Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

3rd September 2018 - 14th December 2018
Kids hip hop dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 3rd September, taught by resident teacher Ashley Jack. Read more
Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Vinyasa Krama Yoga

5th September 2018 - 12th December 2018
Yogatherapy invites you to come along and try Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Jean Itier at the Santosa Yoga Studio in Leith. Read more
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

11th September 2018 - 20th October 2018
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink. Read more
Dave Warley Photography Showcase

Dave Warley Photography Showcase

18th September 2018 - 18th November 2018
Leith
Come along and see photographs by Edinburgh based amateur photographer Dave Warley when they go on display at the Roseleaf Cafe Bar in Leith from 18th September. Read more
Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh

24th September 2018 - 21st May 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come along, join in and enjoy the benefits of fun, fitness and friendship with RSCDS Edinburgh Dance Scottish classes! Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

26th September 2018 - 31st October 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Autumn! Read more
Recruiting 28-32 Month Old Wee Scientist

Recruiting 28-32 Month Old Wee Scientist

27th September 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Do you know a wee scientist, 28-32 months old? Do they speak English? If so, come help us understand how toddlers learn about the world in our Wee Science language study! Read more
Casting for a BBC3 Reality Series

Casting for a BBC3 Reality Series

1st October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
BBC3 are filming in Edinburgh in the next few weeks and looking for people to feature in an episode of 'Eating With My Ex'. Read more
Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in October

Live Music at Whistle Binkies Gigs in October

1st October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies this October, Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and more.... Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in October! Read more
Wee Scientist Wanted: English-Polish Child Language Study

Wee Scientist Wanted: English-Polish Child Language Study

3rd October 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Bilingualism Matters, Wee Science, and the University of Edinburgh are currently looking for young children (aged 24-30 months) from English-Polish families for a fun study. Read more
Enjoy Half-Term Fun at Dalkeith Country Park

Enjoy Half-Term Fun at Dalkeith Country Park

6th October 2018 - 22nd October 2018
Keep the kids out of the house over the half-term holidays! From zip-lines to big slides, fun will be at full throttle throughout Fort Douglas all month. Read more
Séance at Edinburgh Dungeon

Séance at Edinburgh Dungeon

6th October 2018 - 5th November 2018
Is there anybody out there? Don't miss Séance at the Edinburgh Dungeon, running for a limited time only from 6th October! Read more
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

6th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Explore a world of magic & shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Arctic Oil

Arctic Oil

9th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
Written by the award-winning Clare Duffy and directed by Gareth Nicholls, Arctic Oil gets under the skin of what climate change could make us do to the people we love. Read more
Wildlife Prints by Lisa Hooper

Wildlife Prints by Lisa Hooper

11th October 2018 - 14th November 2018
Lisa Hooper's fourth solo exhibition of wildlife prints is on now at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady until 14th November. Read more
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

12th October 2018 - 3rd November 2018
This hugely romantic play is given a Caledonian heart in a new production by Citizens Theatre at the Royal Lyceum Theatre! Read more
Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

15th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh Cocktail Week is a week-long program of events & parties across the city, and over 80 of Edinburgh's favourite cocktail bars! Read more
Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

15th October 2018 - 31st October 2018
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden. Read more
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

16th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century! Catch it when the tour comes to the Festival Theatre in October! Read more
The Macbeths

The Macbeths

16th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
This new adaptation focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his wife! Read more
Art For Animals

Art For Animals

19th October 2018 - 25th October 2018
Edinburgh New Town
OneKind invites you to attend Art for Animals, bringing together the most exciting and inspiring Scottish wildlife and animal artists in a unique exhibition and art sale at Breeze Art Gallery. Read more
The Art Friends of St Columba’s Hospice Annual Exhibition

The Art Friends of St Columba’s Hospice Annual Exhibition

19th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
The Art Friends of St Columba’s Hospice 32nd Annual Art Exhibition will be taking place from 19th-21st October at The Edinburgh Academy. Read more
Acoustic Nights @ Nicolson Square: Rachel Zylstra and Christy Ringrose

Acoustic Nights @ Nicolson Square: Rachel Zylstra and Christy Ringrose

20th October 2018
Enjoy a night of original music and fresh, vibrant lyrics - bluesy, folky with a cool jazz vibe from Rachel Zylstra and Christy Ringrose on October 20th. Read more
Cathal McConnell Trio

