018 NATYS winner, Ada Campe, for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery that occurred on the Welsh coast many moons ago... Read more
Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Adele Cliff is fast becoming one of the most sought-after acts on the UK circuit and she brings her hotly anticipated debut hour to the Festival Fringe. Read more
Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Don't miss Award-winning Archie Maddocks as he presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy at the Fringe. Read more
Balloonatics

Balloonatics

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Following its huge success last year, comedian Chris Henry returns with his hit kids show, Balloonatics, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Read more
Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Celebrated Viennese cross-over cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his brand new show 'Cello on Fire'. Read more
CLASS

CLASS

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Read more
Coriolanus Vanishes

Coriolanus Vanishes

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Coriolanus Vanishes is a contemporary tragedy exploring how childhood memories can besiege adult relationships. Read more
Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Scotland's kilted and award-winning comedy treasure is back at the Fringe with a new show and it is soooooo not about fit-baws! Read more
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Catch the new show from Daniel Sloss, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up comedian when he returns to the Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Enjoy this newly expanded version of David Grieg’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh, featuring original songs by Ballboy’s Gordon McIntyre. Read more
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Imran Yusuf, a truly unique voice in the world of comedy, bring his show 'Saint, Sinner, Sufi' to The Stand Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Jake Howie: Read My Lips

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Warm and quick-witted,newcomer Jake Howie brings his frank take on life, love, sex and politics to this year’s Fringe. Read more
James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
James Hancox has always been rubbish at sports. As a response, he’s invented his own and plans to unveil them to the world, one fringe show at a time, in his debut solo hour. Read more
Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
World class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to his incredible 25th Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Lloyd Langford: Why The Big Face?

Lloyd Langford: Why The Big Face?

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
The ever-charming, award-winning Lloyd Langford returns to the Fringe with his new show 'Why The Big Face?' Read more
On the Exhale

On the Exhale

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Martín Zimmerman’s play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence and directed by double Fringe First award-winner Christopher Haydon. Read more
Pamela’s Palace

Pamela’s Palace

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Interactive Theatre International brings 'Pamela’s Palace', a brilliantly funny and bittersweet comedy, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers

Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
BBC New Comedy Award finalist and UK comedy circuit favourite Russ Peers is bringing his hilarious debut hour show ‘Hereditary Peers’ to the Fringe! Read more
Scott Bennett: Leap Year

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Scott Bennett has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK’s comedy circuit today and brings his show 'Leap Year' to the Fringe. Read more
Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Gilded Balloon brings 'Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net' to the Fringe and it's fast, furious, reliably brilliant and different every night! Read more
Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Making its Edinburgh Fringe debut, Interactive Theatre International presents 'Signor Baffo’s Restaurant', an interactive children’s comedy. Read more
The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty. Read more
The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh Fringe: The Wedding Reception - The 5-star show that promises love, honour and disarray and a 3-course meal. Read more
Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Soho Theatre presents... Underground Railroad Game, an R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy, at Traverse Theatre in August. Read more
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC! Read more
Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

3rd August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Come along for some good exercise and great fun with Edinburgh Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall during the Festival Fringe! Read more
Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner, Simon Munnery brings a brand new stand-up hour to The Stand this August. Read more
The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club brings The Best of Irish Comedy, featuring four top comics for the price of one, back to the Fringe. Read more
The Best of Red Raw

The Best of Red Raw

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
We bring together some of our favourites for the Fringe. Watch out for rising stars trying new material too. Read more
The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
See the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit with at least four acts on every bill at The Stand Comedy Club Fringe. Read more
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

3rd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh West
Uncork the champagne as the country's number 1 touring cabaret show - The Lady Boys of Bangkok celebrate 20 years with their new ‘Wonder Women’ Tour. Read more
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

3rd August 2018 - 25th August 2018
With the world famous Edinburgh Castle as their backdrop, the four corners of the globe will meet; making the 2018 Tattoo (3-25 August) as spectacular as ever. Read more
User Not Found

