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
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
Muriel Spark:  A Centenary Celebration

Muriel Spark: A Centenary Celebration

2nd February 2018 - 30th June 2018
This Exhibition at The Writers' Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Edinburgh's most famous daughters, Muriel Spark. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens - Shepherd House

13th February 2018 - 12th July 2018
Musselburgh
Scotland’s Gardens - Shepherd House has featured in magazines & on TV in ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens'. 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
Scotland’s Gardens - Humbie Dean

Scotland’s Gardens - Humbie Dean

1st April 2018 - 31st July 2018
Various Locations East Lothian
Wander around Humbie Dean, a two acre ornamental and woodland garden. Part of Scotland’s Gardens. 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
Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

Kids Hip Hop Dance Classes at Shapes Studio, Leith

16th April 2018 - 29th June 2018
Kids hip hop dance classes are back at Shapes Studio from 16th April, taught by resident teacher Ashley Jack. 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
Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday

Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday

12th May 2018 - 8th July 2018
Focusing on a selection of Robert Callender's work, this exhibition at City Art Centre addresses his environmental concerns and ways and means of recycling. Read more
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

17th May 2018 - 4th August 2018
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May. Read more
Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

22nd May 2018 - 24th August 2018
The winning entries to the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition will be on display at Dynamic Earth from 22nd May until 24th August. 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
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st June 2018 - 30th June 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in June! Read more
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling:  Waterways of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: Waterways of Edinburgh

7th June 2018 - 24th June 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Take a guided ride along the waterways of Edinburgh following the Union Canal and the Water of Leith with a at the Water of Leith visitors centre. Read more
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: Outlander Edinburgh Location Tour

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: Outlander Edinburgh Location Tour

7th June 2018 - 24th June 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
This guided cycle tour takes you around the Edinburgh locations of the hit TV series Outlander with entry to Craigmillar Castle included. 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
2018 Taiwan Animation Festival

2018 Taiwan Animation Festival

19th June 2018 - 24th June 2018
Check out the 20 fabulous animation films on at the Taiwan Animation Festival being held in Edinburgh College of Art! Read more
Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

19th June 2018 - 23rd June 2018
The Hit 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June. Read more
Virtual Art Exhibition - +Realities Incubation-VR Art of Tzu-Ning Wu

Virtual Art Exhibition - +Realities Incubation-VR Art of Tzu-Ning Wu

19th June 2018 - 30th June 2018
Spotlight Taiwan Edinburgh is delighted kick off the 2018 Taiwan Animation Festival with an exciting exhibition "+Realities Incubation-VR Art of Tzu-Ning Wu". Read more
EIFF: American Dreams Strand Events

EIFF: American Dreams Strand Events

21st June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
EIFF's American Dreams strand features some of the very best new film works from American independent cinema. Read more
EIFF: Documentaries Strand Events

EIFF: Documentaries Strand Events

21st June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
This year’s EIFF programme reflects the ability of documentary film to amaze, inspire, challenge, provoke and fascinate audiences. Read more
EIFF: European Perspectives Strand Events

EIFF: European Perspectives Strand Events

21st June 2018 - 30th June 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join us for a wonderful selection of new European films that are powerfully visionary and passionate about storytelling. Read more
EIFF: Shorts Strand Events

EIFF: Shorts Strand Events

21st June 2018 - 30th June 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Film Festival presents a thrilling showcase of the finest brand-new short films from across the globe. Read more
The Royal Highland Show 2018

The Royal Highland Show 2018

21st June 2018 - 24th June 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June! Read more
‘Red Cloaks’ - A Contemporary Art Exhibition by Davy Macdonald

‘Red Cloaks’ - A Contemporary Art Exhibition by Davy Macdonald

22nd June 2018 - 30th June 2018
Come along to Dundas Street Gallery and see ‘Red Cloaks’, a Contemporary Art Exhibition by Davy MacDonald. Read more
BLTDSM

BLTDSM

22nd June 2018 - 23rd June 2018
See a peep show inspired, mixed media installation (fabric banners, sound, sculpture, photography) in Leith Walk Police Box on 22nd & 23rd June. 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
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 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
Budapest Café Orchestra

Budapest Café Orchestra

23rd June 2018
Catch the Budapest Café Orchestra when they return to Summerhall for their fifth appearance on 23rd June! Read more
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

23rd June 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 Festival of Cycling:  City and Portobello Guided Cycle Tour

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: City and Portobello Guided Cycle Tour

23rd June 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Sample the rich diversity which Edinburgh has to offer and which is best experienced on a bike in this tour through the city and Portobello. Read more
Edinburgh Living History at the Museum of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Living History at the Museum of Edinburgh

23rd June 2018
Edinburgh Living History are our group of multi award-winning volunteers who interpret history in a variety of entertaining ways. Read more
EqualiTEA & Cake

EqualiTEA & Cake

23rd June 2018
Join the Equality and Rights Network on 23rd June for a cup of tea, a slice of cake, and a conversation around equality and rights! Read more
Fashion Photography Workshop

Fashion Photography Workshop

23rd June 2018
Are you interested in the fashion industry? This Fashion Photography Workshop run by Kilometre Zero Ltd could be for you! Read more
Flamenco Live Student Spectacular

Flamenco Live Student Spectacular

23rd June 2018
Alba Flamenca takes the stage at Churchill Theatre on Saturday 23rd June for the annual end-of-year show. Read more
Flora Medica- Foraging Walk