Cathal McConnell Trio

20th October 2018
An evening with the Cathal McConnell Trio is sure to be musically enriching, hugely rewarding and a whole lot of fun and you can listen to them at Craiglockhart Church on October 20th! Read more
Comedy Night at Carrickvale Golf Club

Comedy Night at Carrickvale Golf Club

20th October 2018
Over The Lyne Comedy Club and Carrickvale Golf Club present a night of great comedy, with headliner Gary Little, on Saturday 20th October! Read more
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

20th October 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

20th October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

20th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Grassmarket Community Ceilidh

Grassmarket Community Ceilidh

20th October 2018
Reel the night away at the second annual joint Grassmarket Community Project/GRASS fundraising ceilidh with Live music from The Raggle Taggle Dance Band on 20th October! Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

20th October 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Halloween Costume Making for Kids aged 6+

Halloween Costume Making for Kids aged 6+

20th October 2018
This creative and fun workshop is a fantastic way for parents and guardians to spend a few hours with their child designing and making a Halloween costume. Read more
Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Halloween Magic School - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

20th October 2018
Learn, create and perform your own magic at a spooky, magic workshop this Halloween at Lauriston Castle! Read more
Holistic Wellbeing Event

Holistic Wellbeing Event

20th October 2018
Join Authentic Bliss and Blue Angel Healing at Cockenzie House & Gardens for an afternoon of holistic wellbeing, treatments and shopping on Saturday 20th October! Read more
Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

20th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
Are you transforming your own house? Then visit the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the Royal Highland Centre this October. Read more
Jim Davidson: On The Road Again

Jim Davidson: On The Road Again

20th October 2018
Jim Davidson takes to The Road Again with a brand-new show which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world we now live in. Read more
Laura Macdonald Quartet

Laura Macdonald Quartet

20th October 2018
Catch saxophonists and composer Laura Macdonald and her thrilling quartet featuring Kevin MacKenzie on guitar, Mario Caribe on bass and Alyn Cosker on drums at St James Scottish Episcopal Church! Read more
Leith Farmers‘ Market

Leith Farmers‘ Market

20th October 2018
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Medieval Fashion

Medieval Fashion

20th October 2018 - 21st October 2018
See how fashion of the Kings court here in Edinburgh Castle changed through the medieval period for both men and women. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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

20th October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

20th October 2018
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh. Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

20th October 2018
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Once Upon A Book

Once Upon A Book

20th October 2018
Old books come back to life as storytellers guide you through the world of children’s literature in a vibrant afternoon of stories at the Museum of Childhood on 20th October. Read more
Open Hearth

Open Hearth

20th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival invites you to join storytellers and musicians round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad. Read more
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

20th October 2018
Join us this October Half Term at Dynamic Earth for a final opportunity to take part in our interactive Operation Earth programme. Read more
Photography into Art

Photography into Art

20th October 2018
To complement our In Focus: Scottish Photography exhibition, join Erik Petrie for a talk outlining his journey as an artist and how photography influences him. Read more
Releasing your Jaw & Spine: Feldenkrais Workshop

Releasing your Jaw & Spine: Feldenkrais Workshop

20th October 2018
Learn to identify and release unconscious patterns of muscular holding using the Feldenkrais Method in this workshop with Move to Live. Read more
Relief Carving in Lime Wood with Marion Smith

Relief Carving in Lime Wood with Marion Smith

20th October 2018
Learn to hand carve a relief panel in locally sourced Lime wood on this 2 day course led by Marion Smith at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Read more
The Blockheads

The Blockheads

20th October 2018
Don't miss legendary outfit The Blockheads (the band behind Ian Dury) when they play La Belle Angele on Saturday 20th October! Read more
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

20th October 2018
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving! Read more
The Mash House - 20th October

The Mash House - 20th October

20th October 2018
The Mash House brings you Girli and Body Fusion's Bobby Analog, for his Scottish debut, on Satuday 20th October. Read more
The Robert Cray Band

The Robert Cray Band

20th October 2018
Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Autumn 2018 and stops at the Usher Hall on 20th October. Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

20th October 2018
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
Trick or Treat Trail - Family Friendly Halloween Walk