User Not Found

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else? Read more
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms. Read more
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

4th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Rob Broderick will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

4th August 2018 - 10th February 2019
This is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist and features over sixty artworks from public and private collections. Read more
Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Prepare yourself for an hour of dazzling Weltschmerz, satirical verse and anarchic wit with the 2006 World Slam Champion, BBC Radio 4 regular and walking shortbread tin Elvis McGonagall. Read more
Free Fringe Music at the Museum

Free Fringe Music at the Museum

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Experience the joy of live music with different performers every day in partnership with Live Music Now Scotland. Read more
Goddess

Goddess

4th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Comic storytelling show based on writer/performer Jacqueline Haigh's true experiences of working as a receptionist in a Tantric Massage parlour. Read more
Men With Coconuts - Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Men With Coconuts - Edinburgh Fringe 2018

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The award-winning Men With Coconuts are back at the Fringe with an hour of improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale. Read more
Men With Coconuts- Improvised Bond

Men With Coconuts- Improvised Bond

4th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Men With Coconuts return with their fully improvised Bond film! Expect villains, gadgets, femme fatales and sobering reflections on masculinity – all improvised live onstage! Read more
Sleight of Handsome - Free Comedy Magic Show

Sleight of Handsome - Free Comedy Magic Show

4th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Join Freddie Folkston for an amusing 55-minute romp when balls, ropes, cubes and cards become embroiled in his own whimsical world! Part of PBH's Free Fringe. Read more
The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie)

The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie)

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Posturous Productions presents: The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie), a sketch show with a title which isn't technically false advertising! Read more
Wildlife Art by Michael Warren

Wildlife Art by Michael Warren

4th August 2018 - 29th August 2018
Come along to an exhibition of watercolours by Michael Warren, focusing on birds in their natural habitat, on now at the Scottish Ornithologists' Club, Waterston House, Aberlady. Read more
Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

7th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A tale of love, loss...and toast. NigelSlater's TOAST tells his childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with. Read more
Tea with ‘Mr Jenners’

Tea with ‘Mr Jenners’

10th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Enjoy a delicious full afternoon tea hosted by the shopkeeper of Scotland's oldest department store! Read more
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Mind and Body

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Mind and Body

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
In this strand authors explore the complex functionality of the brain, the mysterious workings of the body’s mighty immune system and navigate the connections between physical and mental health. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

11th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From freedom of speech to freedom of movement, free trade to the free internet, ideas about the meaning of freedom are the focus of many discussions this year. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Music Matters - In this series of events we welcome musicians who have put down their instrument and picked up a pen to record the pleasure and pain of their experiences. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This series of events looks at the precarious pact between people and planet Earth and how it’s time to act while the future of the planet is still in our hands. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This year we have lined up events featuring hip hop, opera, music and more, plus special performances. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Politics for Change

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Politics for Change

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Book Festival is a place where politicians and audiences can share ideas about how to improve society, the economy and culture. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Check out the events at Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women, the militants and mavericks from 1918-2018. Read more
Henry

Henry

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The multi-award winning puppetry innovators Blind Summit bring the UK premiere of their brand new show HENRY to the Pleasance Dome as part of Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Unbound

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes - Unbound

12th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Grab a drink from the bar and settle in for some lively literary cabaret featuring well-known talent and newcomers in the world of entertainment. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

12th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
This series of events explores the innovations, history and ideas which make this country such a fount of intellectual curiosity. Read more
What The Moon Saw

What The Moon Saw

12th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Join Jack for a magical journey around the world in this dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Read more
147Hz Can’t Pass

147Hz Can’t Pass

13th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Activising for Change, an Edinburgh based emerging theatre company, will be touring their multi-disciplinary performance: 147Hz Can’t Pass to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Sport and Society

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Sport and Society

13th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
In this series of events, authors and sports people talk about some of the issues, both financial and personal, surrounding sport. Read more
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

