Edinburgh Events

Ceilidh Culture

Ceilidh Culture is Edinburgh's annual showcase of traditional arts, through music, song, dance and storytelling and much more right here in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

The Edinburgh International Harp Festival brings together the finest harp players in the world.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh's annual Science Festival hold the repute of being the world’s first celebration of science and technology.

Edinburgh People's Theatre

Edinburgh People's Theatre founded in 1943 by well known Scottish Playwright Andrew P. Wilson, focuses on fostering local talents.

Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo

Experience the world-famous Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, set against the spectacular backdrop of Scotland's top tourist attraction, the Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The world's biggest book festival with literary discussions, readings, author interviews, demonstrations and workshops. Some children's events including storytelling and poetry workshops. Open varying times.

Scottish Motorcycle Show

Scotland’s biggest motorcycle show at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre features all the latest models and major manufacturers, as well as some breathtaking live action.

Imaginate Festival

Imaginate is the largest and most successful performing arts festival for children and young people in the UK.

FINA Diving World Series

The 6th edition of this prestigious competition,will bring together some of the world’s greatest diving stars.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

The world’s best known New Years Eve party will feature a range of events and activities.

Scottish Beauty

Scottish Beauty is the only professional beauty event of its kind taking place in Scotland and is an important attraction the Scottish beauty calendar.

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.

hot food stalls and cuisine from around the world will draw the food lovers from all over the country.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A unique event that draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world celebrates the Year of Natural Scotland with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival -

IVFDF is the country’s longest continually running folk festival mainly for students  and run by a different university each year.

British Dance

This popular dance event brings together 350 UK and international dance promoters to Scotland. Other attarctions include talks, seminars and events which showcase the best professional dance of all styles being made by dance artists from across the UK.

The Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun International Horse Trials

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Hopetoun House, this new event features top riders from around the world.

Vikings at National Museum of Scotland

Find out about the Norsemen who made Scotland their home for centuries including warriors, explorers, pirates and merchants.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the world's largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, inspiring people to put on shows ranging from Shakespeare to modern works.

Edinburgh Arts Festival

Edinburgh arts festival that runs independently of but at the same time as the other Edinburgh festivals

Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival

The 22nd International Folk Dance Festival that is being held from 24 to 28 July 2013 will feature three popular bands.

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling Ltd

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will showcase all aspects of bicycle culture and the host city. From rides to family activities to a range of cultural events, The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will truly have something for everyone.

Bupa Great Edinburgh Run

A great day of running in the Scottish capital including the Bupa Junior & Mini Great Edinburgh Run and the Bupa Great Edinburgh.

Festival of the Erotic Arts, Edinburgh

Now into its second year, this festival features naughty and arty things. The other attractions include visual arts and crafts, film and more.

Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

The national festival of gardening and outdoor living includes show gardens, bonsai and floral art displays, and a cookery theatre and food fair.

The Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival

The largest of its kind in Scotland with an extensive programme of performances, seminars and competitions, as well as a trade exhibition. The Performances will feature an international line-up of artists including Jan Akkerman, Peter Finger, John Doan, Anth Purdy and The Maria Camahort Quintet.

Africa in Motion

Africa in Motion is a largely volunteer-run festival, founded in 2006 by Lizelle Bisschoff. This film festival spans both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Heralding the culture of African film-making with an eclectic range of works, films are often accompanied by directors’ Q&As, workshops, music performances and arts exhibitions.

Leith Festival, Edinburgh

The vibrant community of Leith shows off its festival skills with a fun-packed programme of events. Among the line-up of exhibitions, concerts, walks, talks and films is the anticipated Leith Festival Gala Day on Leith Links.

Meadows Festival

Edinburgh's festival season kicks off with the Meadows Festival, which offers the best local bands, dance groups, quirky performers and workshops amidst lots of family-friendly activities.

Festival of Politics, Edinburgh

A ground-breaking and innovative festival that combines the worlds of politics, media and the arts.

Edinburgh Book Fringe

The Edinburgh Book Fringe takes place in Word Power Books and brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily events of readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Pentlands Walking Festival, Edinburgh

A weekend of summer walks and activities for all ages, centred on the Pentland Hills, which offers some of the best views around.

Edinburgh Art Festival

The Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotland’s largest visual arts festival,which includes various events and exhibitions throughout the city.

Stockbridge Market, Edinburgh

A Scottish Farmers market with a continental heart - quality local artisan crafts too!

Open every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Fiddle

A weekend of non-stop fiddle music, including talks, concerts, masterclasses, workshops, recitals and ceilidhs.

Working and Pastoral Breeds Dog Show

The Working Breeds Association of Scotland present their annual show.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world, this annual event features a wide-ranging programme of theatre, music, comedy, dance and children's events. Various venues.

The Real Scottish Christmas Fair

The Real Scottish Christmas Fair will bring together Scottish makers, designers & traders from across Scotland.

Edinburgh's Christmas

One of Europe's finest Christmas festivals returns with a month-long programme bringing warmth and festive cheer to Edinburgh as the city transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. Activity is centred around the world-renowned Princes Street Gardens.

Henderson's 50/50 Food Festival

Fifty days of food festivities in celebration of the vegetarian restaurant's anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Edinburgh's underground bistro Henderson's opening it's doors there will be 50 days of food festivities including speed dining, barbecues, exhibitions, tastings, masterclasses and fancy dress parties.

Tomatin Distillers Shop Sampling

Sample derivations from the Tomatin range including 12, 15 and 18 year old Highland Single Malts.

Arthur's Secrets

A moderate graded walk, led by Historic Scotland Rangers Service, to explore the geology, natural history, archaeology and cultural history of Holyrood Park. Find out about the rare wildlife that makes the park so special and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

Edinburgh Charity Night Ride

To be held in Edinburgh, this charity night ride will take a 50 mile route around the streets of the city passing the Royal Mile, the Castle, the Scott Monument, Arthur's Seat, the Royal Observatory, the Scottish Parliament and finally Holyrood Palace.

Cafes & Teahouses

Pekoe Tea Shop

Come and visit us at our Edinburgh tea shop. You can browse our range of teas, coffees and accessories and enjoy an expertly made tea or coffee at our tea bar.  Our expert staff are always on hand to answer any tea or coffee related questions and guide you through our extensive selection of products.

Local Restaurants

Guilianos Italian Restaurant

set up by 4 Italian friends who worked together in Edinburgh for 10 years, Guilianos will ensure an authentic Italian dining experience.

Hadrian's

Excellent modern Scottish cuisine with nouvelle-ish tendencies, soothing and well-designed modern surroundings. Superb value for money.

Haldanes Restaurant in Edinburgh

Haldanes is situated in the heart of New Town and serves traditional Scottish cuisine in a sophisticated setting.

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