Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

Rabbie’s: Edinburgh City Tours

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city and get the local’s perspective of Edinburgh with Rabbie's Edinburgh City Tours! Read more
Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

Rabbie’s: Tours from Edinburgh

1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Make Edinburgh your base for a trip to Scotland and combine the magic of Scotland's capital with the best of the Highlands on a tour with Rabbie's! Read more
House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

House of Jack Kids Street Dance Classes

22nd April 2019 - 29th June 2019
House of Jack kids street dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 22nd April until 29th June - Bookings now open! Read more
In the Footsteps of John Muir

In the Footsteps of John Muir

2nd May 2019 - 6th August 2019
This photography exhibition in Blackness Castle traces John Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish. Read more
Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

7th May 2019 - 31st August 2019
Bring the little ones along to a special Children’s Afternoon Tea this Summer at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club with colourful sandwiches, cakes and goodies! Read more
Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

18th May 2019 - 13th October 2019
The City Art Centre is proud to present the first major survey devoted to the work of one of the UK’s most distinguished artists, Victoria Crowe. Read more
Over Land and Sea

Over Land and Sea

25th May 2019 - 3rd July 2019
Over Land and Sea is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by nature and wildlife bringing together work by: Tim Wootton, Darren Rees, Daniel Cole and Simon Griffiths. Read more
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
Exhibition: The Seven Hills of Edinburgh

Exhibition: The Seven Hills of Edinburgh

1st June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
This exhibition features the natural and cultural heritage of hills in Edinburgh and Tirumala, India. A collaboration between Friends of the Braid Hills and the Telugu Association of Scotland. Read more
We also asked for love: Gay men’s narrative portraits of resilience and resistance

We also asked for love: Gay men’s narrative portraits of resilience and resistance

2nd June 2019 - 27th June 2019
This exhibition is a collaboration between Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans and visual artist Eleonora Scalise creating a new body of work based on the concept of narrative portrait. Open to everyone! Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

14th June 2019 - 31st October 2020
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About! Read more
Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

14th June 2019 - 23rd December 2019
This exhibition encourages us to examine our own ideas around mental health and aims to show how, even now, many older stereotypes and ideas about these conditions remain unchanged. Read more
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy! Read more
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

18th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Based on the bestselling novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II. Read more
Hair the Musical

Hair the Musical

18th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June! Read more
Local Art Auction

Local Art Auction

19th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Edinburgh West
The Greenwood is hosting a fabulous four day long silent auction choc full of local artworks. Come along and see what's on offer from 19th to 22nd June! Read more
Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine

Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine

20th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss Essential Edinburgh’s latest activation, an Arcade ‘grabber’ machine installed on Castle Street packed with prizes and offers from businesses across the city centre! Read more
Tartan Folk

Tartan Folk

20th June 2019 - 24th October 2019
Edinburgh New Town
Design your own outfit using exciting tartan fabrics, laces, sparkly gems, pom poms and other embellishments in these fun family workshops with Fiona Mackechnie! Read more
The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

20th June 2019 - 23rd June 2019
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! Read more
Rhythm by Soosan Danesh

Rhythm by Soosan Danesh

21st June 2019 - 12th July 2019
For this show Soosan Danesh presents a new set of Rhythm paintings and combined images inspired by unique structures of Edinburgh Closes. Come along and see them at Upright Gallery from 21st June! Read more
A Walk to Remember East Lothian

A Walk to Remember East Lothian

22nd June 2019
Various Locations East Lothian
Come and join St Columba's Hospice for A Walk to Remember on Saturday 22 June. This family-friendly event offers two routes, the Big Yin at 13.5 miles and the Wee Yin at 5.5 miles. Read more
Anthem Saturdays at Opium

Anthem Saturdays at Opium

22nd June 2019
Enjoy Rock and Metal favourites at Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Anthem Saturdays, it's free entry! Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd June 2019
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past. Read more
Beginners Sewing Day

Beginners Sewing Day

22nd June 2019
Learn how to use a sewing machine and some foundation sewing skills in this Beginners Sewing Day with Artisan Stitch. 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

22nd June 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Covenanters Besieged

Covenanters Besieged

22nd June 2019 - 23rd June 2019
In 1650 Dirleton Castle was besieged and badly damaged by 1,600 Cromwellian troops. Walk through the working living history camp, handle weapons and watch as the soldiers perform a pike drill! Read more
Downs With Love