13th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Love, hysteria, and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic 'Twelfth Night' from Some Kind of Theatre. Read more
DollyWould

DollyWould

14th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Shit thearte are back at the Edinburgh Fringe this year with their 100% sell-out 2017 show 'DollyWould', about country legend Dolly Parton. Read more
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

14th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival has been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh and in Codename F the group explores a range of topics. Read more
Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook

Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook

15th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Bruce Davies returns with more Dylan, Paxton, Seeger, Simon, etc. in this celebration of the great 60s songwriters at Valvona & Crolla. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The End of Eddy

Edinburgh International Festival: The End of Eddy

21st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Born into poverty in rural France, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and his fight to escape. Read more
Painted Love

Painted Love

21st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Two Foolish Productions brings new comedy-drama Painted Love to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Watch it at Valvona & Crolla! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Prisoner

Edinburgh International Festival: The Prisoner

22nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, is a provocative exploration of some of the most compelling issues of our times. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim. Read more
Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

Edinburgh Summer Foraging Course

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Wild Food Uk returns to The Flotterstone Inn near Penicuik for some Edinburgh Summer Foraging Courses this August. Read more
From Shanghai with Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition

From Shanghai with Love: Fashion Show/Exhibition

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
The Donghua Edinburgh Centre for Creative Industries is set to return the Edinburgh Fringe this year with their fashion show 'From Shanghai with Love'. Read more
The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast

The Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman’s Podcast

24th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Amnesty International UK to bring The Secret Policeman back to life for two rocking, historical nights at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
50 Shades of Magic Mike

50 Shades of Magic Mike

25th August 2018
Move over Christian Grey, Bring on Magic Mike for a Fifty Shades Ladies Night at Village Hotel Edinburgh! Read more
A Different Approach- Surrealist Paintings and Collage

A Different Approach- Surrealist Paintings and Collage

25th August 2018
Explore aspects of surrealism in still life and landscape, inspired by Edwin Lucas’s vibrant artworks in this workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Read more
A Princess Party at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

A Princess Party at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

25th August 2018
Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe, Scotland's first dog cafe, invites you to a Princess Party like no other! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

25th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
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. Read more
Colourful Kite Holder

Colourful Kite Holder

25th August 2018
Make the coolest picture kite and decorate with inspiration from the historic samplers in the Museum of Childhood on 25th August. Read more
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

25th August 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced! Read more
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

25th August 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

25th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is thrilled to welcome back Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi, this time as Illustrator in Residence. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

25th August 2018
Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are joined by Nicola Benedetti to celebrate Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Hebrides Ensemble

Edinburgh International Festival: Hebrides Ensemble

25th August 2018
The Hebrides Ensemble bring The Queen’s Hall concerts to a resplendent close as they celebrate Bernstein’s centenary year with two of his compositions. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

25th August 2018
As a new business, Auld Toun Walking Tours is celebrating the opening of Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare tour, and the tickets for the first week (8th, 10th & 11th August) will be free. Book Now!! Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

25th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Furniture Painting Class by Upcycled World

Furniture Painting Class by Upcycled World

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow and learn how to paint your furniture in this class run by Upcycled World on 25th August. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

25th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

25th August 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Half Day Trips - North Berwick

Half Day Trips - North Berwick

25th August 2018
North Berwick
Enjoy half day trips paddling around the islands of Craigleith, Lamb, Fidra and the world famous Bass Rock with Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking. Read more
Identity - A Collaborative Art Exhibition

Identity - A Collaborative Art Exhibition

25th August 2018 - 2nd September 2018
This exhibition is the result of a summer residency where artists from different backgrounds have worked together exploring the various shapes of “identity” Read more
Journaling Dina Wakley Style

Journaling Dina Wakley Style

25th August 2018
Join us at Stampers Grove on 25th August and learn about colour theory basics before using them to create art journal pages inspired by Dina Wakley. Read more
Leafy Laminated Jewellery