Flora Medica- Foraging Walk

23rd June 2018
Join the the Hopetoun rangers and a botanical expert on this foraging walk to pick flowers and plants and make a herbal remedy to take home. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

23rd June 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

23rd June 2018
Let your creativity flow and learn how to paint your furniture in this class run by Upcycled World on 23rd June. Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

23rd June 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

23rd June 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Johannes Brahms ~ Ein deutsches Requiem

Johannes Brahms ~ Ein deutsches Requiem

23rd June 2018
St Andrew Camerata brings an intimate performance of Brahms' longest composition - Ein deutsches Requiem - to Canongate Kirk on 23rd June. Read more
Joint Concert: NAPA Alumni Choir and SongTribe

Joint Concert: NAPA Alumni Choir and SongTribe

23rd June 2018
Join us at Greyfriars Kirk on 23rd June as Napa High School Alumni Choir and Edinburgh's SONGTRIBE bring a diverse range of songs and styles in this joint concert. Read more
Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

23rd June 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

23rd June 2018
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Let’s Rock Scotland

Let’s Rock Scotland

23rd June 2018
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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

23rd June 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Midsummer on Broughton Street

Midsummer on Broughton Street

23rd June 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Join us on 23rd June for a celebration of Midsummer on Broughton Street! Look out for balloons and decorations in participating shops. Read more
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Saturday Show

23rd June 2018
Every Saturday Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a night of premier stand up comedy right in the heart of Edinburgh. Read more
Patrick McCarthy Seminar: Only Scottish Date

Patrick McCarthy Seminar: Only Scottish Date

23rd June 2018 - 24th June 2018
A fantastic opportunity to participate in a full weekends training with Patrick McCarthy (Hanshi 9th Dan) 23/24th June. Read more
Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy

Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy

23rd June 2018
Come and join us in the ASCUS Lab for Physical Chemistry: The Interplay of Light and Energy, a hands-on workshop developed by Mareike Wallrabe. Read more
Rip It Up Festival

Rip It Up Festival

23rd June 2018
NEHH - Join us for a day of world-class music to celebrate the opening of National Museums Scotland’s flagship exhibition “Rip it Up”. Read more
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

23rd June 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS. Read more
The Best of Both Bands

The Best of Both Bands

23rd June 2018
A joint concert with Bristo Community Concert Band and the Barrack Street Youth Band from Ireland playing a mix of favourites from film, swing and more on 23rd June. Read more
The Phoenix Soul & Gospel Choir Summer Celebration!

The Phoenix Soul & Gospel Choir Summer Celebration!

23rd June 2018
The Phoenix Soul & Gospel Choir, Edinburgh's up-beat, high-energy choir, return to the Assembly Roxy for a night of up-lifting musical celebration! Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

23rd June 2018
The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show has been sold out every week for the past five years! Read more
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

23rd June 2018
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of Holyrood Park. Read more
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

24th June 2018
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before. Read more
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

24th June 2018
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound. Read more
EIFF: Incredibles 2

EIFF: Incredibles 2

24th June 2018
Edinburgh International Film Festival hosts a Family Gala screening of Disney Pixar’s highly-anticipated sequel, The Incredibles 2, on Sunday 24 June. Read more
Elvis Costello and the Imposters

Elvis Costello and the Imposters

24th June 2018
The legendary Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be performing at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Sunday 24th June. Read more
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

Free Playgroups - Dads Rock

24th June 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday. Read more
HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh

HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh

24th June 2018
See your city in a different way at this fun, active, family-friendly day out with HSBC UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh on Sunday 24 June. Read more
Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

24th June 2018
Set sail with the award-winning grand dames of Scottish comedy, Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison, in Fanny’s Ahoy! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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

24th June 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage

Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage

24th June 2018
Edinburgh Living History's promenade play 'A Marriage' is back due to popular demand in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle. Read more
Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

Race For Life 5K, 10K Cancer Research UK at Holyrood Park

24th June 2018
Sign up now for Cancer Research UK Race for Life 5K or 10K at Holyrood Park and help the fight to beat cancer! Read more
Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day - Merchiston Cottage

Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day - Merchiston Cottage

24th June 2018
Edinburgh South
Come and see the romantic walled garden at Merchiston Cottage, a haven for wildlife based on a tapestry of habitats including numerous water features. Read more
Scott Gibson: Sunday Session

Scott Gibson: Sunday Session

24th June 2018
Award Winning comedian Scott Gibson welcomes you to join him each month for a Sunday Session, the perfect way to end the week. Read more
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

24th June 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS. Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

24th June 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

24th June 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

24th June 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Sunday Sessions Scotland

Sunday Sessions Scotland

24th June 2018
Sunday Sessions Scotland, a new one-day music festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Sunday 24th June and headlining it will be the Kaiser Chiefs. Read more
The Rezillos

The Rezillos

24th June 2018
Don't miss Edinburgh band The Rezillos live at Summerhall on Sunday 24th June as part of Southern Exposure. Read more
The Sunday Night Laugh-In

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

24th June 2018
Round off the weekend with our chilled Sunday Night Laugh-In at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh! Read more

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The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Let’s Rock Scotland
Let's Rock Scotland, the Ultimate 80's Festival, is coming to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 23rd June with a fantastic lineup!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
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.
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May.

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