Downs With Love

22nd June 2019
“Downs With Love” tells the story of Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome and explores the subject of love and disability and challenges us to consider what we view to be “acceptable”. Read more
Edinburgh Pride After Party 2019 #FlithyGorgeous

Edinburgh Pride After Party 2019 #FlithyGorgeous

22nd June 2019
#FilthyGorgeous is officially back to bring to the biggest and brightest Pride 2019 Party to hit Edinburgh on Saturday 22nd June at Espionage! Read more
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital’s Music

22nd June 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the past and present music hotspots of Edinburgh's Old Town with this 90 minute guided walking tour run by Edinburgh Music Tours! Read more
Explore the History of Spiritual Art

Explore the History of Spiritual Art

22nd June 2019
This lecture, held by Dr. Michelle Foot, will present the artworks of Jane Stewart Smith in context, intended to provide an informative and descriptive background into Spiritual Art. Read more
Favela Boteco

Favela Boteco

22nd June 2019
DJ Juan Salgado playing Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, Latin Pop, Soca & Dancehall every Saturday at Boteco Edinburgh! Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

22nd June 2019
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Planets Series

Planets Series

22nd June 2019
Edinburgh East
Come along to Abbeyhill Studio on 22nd June for the Exhibition Launch of a new series of paintings by Rose Strang and live performance on cello by BAFTA Award-winning composer Atzi Muramatsu! Read more
Plants in Ink

Plants in Ink

22nd June 2019
Join us at City Art Centre on Saturday 22nd June for a special botanical drawing masterclass with artist Jacqui Pestell MBE! Read more
Reuse Showhome 2019

Reuse Showhome 2019

22nd June 2019 - 29th June 2019
Discover comfortable, practical living in a space created entirely from beautiful and affordable reused and upcycled furnishings. Read more
RST Open Mic Ceilidh

RST Open Mic Ceilidh

22nd June 2019
The Refugee Survival Trust invites you to come along to a family-friendly community ceilidh to enjoy music, food and comedy from diverse cultures at Lauriston Hall on 22nd June! Read more
Tea for Two Dance

Tea for Two Dance

22nd June 2019
Leith
Join us at James Pringle Warehouse, Leith Mills for an afternoon of lunch and dancing on Saturday 22nd June! Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

22nd June 2019
The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show, with five different acts on every bill, has been sold out every week for the past five years. Read more
What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

22nd June 2019
Join Bristo Community Concert Band for their summer concert on Saturday 22nd June as they reminding us of what a wonderful world it really is! 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

23rd June 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment. Read more
Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Botanical Embroidery Workshop

23rd June 2019
Be inspired by nature as you spend a day in the studio learning embroidery techniques whilst making a beautiful hand stitched embroidery piece in this workshop run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club! Read more
Cinema on Sunday at Summerhall: That Man From Rio

Cinema on Sunday at Summerhall: That Man From Rio

23rd June 2019
Philippe de Broca rose to international success with this tongue-in-cheek adventure tale That Man from Rio, a spoof of 007-like heroics. Read more
Edinburgh Pipe Band Championship

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championship

23rd June 2019
Come along to Ross Band Stand on 23rd June for the 7th Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships and enjoy a day of Scottish music and culture for free! Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

23rd June 2019
Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour! Read more
Funbox: The Wild West Show

Funbox: The Wild West Show

23rd June 2019
Yeee haaaa! Saddle up partners as FUNBOX head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular for 2019... The Wild West Show! Read more
No.1’s Summer Party

No.1’s Summer Party

23rd June 2019
Join the No.1 team in the stunning Penthouse at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre for a whole afternoon of fizz and fun on Sunday 23rd June! Read more
Opium Open Mic Night

Opium Open Mic Night

23rd June 2019
It's Opium Alternative Club & Bar Edinburgh's Open Mic Night every Sunday. Come on down and play some tunes with us! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

23rd June 2019
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

23rd June 2019
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
Water Safari

Water Safari

23rd June 2019
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors. Read more
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

23rd June 2019
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of Holyrood Park. Read more

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Popular Events

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh
Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh this summer with life-size, individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures waiting to be discovered, for everyone to enjoy!
The Royal Highland Show
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!
Hair the Musical
Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love as Hair the Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June!
Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine
Don't miss Essential Edinburgh’s latest activation, an Arcade ‘grabber’ machine installed on Castle Street packed with prizes and offers from businesses across the city centre!
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Based on the bestselling novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II.

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