Leafy Laminated Jewellery

25th August 2018
Get your hands on the good stuff collaging 24ct gold and silver leaf foils in this fun workshop at Lauriston Castle in which you'll create pendants, brooches and earrings. Read more
Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow in this relaxing and fun class, where you will design and make your own personalised wall art using decoupage. Read more
Leith Farmers‘ Market

Leith Farmers‘ Market

25th August 2018
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

25th August 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Metropolis and Friends: The Last Dance, 5am License

Metropolis and Friends: The Last Dance, 5am License

25th August 2018
Metropolis presents our last party of the summer at The Mash House on Saturday 25th August. Read more
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

25th August 2018
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh. Read more
Out of the Blue Flea Market

Out of the Blue Flea Market

25th August 2018
Rummage for treasures at the monthly Out of the Blue Flea Market with over 45 stalls. Read more
Pizza and Prosecco Festival Edinburgh

Pizza and Prosecco Festival Edinburgh

25th August 2018
Get a slice of the action from an array of pop ups and bars when the Pizza & Prosecco Festival comes to Edinburgh in August! Read more
Pulse with Slam (3 hour set) late license

Pulse with Slam (3 hour set) late license

25th August 2018
Pulse is very happy to welcome back Slam on 25th August, one of our all time favourite events at The Mash House. Read more
Residents Ceilidh

Residents Ceilidh

25th August 2018
Join the infamous Burly Ceilidh Club at the Ghillie Dhu every Friday & Saturday with a 3 course meal, Live ceilidh band and DJ! Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

25th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

25th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club brings you some of finest North East comedians who regularly reside at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club. Read more
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

25th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre. Read more
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

25th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe! Read more
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

26th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
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. Read more
Bruce Davies – Songwriter

Bruce Davies – Songwriter

26th August 2018
Songwriter Bruce Davies is back at Valvona & Crolla on 26th August with a concert of original songs. Read more
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

26th August 2018
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony - SOLD OUT

Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony - SOLD OUT

26th August 2018
Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense masterpiece. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: St. Vincent

Edinburgh International Festival: St. Vincent

26th August 2018
St. Vincent, the Grammy Award-winning musician brings her transgressive pop on a rare visit to Scotland as part of her Fear the Future tour. Read more
Edinburgh Wolves Women’s American Football Open Day

Edinburgh Wolves Women’s American Football Open Day

26th August 2018
Want to try something new, whilst also getting fit and making new friends? Then come along and try American Football at Edinburgh Wolves Women’s Open Days in August. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

26th August 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2018

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2018

26th August 2018
Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month! Read more
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club

26th August 2018
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the family or looking to impress that special someone on date night the Ghillie Dhu's brand new cinema club has you covered. Read more
Granton Hub Community Gardens Native Scottish Wildflower Plant Sale

Granton Hub Community Gardens Native Scottish Wildflower Plant Sale

26th August 2018
Granton:hub’s thriving community garden is hosting a native Scottish wildflower and plant sale on Sunday August 26th with a hugh range of flowering plants and grasses available. Read more
Live Music Sundays at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

Live Music Sundays at Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe

26th August 2018
In honour of all the fun of the Fringe, Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe will be showcasing some of Scotland's finest musical talent, acoustic only for the doggies sensitive ears! Read more
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

26th August 2018
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s). Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

26th August 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

26th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend. Read more
Sonic Groove Showcase with Christina Sealey (Orphx) and Post Scriptum

Sonic Groove Showcase with Christina Sealey (Orphx) and Post Scriptum

26th August 2018
On the closing night of the Edinburgh Fringe we are bringing Sonic Groove labelmates Christina Sealey (Orphx) and Post Scriptum together for maximum dancefloor destruction. Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

26th August 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Its not just food on offer...............we have crafts, candles, jewellery ,CDs and who knows what else! Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

26th August 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

26th August 2018
Brymore Productions presents 'The Bureau of Untold Stories' with live sound effects, improvisation and unconventional storytelling skills, it's a treat for both children and adults. Read more

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