Trick or Treat Trail - Family Friendly Halloween Walk

20th October 2018
Edinburgh East
Join us at Pregnancy Counselling & Care (Scotland) for a fundraising, fun-filled, family Halloween Walk this October! Read more
Wood Working Weekend with Robin Burns

Wood Working Weekend with Robin Burns

20th October 2018
This weekend course run by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and led by designer, Robin Burns, will introduce you to woodworking and joinery skills. Read more
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

21st October 2018
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
Articulating your Feet & Knees: A Feldenkrais Workshop

Articulating your Feet & Knees: A Feldenkrais Workshop

21st October 2018
Learn to identify and release unconscious patterns of muscular holding using the Feldenkrais Method in this workshop with Move to Live. Read more
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

21st October 2018
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before. Read more
Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

Decorative Scrap Paper Tree

21st October 2018
Decorate your home with a beautiful paper tree in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Erik Petrie. Read more
Doggie Cinema Club

Doggie Cinema Club

21st October 2018
Fluffy friends rejoice! The Three Sisters courtyard cinema brings you the ultimate doggie day out. Bring the whole family but most importantly bring your dogs! Read more
Domingo Todo Latino

Domingo Todo Latino

21st October 2018
Latin Sunday: Celebrate the end of the week at Boteco Do Brasil with DJ Panda playing the best of urban, reggaeton, latin & mix! Read more
Dusherra 2018

Dusherra 2018

21st October 2018
SIAF Dusherra, the flagship event of the Scottish Indian Arts Forum, is being held on 21st October at the top of Calton Hill. Read more
Edinburgh Cycle Fair

Edinburgh Cycle Fair

21st October 2018
After a hugely successful launch back in April, Velow Bikeworks and Out of the Blue are excited to host the next Edinburgh Cycle Fair at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Sunday 21st October. Read more
Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut

Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut

21st October 2018
Felicity Ward is back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes with her new show ‘Busting A Nut’ at the Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on Sunday 21st October. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

21st October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
Get a Free Workout with Curves

Get a Free Workout with Curves

21st October 2018 - 31st December 2018
Curves, a ladies-only gym in Edinburgh Northwest, is offering a free taster workout with a personal trainer that is safe, efficient and effective for women of all ages and fitness levels. Read more
Introduction to Woodwork for Kids (10+ years)

Introduction to Woodwork for Kids (10+ years)

21st October 2018
The Edinburgh Remakery is holding a brand new fun and interactive 'Introduction to Woodwork' workshop for children aged 10 or over on 21st October. Read more
Jack White

Jack White

21st October 2018
Following the release of his latest studio album Boarding House Reach Jack White returns to the Usher Hall in October! Read more
Jinkx Monsoon is Cursed

Jinkx Monsoon is Cursed

21st October 2018
Jerick Hoffer, aka Jinkx Monsoon, drag performer, actor, and winner of the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race brings Cursed, a new one-woman show created exclusively for this tour, to La Belle Angele. Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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

21st October 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Operation Earth

Operation Earth

21st October 2018
Join us this October Half Term at Dynamic Earth for a final opportunity to take part in our interactive Operation Earth programme. Read more
Progress

Progress

21st October 2018
Come and join us at Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh's premier alternative comedy club, on Sunday evenings to see Edinburgh's rising star show! Read more
Rat Race Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Rat Race Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

21st October 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
The ultimate running tour of Scotland’s capital city, The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh (UTE), staged by Rat Race Adventure Sports returns for its second outing on Sunday 21st October. Read more
Sixties on a Sunday

Sixties on a Sunday

21st October 2018
Come on down to the Gilded Balloon Basement Theatre on a Sunday afternoon to drink, dance and sing along to Fayne and the Cruisers, simply the most authentic 60's band you will ever hear! Read more
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

21st October 2018
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 21st October. Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

21st October 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Its not just food on offer...............we have crafts, candles, jewellery ,CDs and who knows what else! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

21st October 2018
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

21st October 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

21st October 2018
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
Tour de Ned

Tour de Ned

21st October 2018
Prepare for an autumn evening of summer heat as the Tour de France becomes the Tour de Ned at the Assembly Roxy! Read more

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Popular Events

Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week
Edinburgh Cocktail Week is a week-long program of events & parties across the city, and over 80 of Edinburgh's favourite cocktail bars!
Edinburgh Farmers Market
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.

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