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Edinburgh Events & Festivals

Listings of all the festival events taking place in Edinburgh throughout the year. 


Festival of the Erotic Arts

A sex-positive celebration of the multi-disciplinary Erotic Arts in Edinburgh its second year. A new festival for Scotland, specialising in all things naughty and arty.

Cumnock Music Festival

2013 marks ten years of this local multi-arts festival. Mixing music, art, comedy, poetry and a popular carnival, the bill includes Les Mc Ewan's Legendary Bay City Rollers, Talon: The Best of the Eagles, Phil Collins and Koda.

Leith Festival

A popular community arts festival featuring artists and performers mostly from Leith. Around 150 events hosted by around 50 venues within a one-mile radius in Edinburgh's port community.

Foodies at the Festival

Foodies at the Festival is one of the main food events during the Edinburgh festival season, serving up popular food and drink master classes. Cooking and baking classes,cookery demonstrations by top Scottish chefs.

Refugee Week Scotland

This week long festival of arts, cultural and educational events celebrated in various UK venues celebrates contributions refugees have made to the UK. Refugee Week Scotland conveys the message on why people seek sanctuary.

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival brings up the old world charm of live magic shows and stage events that are fast disappearing.The viewers get a rare chance to rediscover the seldom experienced states of wonder and surprise.

Edinburgh Mela

Though it is a festival with South Asian roots, it’s a truly international celebration of cultures. World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas of the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste (newly established in 2012), the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone.

The Mela Global Food Village caters to your taste buds  after taking in all the sights and sounds.

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