Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland’s shining capital city: an architectural jewel with its contrasting Old and New towns, a place packed with history from its Castle to its Palace and every wynd and close in between. It is also the world's leading festival city. And in 2017, Edinburgh will celebrate 70 years of its world-famous festivals with a packed programme of special events. Find out more at edinburghfestivalcity.com.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

From giant bubbles to world record-breaking glow sticks, climbing inside a giant nose into a set of lungs to dispelling the “myths” of swinging a golf club,...

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

If you think festivals in Edinburgh are just for adults, think again. While the Fringe, Book Festival and Science Festival offer many events for kids, it’s...

Edinburgh International Film Festival

France may have the glamour of Cannes and America the independent edginess of Sundance but it’s Edinburgh which boasts the longest continuously running film...

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

The idea of a festival which offered the chance to do both was always going to be a success....

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest celebration of the visual arts....

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Who can resist the skirl of the pipes and the accompanying drums or the lament of the lone piper as the notes of Amazing Grace drift off into the darkening...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe supplies the laughs, the world class performers and also adds most of the carnival atmosphere of festival time to the city’s...

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the leading event in Scotland’s cultural calendar and the city becomes the world’s hotspot for culture vultures...

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the first UNESCO City of Literature, and no wonder given its history is full of the words and works of some of the most celebrated writers who...

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

When the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, what could be cosier than relaxing with a cup of cocoa - or something stronger - while your mind is...

Hogmanay

Scotland is famous all over the world for celebrating the new year – Hogmanay – with gusto. If you’re after fireworks, street parties, music, cosy pubs,...