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Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Edinburgh

17th June 2019 - 30th August 2019
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

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!
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

29th June 2018 - 8th July 2018
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
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!
Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine

Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine

20th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
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

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

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

20th April 2019 - 20th October 2019
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.
‘Bring It On’ the Musical at Dalkeith High School

‘Bring It On’ the Musical at Dalkeith High School

19th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
Dalkeith High School will perform 'Bring It On' the musical for 3 nights at Dalkeith Schools Campus from 19th to 21st June. Come along and support these talented pupils!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

17th March 2019 - 31st August 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.
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

24th November 2019
Get ahead of the crowds this Christmas and support our dogs and cats by visiting the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home annual Christmas Market on 24th November!
Local Art Auction

Local Art Auction

19th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
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!
John Barrowman - Fabulous

John Barrowman - Fabulous

19th June 2019
John Barrowman will bring his Fabulous Tour, celebrating 30 years on stage and screen, to Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Wednesday 19th June!
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!
The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

9th July 2019 - 20th July 2019
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!
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.
Feature Dome Events: Planets 360

Feature Dome Events: Planets 360

14th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
Sit back, relax and enjoy Planets 360, an immersive re-imagining of British Composer, Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite, at Dynamic Earth!
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

4th July 2019
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and returns to Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 4th July with a brand new show!
The End of the World Show

The End of the World Show

17th April 2019 - 17th July 2019
Join Keir McAllister, Vladimir McTavish, Stu Murphy and special guests as they compete for very last laugh in oblivion at The End of the World Show.
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.
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.
Midsummer Party: Swedish way

Midsummer Party: Swedish way

20th June 2019
Ikea Edinburgh is holding a Swedish style midsummer party on Thursday 20th June, the longest day of the year, and we would love you to come along and join us.
Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Food Festival

19th July 2019 - 28th July 2019
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions

7th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!
Kenny Clayton and Baiana present ‘It’s the Rio Thing’

Kenny Clayton and Baiana present ‘It’s the Rio Thing’

17th July 2019 - 18th July 2019
Kenny Clayton and Baiana present “It’s the Rio Thing” - an unforgettable, unmissable night of Brazilian music on 17th & 18th July at Black Ivy!
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!
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

2nd March 2019 - 27th July 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.
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.
The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

28th October 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock 'n' roll musical is back to thrill you once again at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
Summer Solstice In The City

Summer Solstice In The City

21st June 2019
Enjoy a night of Latin American and Hispanic music and dance from Grupo Magnético, the Alba Flamenca Company and DJs from the acclaimed Scottish record label Athens of the North, and 4 Corners.
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!
International Yoga Day at Soma Yoga Scotland

International Yoga Day at Soma Yoga Scotland

21st June 2019
Come join Soma Yoga in this celebration of International Yoga Day and of our 1st Year in our beautiful Soma Yoga Centre in Leith!

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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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