Events & Festivals

If you’re looking for something to do during your time in Scotland then you're definitely not short of options. We're home to more than 200 festivals every year, including the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This means that no matter what day of the year, there's always something going on near you!

Annual Events

Winter Festivals

Events & Festivals

Scotland's Winter Festivals; St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night, celebrate our rich culture and heritage. So get out and about in Scotland this winter – there's so much going on!

St Andrew’s Day

Events & Festivals

St Andrew is Scotland's patron saint and on November 30 we celebrate St Andrew's Day with the rest of the world.

Hogmanay

Hogmanay

Hogmanay is one of Scotland's most well-know and best loved traditions - there really is no experience like it. Whether it's fantastic fireworks, live music, street parties, cosy pubs, or parades of dancing fire, we have it all.

Burns Night

Events & Festivals

On 25 January every year, Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of our national poet, Robert Burns.

Edinburgh Festivals

Events & 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.

Highland Games

Events & Festivals

Highland Games are a unique mix of sports, culture and community. Find out more about Highland Games events and traditions taking place in Scotland and around the world.

Upcoming Events

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
April 25 - May 7, 2018 Two-yearly festival of contemporary art commissioned from artists around the globe and including exhibitions in traditional gallery spaces, plus unique site-specific installations and live performance art.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival
May 26 - 27, 2018 Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind. There are seven races to choose from over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.

Renfrewshire CAMRAs Paisley Beer Festival

Renfrewshire CAMRAs Paisley Beer Festival
April 25 - 28, 2018 One of Scotland's biggest and best beer festivals returns to Paisley Town Hall. This ever-popular event organised by the Renfrewshire branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) has been packing them in for 30 years on. Expect an array of Scottish, UK and international ales and lagers to suit all tastes.
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